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Competing with services that don't have to fund original Canadian programming, companies call for regulation ‘flexibility.’
On the same day Shomi shut down and the day before the rumoured arrival of Amazon Prime Video in Canada, Netflix is allowing subscribers to download shows and films and watch them on the go.
Rogers says the 27 new layoffs reduce duplicate roles as it focuses on streamlining its staff to address ongoing challenges facing print media.
Columnist says groups such as ACTRA, the Writers Guild of Canada, the Canadian Media Producers Association and the Directors Guild of Canada argue that the government should require Netflix to contribute a percentage of its revenues toward the creation of Canadian content.
Only watch HBO or Sportsnet? Canada’s TV providers must offer solo channels on Dec. 1 by Emily Jackson
TV service providers must offer channels à la carte and in packages of up to 10 channels to complement existing TV packages in order to comply with a policy issued in spring 2015 by the CRTC.
Bell Media President Mary Ann Turcke tells regulators at a broadcast licence renewal hearing that she expects her company’s video streaming service, CraveTV, will have to compete against Amazon Prime Video very soon.
Netflix has been granted a new media exemption that means it pays minimal tax on an estimated $600 million in annual revenue from subscribers in Canada.
A memo sent to National Post staff on Nov. 18 by editor-in-chief Anne Marie Owens details 20 newsroom departures, most the result of a round of buyouts aimed at reducing salary costs at Postmedia by 20 per cent.
According to financial documents, the company awarded Postmedia president and CEO Paul Godfrey $900,000, CFO Doug Lamb $450,000, COO Andrew MacLeod $425,000, legal and general counsel Jeffrey Haar $300,000, and National Post president Gordon Fisher $200,000.
Independent researchers say Russia’s increasingly sophisticated propaganda machinery echoed and amplified right-wing sites across the Internet as they portrayed Hillary Clinton as a criminal hiding potentially fatal health problems and preparing to hand control of the nation to a shadowy cabal of global financiers.
Telus aims to bridge digital divide with $9.95 Internet for low-income families in Alberta by Emily Jackson
Telus Corp. will expand its pilot program that offers affordable Internet to low-income families, a move that comes as the federal government tries to tackle the problem of affordable access to broadband.
Columnist says freedom of press is constitutionally protected in Canada but our freedoms, and that of our press, can be fragile.
Donald Trump takes issue with Amazon founder Jeff Besos' ownership of The Washington Post.
Columnist says the total Republican control of government means that Democrats will struggle to get their objections to carry much weight, much as they did prior to the Iraq War.
According to a new report, broadcasting revenues in Canada last year decreased by 1.6% to $17.9 billion.
Columnist says The major newsrooms in this country — the Toronto Star included — are unnaturally white, leading to tone-deaf, biased coverage of news.
TV still medium of choice for majority of respondents, but tablets, phones increasingly used.
The CRTC’s Communications Monitoring Report for 2016 found broadband Internet usage jumped 40 per cent from 2014 to 2015, while mobile data usage saw an even larger 44-per-cent spike.
The CRTC says Canadians spent more money on Internet access than television subscriptions for the first time last year as the demand for data exploded and the desire for traditional TV packages waned.
The CRTC says Canadians are downloading more data than ever as a result of the growing use of broadband technologies over mobile devices and within the home.