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Heritage Minister Melanie Joly announces that a series of public consultations will take place over the next several months to examine the government’s role in supporting Canadian content creation — in all media — radio, television with a focus on digital evolution.
Columnist says a recent federal court ruling targets a disruptive technology that everyone agrees has both legitimate and infringing uses.
CRTC announces the creation of an Independent Local News Fund worth approximately $20 million per year to help stations in 18 communities across the country produce news.
FRIENDS says the CRTC's new policy shows the broadcast regulator hasn't been listening to small stations that came begging for help.
Netflix lands over a million new Canadian subscribers in less than one year: report by Emily Jackson
More than five million Canadians subscribed to Netflix as of this spring, with more than a million signing up in the last year alone, according to new estimates that suggest the video streaming service’s popularity continues to explode among viewers north of the border.
CTV says it is cancelling Canada AM, one of the longest running morning television shows in Canada’s history.
Columnists say Ottawa should replace Canadian content rules with direct subsidies, focus regulatory hearings on the benefits of competition between technologies and drop ownership restrictions.
The European Union is updating its broadcasting laws to cover online services like Amazon and Netflix.
Technological Change and Its Implications for Regulating Canada's Television Broadcasting Sector by Steven Globerman
Writer says that as the TV broadcasting sector becomes increasingly competitive, it seems appropriate for the CRTC to largely refrain from intervening into the price negotiation process, as well as into other elements of bargaining between participants in the sector.
CRTC continuing to monitor implementation of new basic television package and pick-and-pay by Jean-Pierre Blais
The CRTC calls television service providers to a public hearing in September 2016.
A new financial report from Credit Suisse is taking a bullish view on Hulu’s future, boosting the streaming service’s valuation from $15 billion to $25 billion, and projecting company profits to hit $2.2 billion by 2020.
In recent televised remarks, Jean-Pierre Blais said the necessity of broadband Internet access was a “self-evident truth,” shifting the focus of the current review of basic telecommunications services from proving the need for basic telecommunication, to examining how they can be delivered.
Columnist says if the merger goes through, the communication industry in Manitoba will be radically transformed, and there will be important implications for the rest of Canada as well.
Corus Entertainment presents a manifesto containing six principles for innovation and success.
Netflix border-hopping crackdown hurts VPN users seeking privacy, advocacy group says by Sophia Harris
Open Media says Netflix customers should be able to protect their privacy.
Columnist says witnesses at parliamentary hearings on the future of local news are repeatedly casting U.S.-based Internet giants as villains in the Canadian media landscape, offering a hint of the battle to come later this year at a full-blown study on the future of Canada’s cultural industries.
Canada Could Combine All Pay TV Set-Top Box Data Into A Shared Audience Measurement System by John Moulding
The CRTC has demanded that the TV industry cooperate on a project to determine the viability of a comprehensive, multi-BDU STB audience measurement system.
FRIENDS says that jobs are not an end in and of themselves, but it is people who create programs.
New study says Canadians are divided – mostly along generational lines – over whether the news vacuum left by shrinking papers is a serious problem for Canada, or one that will be resolved as new, online media outlets pick up the slack.
Columnist says the Heritage Minister cannot legislate excellence into existence, but it can be encouraged.