All Private Broadcasters Articles

Oct 21, 2016 — News Article

Post says Quebecor, others see Blais talk Netflix tax

The Financial Post reports that CRTC chairman Jean-Pierre Blais is surprised Canada has not placed a sales tax on foreign video streaming services like Netflix, a move the Liberal government seems to be inching toward despite previous promises not to do so

Oct 21, 2016 — Policy Brief

Submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance

Remarks by FRIENDS' spokesperson, Ian Morrison, for the pre-budget consultation of House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance. 

Oct 21, 2016 — News Article

'Our society needs journalists': Reckoning with the future of news in the wake of latest Postmedia losses by David Gray

Mount Royal University professor says news media's role 'now more important than ever' in Canada.

Oct 18, 2016 — News Article

Memo to Trudeau: CBC Earns Our Tax Money, Corporate Media Does Not by Shannon Rupp

Columnist says Newspapers Canada would have you believe that their aggressive bid for more government subsidies is about funding journalism, but the facts suggest that the newspapers’ executives are just looking for a new source of revenue to keep their investors rich and happy as they kill jobs.

Oct 17, 2016 — News Article

What If the Newspaper Industry Made a Colossal Mistake? by Jack Shafer

For years, the standard view in the newspaper industry has been that print newspapers will eventually evolve into online editions and reconvene the mass audience newspapers enjoy there - but that’s not what’s happening.

Oct 17, 2016 — News Article

Nielsen's Social Content Ratings Debut by P.J. Bednarski

 Nielsenmakes good on a promise to begin including Facebook info, which turned the once-titled Nielsen Twitter TV Ratings into Nielsen’s Social Content Ratings.

Oct 16, 2016 — News Article

Netflix hammers cross-border watchers and there may be no way out by Sophia Harris

Some unblocking companies that help customers hop Netflix borders are in retreat.

Oct 15, 2016 — News Article

Saturday night with an old friend by David Shoalts

Columnist says that viewers may not unanimously love his quirks as a broadcaster but there is no denying Ron MacLean's affection for the sport, something Canadians demand from the host of their favourite hockey broadcast.

Oct 14, 2016 — News Article

What is a country’s cultural landscape without critics? by Stephen Hunt

Columnist says the Trudeau government’s $1.5-billion commitment to culture in Canada may not be so wonderful without critics to offer critical discourse.

Oct 13, 2016 — News Article

Stingray Extends Long-Term Distribution Agreement With Shaw Communications, Adds Four Specialty Music Video Tv Channels

Shaw adds Stingray Retro, Stingray Vibe, Stingray Loud, and Stingray Juicebox to its channel line-up.

Oct 11, 2016 — News Article

CBC and the clickbait wars by Stephen Maher

Columnist explores whether public money is squeezing out independent journalism.

Oct 11, 2016 — News Article

Trump Campaign Exposes Crisis Facing American Journalism by Jim Sleeper

Columnist says media critics should stop letting their colleagues off the hook in explaining what's happening to us.

Oct 6, 2016 — News Article

Everyone can be duped by fake news, experts say as satire sites multiply by Paola Loriggio

Some have suggest the prevalence of potentially believable spoofs could undermine political discourse or faith in the media, though in most cases the confusion is temporary and leads only to short-lived embarrassment.

Oct 5, 2016 — News Article

Maclean’s embraces the digital future

Beginning in January 2017, Maclean's weekly issue will move to a digital-only format available via tablet, phone or Texture subscription.

Oct 3, 2016 — News Article

VMedia, Bell to face off in court over live TV streaming service by James Bradshaw

An upstart television provider’s attempt to break some live TV channels away from the cable box and into the world of online streaming is going to court as Bell Media protests the new service’s legality.

Oct 3, 2016 — News Article

Owning up to mistakes is a way to build trust with readers by Kirk LaPointe

Columnist says if journalists were more candid with their audience about their challenges in gathering and providing information, they wouldn’t lose trust but restore it.

Sep 29, 2016 — News Article

HBO to Shut Down Dutch Channels by Scott Roxborough & Georg Szalai

The Time Warner unit will shutter its three linear channels, as well as HBO Go in the Netherlands, but 'Game of Thrones' will still be available to Dutch fans.

Sep 29, 2016 — News Article

Canadian media ‘crisis’ puts democracy at risk, says Torstar chair John Honderich by Bruce Campion-Smith

Torstar chair tells MPs that Canadian media are facing a “crisis” as market forces shrink newsrooms, leaving fewer journalists to report the news vital to a vibrant democracy.

Sep 27, 2016 — News Article

Netflix's Ted Sarandos Responds to Claims of Curtailed Creative Freedom by Georg Szalai

Netflix is on track to double its original programming output as it has done in recent years and is adding new genres, especially unscripted programming, such as competition shows.