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Apr 21, 2014 — Policy Brief

MAtv: Non-Compliance Complaint – CRTC 2013-1746-2

FRIENDS recommends that the CRTC find that Vidéotron’s MAtv has not been operating in compliance with the Community Television Policy and call for applications from not-for-profit groups to apply for the licence currently held by MAtv.

Apr 21, 2014 — News Article

Netflix to hike monthly prices by $1 or $2 for new subscribers

The internet video service is about to raise its prices for the first time in three years to help pay for more internet video programming such as its popular political drama House of Cards.

Apr 7, 2014 — News Article

Cord-cutting continues as Canadians ditch TV & landlines

Online streaming services expected to get 665,000 customers this year, and 25% of homes have no phone.

Apr 4, 2014 — News Article

Un café avec PKP by Marco Fortier

Pierre Karl Péladeau, star candidate for the Parti Québecois, does not regret raising his fist, nor his many battles with unions, and he sees no conflict of interest between his political activities and his ownership of a powerful media empire.

Apr 2, 2014 — News Article

Long-form content gaining popularity on mobile devices: study by Melita Kuburas

According to the data published in a new report from global researcher Ooyala, viewers don’t mind a trending shift to long-form video online.

Apr 1, 2014 — News Article

How Nielsen's OCR Will Impact Digital Video Advertising by Chris Smith

Columnist says the ad industry had been pushing for the ability to compare TV buys to digital video - and it's finally arrived, opening the door to a new kind of conversation between TV and digital buyers.

Mar 28, 2014 — News Release

2014 Dalton Camp Award winners announced

Randy Morse of Kaslo, British Columbia has won the $10,000 first prize in this year’s Dalton Camp Award for his essay on the dearth of news media in small town Canada and what can be done about it.

Mar 20, 2014 — News Article

Is the Rogers Deal the CBC's Last-Ditch Effort To Save Itself? by Wade Rowland

Columnist says there has long been fears that the CBC's response to the slow fiscal strangulation imposed by successive federal governments would be the privatizing of all services except the enormously popular Radio One. 

Mar 18, 2014 — News Article

Smartphone Adoption in Canada Hits 55% and Usage Maturation Has Evolved, Opening Door to Smarter Mobile Marketing by Brands, Research from Catalyst and GroupM Next Shows

Search marketing agency Catalyst says smartphone adoption in Canada has grown to 55 percent, with usage activities by location evolving and becoming more defined.

Mar 17, 2014 — News Article

A new hope for Vancouver’s visual-effects sector by Marsha Lederman

George Lucas’s storied Industrial Light & Magic is setting up shop permanently in Vancouver, after operating a satellite office here for 18 months.

Mar 9, 2014 — News Article

John Doyle on Canadian TV: the good, the bad and the weird by John Doyle

Columnist offers 10 observations and thoughts about the Canadian TV industry.

Mar 6, 2014 — News Article

Dave Foley returns to Canadian TV in ‘Spun Out’ by Greg David

Veteran comic actor Dave Foley toplines CTV's newest homegrown comedy.

Mar 3, 2014 — News Article

Omni TV aims to loosen ethnic restraints by Jeremy Nuttall

Multi-lingual channel, Omni, is asking the CRTC to loosen requirements mandating it show 100% ethnic programming during prime-time.

Feb 19, 2014 — News Article

Five things we learn about the Astral/BCE deal from the CRTC by Etan Vlessing

The CRTC has released a follow-up to the Astral-BCE transaction, which includes key revisions to commitments promised by the phone giant as part of a benefits package associated with a revised bid by the Bell Media parent to acquire Astral Media for $3.4 billion.

Feb 17, 2014 — News Article

Roger That? How “Hockey Night In Canada” Ended Up Losing the CBC Money by Terry Dawes

Columnist says the $5.2-billion, 12-year deal that Rogers Communications signed with the NHL back in November means it will assume full editorial control over “Hockey Night in Canada”, meaning the fates of on-air talent such as Bob Cole, Don Cherry and Ron Maclean is now in the publicly traded company’s hands.

Feb 15, 2014 — News Article

Rogers-NHL Deal Gets Thumbs-Down, CBC Thumbs Up In New Poll

In a poll from Ekos carried out for iPolitics.ca, 49 per cent of respondents “strongly” or “somewhat” opposed the Rogers-NHL deal, while 28 per cent expressed support.

Feb 15, 2014 — News Article

Retour des Nordiques : Péladeau y travaille

Pierre Karl Péladeau’s Québecor-owned news agency reports that he is working very hard to bring an NHL team to Quebec City.

Feb 13, 2014 — News Article

Canadians are ‘content stacking’: Ipsos by Michael Kolberg

Ipsos Reid releases new data that says most Canadians are not cutting the cable cord as they sign up for OTT services - they are stacking new content services on top of existing offerings.

Feb 13, 2014 — News Article

Canadian content rules continue to outlive their usefulness by Jess Chapman

Columnist says CanCon regulations do have a role to play in creating a national cultural identity - if we want that cultural identity to amount to a deep-seated inferiority complex.

Feb 13, 2014 — News Article

Why Al Jazeera is a target in Egypt’s crackdown on Islamists by Michael Petrou

 Eric Trager, a fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, says Al Jazeera is putting journalists in a very compromising situation by not just covering what is happening in Egypt, but in some ways actually participating in it.