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The Senate Transport and Communication Committee’s report on the challenges facing the CBC would fundamentally change the national public broadcaster for the worse, according to the watchdog group Friends of Canadian Broadcasting.
Over-the-top TV platforms could triple in revenue in four years.
Columnist suggests that had the CRTC’s regulatory changes happened years ago, it is possible many of today’s cord-cutters might have stuck with cable and adapted to the new system.
Discussions of a merger come a decade after a previous deal failed amid regulatory opposition.
Canadian broadcasters spent $138.7 million in television public benefits in the 2013-2014 broadcast year, according to new research
Spending on so-called tangible public benefits related to the acquisition of regulated Canadian broadcast television assets increased by 27% or $29.9 million to $138.7 million in the 2013-2014 broadcast year, according to new research from Ottawa-based research and consulting firm Boon Dog Professional Services Inc.
Light viewers are now realizing most of their content needs can be met by the Internet, leading 16 per cent of Canadians to not pay for traditional TV.
Columnist says when the specialty TV status quo changes in March 2016 there will be casualties, it’s just a question of how many.
Rogers, Shaw look to protect their turf with Shomi streaming service to rival Netflix by John Greenwood
Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc. are teaming up to launch a video streaming service to compete with so-called over-the-top players such as Netflix, which have been grabbing market share from conventional players over the last several years.
BCE Inc. has introduced a new journalistic independence policy to strengthen autonomy at its flagship news broadcaster after the company’s head of media was dismissed in April over his attempts to intervene in coverage.
Social media news agency Storyful has partnered with Google News Lab to launch YouTube Newswire, featuring global and regional feeds that highlight the most relevant videos from different parts of the world, covering news, politics and weather.
“Five years ago, American series dominated primetime across Europe ... now its local stuff,” says FremantleMedia International CEO Jens Richter in his Monte Carlo TV festival keynote.
Canada’s 91 paid and 13 free distribution dailies had a combined weekday print and digital circulation of 5.3 million, and weekly circulation of 31.8 million in 2014, according to the latest circulation report from Newspapers Canada.
Operating revenues for Canada’s private radio stations were “relatively stable” in 2014, according to the latest data from Statistics Canada, with a slight 0.5% decline to $1.6 billion.
Worldwide over-the-top TV and video revenue will reach $51.1 billion in 2020, nearly doubling the $26.0 billion expected in 2015, according to a new forecast.
The NDP & Liberal parties say Netflix and other streaming video services should be required to report Canadian subscription data and customers’ viewing habits to regulators.
With millions of Canuck visitors, BuzzFeed has officially launched a Canadian edition.
Columnist says the firing of CBC host Evan Solomon, alleged to have used his contacts to profit from a lucrative art-dealing business, is a new blow to a public broadcaster that has already faced other staff controversies in recent months.
CTV, Global and Rogers have no new Canadian shows this fall and CTV has announced that they are cancelling "Degrassi: The Next Generation" after 14 seasons.
Columnist says five-and-a-half years after employees bought the station from Canwest, CHEK is still chugging along, with more local programming, less funding and no major media conglomerate with other sources of revenue to fall back on.
The Montreal daily is probably closer than any other major North American newspaper to shutting off the presses and going digital-only. But can a strategy based on tablets — whose sales have flattened — succeed in the long term?