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May 26, 2015 — News Article

Facebook launches Amber Alerts in Canada by Nesh Pillay

The system, which was launched on the social media site earlier this year, issues alerts to users in targeted locations when children are missing. The alerts include pictures of the missing children along with other relevant information.

May 23, 2015 — News Article

Network debates without Harper? No problem by Jeffrey Simpson

Columnist says the Conservatives' refusal to participate in anything organized by CBC/Radio-Canada would be consistent with the government’s well-known attitude of hatred towards the public broadcaster. 

May 16, 2015 — News Article

Netflix denies hurting European film industry

Netflix Inc. chief content officer defends his company against accusations at the Cannes Film Festival that the streaming service is hurting Europe’s subsidized film industry.

May 15, 2015 — News Article

Netflix in Talks With Alibaba-backed Wasu Media About China Partnership by Clifford Coonan

Netflix is talking to Wasu Media, a Chinese media group backed by Alibaba chief Jack Ma, and other possible partners, as it tries to access the Chinese online video market.

May 15, 2015 — News Article

Netflix in Talks With Alibaba-backed Wasu Media About China Partnership by Clifford Coonan

Netflix is talking to Wasu Media, a Chinese media group backed by Alibaba chief Jack Ma, and other possible partners, as it tries to access the Chinese online video market.

May 14, 2015 — News Article

Broadcasters fight back against federal leaders’ debate changes by Steven Chase

A consortium of major broadcasters that has traditionally run federal party leader’s debates is fighting back in the wake of Stephen Harper’s decision to skip its upcoming events.

May 5, 2015 — News Article

Despite U.S. Show Dominance, Canada Sees TV Ad Revenue Decline by Etan Vlessing

The CRTC, the country's broadcast regulator, cited a "challenging" ad market to explain private broadcasters seeing overall TV ad revenue tumbling 7.2 percent to CAN$1.8 billion, compared to CAN$1.94 billion in 2013.

May 5, 2015 — News Article

Netflix Warns Of Threat Posed By AT&T-DirecTV Merger by Wendy Davis

Netflix meets with the Federal Communications Commission to voice concerns about another large deal in the works -- AT&T's $48 billion merger with DirecTV.

Apr 27, 2015 — News Article

ESPN Sues Verizon Over New Cable Packages by John Koblin

ESPN files a lawsuit against Verizon in New York Supreme Court, asserting that the telecommunications company breached its contract with the network when it unveiled a new cable package last week.

Apr 27, 2015 — News Article

ESPN Sues Verizon For Letting Customers Reconfigure TV Packages by Wayne Friedman

ESPN has filed a lawsuit against Verizon for “breach of contract” and "unfairly depriving (ESPN) of the benefit of its bargain" and to assess damages of $500,000 or more.

Apr 26, 2015 — News Article

Comcast-Time Warner Cable Deal’s Collapse Leaves Frustrated Customers Out in the Cold by Hilary Stout

Columnist says that in the vast realm of unhappy cable customers, Time Warner Cable subscribers stand out as an especially miserable bunch.

Apr 15, 2015 — News Article

Does a media elite exist in Canada or not? by John Doyle

Columnist says the matter of a “media elite” in Canada isn’t about politics or brazen partisanship, but about influence, connections, money and secrecy.

Apr 13, 2015 — News Article

CBC ‘handcuffs’ itself with decision to air Rogers’ NHL playoff games by David Shoalts

Columnist says the impact of CBC’s decision to allow for-profit Rogers Communications to broadcast NHL games for free on the public network could hit CBC’s bottom line hard over the next two and a half months thanks to the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Apr 10, 2015 — News Article

Why the bell finally tolled for Kevin Crull by David Olive

Columnist says the reason for Kevin Crull's dismissal from BCE may have dated back to a March 6 speech.

Apr 3, 2015 — News Article

A surprising news controversy, dripping in irony by Michael Nolan

Columnist says recent news reports of a corporate owner meddling in a major Canadian television network have received only passing media comment and drawn curiously little public reaction.

Apr 3, 2015 — News Article

More Americans Trust Fox News Than the Govt to Tell Them the Truth About Climate Change by Lindsay Abrams

Columnist says Americans are extremely confused about where reliable information on global warming comes from.

Apr 1, 2015 — News Article

Google Preferred Launches in Canada by Jeff Fraser

As in the U.S. and the U.K., Canada’s version of Google Preferred will sell the top 5% of YouTube directly to select agency partners.

Apr 1, 2015 — News Article

Emergency alerts now available for most Canadians; some broadcasters not ready

The CRTC says five companies, Bell, Bell Aliant, MTS, Shaw and Soetel notified them that they would not be ready for the March 31 implementation date and says customers can switch providers without having to give a 30-day notice if they want to ensure they receive emergency alerts.

Apr 1, 2015 — News Article

Channel survivor: What will the dial look like in a pick-and-pay world? by James Bradshaw

Columnist says in a pick-and-pay world, TV channels will have to fight to attract viewers’ attention and some won’t make it and will be kicked off the dial.

Mar 26, 2015 — News Article

Consumers are focus of TV rules by Michael Lewis

Columnist says proposed CRTC code of conduct targets cable and satellite providers.