All Private Broadcasters Articles

Jul 14, 2016 — News Release

Eddy Cue on Apple's TV Plans and Why Netflix Isn't a Competitor by Natalie Jarvey

Eddy Cue has, in the past two years, spearheaded Apple's $3 billion acquisition of Beats Electronics, overseen the launch of Apple Music, orchestrated a redesign of the Apple TV and sparked speculation that Apple someday will buy a studio or launch a streaming TV business.

Jul 12, 2016 — News Article

How technology disrupted the truth by Katharine Viner

Columnist says social media has swallowed the news – threatening the funding of public-interest reporting and ushering in an era when everyone has their own facts.

Jul 8, 2016 — News Article

Postmedia announces plan to reduce $648 million debt by H.G. Watson

On July 7, the media company released its 2016 third quarter results and details of a proposed recapitalization, which, according to a memo released to Postmedia staff, would reduce its debt to $341 million and cut cash interest costs by approximately $50 million.

Jul 6, 2016 — News Article

Not the 11 O’clock News: How the Late-Night Comedy Shows Are Deepening the Divide between Commentary and Traditional News by Alex Strachan

Columnist says that in the new information age, with its myriad choices, viewers — and by extension voters — are more inclined to turn to those news sources that validate their personal opinions.

Jul 3, 2016 — News Article

Cable companies take more Android box dealers to court to stamp out 'free TV'

With added special software, the boxes allow customers to stream a huge selection of pirated content, including live sports, on their TVs — for free.

Jun 30, 2016 — News Article

Netflix finira-t-il par cracher son dû? by Guy Fournier

Columnist says it is unfair to tax internet content providers only if they are Canadian. He believes Netflix has an undue avantage on Canadian distributers who have to contribute financially to Canada’s growth by paying sums to create Canadian content, by charging sales taxes to their customers and by paying income tax.

Jun 29, 2016 — News Article

Stream parent co Brunico Communications acquires Achilles Media by Barry Walsh

Brunico Communications, the business-to-business publishing and events company behind StreamDaily and sister brands Realscreen, Kidscreen and Playback, has acquired the assets of Toronto-based Achilles Media, including the operating rights to the Banff World Media Festival.

Jun 28, 2016 — News Article

Memo: BuzzFeed outlines changes to BuzzFeed Canada and Ottawa bureau

With the 2015 Canadian federal election over, Buzzfeed is wrapping up their Canadian political coverage.

Jun 28, 2016 — News Article

BuzzFeed Canada to close Ottawa bureau, editorial to report to U.S. by Sean Craig

Canadian visitors to BuzzFeed’s website, which make up around 12 million of its purported 200 million monthly unique visitors, have been directed to a tailored homepage that mixes domestic and international content since BuzzFeed Canada launched last year.

Jun 26, 2016 — News Article

Digital evolution by Marty Forbes

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.

Jun 20, 2016 — News Article

Set-top box crackdown will chill Canada's tech innovation by Michael Geist

Columnist says a recent federal court ruling targets a disruptive technology that everyone agrees has both legitimate and infringing uses.

Jun 16, 2016 — News Article

Jusqu'à 90 millions de plus pour les nouvelles des télés privées by Vincent Brousseau-Pouliot

Private general interest televisions such as TVA and V could access up to 90 million dollars a year to fund their local news. The CRTC grants large conglomerates such as Québecor and Rogers the option to fund  local news on their general interest channels rather than to their community televisions. 

Jun 15, 2016 — News Article

CHCH-TV gets helping hand with CRTC’s local news fund by Steve Buist

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.

Jun 15, 2016 — News Article

CRTC orders TV stations to air at least 7 hours a week of local news

FRIENDS says the CRTC's new policy shows the broadcast regulator hasn't been listening to small stations that came begging for help.

Jun 14, 2016 — News Article

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.

Jun 14, 2016 — News Article

Why Eastern Europe Will Resist Netflix by Scott Roxborough

The head of Eastern Europe's largest broadcast group kicks off the NEM 2016 conference with a defiant call to arms: 'linear TV is stronger than ever!'

Jun 14, 2016 — News Article

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.

Jun 14, 2016 — News Article

De la télévision multiculturelle pour tous les Canadiens

OMNI Television announced  they are filing a application with the CRTC to operate  a new multilingual and multicultural channel called OMNI Regional, the first of its kind in the country. 

Jun 14, 2016 — News Article

Video news isn’t growing as fast as you’d think, and other surprising findings from a new global survey by Laura Hazard Owen

Report suggests consumption of online news video is still a minority behavior around the world.

Jun 13, 2016 — News Article

Cable companies launch court battle against 'free TV' Android box vendors

Bell, Rogers and Videotron allege "there is a serious issue to be tried" due to "copyright infringement by the defendants."