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Jul 20, 2015 — News Release

Harper blueprint embedded in Senate CBC report

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.

Jul 14, 2015 — News Article

OTT Platforms Could Hit $12B IN 2018, Netflix Will Dominate by Wayne Friedman

Over-the-top TV platforms could triple in revenue in four years.

Jul 10, 2015 — News Article

National Post View: The cord cutters’ revolt

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.

Jul 7, 2015 — News Article

German TV, Print Giants in Talks About $16 Billion Merger by Georg Szalai

Discussions of a merger come a decade after a previous deal failed amid regulatory opposition. 

Jul 7, 2015 — News Article

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.

Jul 5, 2015 — News Article

Growing number of Canadians are cutting traditional TV services, says CBC report by Aly Thomson

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.

Jun 29, 2015 — News Article

The fight for specialty channel survival by Jonathan Paul

Columnist says when the specialty TV status quo changes in March 2016 there will be casualties, it’s just a question of how many.

Jun 26, 2015 — News Article

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.

Jun 18, 2015 — News Article

BCE bolsters editorial code after meddling affair by James Bradshaw

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.

Jun 18, 2015 — News Article

YouTube Newswire creates a one-stop shop for eyewitness videos by Todd Longwell

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.

Jun 17, 2015 — News Article

European Channels Dumping American Series for Homegrown Fare by Scott Roxborough

“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.

Jun 17, 2015 — News Article

Newspapers Canada Releases 2014 Circulation Report by Chris Powell

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.

Jun 17, 2015 — News Article

Private Radio Sees First Revenue Decline Since 2009: Statscan by Chris Powell

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.

Jun 15, 2015 — News Article

Global Online TV, Video Revenue Forecast to Hit $51.1B by 2020 by George Szalai

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.

Jun 13, 2015 — News Article

Netflix Should Report Subscription Data, Viewing Habits, NDP, Liberals Say by Daniel Tencer

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.

Jun 12, 2015 — News Article

BuzzFeed Canada is Here by Russ Martin

With millions of Canuck visitors, BuzzFeed has officially launched a Canadian edition.

Jun 10, 2015 — News Article

Evan Solomon scandal joins long list of TV news's ethical imbroglios

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.

Jun 8, 2015 — News Article

Canadian networks unveil fall lineups by Bill Brioux

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.

Jun 6, 2015 — News Article

Victoria’s CHEK rides out turbulent times by Claire Brownell

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.

Jun 5, 2015 — News Article

Newsonomics: La Presse’s bet on tablets and its crossover calculus by Ken Doctor

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?