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La Presse, one of the country's largest newspapers, has declared that its business model is no longer viable after 134 years of sustained operations.
In advance of the provincial election in Ontario, FRIENDS has asked the major parties for their official position on the province's educational public service broadcasters, TVO and TFO. This is the response from the Green Party of Ontario.
In advance of the provincial election in Ontario, FRIENDS has asked the major parties for their official position on the province's educational public service broadcasters, TVO and TFO. This is the response from the Ontario Liberal Party.
The Ontario Liberal Party remains firmly committed to supporting the valuable and unique contributions of TVO and Group Média TFO. Our government has consistently demonstrated this commitment and invested to enable TVO and TFO to continue to support lifelong learning through their dynamic educational on air programming. In recent years, our increased investments have enabled both agencies respond to the needs of Ontario's students both inside and outside the classroom through new innovative online platforms and applications like mPower, Homework Help, Boukili and Idéllo that help to bring technology into everyday learning at school and at home.
Our government has also continued to invest in the continued success of the creative industries by offering a comprehensive suite of tax credits, budgeting nearly $485M to invest in the sector through cultural media tax credits in 2017-18. We recognize the essential ways that TVO and TFO support our publicly funded education system and broader society, and we look forward to continuing to build on the strong foundation we have established with both public broadcasters. In contrast, on March 28, Conservative leader Doug Ford joked that he would reduce the CBC's public funding if he could, as per the Toronto Star's coverage on that day.
The author believes the future of Quebec television production requires a change of paradigm. The real challenge of the Netflix model lies in the way it has altered how we consume television. By investing in Quebec TV production, the model also presents incredible opportunities to reach international audiences.
Most experts agreed that a medley of action is needed, both for funding the supply of, and improving the demand for, trusted news.
Columnist questions why Canadian politicians are unwilling to support newspapers when they already support broadcast media and magazines.
The funds, which will be handed out by one or more independent, non-governmental organizations, are far less than some had proposed.
FRIENDS wrote individual letters to the country's premiers, stating that provinces would receive more than $500-million in new revenue if proposed changes were made to what they see as a flaw in the Income Tax Act.
FRIENDS has reached out to Canada's Premiers appealing for them to urge Ottawa to close the tax loophole that encourages Canadian advertisers to spend on foreign online platforms, 80% of which ($4.4 billion per year) travels down a tax-free express lane straight to Google and Facebook in the US.
Innovative ideas to solve media challenges discussed at launch of Digital News Innovation Challenge by Amanda Pope
A website to help children understand the news, a mobile platform that provides newsrooms with better access to eyewitness videos, and an online platform for distributing newscasts on voice-activated devices were among the ideas-in-progress at the recent launch of the Digital News Innovation Challenge.
Daniel Bernhard has been appointed to the position of Executive Director and Spokesperson of the watchdog group Friends of Canadian Broadcasting.
This full-page ad, supported by hundreds of Canadians, was placed in "Canada's Politics and Government Newspaper".
RELATED: Jan 26, 2017 — Publication — The Deductibility of Foreign Internet Advertising
The thesis of this paper is that advertising purchased on foreign internet-delivered media that act as broadcast and newspaper services should not continue to be deemed a deductible expense under the Canadian Income TaxAct (ITA).
Columnist says Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto’s administration has spent hundreds of millions of dollars a year in government money on advertising, creating what many Mexican media owners, executives and journalists call a presidential branding juggernaut capable of suppressing investigative articles, directing front pages and intimidating newsrooms that challenge it.
The President of Canadian Media Research Inc. says the paucity of high-quality Canadian drama and entertainment is mostly a function money, as well as our risk-averse government funding system.
Aboriginal Peoples Television Network and the Canadian Association of Journalists are pleased to announce a new award to recognize exemplary journalism that educates and informs Canadians about Indigenous experiences.
FRIENDS spokesperson says that as alarm bells ring across the country about the troubled state of Canadian media and local news, policy-makers have overlooked a surprisingly obvious and accessible fix.
The Canada Media Fund (CMF) and the Quebecor Fund today announce a new pilot partnership to promote the export of Canadian content.
Digital strategist says rights holders need to look beyond big streaming players Netflix and Amazon to maximise returns from the burgeoning digital market.
Postmedia executive chairman Paul Godfrey says the spark for the latest wave of newspaper closures was Ottawa's rejection of a bailout for the industry.
In a submission to the CRTC, FRIENDS says that it is only fair that foreign internet media contribute to Canadian content.