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Jun 21, 2016 — MediaPost

More Young People Get News From Social Than TV by Erik Sass

Among American adults ages 18-24 polled by Reuters, 28% said they get most of their news from social media -- ahead of TV, cited by 24% of the same age group.

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 announces new fund, minimum programming hours for local TV news by Terry Pedwell

Canada's broadcast regulator is forcing English-language TV stations to air at least seven hours a week of local news, and creating a new fund to help the smaller ones pay for it as part of a "rebalancing" of the country's television landscape.

Jun 15, 2016 — Unifor

Unifor Supports CRTC Commitment To Local Television News

Union says strong and independent local news is intrinsic to our democracy and that it is the duty of large broadcasters to deliver it.

Jun 15, 2016 — CTV News

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 12, 2016 — News Article

Canadian TV is not dead, it boasts about being alive by John Doyle

Columnist says Canadian networks spend a lot of time trying to convince people they are "number 1".

Jun 10, 2016 — Maclean's

The sunniest Liberal, Mélanie Joly by Martin Patriquin

Columnist says Mélanie Joly has become the optimistic, smiling face of Trudeau-era Ottawa.

Jun 7, 2016 — CBC News

Maxime Bernier urges phase out of CRTC as telecom regulator

Conservative leadership candidate Maxime Bernier says the CRTC has discouraged competition in the telecommunications sector and should have a far diminished authority over the industry.

Jun 3, 2016 — iPolitics

Canadians support regulation, but not online by Richard Raycraft

Angus Reid poll shows 56 per cent of Canadians are against the internet being subject to the same CRTC regulations as traditional media, while 44 per cent would like to see all media under the same regulations.

Jun 2, 2016 — Calgary Herald

Majority of Canadians want the CRTC to stay away from imposing content regulations on Netflix by Sean Craig

According to a new poll released by the Angus Reid Institute, 56 per cent think online media should be free from the hand of the CRTC, which imposes Canadian content and ownership regulations on traditional media.

Jun 2, 2016 — Toronto Star

CTV cancels Canada AM by Robin Levinson King

CTV says it is cancelling Canada AM, one of the longest running morning television shows in Canada’s history.

May 31, 2016 — News Article

First Recipients Of CRTC Prize For Academic Research To Be Honoured

The award was launched in June 2015 to encourage a new generation of researchers to contribute to Canada's public policy development relating to information and communication.

May 30, 2016 — CBC News

CRTC reviewing controversial 'zero-rating' in internet plans by Laura Wright

Net neutrality advocates say the inquiry has major implications for internet service.

May 29, 2016 — News Article

Now on CBC: ‘a gay native feminist comic raised by bikers’ by Donovan Vincent

Candy Palmate, who arrived on CBC’s radar in the aftermath of the Jian Ghomeshi scandal, is hosting a new weekday show from 1-3 p.m. on Radio One that she promises will be a  “sugar rush.”

May 27, 2016 — Globe & Mail

Think tanks at odds on the Canadian TV content conundrum by Kate Taylor

Both the Fraser Institute and the C.D. Howe Institute released reports recommending that Canada dispense with Canadian-content rules.

May 27, 2016 — National Post

The CBC always says it wants to ‘tell our stories.’ What’s it waiting for? by Robert Fulford

Federally mandated Canadian content regulations express a yearning for a more robust national spirit, but it’s not something you can regulate into existence.

May 26, 2016 — Globe & Mail

We watch TV differently now, and Ottawa hasn’t kept pace by Benjamin Dachis & Daniel Schwann

Columnists say Ottawa should replace Canadian content rules with direct subsidies, focus regulatory hearings on the benefits of competition between technologies and drop ownership restrictions.

May 25, 2016 — Engadget

EU wants Netflix to offer 20 percent European content by Daniel Cooper

The European Union is updating its broadcasting laws to cover online services like Amazon and Netflix.

May 25, 2016 — Money News

Response to the President of the CBC/Radio-Canada

Private broadcasters say they fear that additional funding to the public broadcaster will be a blank cheque for CBC/Radio-Canada to step up its already ferocious competition against them.

May 25, 2016 — Marketing Magazine

CBC Making Digital Strides After Difficult Transition: Lacroix by Chris Powell

CBC/Radio-Canada president and CEO Hubert Lacroix says the public broadcaster is focused more on RBI singles than grand slam home runs as it looks to reshape itself for a digital future.

May 25, 2016 — News Article

CRTC Calls Hearing into Skinny Basic Rollout by Chris Powell

The CRTC has summoned leading Canadian cable and satellite companies to a public hearing outlining how their “skinny basic” cable packages are being rolled out to consumers.

May 25, 2016 — Fraser Institute

Technological Change and Its Implications for Regulating Canada's Television Broadcasting Sector by Steven Globerman

Writer says that as the TV broadcasting sector becomes increasingly competitive, it seems appropriate for the CRTC to largely refrain from intervening into the price negotiation process, as well as into other elements of bargaining between participants in the sector.

May 25, 2016 — Canadian Musician

Does CanCon Still Make Sense? by Michael Raine

Columnist says that to the extent that Canada now regularly produces nationally and internationally successful artists who are signed to Canadian record labels, record in Canadian studios, and work with Canadian managers, agents, promotors, publicists, and others while selling out Canadian venues and festivals, there is common consensus that CanCon has succeeded well beyond most expectations.

May 24, 2016 — Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission

CRTC continuing to monitor implementation of new basic television package and pick-and-pay by Jean-Pierre Blais

The CRTC calls television service providers to a public hearing in September 2016.

May 24, 2016 — Ottawa Citizen

In the CRTC's game of thrones, cable companies must lose by Madeline Ashby

Columnist says Game of Thrones is the show that will finally break Canadian media.

May 23, 2016 —

Hulu now worth $25 billion: analysts by Darah Hansen

A new financial report from Credit Suisse is taking a bullish view on Hulu’s future, boosting the streaming service’s valuation from $15 billion to $25 billion, and projecting company profits to hit $2.2 billion by 2020.

May 19, 2016 — Le Devoir

Radio-Canada restera dans l’Est by Stéphane Baillargeon

CBC/SRC has reached a decision: the current Montreal site, including the tower, will be sold and a new Maison Radio-Canada will be built on the corner of René-Levesque and Papineau.

May 18, 2016 — TVA Nouvelles

La Maison de Radio-Canada restera sur le boulevard René-Lévesque

The CBC board has selected two proposals for its new Montreal headquarters: the Broccolini and the Busac & Pomerleau proposals. The public broadcaster had confirmed it will occupy a space on the current site.

May 18, 2016 — The Suburban

Montreal's Brian Mitchell runs for Conservative Party Presidency by Beryl Waksman

Conservative Party Presidency candidate is a member of the CBC/Radio-Canada Board of Directors.