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Thomas Mulcair and an NDP critic are expressing concern over a published interview where Canada's heritage minister appeared to leave open the possibility that the Liberals may back down from their campaign promise to raise the CBC's budget by $150 million.
A new report from the Canadian Media Fund says the user experience needs to lead content creation and distribution today.
Rafe Oller says linear producers would do well to stop treating Millenials like a lost generation.
FRIENDS' spokesperson talks to Todd Veinotte about the recent CRTC hearings and the possibility that half of all local TV stations could close by 2020.
The Minister of Canadian Heritage, Mélanie Joly, says she is working to “substantially increase” the budget for CBC/Radio-Canada, the public broadcaster, but without committing to a specific number.
Radio-Canada: le gouvernement Trudeau se fait discret sur sa promesse de 150 millions de dollars - Catherine Lévesque
Journalist says Mélanie Joly, the Canadian Heritage minister, is becoming more evasive when questioned about the promise to reinvest $150 million in CBC/Radio-Canada.
FRIENDS says the new Liberal government could ask the CRTC to review its rules and Ottawa could rescind changes if they run counter to the Broadcasting Act's requirement for a preponderance of Canadian channels.
The country's largest telecommunications provider, Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Telkom), majority owned by the Indonesian state, has blocked Netflix from all of its platforms, saying that the U.S. streaming video service had not adhered to local regulations, including acquiring the necessary local permits and submitting content for censorship review.
Columnist says citizenship is a joint mission; we keep each other honest via different people and organizations inspecting each other for flaws or victories.
An eight-day hearing on the future of local television continues Tuesday as Canada’s broadcast regulator hears dire warnings from private networks about funding troubles in a changing media landscape.
FRIENDS says that for those stations that if stations that are the only ones in their markett fade to black, it means people living there will no longer get professional television news made in their own communities.
Layoffs come after the CRTC was told that half of the country's local TV stations could be off the air in four years without a boost in revenues to pay for local programming.
FRIENDS says small-market, independently owned TV stations are at the greatest risk in the current economic environment.
The CRTC has started open public hearings as part of the broadcast regulator’s review of local and community television but as it got underway one thing was clear, local TV is struggling.
A memo to Rogers Media staff says the job cuts will begin in February and will conclude as soon as possible.
Over the past few months, the CRTC has identified several challenges facing local and community television including the movement towards online services.
New report commissioned by FRIENDS says the most likely scenario over the short to mid-term is a material, but not fatal, erosion of traditional television.
Does local news matter to you? Give us your opinion! - The CRTC is holding a public hearing on local and community TV
The CRTC is inviting input from the public about the future of local and community programming.
FRIENDS says local TV stations in Canada will fail without an injection of new money to support their operation.
With numerous big NCC projects underway and Canada’s 150th celebrations on the horizon, Ottawa is set to become a ‘critical file’ for the minister from Montreal, say insiders.
New report submitted by FRIENDS says nearly half of the country's local TV stations could be off the air by 2020 without a boost in revenues to pay for local programming.
Près de la moitié des stations de télévision locales pourraient fermer leurs portes d'ici 2020 sans une augmentation substantielle de leurs revenus, selon une étude qui a été soumise au Conseil de la radiodiffusion et des télécommunications canadiennes (CRTC) à l'aube des consultations publiques sur le sujet.
According to a new study commissioned by FRIENDS, nearly half of local television stations could close down by 2020 without a substantial increase in their income.
Columnist examines whether streaming services will have access to enough hits in the future if everyone unsubscribes from television packages?
The CRTC is launching a public hearing regarding the survival of local and community television.
Columnist says here must be a point when the steady disintegration of the country’s fifth estate’s news-gathering and news-getting functions becomes a public policy issue.
Starting Monday, January 25th, the survival of local TV in Canada will be the focus of a public hearing convened by the CRTC, Canada’s broadcast regulator.
Pippa Nutt, Senior Vice President, Digital & Canadian Media of leading brand direct response (DR) agency, Northern Lights Direct weighs in on some of 2016's biggest direct response marketing trends affecting marketers and advertisers in the Canadian marketplace.
Whose viewership data should Hollywood trust? A tech firm's suspicious "outing" lays bare the anger and frustration of networks forced to compete with secrecy.
Columnist says if Rogers' stock were tied to its television performance, investors definitely would be taking a hit.