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May 23, 2015 — Canadian Press

Election debates must be "equitable," but anyone can host them, says CRTC

The CRTC says it's not going to stand in the way of changes to the way federal election debates are conducted, so long as all the major parties get equitable news coverage.

May 23, 2015 — Globe & Mail

Network debates without Harper? No problem by Jeffrey Simpson

Columnist says the Conservatives' refusal to participate in anything organized by CBC/Radio-Canada would be consistent with the government’s well-known attitude of hatred towards the public broadcaster. 

May 16, 2015 — Toronto Star

Netflix denies hurting European film industry

Netflix Inc. chief content officer defends his company against accusations at the Cannes Film Festival that the streaming service is hurting Europe’s subsidized film industry.

May 15, 2015 — Hollywood Reporter

Netflix in Talks With Alibaba-backed Wasu Media About China Partnership by Clifford Coonan

Netflix is talking to Wasu Media, a Chinese media group backed by Alibaba chief Jack Ma, and other possible partners, as it tries to access the Chinese online video market.

May 15, 2015 — Hollywood Reporter

Netflix in Talks With Alibaba-backed Wasu Media About China Partnership by Clifford Coonan

Netflix is talking to Wasu Media, a Chinese media group backed by Alibaba chief Jack Ma, and other possible partners, as it tries to access the Chinese online video market.

May 15, 2015 — Huffington Post Canada

CRTC Says Federal Election Debates Must Be 'Equitable'

The country's broadcast regulator says it's not going to stand in the way of changes to the way federal election debates are conducted, so long as all the major parties get equitable news coverage.

May 14, 2015 — Globe & Mail

Cameron turns to Thatcher in hope history doesn’t repeat by Mark MacKinnon

Columnist says the BBC is a likely target of David Cameron's Conservative majority government.

May 14, 2015 — Globe & Mail

Broadcasters fight back against federal leaders’ debate changes by Steven Chase

A consortium of major broadcasters that has traditionally run federal party leader’s debates is fighting back in the wake of Stephen Harper’s decision to skip its upcoming events.

May 13, 2015 — Calgary Journal

Eat or be Eaten: How the NHL is changing Canadian Broadcasting by Jordan Dahl

David Taras, professor of communications at Mount Royal University suggests that, for the CBC, it appears as though the loss of NHL hockey to Rogers was only the spark that may soon ignite a forest fire.

May 12, 2015 — Radio Canada International

Ruling party eschews major networks for debates by Lynn Desjardins

The ruling Conservative Party says it will not take part in debates hosted by the usual major broadcasters during the upcoming election campaign.

May 12, 2015 — Broadcaster Magazine

CRTC Asks for Public Input on Television Service Provider Code of Conduct

The CRTC is opening its online discussion forum to gather comments about a draft Television Service Provider Code of Conduct.

May 12, 2015 — CHEX TV

City residents rally to make the CBC an election issue by Aileen Doyle

Columnist says Peterborough has been chosen as one of twenty riding’s to join a national campaign to save the CBC.

May 12, 2015 — Toronto Star

Tory Trudeau trap hardly a guaranteed winner by Tim Harper

Columnist says the Conservatives are trying to stage manage their own debates and shut out the CBC, which is part of the broadcast consortium along with CTV and Global.

May 9, 2015 — Le Devoir

Le moment de changer est arrivé, dit le président du CRTC

Jean-Pierre Blais, Chair of the CRTC, tells Quebec producers they can no longer count on “measures of the past— such as quotas and genre protection” nor on historical levels of public support for the sector. He exhorts them to coproduce content that will sell internationally

May 5, 2015 — The Telegram

CBC has never been stronger by Denise Wilson

Senior-Managing Director of CBC (Atlantic Canada) says technology and media consumption habits are changing almost daily and the CBC must position itself so that it is agile and responsive to the audience’s changing needs.

May 5, 2015 — Maclean's

New rules could impact wireless roaming rates

Budget measures adopted by the Harper government last year set a cap on wholesale roaming costs.

May 5, 2015 — Hollywood Reporter

Despite U.S. Show Dominance, Canada Sees TV Ad Revenue Decline by Etan Vlessing

The CRTC, the country's broadcast regulator, cited a "challenging" ad market to explain private broadcasters seeing overall TV ad revenue tumbling 7.2 percent to CAN$1.8 billion, compared to CAN$1.94 billion in 2013.

May 5, 2015 — MediaPost

Netflix Warns Of Threat Posed By AT&T-DirecTV Merger by Wendy Davis

Netflix meets with the Federal Communications Commission to voice concerns about another large deal in the works -- AT&T's $48 billion merger with DirecTV.

May 4, 2015 — Ottawa Citizen

Leo Housakos appointed new Speaker of the Senate by Robert Sibley

Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who made the appointment, notes Housakos was recommended by the leaders of both the Conservatives in the red chamber and the Senate Liberals.

Apr 30, 2015 — Canadian Media Guild

Why is CBC taking aim at our videographers? by Lise Lareau

Columnist says every CBC videographer in Alberta has received notice that they are to be laid off.