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Editorial says the CRTC's move to allow "pick and play" reflects a changing world in which consumers are demanding more choice and TV viewers have been taking advantage of alternative options, such as Netflix and Shomi.
Norway’s Minister of Culture announces that a national FM-radio switch off will commence in 2017, allowing the country to complete its transition over to digital radio. It’s the end of an era.
Columnist says Q producers are much more attuned to coming up with entertainment and youth-oriented program ideas rather than off the beat Canadian ones.
Columnist says the matter of a “media elite” in Canada isn’t about politics or brazen partisanship, but about influence, connections, money and secrecy.
Columnist says the CBC hit is lauded as Canadian, yet there is little Canadianness about it.
The Canadian Media Production Association (CMPA) filed an application for leave to appeal a decision by the CRTC that the association warns will cost thousands of jobs.
Columnist says the impact of CBC’s decision to allow for-profit Rogers Communications to broadcast NHL games for free on the public network could hit CBC’s bottom line hard over the next two and a half months thanks to the Stanley Cup playoffs.
The local Peterborough chapter of Friends of Canadian Broadcasting is ramping up its efforts to put the future of the CBC onto the federal-election agenda.
Friends of Canadian Broadcasting will host the public showing of Justin Trudeau’s webcast interview on the federal Liberal Party’s policies and vision for the CBC on April 15.
Columnist says the reason for Kevin Crull's dismissal from BCE may have dated back to a March 6 speech.
FRIENDS' Spokesperson, Ian Morrison, is a guest on a CBC Radio call-in program discussing recent CRTC decisions on Canadian television regulations.
Columnist says recent news reports of a corporate owner meddling in a major Canadian television network have received only passing media comment and drawn curiously little public reaction.
More Americans Trust Fox News Than the Govt to Tell Them the Truth About Climate Change by Lindsay Abrams
Columnist says Americans are extremely confused about where reliable information on global warming comes from.
Memo sent by CBC CEO Hubert Lacroix bringing staff up to date on all the changes that are happening (including layoffs), singing the praises of the public broadcaster, and explaining the massive challenges that remain.
Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi says cuts are a breach of CBC’s mandate.
As in the U.S. and the U.K., Canada’s version of Google Preferred will sell the top 5% of YouTube directly to select agency partners.
The CRTC says five companies, Bell, Bell Aliant, MTS, Shaw and Soetel notified them that they would not be ready for the March 31 implementation date and says customers can switch providers without having to give a 30-day notice if they want to ensure they receive emergency alerts.
Letter to the editor states Canadians should reflect on the terrible folly of media consolidation and the vertical integration of Canadian broadcasting.
Columnist says in a pick-and-pay world, TV channels will have to fight to attract viewers’ attention and some won’t make it and will be kicked off the dial.
FRIENDS Steering Committee member says the CBC board should be speaking out, but "the president serves at the pleasure of the prime minister, rather than at the pleasure of the board."