Publications — 2016

From time to time, FRIENDS of Canadian Broadcasting commissions research on topics relating to its issue set. FRIENDS also benefits from research papers produced by students at Canadian law schools under the auspices of the Pro Bono Student Canada programme.

Nov 14, 2016 — Publication

Précis: Miller-Rogers Opinion on Options for a Merit-based CBC Board of Directors Appointment Process

This précis has been prepared for readers’ convenience by FRIENDS of Canadian Broadcasting, not by Peter Miller/Brian MacLoed Rogers. 

Nov 1, 2016 — Publication

The Federal Constitutional Court’s ZDF Ruling and its Consequences by Dieter Dörr

German media law expert Dieter Dörr discusses a landmark constitutional decision that lays out governance arrangements to protect the independence of the country’s public broadcasters from state intervention.

Sep 21, 2016 — Publication


Boston Consulting Group publishes a report on the impact of OTT (Over The Top) on video production around the world.   

Jul 6, 2016 — Publication

Re: Options for a Merit-based CBC Board of Directors Appointment Process

Legal opinion from Peter H. Miller and Brian MacLeod Rogers on how the federal government could to move to a merit-based, independent and arm’s-length appointment process for the CBC Board of Directors.

Apr 14, 2016 — Publication

Funeral for a Friend: A eulogy for the late Richmond Review

By Amanda Oye - Best Essay by a Post-Secondary Student, 2016 Dalton Camp Award

Apr 14, 2016 — Publication

I want to be part of the conversation

By Kim Echlin, winner of the 2016 Dalton Camp Award

Apr 11, 2016 — Publication

Analysis of Government Support for Public Broadcasting

In this report, Nordicity provides a comparison of the levels of per capita public funding for public broadcasting in 18 Western countries.

Jan 20, 2016 — Publication

Near Term Prospects for Local TV in Canada

An economic forecast from broadcast consultants Nordicity and Peter Miller and submitted to the CRTC by FRIENDS, predicts that more than half of local stations in small and medium sized markets will fade to black by 2020 in the absence of action by the CRTC.  

Jan 5, 2016 — Publication

Report: Canadian Television 2020: Technological and Regulatory Impacts

Report prepared by Nordicity and Peter Miller, P. Eng., LL.B. shows that regulatory changes espoused by the Harper government and adopted in last year’s CRTC Let’s Talk TV announcements will likely lead to the loss of more than 15,000 Canadian jobs and take $1.4 billion from the Canadian economy annually by 2020.