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CanCon rules do not need vast overhaul, IIC Canada hears

Media | 05/15/2023 3:36 pm EDT

OTTAWA–Delegates to the International Institute of Communications Canadian chapter’s annual conference were told Monday that current Canadian content rules are working, with only one dissenting panelist.  The day got underway with a session called New Definition of...

Cheers, jeers, as streaming act becomes law

Media | 04/28/2023 4:34 pm EDT

After months of contentious debate, Bill C-11, the Online Streaming Act, has become law. The Senate voted 52-16 on third reading Thursday. Shortly thereafter, Governor-General Mary Simon gave it Royal Assent. The victory after the lengthy parliamentary process was...

Conservatives and Liberals keep up dispute over online legislation

Internet and Governance | 04/18/2023 5:04 pm EDT

The Conservatives are keeping up their battle against the government’s...

Corus again blames ‘recession’ for revenue drop; looks ahead to C-11

Media | 04/13/2023 6:31 pm EDT

Fiscal 2023 will be an "especially challenging" year for Corus...

CBC funding absent in budget 2023; gov. cracking down on telecom fees

Internet and Governance | 03/28/2023 6:44 pm EDT

Public broadcasting advocacy group Friends is “frustrated” that the...

Free-time political time allocations released by federal arbitrator

Media | 03/09/2023 11:44 am EST

Broadcasting arbitrator Monica Song has updated her list on the amount of...

CRTC to release broadcaster revenue data, aggregated by industry segment

Media | 02/16/2023 4:43 pm EST

The CRTC announced that it will publish the data collected in its Annual Digital Media Survey – covering 2020-2021 – aggregated by industry segment, audio and audiovisual....

CRTC won’t grant Yellowknife FM station, two commissioners dissent

Media | 02/15/2023 5:01 pm EST

After years of consideration, the CRTC determined that Yellowknife, NWT...

Conservatives seek Quebec consultation on Online Streaming Act

Media | 02/15/2023 4:59 pm EST

During Tuesday’s Question Period, two Conservative MPs from Quebec took...

Australia provides a model for Canadian production, CMPA conference hears

Media | 02/03/2023 4:35 pm EST

OTTAWA–Australia has followed a different path to film and television...

CRTC to hold hearings on radio station proposals

Media | 12/05/2022 3:57 pm EST

The CRTC announced Monday that it will hold proceedings in February to consider six applications before...

Broadcasting arbitrator divides free-time broadcasts among federal parties

Media | 09/06/2022 5:25 pm EDT

Broadcasting arbitrator Monica Song has released the schedule for free-time...

Tories take aim at future of CBC in leadership race

Media | 08/29/2022 3:37 pm EDT

The CBC/ Radio-Canada’s English services may have a target on its back, depending on who wins the...

CRTC grants CBC flexibility for push to digital

Media | 06/22/2022 6:45 pm EDT

The CRTC has granted a sweeping flexibility that paves the way for CBC/Radio-Canada to shift toward a focus on digital outputs and away from its linear programming.  Wednesday, the regulator released its long awaited decision on the renewal of the CBC's licence. In...

CRTC opens consultation on Russia Today removal after request from Gov.

Media | 03/03/2022 5:45 pm EST

Following the issuing of an order-in-council from the cabinet on Wednesday...

Marla Boltman to head up Friends

Media | 02/02/2022 12:19 pm EST

Friends, formerly known as Friends of Canadian Broadcasting, announced Wednesday that Marla Boltman has...

Regulating internet will be difficult, online panel told

Internet and Governance | 01/26/2022 6:28 pm EST

Canada’s attempts to control internet content and online harms will be a...

Court grants CIPPIC, Beanfield intervenor status in dynamic site-blocking case

Media | 10/14/2021 5:39 pm EDT

A Federal Court judge has granted intervenor status to the Samuelson-Glushko Canadian Internet Policy & Public Interest Clinic at the University of Ottawa (CIPPIC), and...

New ‘dynamic’ site-blocking needs new safeguards: CIPPIC 

Media | 09/22/2021 5:56 pm EDT

The site-blocking order that will block a rolling list of pirate streaming...

CRTC reports drop in broadcast revenue for 2020

Media | 07/16/2021 5:38 pm EDT

With advertising revenues battered by the pandemic -- particularly the second half of the year -- the...

Hockey broadcasters seek injunction against pirate streamers

Media | 06/17/2021 6:11 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc., BCE Inc., and Quebecor Inc. are asking a...

CRTC revokes Shaw Sault Ste. Marie broadcasting licence

Media | 05/05/2021 3:50 pm EDT

The CRTC granted a request by Shaw Cablesystems Ltd. to revoke its broadcasting licence for the Sault Ste. Marie area of Ontario on Wednesday. Shaw Communications Inc. said in its application its...