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Blue Ant says contribution regime should be flexible

Internet and Governance | 12/04/2023 3:32 pm EST

Foreign streamers must pay their fair share of contributions to the Canadian broadcasting system, but should be able to choose how they do it, the CRTC was told Friday. The commission was wrapping up the second of three weeks of hearings into modernizing the broadcasting...

Scott Garvie named new CMPA chair

Media | 06/02/2016 7:32 pm EDT

Scott Garvie has replaced Jamie Brown as the chair of the board of directors at the Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA). Garvie, the senior vice-president of business and legal affairs at Shaftesbury Films Inc., has served on the CMPA board of directors for 15 years, the organization said in a press release. “Our industry is facing huge disruption and new challenges, but also, new opportunities,” Garvie stated in the release. He said the upcoming review of Canadian content by Heritage Canada is “a once-in-a-decade opportunity to holistically review and shape federal policy — this is a chance for us to determine which business tools have worked well and don’t require change, modernize the ones that do need to be updated in order to reflect our new realities, and add new tools to our toolkits that will allow our industry to evolve, thrive and prosper in the future.” Cal Shumiatcher was re-elected as treasurer and Brian Hamilton re-elected as secretary of the board, the...