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Canadian content finding home in Europe: report

Media | 05/30/2017 4:23 pm EDT

Canada Media Fund (CMF)-supported content has seen a healthy export market in Europe, rivalling Canada’s number one export market in the United States, according to a new report sponsored by the Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA). Data released in the Tuesday report tracking Canadian television pre-sales found that Europe only marginally trailed the U.S. in purchases, with $155.1 million compared to the latter’s $155.3 million over a 10-year period, between 2006 and 2016. The United Kingdom led Europe with $90.4 million. Pre-sales from the U.K. alone made up 29 per cent of...

Price hikes for sports in pick-and-pay ‘big concern’: CMPA lawyer

Media | 05/01/2014 9:14 pm EDT

OTTAWA — The CRTC would be unlikely to intervene if a move to pick-and-pay television caused price increases, said Reynolds Martin, chief negotiator and chief legal officer at the Canadian Media Production Association. “I wonder what remedies would be available to the commission, because my supposition is that it’s going to be extremely reluctant to engage in any kind of rate regulation exercise over and above what’s been contemplated [and] done in the past,” he...