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Joly says Canada leading international ‘conversation’ on OTT

Media | 02/06/2017 5:03 pm EST

Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly says Canada is leading the charge in pushing for the presence of “cultural diversity,” or domestic content, on foreign digital platforms like the over-the-top (OTT) service provided by Netflix Inc. — despite other countries already having regulations and tax structures in place. “As a government, the most important thing we want to do is make sure we can continue to support and promote our national content and this is exactly what I’m saying at the international level and this is exactly the concern of other states. And that’s why we’ll be leading this conversation,” Joly told reporters Thursday afternoon, following an on-stage appearance answering questions from Canadian...

Netflix cuts ties with major movie group, focuses on exclusive content

Media | 08/31/2015 7:54 pm EDT

Netflix Inc. will not renew its licencing agreement with Epix — a joint venture by Paramount Pictures Corp., Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. — because it wants to focus on exclusive content, chief content officer Ted Sarandos said in a blog post Sunday. He said that means some high profile movies, such as Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Transformers: Age of Extinction, will not be available on Netflix’ U.S. service after September....

Cineplex refuses to show movies in conjunction with Netflix

Media | 10/01/2014 7:40 pm EDT

Cineplex Inc. says it will not show movies at the same time they are made available by Netflix Inc. This comes after Netflix said it is releasing its first original movie, Crouching Tiger, Hidden...