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Google says Canada pursuing unique approach to news compensation

Media | 02/23/2022 5:55 pm EST

Canada’s pending news media compensation legislation is based on key objectives and principles that Alphabet Inc.’s Google says is important when working with governments  to create thoughtful internet regulations concerning platforms, something which the search engine...

Few internet giants weighed in to BTLR, submission list shows

telecom | 03/08/2019 4:13 pm EST

The panel in charge of reviewing the broadcasting and telecom acts received comments from a number of non-industry parties, such as provincial governments and police services, while some of the biggest online companies in the world, including Amazon.com Inc., did not submit...

Monique Marcotte retiring from CBC

Media | 02/28/2019 2:25 pm EST

Marco Dubé will take over the vice-president of people and culture position at CBC/Radio-Canada when...

Online discoverability a challenge for books, magazines, BTLR hears

Media | 02/25/2019 2:31 pm EST

Organizations representing Canadian publishers are flagging the difficulty...

CACTUS asks BTLR for $150M community TV framework

Media | 02/22/2019 12:53 pm EST

A group representing the Canadian community TV sector is asking the panel reviewing the broadcasting and...

Corus shuffles executive VP roster

Media | 02/21/2019 5:41 pm EST

Corus Entertainment Inc. has promoted Troy Reeb and Colin Bohm to its executive vice-president ranks,...

Netflix setting up production hub in Toronto

Media | 02/19/2019 1:09 pm EST

Netflix Inc. will expand its production presence in Canada by leasing space at two Toronto production studios, the company said in a press release Tuesday. The news follows discussions with Toronto mayor John Tory about the streaming company setting up a production hub in...

Public music should feature Canadian content, Stingray says

Media | 02/01/2019 1:18 pm EST

Music in public establishments such as malls, bars and restaurants should...

CBC president likens Netflix to colonialism

Media | 01/31/2019 4:27 pm EST

OTTAWA — CBC/Radio-Canada’s president Catherine Tait compared Netflix Inc.’s worldwide presence to...

Gaming companies bristle after review panel suggests they’re broadcasters

Media | 01/28/2019 4:05 pm EST

A meeting with individuals leading the federal government’s review of...

CBC hires Torstar’s Claude Galipeau

Media | 12/18/2018 3:32 pm EST

Canada’s public broadcaster has hired Torstar Corp.’s Claude Galipeau as its executive vice-president of corporate development. The chief revenue officer of Torstar will join CBC/Radio-Canada on Jan. 7, 2019, the...

Telus and Shaw say their customers largely aren’t watching OMNI

Media | 11/28/2018 4:29 pm EST

GATINEAU, QUE. -- Telus Corp. and Shaw Communications Inc. say...

Budget bill risks ‘compromising’ copyright board autonomy, committee hears

Media | 11/22/2018 12:18 pm EST

An expert in copyright law is asking senators to nix a reform measure in...

Stingray’s business division expands in Europe

Media | 10/12/2018 3:19 pm EDT

Stingray Digital Group Inc.’s Stingray Business division, which provides background music and digital signage to businesses, is expanding in Europe. It said Friday it has purchased Belgian company DJ-Matic, which also...

Blue Ant buying Saloon Media

Media | 10/11/2018 3:45 pm EDT

Blue Ant Media Inc. is acquiring Saloon Media, a Toronto production company “specializing in globally relevant factual television,” it said in a press release Thursday. Saloon Media’s shows include Mummies Alive and...

EU, Canada move closer on telecom regulation, further apart on OTT

Media | 10/05/2018 4:05 pm EDT

Streaming video platforms in the European Union will have to ensure 30 per cent of their catalogues are made up of European content, according to new preliminary rules...

Broadcast, telecom acts review panel kicks off consultation

telecom | 09/25/2018 5:31 pm EDT

OTTAWA — The expert panel in charge of reviewing Canada’s...

Canadian Heritage gets new deputy minister

Media | 09/21/2018 4:00 pm EDT

Hélène Laurendeau will be the new deputy minister at Canadian Heritage, the Prime Minister’s Office announced Friday afternoon. Laurendeau is currently deputy minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs, a...

Senators asked to champion net neutrality in comms laws review

Media | 09/18/2018 6:38 pm EDT

OTTAWA -- Lawmakers need to make net neutrality a major priority and...

Bryan Adams asked Trudeau, Harper to change Copyright Act

Media | 09/18/2018 2:32 pm EDT

OTTAWA -- Canadian rock legend Bryan Adams is asking Canadian lawmakers to...

Big concessions on NAFTA cultural exemption unlikely, experts say

Media | 09/07/2018 2:40 pm EDT

As cultural protection emerges as a last-stretch NAFTA sticking point, Canadian media unions say they’re concerned but hopeful because Canada’s negotiators have indicated...

ACTRA Toronto writes to Trudeau, Joly over CIPF decision

Media | 09/07/2016 5:14 pm EDT

The Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA)’s Toronto branch is asking Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly to “call on...

CanCon review panel announcement draws mixed reaction

Media | 06/28/2016 9:19 pm EDT

Heritage Canada’s announcement of an expert advisory panel for its review of Canadian content in a digital age, which includes representatives from a number of broadcasters, was met with both praise and...

Joly non-committal on $150M in extra funding for CBC

Media | 02/02/2016 10:08 pm EST

Heritage Minister Melanie Joly is refusing to specify that the CBC will receive the $150 million in extra funding the Liberal government promised during last year’s election, despite receiving questions on the subject from...