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CRTC, St-Onge highlight Bell’s profitability in response to 4.8K job cut, CTV and radio closures

Media | 02/08/2024 3:57 pm EST

BCE Inc. announced Thursday that it will be restructuring by eliminating 4,800 positions, divesting more than 40 per cent of its radio stations, cutting CTV newscasts, and...

Foreign streamers a problem for all Canadian broadcasters, CMPA hears

Media | 02/05/2024 4:39 pm EST

OTTAWA–Foreign streamers will be a prickly problem for mainstream broadcasters in the years to come, the Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA) was told Friday. A...

Job cuts reason enough for access to online platform contributions: CBC tells CRTC

Internet and Governance | 12/06/2023 9:18 am EST

Gatineau, Que. - CBC/Radio-Canada's decision to slash 600 jobs and leave...

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...

Netflix urges contribution limit be set at two per cent at CRTC hearings

Media | 12/01/2023 11:21 am EST

Netflix Services Canada ULC says it has invested large amounts of money...

Corus proposes contribution framework at CRTC, says time to regulate streamers is now

Internet and Governance | 11/30/2023 11:13 am EST

Those who stand to benefit from the Online Streaming Act want the CRTC to act as quickly as it can while those who may be forced to pay are urging caution. The commission is...

Only foreign streamers should be paying contribution, CRTC told

Internet and Governance | 11/29/2023 10:48 am EST

Major broadcasters think that there should be a flexible contribution...

IATSE calls for variety of funds to promote Canadian broadcasting

Media | 11/28/2023 9:24 am EST

Renewal of the Canadian broadcasting system should not rely on one rigid...

BQ media fund idea won’t solve problems, St-Onge maintains 

Media | 11/27/2023 5:31 pm EST

The Bloc Québécois is continuing its fight for a fund to help Canadian...

Community radio calls for new funding at CRTC

Internet and Governance | 11/24/2023 7:56 am EST

Representatives from several community radio stations emphasized their role as a third-pillar of the...

BQ says media is in crisis and needs immediate action

Media | 11/23/2023 8:40 am EST

Canada’s news media are in crisis and the government is taking too long to respond, the House of...

Indigenous content is distinct from CanCon: Indigenous Screen Office

Media | 11/23/2023 8:29 am EST

The Indigenous Screen Office (ISO), newly certified as an independent...

Bell lays out contribution framework proposal at CRTC

Internet and Governance | 11/22/2023 9:13 am EST

BCE Inc. revealed more details on Tuesday on its proposal for how base contributions from online...

Producers say French streaming regulations could serve as an example for Canada

Media | 10/26/2023 6:33 pm EDT

As the CRTC works out how it is going to wrangle streaming platforms and bring them into the regulatory sphere, France’s media production industry could provide a window...

WGC report finds gains in member diversity but stagnant work opportunities

Media | 10/25/2023 5:02 pm EDT

The Writers Guild of Canada (WGC) published a comprehensive report on...

CRTC considers regulatory relief for Corus as profits decline

Media | 10/20/2023 12:46 pm EDT

The CRTC is proposing to loosen some of Corus Entertainment Inc.’s...

Bell files leave to appeal over CRTC decision to renew its licence without hearing

Media | 10/16/2023 5:45 pm EDT

The front entrance of the Bell Canada building on Albert Street in Ottawa on Nov. 2, 2021 (photo by Andrew Meade)BCE Inc. filed an application with the Federal Court of Appeal for leave to...

CRTC denies request from Rogers-owned radio station to lower CanCon requirement

telecom | 08/10/2023 4:32 pm EDT

The CRTC has denied a request from Rogers Communications Inc. to delete the CanCon condition of license (COL) for Kitchener’s Country 106.7 radio station, CIKZ-FM. In a...

Blue Ant and marblemedia announce merger

Media | 08/10/2023 4:26 pm EDT

Blue Ant Media and Marblemedia have decided to merge their operations into one firm, the companies said...

Olympics programming costs need to be excluded from CPE and PNI requirements: CBC

Media | 06/30/2023 5:09 pm EDT

The CBC is requesting the CRTC amend its conditions of licence (COL),...

OpenMedia hopeful ahead of meeting with CRTC chair

Internet and Governance | 06/26/2023 2:11 pm EDT

Lobby group OpenMedia has been polling the public about what the major issues in broadcasting and telecom...

Bell asks CRTC to eliminate local news requirements and reduce CPE, PNI expenditures

Internet and Governance | 06/23/2023 6:26 pm EDT

BCE Inc. says in order for it to be competitive the CRTC must amend its...

Rogers asks CRTC to redefine PNIs, change conditions of licence

Media | 06/21/2023 5:42 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. is asking the CRTC to amend the conditions of...

Quebecor and CRTC clash over “regulatory straitjacket”

Media | 06/19/2023 5:36 pm EDT

Quebecor Media Inc. is asking the CRTC to remove some of the conditions of...

Deadline extended for Indigenous and CanCon framework

Media | 06/09/2023 2:21 pm EDT

Friday the CRTC extended the deadlines for interventions on its consultation on a modernized framework for Canadian and Indigenous content. A dozen groups had filed applications asking the commission to move the deadlines back. They said there was not enough time to...

Corus wants in on local news fund post Rogers-Shaw

Media | 05/26/2023 3:58 pm EDT

Corus Entertainment Inc. has written to the CRTC asking whether or not that the company will be allowed...

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...

CRTC unveils consultations following passage of Streaming Act

Media | 05/12/2023 12:32 pm EDT

Now that the Online Streaming Act has become law, the CRTC is launching a...

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...

CRTC grants CanCon producers flexibility on stock footage costs

Media | 03/24/2023 5:30 pm EDT

The CRTC has adjusted how it considers the use of stock footage for the purposes of counting toward Canadian Content requirements.  In a Thursday decision, the regulator announced it would move the treatment of stock footage costs from the "services" category to the...

Rodriguez not worried about Biden lobbying against online bills

Internet and Governance | 03/23/2023 3:24 pm EDT

Canadian Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez says he is not worried that...

Bell and Telus being “difficult” in MVNO negotiation: PKP

Media | 02/23/2023 4:58 pm EST

Quebecor Inc.’s efforts to reach all wholesale and MVNO access agreements...

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...

Senators continue fight over Streaming Act and CBC’s future

Media | 02/08/2023 1:22 pm EST

The battle over the government’s Online Streaming Act, Bill C-11,...

Unscripted series the wave of the future for streamers, CMPA conference hears

Media | 02/06/2023 1:31 pm EST

OTTAWA–Streaming is the way of the future, a panel told the Canadian...

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...

UPDATED: Senate passes C-11; Rodriguez expects C-11 to become law next week

Media | 02/02/2023 7:17 pm EST

OTTAWA – The Senate officially adopted the Online Streaming Act, a year...

Business Development Bank of Canada announces $30M, partnership with Telefilm, for Canadian cultural sector

Media | 02/02/2023 3:59 pm EST

OTTAWA — The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) announced the deployment of a new $30 million financing envelope, and a partnership with Telefilm Canada, in an effort...

CRTC awards Mennonite group FM station in Alberta

Media | 01/17/2023 5:20 pm EST

The CRTC Tuesday approved a proposal for an FM station serving La Crete, Alta. Two years ago the...

CRTC revamps Canadian content regulations for radio; CAB dismayed

Media | 12/07/2022 5:43 pm EST

The CRTC has revised its rules for Canadian content in commercial radio. In...

CRTC must hold public hearings for interim exemption orders in Online News Act

Media | 11/29/2022 7:02 pm EST

The House of Commons Heritage committee passed an amendment to the Government's Online News Act Tuesday that would limit the CRTC's ability to grant interim exemption orders...

Senate won’t define discoverability in Online Streaming Act definitions

Media | 11/24/2022 5:11 pm EST

Supporters and opponents of the Online Streaming Act alike have their eyes...

Rodriguez urges senators to pass Online Streaming Act

Media | 11/22/2022 8:17 pm EST

Canadian Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez and members of his department were the final witnesses as the...

Tories slow down C-18 clause-by-clause consideration with amendments

Media | 11/22/2022 3:23 pm EST

The House of Commons’ Heritage Committee’s clause-by-clause review of...

Libs, NDP, accuse Conservatives of running out the clock on C-18 clause-by-clause review

Media | 11/18/2022 5:11 pm EST

The first day of the House of Commons’ Heritage...

Scott tells senators CRTC won’t regulate algorithms

Media | 11/17/2022 1:40 pm EST

CRTC chair Ian Scott told members of the Senate Committee on Transport and Communication that the...

Heritage Committee hears final witnesses on Online News Act

Media | 11/04/2022 5:50 pm EDT

Canada’s Online News Act could serve as a template for countries around...

Facebook denounces Online News Act as it finally appears at committee

Media | 10/28/2022 6:02 pm EDT

Meta Platforms Inc., parent company of Facebook, came out swinging against...

UPDATED: Senators want incoming CRTC chair to testify about C-11

Media | 10/27/2022 5:41 pm EDT

Hopes that the government’s Online Streaming Act would receive quick passage in the Senate may be dashed by a proposal to delay voting until the Transport and Communications Committee gets to interview the new chair of the CRTC. Two members of the committee discussed the...

Streamers should be obliged to sell cable integration apps to small BDUs: CCSA

Media | 10/27/2022 11:35 am EDT

The organization representing independent companies providing cable TV and...

Facebook threatens to leave Canada, MP wants it to testify on C-18

Media | 10/25/2022 4:08 pm EDT

OTTAWA–Meta Platforms Inc., parent company of Facebook, is so upset that...

Chair of Senate committee studying C-11 defends his fundraising letter against the bill

Media | 10/20/2022 3:44 pm EDT

The chair of the Senate Transport and Communications Committee is under attack for sending out a fundraising letter against the Online Streaming Act while the bill is before...

Google amplifies its messaging around C-18 through commissioned poll 

Internet and Governance | 10/14/2022 5:18 pm EDT

A survey commissioned by Alphabet Inc.’s Google Canada found that most...

Senator claims privilege over Digital First lobbying letter

Media | 10/05/2022 12:08 pm EDT

An Alberta Senator is claiming his privileges as a parliamentarian were...

Netflix and MPA-Canada want C-11 to be flexible for global undertakings

Media | 10/04/2022 5:14 pm EDT

Netflix Inc., and the Motion Picture Association - Canada (MPA-Canada), of...

Senator wants to amend Online Streaming Act to deal with CBC

Media | 09/28/2022 11:31 am EDT

A Prince Edward Island senator told his colleagues he wants to bring in a...

C-18 would harm trust in Canadian media: former CRTC chair; secrecy of deals harms trust: Tyee publisher

Internet and Governance | 09/27/2022 5:44 pm EDT

As the House of Commons Heritage committee Tuesday continued its study of the government's plan to force tech giant platforms to pay Canadian news organizations for their...

Opponents of Online Streaming Act out in force at Senate hearing including YouTubers

Media | 09/27/2022 4:50 pm EDT

The Senate Committee on Transportation and Communications continued its...

Heritage committee opens hearings on news compensation legislation

Internet and Governance | 09/23/2022 5:56 pm EDT

The government’s plan to force social media platforms to negotiate...

CBC licence renewal sent back to CRTC for not meeting objective of Broadcasting Act

Media | 09/22/2022 5:28 pm EDT

The federal government is sending the CRTC's renewal of...

Broadcasters want policy direction on C-11; streamers want their algorithms left alone

Media | 09/15/2022 7:51 pm EDT

Canadian broadcasting executives, from companies...

Former commissioner laughs at idea that CRTC is capable of handling C-11; PIAC advocates for static discoverability

Media | 09/15/2022 1:22 pm EDT

The idea that the CRTC is capable of handling the regulations to implement the Online Streaming Act is laughable according to a former national commissioner who literally...

CRTC to arbitrate Rogers dispute over Family Channel

Media | 09/08/2022 4:50 pm EDT

In a Sept. 6 letter, the CRTC has accepted a request from Rogers Communications Inc. for final offer...

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...

OUTtv licence renewed, becomes must-offer in English Canada

Media | 08/18/2022 5:05 pm EDT

Thursday the CRTC renewed the licence of OUTtv Network Inc. for five years...

AG won’t fight CMPA’s application for leave to appeal CBC license 

Media | 08/11/2022 3:22 pm EDT

The Attorney General of Canada will not make any representations for itself...

CMPA files petition to cabinet on CBC license 

Media | 08/08/2022 6:57 pm EDT

The Canadian Media Producers Association, with support from parties across the television and film...

Online harms panel finds diverging opinions on content removal for planned legislation

Internet and Governance | 07/08/2022 5:11 pm EDT

The removal of problematic content online remains a heavily debated issue for experts consulted on Canada’s controversial online harms bill.  Friday, the  expert...

Rodriguez lashes out at Online Streaming Act critics, Senate begins study

Media | 06/17/2022 3:44 pm EDT

Minister of Canadian Heritage Pablo Rodriguez attacked Conservative party...

Rodriguez slams Tories for misinformation on Online Streaming Act

Media | 06/07/2022 3:45 pm EDT

Minister of Canadian Heritage Pablo Rodriguez attacked the opposition for...

C-11 needs to incentivize a new era of foreign-domestic partnerships: Bell

Media | 06/02/2022 2:54 pm EDT

BCE Inc. wants the government to incentivize foreign-domestic partnerships through its Online Streaming Act, Bill C-11, arguing that the entire Canadian broadcasting ecosystem...

Intent of C-11 is to exclude digital creators: CRTC chair

Media | 06/01/2022 6:01 pm EDT

CRTC chair Ian Scott told the House of Commons Heritage Committee Tuesday...

Freedom of expression regulation concerns on C-11 are “silly”: CRTC’s Scott

Media | 05/16/2022 6:55 pm EDT

CRTC chair Ian Scott told conference attendees...

Tories put forward motion to kill Bill C-18, send “subject matter” to committee

Media | 05/13/2022 5:12 pm EDT

Conservative MP John Nater wants the Liberal government to withdraw its...

Liberal MPs say Tories faking outrage over Bill C-11, defend CRTC as regulator

Media | 05/12/2022 6:53 pm EDT

Liberal MP Mark Gerretsen decried the fake outrage he said the...

 Tories attack C11, Grits compare it to CanCon regulations

Media | 05/11/2022 6:11 pm EDT

The Conservatives continue to lambaste the government for the Online...

CMPA enters fight for passage of Online Streaming Act

Media | 05/10/2022 3:13 pm EDT

The Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA) has entered the battle to pass Bill C-11, the Online...

Tories denounce Bill C-11 while Bloc defends it

Media | 05/06/2022 4:08 pm EDT

Debate continued in the House of Commons Thursday on the Online Streaming Act, known as Bill C-11. Conservative and Bloc Québécois MPs were the speakers.They took opposite approaches to the bill. The Tories worry about censorship and government overreach while the...