Canada Broadcasting

Broadcasters Should Not Censor Political Ads

Samuel Mosonyi | Posted 08.16.2014 | Canada Politics
Samuel Mosonyi

Political speech is seemingly under attack from the last place we might expect: Canadian media broadcasters, that say parties can't use broadcasters' content in ads. Protecting copyright is not an illegitimate purpose, but this approach is less than ideal for political advertisements. Political parties rely on election advertising to persuade the electorate to vote for them. This political expression is a significantly important aspect of public discourse and should be accorded the highest priority and protection.

Hacking Skype For Better Audio

Mitch Joel | Posted 11.04.2013 | Canada Business
Mitch Joel

The truth is that for under $2,000 you can outfit your audio recording studio with a proper mixing board, pro digital recorder, dynamic microphone, pop filters, mic boom stands, studio quality headphones and more. Here are 6 ways to get the best sound possible out of Skype.

"Drafted" Recap: Auditions for The Score's Next Sports Broadcaster

Bianca Teixeira | Posted 08.03.2013 | Canada
Bianca Teixeira

Well, that's all folks. In-person auditions for Gillette's Drafted, the search for Canada's next sports broadcaster, are over! Done! Of course, you ...

"Drafted" Recap: Auditions for The Score's Next Sports Broadcaster

Bianca Teixeira | Posted 07.27.2013 | Canada
Bianca Teixeira

Hey Drafted fans! I hope you enjoyed your weekend off from my snarking on people who are just innocent auditioners, standing in front of a camera, ask...

"Drafted" Recap: Auditions for The Score's Next Sports Broadcaster

Bianca Teixeira | Posted 07.13.2013 | Canada
Bianca Teixeira

It was brought to my attention after the first Drafted recap was posted that "shoot outs" should have been "shootouts" so APOLOGIES to any crazy sport...

"Drafted" Recap: Auditions for The Score's Next Sports Broadcaster

Bianca Teixeira | Posted 07.06.2013 | Canada TV
Bianca Teixeira

For the past two years I've been actively recapping Drafted, a reality show put on by The Score and Gillette to find Canada's next sports broadcaster. I usually hate reality shows but Drafted really resonants with me because (A) it's a show about people pursuing their lifelong dream of talking about sports for a living and (B) what's more fun than watching emotional breakdowns when they fail at it?

The CRTC Picks What's on Your TV But You Pay for It

J. David Ellis | Posted 06.23.2013 | Canada
J. David Ellis

Tuesday marks the opening of another critical public hearing at the CRTC. It will be considering applications to expand the mandatory distribution of channels on the basic TV service. But, bottom line, if our own federal government refuses to kick in a few more million a year to show just how important Canadian culture is, then why should the rest of us?

You May Say I'm a Dreamer. But Now I'm on TV

Shannon Skinner | Posted 03.08.2013 | Canada Living
Shannon Skinner

Dreaming has taken us to the moon and Mars. It has given us automobiles, movies, books, the iPhone and Facebook. Humans can live longer, healthier lives thanks to dreaming. It is the spirit of the dream that propels us forward. I confess: I am a dreamer myself.

CRTC Message to Broadcasters: Regulatory Games Coming to an End

Michael Geist | Posted 09.23.2012 | Canada Business
Michael Geist

Last week, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission announced that it is terminating the Local Programming Improvement Fund (LPIF). The fund, which was established in 2008, funneled over $300 million to broadcasters to support the creation of local programming. The decision caught the industry by surprise with the CBC calling it "astonishing" and Bell Media saying it is a "major concern."

Who Are These Canadians Who Are Shunning TV?

CP | Michael Oliveira, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.24.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Canadians who shun TV tend to be young and well educated, commute by walking or public transit and prefer the arts over sports, according to...

Pick And Pay TV? Rogers Trials A-La-Carte Cable Service

CP | Posted 01.02.2012 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Rogers Communications Inc. will test a program to offer television customers more flexibility, in response to the federal broadcast regulato...

Canadian TV Advertising Revenue Jumps Most In 7 Years

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.01.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Operating revenues in the television broadcasting sector reached $7.1 billion in 2010, up eight per cent from 2009 and the largest annual inc...

Can TV Be an Active Medium?

Mitch Joel | Posted 12.18.2011 | Canada Business
Mitch Joel

Television has always been based on two pillars: Destination. From "Must See TV" to your favorite sitcoms on Thursday night, you could a...

Canada's Broadcasters Have One Year To Turn Down Ad Volume

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.24.2012 | Canada Politics

GATINEAU, Que. - Canada's broadcasters have a year to turn down the volume on their TV ads.The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commis...