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No new money for struggling old media, Heritage Minister Melanie Joly says.
The funds are included in Canada's new cultural policy.
"Must-see TV" may prompt many sheep (and lemmings) to watch a specific TV show, but I can't be swayed by such trite words.
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Jean-Pierre Blais had some direct words for the CBC as well.
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Canada is one of Netflix's top three locations worldwide for TV production.
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But charging a sales tax on Netflix seems fair to many.
How do you fund Canadian content in the digital age?
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One moment, I was in Spain, strolling the Passeig de Gracia, eating tapas and sipping red wine. The next, I was singing for Justin Bieber. Perhaps it was jet lag. Perhaps it was the parade of superheroes that casually strolled by me as I donned my Marie Antoinette wig. Either way, it was the most surreal evening of my life.
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The digital revolution has brought many wonderful things. Canadians can plug into international events from the comfort of their own home or office, or from just about anywhere thanks to mobile devices. And the world, we hope, can do the same to find out about the great north -- Canada. The challenge, it seems, is in making sure there's Canadian content for the world to find and enjoy. Finding ways to balance the digital era with supporting local programming is key if Canada is going to continue to foster local democracy in communities.
Spending on Canadian content could take a $400-million hit, study says.
A long time ago, in a Canadian music industry far, far away, the federal government had to step in with CanCon quotas to save our singers and musicians from being buried by radio hits from our southern neighbours. Now I wouldn't be surprised if the U.S. built a Trump wall to keep our artists out.
Recently the various major Canadian TV networks and media conglomerates have announced their up-coming Canadian fall programming. Um -- so what do you call a press release announcing something that doesn't exist?
OTTAWA - A group representing several hundred TV content producers has gone to court, asking that a recent change to Canadian content rules for television be set aside.The Canadian Media Production As...
Canada’s telecom watchdog announced major changes to the country’s broadcasting regulatory framework on Thursday, relaxing Canadian content regulations on some broadcasters and requiring streaming ser...
Canada’s telecom regulator will announce this week whether or not it will impose a “Netflix tax” — a levy on streaming video services meant to support the creation of Canadian content. Although even i...
Over the past six months, two of Canada's greatest music legends resurfaced into the national spotlight. Leonard Cohen released his Juno-nominated 13th studio album "Popular Problems" and Bryan Adams...
I am just one of many thousands of Corey Hart fans, and I can't explain how deeply Corey's acknowledgements touch me. I've spent a lot of my life on the periphery. I've been stood up, left behind, forgotten about. I live a very lonely existence at times. To have Corey recognize me this way -- Corey Hart! -- an internationally acclaimed pop star who I've admired almost my whole life -- fulfills me in a way I can't explain.
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The CBC and Netflix have found themselves on opposite sides in a battle over the future of funding for Canadian content. The CBC wants the CRTC, Canada’s telecom regulator, to require Netflix to subsi...
The chairman of Canada’s telecom regulator has warned a cable broadcaster its licence is “in jeopardy” over the company’s apparent failure to air enough Canadian porn. The CRTC had said earlier that T...
Canadians are disgruntled with television in this country. Many blame the CRTC for the system’s failings, and some have told the federal regulator they would prefer it didn’t exist. Those are just so...
When ABC needed a summer filler for "Grey’s Anatomy", the network took a shopping trip north of the border and found "Rookie Blue", a perfectly formulaic — and perfectly cheap — cop drama. The show is...
What is it like to be a citizen in a digital age? And what type of nation are we in a digitized world? Many of us can't look away from our screens -- second screens, TV sets, mobile phones, desktops. We're increasingly disconnected from each, but we're hyperconnected through tweets, Facebook updates, messages and emails. Today we launch our Digital Divide series, and we start by asking, who are we leaving behind? Is access to broadband internet and literacy in technology crucial? Do we need to redefine what are basic needs?
End channel bundling. End CanCon rules. End the CRTC … and maybe even end the CBC. Those sentiments were hardly unanimous, but they were among the most popular comments made when HuffPost Canada reach...
Canada’s telecom regulator is preparing for a major review of how the TV broadcasting industry works, and a lot is up for grabs — from channel packages, to “mandatory carriage” of channels on cable, a...
An intellectual property lobby group is pressuring Canada to give up its Canadian content rules for media as part of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently under negotiation. The Int...
The CEO of one of Canada’s largest media companies has rekindled a burning question about the future of the country's media: Should Netflix be required to follow CRTC rules on Canadian content? And is...
Canada's federal TV regulator says it's bringing in new rules to encourage bigger budget, higher quality Canadian programs, but homegrown performers fear the changes could ghettoize Canuck fare. The C...