Foreigners Now Spend More Making CanCon Than Canadian Broadcasters

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 03.16.2017 | Canada Business

Canada is one of Netflix's top three locations worldwide for TV production.

Canadians Widely Oppose Proposed Internet, Wireless Tax: Poll

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 02.06.2017 | Canada Business

But charging a sales tax on Netflix seems fair to many.

Liberals Mull New Internet Taxes: Reports

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 10.17.2016 | Canada Business

How do you fund Canadian content in the digital age?

The Night I Sang Opera For Justin Bieber

Meghan Lindsay | Posted 05.05.2017 | Canada Living
Meghan Lindsay

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.

CanCon Is Still Relevant In The Digital Age

Jerry Dias | Posted 04.28.2017 | Canada Business
Jerry Dias

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.

Harper-Era TV Rules Will Cost 15,000 Jobs, Harm CanCon: Study

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 01.06.2016 | Canada Business

Spending on Canadian content could take a $400-million hit, study says.

The Canadian Invasion: CanCon Conquered The Music World In 2015

Joshua Ostroff | Posted 12.17.2016 | Canada
Joshua Ostroff

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.

The Canadian TV Schedule That Wasn't

D.K. Latta | Posted 06.14.2016 | Canada
D.K. Latta

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?

Loosened CanCon Rules Will Cost Jobs, TV Producers Say

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.14.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - A group representing several hundred TV content producers has gone to court, asking that a recent change to Canadian content rules for televi...

CRTC Announces Major Changes To Canadian TV

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 03.13.2015 | Canada Business

Canada’s telecom watchdog announced major changes to the country’s broadcasting regulatory framework on Thursday, relaxing Canadian content regula...

CRTC To Decide This Week If Canada Gets A 'Netflix Tax'

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 03.10.2015 | Canada Business

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...

CanCon Music Icons, Then And Now (Part 2)

Huffington Post Canada Music | Brian Gasparek | Posted 02.12.2015 | Canada

Over the past six months, two of Canada's greatest music legends resurfaced into the national spotlight. Leonard Cohen released his Juno-nominated 13t...

How Corey Hart Helped My Self-Esteem

Jacki Andre | Posted 09.06.2014 | Canada Music
Jacki Andre

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.

CBC Wants A ‘Netflix Tax'

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 07.05.2014 | Canada Business

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, Ca...

Channel's Future ‘In Jeopardy' For Not Having Enough Canadian Porn

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.28.2014 | Canada Business

The chairman of Canada’s telecom regulator has warned a cable broadcaster its licence is “in jeopardy” over the company’s apparent failure to ...

Sunny Freeman

CRTC Is The Problem, CRTC Told | Sunny Freeman | Posted 01.30.2014 | Canada Business

Canadians are disgruntled with television in this country. Many blame the CRTC for the system’s failings, and some have told the federal regulator t...

Sunny Freeman

Is 'CanCon' Losing Its 'Can'? | Sunny Freeman | Posted 11.29.2013 | Canada Business

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 form...

Canada's Digital Divide

Kenny Yum | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Kenny Yum

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?

Verdict Is In: HuffPost Readers Want A TV Revolution

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.13.2013 | Canada Business

End channel bundling. End CanCon rules. End the CRTC … and maybe even end the CBC. Those sentiments were hardly unanimous, but they were among th...

Watch This: Canada's TV Rules To Get Major Overhaul

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 11.13.2013 | Canada Business

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 pac...

U.S. Lobbyists Want CanCon Gone

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 10.09.2012 | Canada Business

An intellectual property lobby group is pressuring Canada to give up its Canadian content rules for media as part of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TP...

Should Netflix, YouTube Follow Canadian Content Rules?

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 11.13.2013 | Canada Business

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 requi...

New CanCon Rules Could Mean Fewer Shows

CP | Posted 11.13.2013 | Canada Business

Canada's federal TV regulator says it's bringing in new rules to encourage bigger budget, higher quality Canadian programs, but homegrown performers f...