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CanCon Is Still Relevant In The Digital Age

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.
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Why Digital Music Platforms Are Failing

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When Apple Music, Spotify and Tidal launched, they were hailed as digital prophets that promised new ways to monetize the experience. Thus far, their solutions have fallen short of fireworks. Just slightly over a quarter of Spotify's 75 million active users actually pay for the service. And, as The Guardian UK reports, despite pulling in €1.08 bn in revenue, its losses were €162.3m. So why are all these promising platforms sinking?
The way we watch movies is changing, and Netflix is at the vanguard of this change. Since entering the Canadian market, the over-the-top movie and TV delivery service has given Canada's major telcos a run for their money, as they compete for viewers with their on-demand TV and movie services. Despite complaints by many that Netflix Canada doesn't have the same wide selection as its U.S. counterpart, the service has been making significant inroads in establishing itself on this side of the border. So who will win the great battle between over-the-top providers like Netflix and telcos like Rogers and Shaw? Only time will tell.