It’s no tell-all, but Netflix provides partial answers to certain regulatory orders in a Sept. 22 letter obtained by Playback Daily. (Netflix’s Corie Wright pictured.)
The U.S.-based streamer said it is not subject to regulatory orders “under Canadian broadcasting law.”
The guild was the target of an online hacking by a group calling itself Obey Sec, and has launched a security sweep to guard against further attacks.
Playback was on hand in Toronto Wednesday night as filmmakers, distributors and broadcasters debated how best to address the CRTC on getting more homegrown films on broadcast schedules beyond pay TV.
“Public awareness of homegrown movies leaves much to be desired,” survey results show, as, excluding Trailer Park Boys: The Movie, most Canadians could not recall the last homegrown movie they viewed.
At the pubcaster’s annual public meeting, Suzanne Morris, VP and CFO, says revenues were hit hard by the lockout but that “hockey has returned stronger than ever.”
Industry orgs and media execs argue that while the move may increase consumer choice, niche channels may struggle for audience.
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