Policy

04-26-11MarcVanDerChijs

Creative coalition left disappointed by Supreme Court decision on ISPs

Canadian actors, directors, producers and screenwriters: “The principles of the Broadcasting Act continue to be sound but, with this decision, their application remains inconsistent.”

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Mr. Finckenstein goes to Washington

In a speech to an industry forum, the outgoing CRTC chair addresses the challenges of preserving Canadian content in a fractured mediascape.

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Astral licence changes could ‘profoundly’ affect Canadian film: CAFDE

A charged atmosphere surrounds the CRTC’s hearings into a group-based approach to French television licencing.

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CRTC over-the-top services probe ‘inconclusive’

The regulator says the traditional broadcasting system is not being harmed by over-the-top services like Netflix, but that it will keep monitoring the situation.

03-24-10Parliament_PB

Ottawa reintroduces Bill C-32 for fourth attempt at copyright reform

The latest version of the Copyright Modernization Act includes a first-time “notice and notice” regime to compel internet service producers to target serial downloaders.

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Industry reacts to CRTC’s group-based license renewals

Positive reaction from the film and TV industry’s unions, guilds and associations is mixed with disappointment around Rogers’ lower CPE and the 5% PNI requirements.

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CRTC surprises as internet rate hearing starts

The regulator declines to address retail-customer rates in its review of usage-based billing for wholesale ISPs.

07-05-11TopChef

CRTC introduces reality TV category for log books

The TV watchdog looks to distinguish entertaining reality TV shows from sophisticated long-form documentaries.

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Banff debates loosening foreign ownership rules for media

A Banff panel tackles the thorny question of separating carriage and content to protect cultural sovereignty in an era of increasing technological change.

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ACTRA to CRTC: Online casters should offer, fund Canadian programming

Unions and industry organizations respond to the CRTC’s call for comment on OTT services.