POLICY Articles



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

POLICYUNIONS & GUILDS

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



CRTC compels sat TV services to boost local TV station offering

POLICYTV

“Canadians in all markets should have access to their local television stations, regardless of how they receive their programming,” said CRTC chair Konrad von Finckenstein.



WGC tells CRTC to get ball rolling on 2010 TV policy

POLICYUNIONS & GUILDS

The 2010 TV Policy balances programming flexibility for broadcasters with a guarantee to make quality Canadian shows, especially dramas, documentaries and awards shows.



CRTC approves BBC Kids sale to Knowledge Network

POLICYTV

The Knowledge Network will make additional investments in the TV channel, including content from Canada, Britain and elsewhere internationally.



Foreign ownership liberalization becomes election issue

POLICY

Prime Minister Stephen Harper told reporters during a campaign stop in Sault St. Marie that his government had made no final decision on how to relax foreign ownership limits on domestic telecom companies.



Coalition targets Netflix in Canada

PEOPLE/COMPANIESPOLICY

Now that the streaming service is in the content game, a working group of Canadian industry stakeholders is asking the CRTC to reconsider how it categorizes the company.



Broadcaster flexibility should support Canadian programming

POLICYUNIONS & GUILDS

We welcome the CRTC’s 2010 TV policy for private broadcasters. Now hold them to it. That was the message from industry guilds and unions to the CRTC as they addressed on-going license renewal hearing for English-language television broadcasters.



Producers and broadcasters reach terms of trade deal

POLICY

The Canadian Media Production Association, representing major indie producers, inked an agreement in principle on valuing Canadian program rights, including new media product, with major private broadcast groups just in time for CRTC conventional license renewal hearings.



CRTC converges regulation of converging industry

POLICY

From Friday, the regulator said it has introduced a harmonized set of rules to process most broadcasting and telecom applications without former boundaries and constraints.



Indie producers want more flexibility with new co-pro treaty

PEOPLE/COMPANIESPOLICY

A fight could be brewing, as producers want better chances of working with foreign partners, while unions and guilds dig in to preserve key creative jobs for their members.

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