Policy

CRTC

WGC, ACTRA weigh in at CRTC hearings

As the CRTC hearings into BCE’s $3.2 billion takeover of CTV continue, industry players debated Thursday how much the phone giant should pay to the Canadian broadcast system to secure a greenlight for the transaction.

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CRTC opens CTV/BCE transaction hearings

BCE on Tuesday defended its tangible benefits package for taking over CTV, contending it’s offering “significant commitments” to new Canadian content production.

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Rogers offers conditional support for BCE/CTV takeover

In its brief to the CRTC regarding the takeover, Rogers’ exec Phil Lind says it’s all good – as long as fee-for-carriage is not brought up again.

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CRTC briefs on BCE takeover of CTV

BCE isn’t making many friends as it looks to get its takeover of CTVglobemedia approved by the CRTC at upcoming hearings.

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Film Ontario trade mission to Hollywood

They’re on a mission: With foreign location shooting in Ontario on an upswing, major industry players are headed to Los Angeles in January to drum up still more business.

Brian Anthony - DGC

Decade in Review: The decade that was, and the future that could be

A guest editorial from Brian Anthony, national executive director and CEO, Directors Guild of Canada.

Norm Bolen

Decade in Review: The time is now for terms of trade

A guest editorial from Norm Bolen, president & CEO, Canadian Media Production Association

Maureen Parker

Decade in Review: Fight for it

A guest editorial from Maureen Parker, executive director, Writers Guild of Canada.

CRTC

CRTC delays vertical integration hearings to June 20

Update your calendars: The mid-May Los Angeles Screenings has prompted the CRTC to delay upcoming vertical integration hearings from May 9, 2011 to June 20, 2011.

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ACTRA slams James Moore and Tony Clement for misinformation

Canadian actors have slammed two federal cabinet ministers for “political manipulation” after they turned thumbs down to a so-called iPod tax to compensate content creators.

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CRTC to order broadcasters to air digital switch PSAs

The CRTC is enlisting broadcasters in its ground game to get Canadians into the digital TV age from August 31, 2011.

Maureen Parker

Integrate the net into media mix or lose CanCon: WGC

Regulation is not a dirty word. That was the message from the Writers Guild of Canada to a Heritage Committee formed to examine an issue which has flummoxed policy makers and industry leaders around the globe: media convergence.