The CRTC has put the kaibosh on George Burger’s proposed Crush channel, ruling the film channel for an 18-35 male demo was too “broad” in mandate to distinguish itself from existing Canadian pay TV channels.
Canada has taken another step towards a possible official film and TV co-production agreement with India by launching an online consultation of its co-production treaty on audiovisual content.
Only a few days after Industry Minister Tony Clement threatened to overturn a CRTC ruling on usage-based Internet billing the government has appointed a political ally as vice-chair of the federal regulator, a move critics say is meant to undermine the body’s authority.
Canadian guilds and unions on Friday applauded a federal court striking down the licensing of Egyptian-owned mobile carrier Globalive Communications as a move that restores Canada’s foreign ownership restrictions.
Drum roll: a first-time terms of trade agreement between Canadian broadcasters and indie producers appears in sight.
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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