POLICY Articles



CRTC calls for comment on PPV services

FILMPOLICYTV

In light of increasing competition from VOD and other services, the Commission is using the current VOD framework as a baseline for the PPV services review, ahead of the PPV license renewal process this fall.



Hollywood criticizes Canada for “deeply flawed” copyright reform bill

POLICY

Bill C-11 came under fire Friday from a consortium of U.S. industry groups for not doing enough to combat online piracy.



Creative coalition left disappointed by Supreme Court decision on ISPs

POLICYWEB

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



Mr. Finckenstein goes to Washington

PEOPLE/COMPANIESPOLICY

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



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

POLICYTV

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



CRTC over-the-top services probe ‘inconclusive’

POLICYTVWEB

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.



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

FILMPOLICYTVWEB

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.



Industry reacts to CRTC’s group-based license renewals

POLICYTVUNIONS & GUILDS

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.



CRTC surprises as internet rate hearing starts

POLICYWEB

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



CRTC introduces reality TV category for log books

FILMNEWSPOLICY

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

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WIFT-T Crystal Awards 2014 - WIFT-T Board Chair Joanna Webb makes opening remarks at the 2104 WIFT-T Crystal Awards. Credit: Eduardo Perez