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B.C. theatres raise glasses to new liquor laws

In response to pressure from the industry, the provincial government will now allow alcohol to be served in movie theatres.

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Shaw Communications tells CRTC to scrap LPIF subsidy

The cable company tells the regulator a revived Canadian TV ad market means local TV stations no longer need subscriber subsidy.

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CRTC calls for comment on PPV services

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.

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Hollywood criticizes Canada for “deeply flawed” copyright reform bill

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

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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.

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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.