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Bell, NFL step up simsub appeal as time runs out

With the Super Bowl just a month away, the media co and U.S. football league urged the Federal Court of Appeal to overturn the CRTC’s decision.

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U.S. politicians weigh in on simsub

Senators Marco Rubio and Ron Johnson have spoken out against the CRTC’s ruling, but will their input prompt any action?

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Playback’s most popular stories of 2016

By all accounts it was a crazy year: major acquisitions, government consultations and regulatory changes. Take a look at our top-10 stories from the past year.

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NFL continues fight for sim sub

The league’s Canadian managing director has written to the U.S. Ambassador to Canada.

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Cancon undervalued in int’l markets: CRTC hearings

The domestic regulatory system needs to incentivize broadcasters to take more risks and invest more in R&D, eOne’s John Morayniss told the commission.

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Unions, guilds urge Cancon spending be maintained: CRTC hearings

If broadcasters’ CPE and PNI proposals are accepted, spending on Canadian programming would be reduced by hundreds of millions, say the guilds.

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Bell Media on turning the legacy ship and shuttering OTA transmitters: CRTC hearings

President Mary Ann Turcke also told the commission that Amazon Prime will be launching in Canada this week.

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CMPA takes aim at ‘producer of record’ deals: CRTC hearings

The commission also heard from CAFDE about how recent consolidation has affected the distribution outlets for features, and from DOC about how Super Channel’s legal woes impact doc makers.

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Corus defends request for 5% PNI: CRTC hearings

Execs from the entertainment company cited increased competition from SVODs – for programming, not just viewers – as one of the industry’s biggest challenges.

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CRTC licence renewal hearings: day one

Greater Cancon spending flexibility was a key theme from Quebecor Media, Groupe V and Bell Media at yesterday’s hearing.

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Opinion: The value in 10-out-of-10

Following Jean-Pierre Blais’ recent comments on the CIPF points change, the Writers Guild of Canada’s Maureen Parker weighs in on why 10/10 Canadian series are worth protecting.

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How does Canada’s TV consumption compare to the rest of the world?

With an average just under four hours, we’re ahead of Germany, but behind China, Poland and the U.S. in terms of total TV watched each day.