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Broadcaster data sharing gets a deadline

BDUs must be ready to lift the lid on their set-top boxes by September 2019.

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In Brief: Joanne Levy appointed to the CRTC

The former Buffalo Gal producer has been named commissioner for Manitoba/Saskatchewan, Thunderbird adds to its team, plus more news.

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Broadcasting revenues fell 3.3% in 2017: CRTC

Overall BDU revenues fell to $8.53 billion in 2017, marking the third consecutive year of losses, according to the report.

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Bell Fund awards $2M to nine TV projects

The fund’s inaugural TV program will support drama, comedy and lifestyle programs in English and French.

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CRTC renews licences for DHX-owned channels

The commission set PNI spending at 13% of the previous year’s revenues, mandating that half of that be independently produced.

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Op/Ed: We need to talk about Canadian drama

As the government-appointed panel begins its review of the Broadcasting and Telecom Acts, media researcher Irene Berkowitz makes the case for re-thinking how subsidies are deployed.

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Bell Fund marks 20 years with a new mandate

From Playback magazine: With a new directive from the CRTC, the funder had to overhaul its programs and adapt to an ever-changing industry.

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Feds appoint panel to review Broadcasting, Telecom Acts

The seven-person panel will examine how digital cos can contribute to the Canadian system.

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CRTC’s Ian Scott on creating a more sustainable Canadian system

Industry groups weigh in on the commission’s future programming models report.

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CRTC recommends telecoms contribute to Cancon

In its report on future distribution models, the commission suggested restructuring the content funding system and replacing prescriptive licensing.

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Competition Bureau blocks Historia, Series+ sale

Bell Media’s bid for the Corus properties is still to be reviewed by the CRTC.

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CRTC names Christianne M. Laizner vice-chairperson of telecom

Laizner, who recently served as interim telecommunications vice-chairperson, is the first woman to fill the role on a permanent basis.