Policy

Bill C-11 supporters, critics go before Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage

Witness testimony included representatives of Corus Entertainment, OUTtv Network, Skyship Entertainment Company and the University of Ottawa.

Industry leaders feel ‘heard’ after National Culture Summit

Leaders of the Reelworld Screen Institute, the Indigenous Screen Office and Canada Media Fund discuss key takeaways from the ‘significant’ summit in Ottawa.

Telefilm Canada releases code of conduct for business partners

The new guidelines apply to all types of interactions with Telefilm and are complementary to the internal policies the funder already has in place.

Op-ed: The importance of Bill C-11 and getting it passed quickly

Brad Danks, CEO of OUTtv Media Global, writes that Bill C-11 is critical in protecting Canada’s domestic distribution system.

CMPA launches campaign to push for swift movement on Bill C-11

With the tagline “end the free ride for foreign web giants,” the campaign says Canada’s outdated broadcasting laws are hurting producers, broadcasters and stories.

Commissioner of Competition plans to oppose Rogers-Shaw merger

The companies have extended their deadline in order to work towards the deal’s approval.

New Canada-France coproduction treaty takes effect

The agreement signed last summer and officially implemented May 1 covers the areas of film, television and on-demand audiovisual media services.

Op-ed: Growth and inclusion for a better Canada – the case for Bill C-11

Canada Media Fund president and CEO Valerie Creighton writes about the urgent need to act on Bill C-11.

CRTC chairperson says Bill C-11 provides ‘a more flexible approach to regulation’

Ian Scott praised various aspects of the Online Streaming Act and addressed concerns about social media content regulation to a class at Ryerson University.

Op-Ed – C-11: Can we change the conversation?

Policy analyst and media researcher Irene S. Berkowitz issues a “call to action” to find common ground between legacy and new media creators, noting their divide is a false fight.

CRTC gives conditional approval to Rogers’ takeover of Shaw

The CRTC says Rogers must contribute $27.2 million to initiatives and funds that benefit the Canadian content system – five times more than it had originally proposed.

CRTC removes RT and RT France from Canadian airwaves

The CRTC says distribution of the Russian state-owned TV network is “not in the public interest” amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.