Want faster, cheaper piracy measures By Ahmad Hathout OTTAWA – The country’s largest broadcasters and telecoms want new copyright legislation to include provisions that give the courts the ability to... Continue Reading
CANADA’S ISPs ALWAYS want to perform well in PCMag’s analysis of the fastest speeds delivered to their customers. The magazine regularly, with the help of Ookla and actual customers using... Continue Reading
Auction starts today By Ahmad Hathout OTTAWA - The strings attached to the federal government’s 3.5 GHz spectrum, whose auction beginning today will repurpose portions of it for mobile wireless... Continue Reading
Why we can’t allow two companies who don’t lead, to merge
By Brad Danks
IF YOU HEARD A PRIMAL scream coming from across the country during your morning coffee last Thursday, no doubt it came from people like me who were reading the article in this publication entitled, Why more Canadian media consolidation is a must, summarizing a report from Scotiabank analyst Jeff Fan that recommends the merger of Bell Media and Corus Entertainment.
It’s not clear whether this is an idea actually being considered by those companies, the banks or major investors or if it is just a random report…
CALGARY — Shaw Communications today announced an open call for Calgary-based 2SLGBTQ+ artists and muralists to participate in the second annual Shaw Pride Marches On public art installation at Central... Continue Reading
MONTREAL – Stingray Group announced this week it has partnered with Shaw Communications to make its Stingray Music TV app available to all Shaw’s IPTV customers across Western Canada. Starting... Continue Reading
Government must look before it leaps with C-10
By Monica Auer
THE DECISION BY THE Minister of Canadian Heritage several weeks ago to drop explicit protection for user-generated content uploaded to social media sites from Bill C-10 led to more attention being focussed on the new Broadcasting Act it would create.
In plain language, the Minister’s change means that while users themselves would not be subject to that Act, it would govern social media services “whose broadcasting consists only of” user-uploaded content. Even if the CRTC is unlikely to demand content posted by millions of Canadians on Facebook or YouTube meet its…