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Radio & Television

ANALYSIS: Canadian media needs more innovation, not concentration

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… Continue Reading

OTT, Radio & Television

COMMENTARY: Why the CRTC must be fixed before it gets new powers

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… Continue Reading

Our industry and COVID-19

We've gathered a number of links where Canadian cable, radio, television, telecom and wireless companies have posted their responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.