Cable & Telecom

CRTC cuts daytime CanCon quotas, adds VOD exemption, launches new pilots, discoverability summit

OTTAWA–GATINEAU – Canadian-made content can hold its own among the best in the world, and therefore no longer requires “certain” regulatory protections, CRTC chairman Jean-Pierre Blais said Thursday while releasing the third round of decisions from the Let’s Talk TV proceeding.The Commission is cutting the Canadian content quota for local TV stations during the day from 55% to zero, but will keep the weekday prime time requirement that 50% of programming aired between 6:00 and 11:00 PM.  Specialty channels, which currently have quotas that range from 15% to 85%, will see their Cancon requirements harmonized at 35% overall with no...