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CRTC to feds: To harness change, change the legislation – and get everyone to pay in (UPDATED)


GATINEAU – On the empirical side, unsurprisingly, data compiled and released today by the CRTC in response to a government request, show the slow decline of the popularity and revenues of traditional media.But for the future, the report called Harnessing Change: The Future of Programming Distribution in Canada identifies four options available to the federal government as it mulls its promised overhauls of the Broadcasting Act and Telecommunications Act:Status quoDeregulate traditional playersApply the existing regulatory approach to new playersDevelop new, adaptable and innovative approaches which engage new players. This is the one the Report recommends.“To ensure a vibrant domestic market...