Radio & Television

Google news announcement shows dire need for new rules, says CAB

By Greg O’Brien OTTAWA – Since Google has no current plans to work with Canadian broadcasters and pay them for the local news linked through the tech giant, Google’s recent news announcement shows the need for comprehensive legislative reform, says the Canadian Association of Broadcasters. Last week, Google announced new agreements with a number of print publishers which will see the dominant search and digital advertising company pay publishers (an undisclosed amount) for its news in Google News Showcase and launch programs to train 5,000 journalists. A Google Canada spokesperson told in an email the company has no plans...

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.