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How will the digital giants contribute $830 million/year to Cancon?

By Denis Carmel OTTAWA – When Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault tabled Bill C-10 in November 2020, his department issued a Q&A which stated: “As the independent regulator, the CRTC will determine whether and how broadcasting services with differing characteristics are required to contribute, and the form of these contributions. “If the CRTC requires online broadcasters to contribute to Canadian content at a similar rate to traditional broadcasters, online broadcasters’ contributions to Canadian music and stories could amount to as much as $830 million per year by 2023.” Members of the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage (CHPC), during a meeting held...
 

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.