Radio & Television

Letter to the Editor: Canadian broadcasters aren’t calling for protectionist relief to expand globally

THE LEAD PARAGRAPH in your July 14th story on the success of Blue Ant in global markets begins: “A CONSTANT REFRAIN from Canadian broadcasters is they do not have the heft to battle U.S.-originating streaming services, and so need protectionist relief from the feds to survive a post-cable, border-straddling future.” I can’t say I have ever heard Canadian broadcasters say they need protectionist relief or else they can’t expand into global markets. In fact I expect Corus and Videotron would hotly deny that (while asking for less regulation) while Bell and Rogers would say the same thing, but perhaps in more diplomatic language....

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.