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The Netflix impact: New report says "structural imbalance" will cost governments $500 million, hit Cancon production
WINNIPEG – As long as the federal government and their provincial counterparts keep allowing Netflix to do business in Canada without at least collecting sales taxes, they are perpetuating a structural imbalance in favour of the big U.S. Read more

FairPlay: What's the cost? What's the tech? And, does the CRTC have the authority?
Nearly 10,000 submissions, most by people who didn’t read the proposal GATINEAU – The FairPlay Coalition has a fight on its hands. Read more

CBSC flooded with more than 1,000 complaints after radio host joked about hitting cyclists
OTTAWA – A radio personality who suggested that drivers run down cyclists breached the Canadian Association of Broadcasters’ Code of Ethics, says the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council (CBSC). Read more

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Virgin Mobile Canada contest seeks innovative mobile-related business ideas
TORONTO – Canadians with a mobile-related business idea have a chance to win $10,000 toward their venture plus a meeting with business magnate and Virgin Group founder Richard Branson. Read more

New Encore+ playlist serves up top Canadian docs
TORONTO – Encore+ is partnering with Hot Docs on a new collection of Canadian productions previously screened at either Hot Docs Festival or the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, or which have been Read more

Canadians support right to access news over personal reputation: CJF poll
TORONTO - A new poll commissioned by The Canadian Journalism Foundation finds the right to access news outweighs personal reputation considerations when it comes to online news Read more

MajikBus scores access to CBC’s musical archive
TORONTO and LONDON - Canadian specialist archive curator MajikBus Entertainment is helping to bring rare and unreleased musical gems from the CBC’s vaults to light. Read more

Horror movie ad creepy, but ok before 9 p.m.
OTTAWA – A trailer for a horror movie that aired during a CFL game did not breach any broadcast codes, the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council (CBSC) has determined. Read more

uBreakiFix adds third Toronto location
TORONTO - Tech repair company uBreakiFix opened its third store in Toronto this week, in the heart of the city’s business and financial district. Read more

Canadians question truth, accuracy, as ad complaints rise: Ad Standards
TORONTO – Driven by complaints about the non-commercial advertising sector, Canadians lodged more complaints about advertising in 2017, says Ad Standards. Read more

Star power of orangutans behind Love Nature’s new docu-soap
DUNEDIN, NEW ZEALAND - NHNZ, Blue Ant Media’s New Zealand-based factual television production house, is currently in production on a new HDR natural history docu-soap starring the orangutans of Borneo. Read more

It’s round three for CBC’s Format Incubator
Corp seeks "big, bold and innovative" concepts TORONTO – CBC has brought back the Format Incubator for a third year in a move that it says underscores its commitment to creating original unscripted television formats. Read more

Catherine Tait to take the reins at CBC
Goldbloom named new chair; three new board members added OTTAWA – Long time film, television and digital content maker Catherine Tait has been named president and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada, Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly announced this Read more

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