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Radio & Television

ANALYSIS: Broadcasting, Cancon and the Internet. A way forward without Bill C-10

Third in a three-part series By Len St-Aubin FOR DECADES, CANADIAN broadcasting policy, grounded in the limitations of over-the-air radio and TV, has restricted consumer choice in the name of Canadian culture. Quietly, Canadians have resisted: with set-top “rabbit ears”, roof-top antennas, pre-regulation cable-TV, and satellite dishes big and small, we asserted our freedom of choice, pulling in foreign signals. We took to online streaming like fish to water. If passed, Bill C-10 would apply those increasingly out of touch (OOT) policies to online streaming. Virtual private networks (VPNs) are about to flourish. It’s not that Canadians don’t like Canadian content. Our maple-leaf hearts… Continue Reading

Cable & Telecom, Radio & Television

ANALYSIS: Why Bill C-10 fails broadcasting and Canadians

By Len St-Aubin DEBATE ABOUT BILL C-10 thus far has focused on Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault’s goal to make big foreign online audio and video streamers, like Netflix, Disney+, Amazon Prime, YouTube and Spotify, contribute to the creation of Canadian content. But Bill C-10’s scope is vast. It will impact broadcasting and the internet in Canada, and all Canadians It’s a valid public policy goal to expect big foreign streamers which have significant market share and revenues in Canada to engage with Canadian creators in the production of Canadian stories for Canadian and global audiences. It’s a valid question whether amending the… Continue Reading

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.