PRIME TIME 2022: Top YouTube exec warns against “unintended consequences” of Bill C-11

By Etan Vlessing  BILL C-11 IS A POTENTIAL threat to the golden goose of Canadian creativity, YouTube’s chief business officer Robert Kyncl (above, bottom right) warned today during a panel on digital innovation at the Canadian Media Producers Association’s virtual Prime Time conference. Kyncl told the Prime Time audience YouTube in 2020 contributed $923 million in economic benefits to Canada, and 34,000 jobs, as homegrown user-generated content generated revenues from streaming on the open Google platform that flowed back into the wider economy. “It’s a net contributor to the country. It’s a lot of self-employment happening by amazing creative entrepreneurs creating other...

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.