Radio & Television

Prime Time: Netflix in the crosshairs

OTTAWA – It was billed as the first time Canada’s key broadcasting leaders would debate the “critical issues at the heart” of the current review of the federal Broadcasting and Telecommunications acts.However, the “Beyond Disruption: Crafting a Framework for the Future of the Industry” panel at last week’s Canadian Media Producers Association Prime Time annual national conference in Ottawa was more about how a key global streaming giant is messing up the existing framework of the Canadian broadcasting system.Bad luck for him or prescient planning by organizers situated St├ęphane Cardin, Netflix’s director of public policy for Canada, in the middle...