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Cable & Telecom

COMMENTARY: Respectfully, minister: What’s the rush? (Updated)

By Mark Goldberg ON TUESDAY EVENING, a Twitter thread by Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez requesting a rushed CRTC review of Russia Today (RT) caught my eye: That’s right. Two weeks. The Heritage Minister, the Minister responsible for the CRTC, is asking the independent, quasi-judicial regulator to collect evidence and render a decision in two weeks on whether RT should be continue to be permitted as a broadcasting service option for Canadians. Two weeks. The Commission regularly takes two weeks just to have a decision translated. Please tell me how the CRTC can prepare a… Continue Reading

Radio & Television

COMMENTARY: Big Tech pay-for-news legislation is overdue

By Howard Law HERITAGE MINISTER PABLO Rodriguez’s announcement last week that the federal Liberals are about to introduce an Online News Bill means a second rescue mission in four years to steady the finances of Canadian news journalism. This time it’s not government money but industry money: a Canadian knock-off of Australia’s Media Bargaining Code will give publishers and broadcasters the leverage they need to obtain fair compensation from Google and Meta for using journalists’ news content to grow their audiences and make money on Search, YouTube and Facebook NewsFeed. We’re long past debating whether the advertising-dependent business model for… 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.