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Local Matters

Radio profits in Canada increased last year. Probably the biggest reason for this success is that you play such a crucial role at the local level, serving your individual communities. You have a huge advantage in that your stations—and your program hosts—are trusted curators of local content. Listeners turn to you not only for music […]

Canadian Cord-Cutting Accelerates through 2015

Source: Ooyala Video Mind Blog Ottawa-based research and consulting firm Boon Dog said the top providers were down 153,000 TV subscribers in their respective three fiscal 2015 quarters – record losses – compared to 22,000 subs lost in the same quarters in 2014. In Q3 alone, pay-TV providers in Canada lost 39,000 subscribers compared to […]

CRTC Talk about the Transformation of Television

Montebello, Quebec May 8, 2015 Jean-Pierre Blais, Chairman Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Here are some interesting excerpts from this talk about the issues that matter to us and are defining the future of the television industry. The time to change and innovate has come. Your advantageous position is your springboard to the future. As […]

The Evolution of Television

The CRTC has influenced our viewing choices for a long time. It now recognizes that the masses are overtaking their influence and their approach to the broadcast industry must change if it is to survive. The Chairman of the CRTC gave a long speech on March 12, 2015 to The Canadian Club. Here are some […]

CRTC eases Canadian-content quotas for TV

The CRTC has unveiled a dramatic overhaul of its old protectionist rules for television programming, including the relaxation of its long-standing rules that require TV broadcasters to carry a certain quota of Canadian-produced content. “Television quotas are an idea that is wholly anachronistic in the age of abundance and in a world of choice,” CRTC […]