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  • New CRTC Policy Framework for Local and Community TVJune 17, 2016

    The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has published a new policy designed to ease the economic pressure squeezing local television newscasts in the same week in which a report was published clarifying how quickly young Canadians are pivoting to digital news platforms. Under … Read more »

  • Broadcasters obtain injunction in bid to stem “emerging trend” of pre-loaded set-top boxesJune 9, 2016

    The Federal Court of Canada recently granted three large broadcasters an order for an injunction* against retailers of pre-loaded “plug-and-play” set-top boxes.  The apps pre-loaded on the boxes allow consumers to access TV programs and movies without cable or other subscriptions.  As Madam Justice … Read more »

  • British Columbia Announces Changes to Film and TV Tax CreditsMay 3, 2016

    On May 2, 2016 the government of British Columbia announced significant changes to the province’s film, television and digital media tax credit programs. While the changes remain to be approved by the provincial legislature, they will involve the following: the Basic Production Services tax credit ( … Read more »

  • Ottawa Launches Overhaul of Cultural PolicyApril 27, 2016

    The Department of Canadian Heritage has launched a review of the federal government’s cultural policy toolkit that could bring significant changes to the governance framework that underpins the broadcasting, media and cultural industries. Announced this past weekend by Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly … Read more »

  • Parliament Undertaking Media and Local Communities StudyMarch 14, 2016

    Parliament is taking another careful look at the state of the country’s news media. The Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage is in the midst of at least ten meetings in which it will collect evidence on “how Canadians, and especially local communities, are informed about local and regional experi … Read more »