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Share your views on the future of programming in Canada

From a media release:

Starting today, the CRTC is inviting Canadians to share their views on how they will access audio and video content in the coming years and its impact on the Canadian market. The CRTC is accepting comments until November 24, 2017.

This consultation arises from the Government’s request that the CRTC submit a report on future distribution models for Canadian programming, as well as its continued creation, production and distribution. This report is due by no later than June 1, 2018.

Canadians can participate in the consultation’s first phase by:

  • filling out the online form;
  • writing to the Secretary General, CRTC, Ottawa, Ontario K1A ON2; or
  • sending a fax to (819) 994-0218.

Comments collected will help shape the second phase of the public consultation. Further details related to the format and deadlines of the second phase will be shared at a later date.

Quick Facts

  • On September 28, 2017, the Governor-in-Council used its power under Section 15(1) of the Broadcasting Act and requested that the CRTC provide a report relating to the announced review of the Broadcasting and Telecommunications Acts.
  • As directed by the Governor-in-Council, the CRTC is seeking comments on:
    • What programming distribution model(s) is/are likely to exist in the future?
    • How and through whom will Canadians access their programming?
    • To what extent these models will ensure a vibrant domestic market?
  • Interested parties are also invited to submit studies or relevant research on these or related issues that could inform the CRTC.

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“We want to hear from Canadians and interested parties from all regions of the country on these important questions referred to the Commission by the Government. This will ensure we have the necessary information and evidence to prepare a report that will help inform the upcoming review of the Broadcasting and Telecommunications Acts.”

Ian Scott, Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of the CRTC

 

 

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Link: Mélanie Joly’s Netflix deal fails to address the real issues for Canadian content creators

From Kate Taylor of The Globe and Mail:

Link: Mélanie Joly’s Netflix deal fails to address the real issues for Canadian content creators
Is any of this going to change with the sparkly $500-million five-year Netflix deal that Minister of Canadian Heritage Mélanie Joly announced Thursday as she unveiled her new cultural policy? Not likely. The deal, which coincides with a commitment not to tax online services, is merely political cover for Joly as she fails to resolve the central issue her review was supposed to address: how to update analog-era supports for Canadian creators so that they can thrive in the digital age. Continue reading.

 

 

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Link: Canada’s new cultural policy: The 10 key takeaways; plus Melanie Joly’s speech

From Daniel Leblanc and Mayaz Alam of The Globe and Mail:

Link: Canada’s new cultural policy: The 10 key takeaways
On Thursday, the Heritage Minister unveils ‘Creative Canada,’ the first major overhaul of the cultural funding regime in more than 25 years. Here’s what you need to know. Continue reading. 

Here’s a link to a transcript of today’s speech.

 

 

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Link: Netflix to commit $500M over 5 years on new Canadian productions: sources

From Catherine Cullen of CBC News:

Link: Netflix to commit $500M over 5 years on new Canadian productions: sources
Internet streaming service Netflix will spend at least half a billion dollars over the next five years to fund original Canadian productions, CBC News has learned.

The funding will officially be announced tomorrow by Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly as part of a speech unveiling her vision for Canadian content and cultural industries in the digital world. It comes after months of public consultations, which were held last year. Continue reading.

 

 

 

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Link: A look at what’s on the line for Canada’s cultural industry

From Susan Krashinsky Robertson of The Globe and Mail:

Link: A look at what’s on the line for Canada’s cultural industry
Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly is set to unveil her vision for the future of Canada’s $48-billion broadcasting, media and cultural industries in a much-anticipated speech on Thursday. The scale of coming upheaval – potentially touching everything from publishing to the music and gaming industries to arts funding – hasn’t been seen in more than 25 years. Continue reading.

 

 

 

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