From James Bradshaw of The Globe and Mail:
Take U.S. networks off Canadian airwaves, Bell Media urges
The president of Bell Media fired a broadside at Canadaâ€™s broadcast regulator on Friday, saying its policies are hobbling the companyâ€™s profitability and suggesting that U.S. networks such as CBS, NBC and FOX should be kicked off the countryâ€™s airwaves.
In a speech to a TV industry audience in Ottawa, Kevin Crull argued the business model for traditional broadcasters is â€œfundamentally brokenâ€ and â€œunsustainable,â€ pointing a finger at Hollywoodâ€™s direct intrusion on Canadian TV dials. Continue reading.