CRTC Submissions on Canadian Content

  The CRTC took submissions from interested parties on the topic of a “Netflix Tax.” It is not available on the main CRTC site (that I’ve seen) but the submissions made are available on a separate site: http://www.canadiancontentconsultations.ca/home Notably, the submission from the CBC is essentially in favour of letting Netflix continue to operate as they have, as… Read More

News of the Week; January 18, 2017

MEDIA, COMMUNICATIONS & NET NEUTRALITY Not Exactly a Netflix Tax: Where Canada Stands on a Digital Sales Tax (Michael Geist) Careful: a digital tax isn’t the same as a Netflix tax Killing net neutrality at FCC is “not a slam dunk,” departing chair says: While Republicans could end net neutrality, Wheeler explains why they shouldn’t…. Read More

News of the Week; January 11, 2017

MEDIA, COMMUNICATIONS & NET NEUTRALITY Canadian Regulators Declare 50 Mbps To Be The New Broadband Standard Why a media coalition is decrying a CRTC ruling on Super Bowl feeds (Michael Geist) NFL Blitzes Trudeau in Arcane Super Bowl Advertising Dispute Norway Set to Be First Country to Switch Off FM Radio: Move to all-digital radio… Read More

News of the Week; January 4, 2017

MEDIA, COMMUNICATIONS & NET NEUTRALITY Terence Corcoran: The CRTC needs to stop playing this game and let networks decide what ads run during the Super Bowl Canada Classifies Broadband as a Basic Telecommunications Service Tucker Carlson delivers sexism for Fox News Megyn Kelly Is Leaving Fox News for NBC Canada among the ‘most expensive mobile… Read More