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More multi-lingual channel applicants state their cases to CRTC

Day two saw Bell Media highlighting the scale of its existing news operations while other applicants questioned the ability of big media cos to prioritize multi-lingual programming.

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CRTC denies Bell’s latest request to suspend simsub ban

Despite the apparent overturn of the CRTC’s simsub ban in the trilateral USMCA pact, the commission declined to consider the matter while it is still before the Supreme Court.

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Review panel for Broadcasting, Telecoms Acts extends deadline

Originally set for Nov. 30, the seven-person panel has extended its submission deadline until early next year.

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Feds propose IP law, Copyright Board reforms

The changes aim to speed up decision-making processes and provide faster payments to content creators.

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CRTC needs more regulatory flexibility in digital world: Scott

During a presentation to the Senate on the modernization of Canadian legislation, CRTC chair Ian Scott said the commission needs new tools, such as the ability to impose monetary penalties.

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U.K. to implement digital tax

The new 2% tax on U.K. revenues will target “established tech giants.”

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European Parliament imposes content quota for streamers

VOD platforms like Netflix and Facebook will need to commit at least 30% of their programming to local productions.

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In brief: New Heritage deputy ministers named

Plus: eOne partners on a docuseries exec produced by Drake, while Pyewacket‘s writer/director has been tapped to direct season three of Slasher (pictured).

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Updated: CRTC releases GLR decisions

Programs of national interest (PNI) expenditure for English-language broadcast groups will now be based on historical spend, up from 5% of revenues.

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Column: NAFTA, Trump and Canada’s cultural exemption

Entertainment lawyer Lorraine P. D’Alessio examines what’s at stake in the renegotiation of NAFTA and the precedent set by TPP11.

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Heritage releases Creative Export guidelines

“High-potential” projects can received up to $2.5 million in funding.

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Who is Canada’s new Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez?

The Quebec MP will be a front-and-centre presence with industry stakeholders, as he stickhandles a number of important initiatives underway.