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CRTC extends deadline for comments on production report

Following two joint requests for an extension, the CRTC has pushed back the deadline for its expanded PNI report.

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Netflix rebuts calls to bring SVODs under Canadian legislation

In its Acts review submission, the global streamer said “it’s not clear what purpose would be served by regulating foreign, global online services as ‘broadcasters’ in Canada.”

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CRTC dismisses complaint against the Bell Fund

The commission said the manner in which the Bell Fund’s TV Program is structured is consistent with CRTC policies and need not be revised.

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CRTC invites comments on new production report

The commission has put out a call for English- and French-language groups to weigh in on a new production report to replace its annual PNI report for licensees.

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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).