Articles Tagged ‘Let’s Talk TV’

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How skinny basic fared through 2016: report

Eight in 10 Canadians made no significant changes to their cable packages, but half of subscribers are considered “at risk” of cutting the cord.

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CRTC to allow ads on pay TV channels

The regulator has made the ruling to level the playing field in light of the removal of genre protection.

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Skinny basic: a primer

What the major cable companies are offering, and how it’s being marketed online.

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Bell Media denied specialty changes

The CRTC issued a series of Let’s Talk TV-related decisions for both Bell Media and YTV.

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CRTC changes could cost industry 7K jobs: report

A report co-authored by Nordicity and Peter H. Miller forecasts the Let’s Talk TV decisions will also likely result in a $400 million drop in spending on Canadian programming by 2020.

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CRTC rejects TFO must-offer application

Groupe Media TFO had asked the regulator to require all Canadian BDUs and satellite TV providers to offer the French-language educational channel.

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Blog: A whale of a story one line at a time

As spring buying kicks into gear, PHD Canada’s Rob Young breaks down Let’s Talk TV into bite-sized pieces.

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CRTC revises news regulations

The regulator is adding rules requiring 16 hours of original programming plus live broadcast facilities and regional news bureaus.

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CRTC rolls out new HVOD category

The new hybrid VOD category encapsulates services offered both online (OTT) and via subscription-based linear VOD.

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More cord-cutting ahead but mass exodus unlikely: report

Cord-cutters will grow in number but not by an earth-shattering amount, according to an IDC report.

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Opinion: CRTC clearly offside with Super Bowl decision

With the NFL’s involvement in the simsub debate, Judy Davey of the ACA argues why the regulator’s move sets the industry up for a loss.

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CRTC vice-chair to industry: ‘stop protecting status quo’

That was Tom Pentefountas’ statement to gathered industry members at the Future of TV conference, as he talked simsub and set-top box data.

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CRTC unveils three-year plan after Let’s Talk TV decisions

By 2017-18, the CRTC plans to be monitoring the pricing of unbunded cable TV packages being, and if the industry is offering a “small, affordable” skinny basic package.

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CRTC proposes new customer code for BDUs

The final decision from Let’s Talk TV is a draft code that would require TV services to provide customers with easy-to-understand agreements, among other stipulations.

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Reactions roll out to Let’s Talk phase two

Media execs note that decreased channels may lead to a jump in costs, depending on the channels that get picked most.