Articles Tagged ‘Let’s Talk TV’

Canada ripe for new streaming option: Sandvine


Netflix has more than doubled its evening traffic from three years ago, according to the broadband and network solutions company, but a lack of a strong competitor makes Canada a prime market for a new entry.

Include children’s programming in basic, DHX tells CRTC


The new operator of Family, Disney XD and Disney Junior argued that not including the channels in a skinny basic option would diminish the quality of Canadian children’s content.

Measurement takes centre stage at CRTC Let’s Talk


Numeris and Rentrak on the timelines, potential and pitfalls of bringing set-top box measurement to the market.

Walt Disney warns CRTC against unbundling, ending simsub


Unbundling will mean long-term losses for the consumer with less programming variety in Canada, Disney exec Susan Fox told the regulator on Monday morning.

CRTC grills CBC on proposed new fees


The CBC requested new revenue tools, including carriage fees for conventional and a new Local News Fund for content at the Let’s Talk hearing.

Telus backs a la carte, targets Shomi at CRTC hearing


The telco said vertically integrated carriers were using programming services to show undue preference for their distribution platforms.

Why Rogers told CRTC to keep the kid gloves on for US channels


“…I don’t want to lose these folks from the ecosystem,” Rogers’ SVP David Purdy told regulators during Thursday’s Let’s Talk TV hearing.

TV needs guidelines, not regulations, Shaw tells CRTC


Company executives stressed allowing market forces to decide on pick-and-pay and cable unbundling in its Let’s Talk TV presentation. (Shaw Media EVP of content Barb Williams pictured)

Rogers backs pick-pack cable packaging in CRTC hearings


The cable and mobile giant also opposed the end of simultaneous substitution. (Rogers Media president Keith Pelley pictured)

Corus to CRTC: more choice will ‘paralyze’ consumers


Corus took a largely anti-regulatory stance on Wednesday, arguing the broadcast system is working fine as-is, both from a revenue and customer satisfaction perspective. (Corus CEO and president John Cassaday pictured.)