Struggle for the Future of Media in Canada continues…
A battle is raging over the new media in Canada and it’s being concealed by a fog of sanctimonious rhetoric and vested interests:
A strange confluence of forces has just made the push to have Netflix and other over-the-top video distributors(OVDs) — such as Amazon, Apple and Google — regulated by the rules of the Broadcasting Act. Events kicked into high gear this week when Astral Media renewed calls for the CRTC to regulate OVDs just like any other broadcaster. Bell, Rogers and Shaw quickly endorsed the call … Source
The rich dudes fight over the spoils and the rest of us get hosed. The whole thing stinks to me.
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