Department of Canadian Heritage

  1. CBC's Digital Music Service Attacked by Canadian Media Companies

    April 13, 2012 1:41 PM EDT Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's (CBC) recent launch of a free digital music service ( music.cbc.ca ) has come under fire from some of the country's biggest private media companies who claim it infringes on their ability to make money ...

  2. Canadian Broadcasting Corp. Announces Cutbacks, Layoffs, Adding Commercials To Music Stations

    April 06, 2012 12:33 PM EDT The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) has responded to the Conservative Government's $115 million reduction in funding to the national public broadcaster over the next three years by announcing plans to cut 650 full-time jobs and adjust ...

  3. Pierre Juneau, Champion of Canadian Music Talent, Juno Awards Namesake, Dead at 89

    February 22, 2012 1:13 PM EST Pierre Juneau, for whom Canada's national Juno Awards is named, died Tuesday at the age of 89. He is often credited with starting the boom of Canadian artists that started in the 70s and brining internatinal respect to the country's dome ...

  4. Canadian Broadcast Corporation Reaches Major Online Licensing Deal With AVLA

    January 25, 2012 3:50 PM EST The Canadian Broadcast Corporation (CBC), the country's oldest public broadcasting network, and Audio-Video Licensing Agency (AVLA) have reached the first negotiated collective license deal in Canada for online streaming and podcasting of rad ...

  5. Canadian Music Industry Perseveres In Challenging Times

    February 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST With CD sales falling faster than digital sales rise and with layoffs at Canada's major labels, many executives in the country's music business are worried about the implications of a continued decline in the music industry. Much of the ...

  6. Canadian Report Calls For 'Emerging Artists' Definition

    September 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A review of radio in Canada has recommended that the national radio broadcasting and music industries develop a framework to encourage airplay for new talent. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, which regulates radio i ...

  7. Canada's CRTC Rules On Content Quotas

    December 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Following its review of commercial radio and hearings last May in Ottawa, Canada's broadcast regulator the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) unveiled on Dec. 15 a decision that sided with Canadian broadcasters ...

  8. Study: Canadian Teens Tuning Out Radio

    July 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Canadians aged 12 and older were tuning into radio for an average 19.1 hours each week during 2005, a drop 24 minutes from the 2004 average of 19.5 hours, according to an 135-page report on media use Canadians aged 12 and older were tuning into ra ...

  9. Canada Moves Forward With Radio Reg Review

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Canadian federal government is going ahead with a planned review of its commercial radio regulations, despite an earlier call by domestic broadcasters for a delay amid the pending arrival of U.S. TORONTO (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The Canadia ...

  10. CAB Requests Radio Review Delay

    October 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Commission cites sector's vast changes. The Canadian Assn. of Broadcasters (CAB) has asked the Canadian Radio/Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to postpone a planned five-year review of radio scheduled for early 2006. Repres ...

  11. Canadian Media's Lockout Coming To An End

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Details of proposal being ironed out. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and the Canadian Media Guild are now hammering out details of a proposal to get workers back on the job this week after a seven-week lockout. The two sides met briefly wit ...

  12. Canadian Gov't Dismisses Sat-Radio Review

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Canada's Liberal Party government cabinet has turned down a request by cultural and trade groups to review the federal broadcast regulator's granting of subscription-radio licenses to satellite radio TORONTO -- Canada's Liberal Part ...

  13. Sat Services Bow To Canadian Content Requirements

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Two U.S. satellite radio services on Sept. 6 told Canada's broadcast regulator they can live with Canadian-content obligations imposed on their upcoming rollouts of Canadianized services. TORONTO (The Hollywood Report) -- Two U.S. satellite r ...

  14. Canadian Gov't Dismisses Sat-Radio Review

    September 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Canada's Liberal Party government cabinet has turned down a request by cultural and trade groups to review the federal broadcast regulator's granting of subscription-radio licenses to satellite radio Canada's Liberal Party governmen ...

  15. Canadian Music Industry Wants Sat-Radio Review

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The future of satellite radio in Canada remains unclear as a coalition of Canadian music industry organizations on Aug. 31 called on the federal government to proceed with a review of the June 16 deci TORONTO -- The future of satellite radio in Ca ...

  16. Canadian Music Industry Wants Sat-Radio Review

    August 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Feds previously granted three licenses. The future of satellite radio in Canada remains unclear as a coalition of Canadian music industry organizations called today (Aug. 31) on the federal government to proceed with a review of the June 16 decisi ...

  17. Mediation Set For CBC dispute

    August 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Canadian federal government is appointing a special mediator to restart negotiations between the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. and its locked-out unionized workers, union officials said Aug. 24. TORONTO (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The Canadian f ...

  18. Canadian Groups Protest Sat Radio Decision

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A coalition of Canadian content creators on June 27 formally asked the federal cabinet to overturn a June 16 decision by Canada's broadcast regulator that allows U.S.-based rivals XM Satellite Radio H TORONTO (The Hollywood Reporter) -- A coa ...

  19. XM, Sirius OK'd For Canada Launch

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Without a Canadian satellite capable of delivering pay radio, Canada's broadcast regulator on June 16 licensed U.S. rivals XM Satellite Radio Holdings and Sirius Satellite Radio to launch subscription TORONTO (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Witho ...

  20. Canadian Subscription Radio Licenses Granted

    June 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Three services approved for fall launch. Canada's federal broadcast regulator, the Canadian Radio Television and Telecommunications Commission today (June 16) granted three subscription radio licenses in preparation for the fall launch of sub ...

  21. More Foreign Nets Seek Canada Air

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Canadian cablecasters said Feb. 16 that they will ask the country's TV regulator to admit three new foreign-language services onto Canadian TV schedules. TORONTO (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Canadian cablecasters said Feb. 16 that they will as ...

  22. Canadian Film Honcho Backs CAA Pact

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Canadian film czar Richard Stursberg supports a deal between the Canadian government and Creative Artists Agency that aims to help Canadian film producers attract talent and obtain financing for their TORONTO (Hollywood Reporter)--Canadian film cz ...