Finally! The CRTC recommends regulating digital media: is the government listening?

Montreal, June 1st, 2018 – The Coalition for Culture and Media welcomes the CRTC findings presented in its much-anticipated report on the future of program distribution in Canada.

Several of these findings respond to the coalition’s expectations, in particular when it comes to regulating all online streaming services and making all industry players contribute – including foreign operators – to the financing of production and promotion of Canadian content. The coalition is also pleased that the CRTC has rejected the idea of deregulating traditional broadcasters (radio, television, cable operators) and appreciates the CRTC’s acknowledgement of the urgency to address the current situation.