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CRTC Policy: Measures to support creation of content made by Canadians

News release:

Let's Talk TV: CRTC announces measures to support the creation of content made by Canadians for Canadian and global audiences

Additional information on the changes to the Canadian television system

Speech:

Jean-Pierre Blais to the Canadian Club of Ottawa on Let's Talk TV and the future of content made by Canadians

Broadcasting regulatory policy:

2015-86 Let's Talk TV
The way forward – Creating compelling and diverse Canadian programming

Broadcasting notice of consultation:

2015-87 Call for comments on proposed amendments to the exemption order for video-on-demand undertakings and to the standard conditions of licence for video-on-demand undertakings

Broadcasting order:

2015-88 Exemption order respecting discretionary television programming undertakings serving fewer than 200,000 subscribe
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post #2 of 113 (permalink) Old 2015-03-12, 02:19 PM
 
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Good, no more genre protection. Bell, Shaw, and Rogers don't need it anyway.
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So Shomi and Crave TV will have to be offered to all over the internet. I wonder how that will effect their business models and/or pricing? Will we eventually see Cromi as they try to make this work.
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No, they will only have to be offered all over the internet if they wish to offer exclusive programs, otherwise they can stay as is, at least from what I can tell.
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So, seeing as Bell has exclusive content from Showtime and HBO on Crave TV either they will have to renegotiate the exclusivity or open it up Crave to all on the internet. Not sure what Rogers and Shaw have locked up, but I am pretty sure some off there content is exclusive to the Shomi service.
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The CRTC is also eliminating the rule that requires specialty channels like HGTV Canada and MusiquePlus to broadcast only certain types of programs.
(From the CBC article previously linked to)
Does this mean we could see music videos on TSN, sports on the Food Network and cooking shows on Sportsnet?
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Lol, with these BDU's it's a distinct possibility.
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How do they define this 50% cancon on prime time rule for local stations? If a media company owns two stations in a broadcast area (say CTV/CTV2 or City/Omni), are those stations counted together in the 50% rule? If not, I don't see how they are fulfilling their requirements now. 1 Hour of news + 1/2 of entertainment magazine (et canada/etalk) does not equal 50% of 5 hours.
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The CRTC is also eliminating the rule that requires specialty channels like HGTV Canada and MusiquePlus to broadcast only certain types of programs.
The minute I saw that, I thought of Shaw Media:

NCIS reruns on HGTV, NCIS: New Orleans reruns on Food TV (for the Cajun cooking ),etc.
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(From the CBC article previously linked to)
Does this mean we could see music videos on TSN, sports on the Food Network and cooking shows on Sportsnet?
Sports Networks are Cat C, so you won't see the Nylons on TSN except for the Grey Cup half-time show
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Here's a good article trying to explain SVOD: CRTC proposes looser regulation if broadcasters offer CraveTV, Shomi to all Canadians

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/repor...ticle23420361/

The article was almost totally rewritten, trying to decipher what the CRTC was trying to say.

It looks like CraveTV complies with the old rules around Canadian content and funding.
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Interesting points I found in the ruling:
* Removal of specialty channel categories (Category A, B, etc.). As far as I can tell, this includes the removal of must-carry status for most of these channels. National news services are among those to keep that status, but it will be prescribed on case by case, it seems. I'm not clear on whether existing category A channels immediately lose their must-carry.
* Removal of genre protection, including of prescribing what sorts of genres specialties can air. They can now change formats entirely if they'd like. The only exceptions here must-carry channels. This is effective immediately.
* Changes to the approval of new national news services: They must demonstrate that they have a proven track record in news, that there is demand in the market for it, and that the service would bring improved diversity
* Internet-based VOD services that provide exclusives must be available to all Canadians. This effectively means they can't be tied to a BDU. I imagine this also means services like individual channel websites. There is, however, nothing here about pricing. I imagine they can do what they want with that.
* No licenses required for any specialties with fewer than 200K subs, with some minor rules to consider. Sounds like specialties over that would effectively be rubbed stamped.
* Changes to CanCon rules: There's a lot here, and I'm having trouble deciphering it, so I'll let others figure this out.
* Creation of an industry working group to work out the details on using cable set-top boxes for audience measurement.

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Some good stuff there. I especially like the ruling that internet services with exclusive content must be made available to all. I don't know of a paid streaming service that doesn't have exclusives so it effectively means all of them. It looks like Bell is going to try and keep CraveTV tied to a BDU subscription though. That effectively means that many Canadians will be relying on their BDU to sign an agreement with Bell. We'll see how that works out.

Some of it, like genre protection, pretty much just retroactively allows a lot of current practices. Some channels have been effectively ignoring their license conditions regarding genres for some time now. If genre protections are removed, how does that affect the rules regarding genre competition from US specialty channels?

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Will we eventually see Cromi as they try to make this work.
By the same token, we could also see ShaveTV but I doubt Bell and Rogers/Shaw will combine their offerings.
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Except Crave TV is available to multi providers as Shomi is only available to Rogers & Shaw customers.

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