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The former CEO of Google, Eric Schmidt stunned everyone back in 2010 when he declared that we were creating more digital content every two days than all aggregated content created since the dawn of mankind. The overload of content is a typical characteristic of the digital space but the phenomenon of proliferation seems to be accelerating each year, and even more in the last...
A little over a year ago, the CMF unveiled its new guidelines and introduced the concept of « rich and substantial », a new prerequisite for digital media components in the Convergent Stream that excited some... and puzzled many.  As the CMF is releasing its first annual report, we sat down with the CMF’s English market director at Telefilm Canada...
While the CRTC has recently released the findings from a series of studies and research projects aimed at gauging the impact of over-the-top (OTT) services in Canada, other new developments in the connected TV sector have only further raised industry uncertainty by revealing how huge the competition currently is around digital distribution services for televised content. Netflix was one of the first...
In our effort to help the industry better mesure the impacts of the Terms of trade negotiations and agreement, the CMF asked CMPA’s John Barrack and Reynolds Mastin to put some things into perspective and provide us with some context. CMF: Why is the TOT important? CMPA: As mentioned by Norm Bolem, CMPA’s President and CEO:  “It forever redefines the relationship between producers and broadcasters.”  We could also argue...
Trendscape is also a window on CMF's employees. Through much of their hardwork and expertise, they contribute in creating a better understanding on the challenges and issues faced by the broadcasting system. The following entry is authored by Neal McDougall, Policy Analyst at the Canada Media Fund. Neal  has researched and shaped the policies and programs of the funding agency, as well as its predecessor, the Canadian Television...
And that’s something no one will argue with.One thing has been clear since the beginning of this year’s festival: the arrival of Netflix in Canada is a major concern for many Canadian producers and broadcasters. It is consequently unsurprising that the session In conversation with Ted Sarandos: The Netflix Effect in Canada, was one of the most popular – there...
Even if according to Duncan Stewart over-the-top content (OTT) does not represent an immediate threat to linear television, many in the Canadian industry are worried by the impact of Netflix and other Google TVs on our cultural landscape. Six key players participated in a heated discussion around these concerns on Monday.  Moderated by Telus’ Michael Hennessy, the panel OTT Services: The Future of...
The panel OTT Services: The Future of Television allowed us to hear how newcomers see their role in the Canadian landscape. David Hyman from Netflix, Donagh O'Malley from GoogleTVand Avner Ronen from Boxee all had things to say about how they see their contribution to the industry. "We are NOT a cord-cutting device," insisted Donagh O’Malley from Google TV.  "And we are NOT a content provider. ...
The man who knows The Banff World Festival kicked off yesterday with a series of inspiring sessions, amongst which Duncan Stewart’s highly anticipated nextMEDIA Tech, Media and Telecom Predictions. Duncan Stewart is widely recognized as one of the country’s leading researchers and « futurists ».  Each year, he and his virtual team of about 7000 experts around the world establish what they consider to...

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