Media Beat: May 07, 2018

Sign the petition and save the CBC archives

At this very moment, hundreds of thousands of TV, film, and radio recordings are heading to the incinerator, along with countless records, negatives, and other precious artefacts of Canadian culture and history.

CBC's first copy of Neil Young's Harvest? Up in smoke. Knowlton Nash, Barbara Frum, Wayne & Shuster, Peter Gzowski, Joni Mitchell, Tommy Hunter, and Glenn Gould? Up in smoke. The Beatles' final concert (it happened in Toronto)? The Queen's first visit to Canada? Up in smoke.

This act of madness is taking place quickly and will be done before CBC’s new President takes office, unless we act now. – Friends of Canadian Broadcasting

SK broadcasting college creates scholarship in memory of Humboldt Broncos announcer

A Saskatoon broadcasting college is establishing a scholarship in memory of Tyler Bieber, a play-by-play announcer who was killed in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash on April 6.

The Western Academy Broadcasting College was scheduled to announce the details of the Tyler Bieber Memorial Scholarship at a news conference Friday morning. – CBC News

Roundhouse goes off the air

The self-styled Vancouver community FM ceased broadcasting Sunday, but it appears that a prospective buyer has agreed to acquire the licence, pending approval by the CRTC. – Harrison Mooney, Vancouver Sun

The arrival of 5G wireless could turn customers into roadkill

The potential of the technology to change the way people live and work is causing regulators to rethink some of their long-standing policies – The Globe & Mail (subscription)

Belgian ISPs agree to block 450 ‘pirate’ domains

The three leading Belgian ISPs Proximus, Telenet and VOO are joining with right holders in requesting to block 33 websites and 450 domains on copyright grounds.

After a year-long legal dispute, the film and music industry and the main internet service providers have decided, on the basis of a joint request, to go to court, according to L’Echo. – Robert Briel, Broadband TV News

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