Media Beat: June 04, 2018
Netflix beats CTV, Global in three demos
Data sourced from Numeris shows Netflix beats out both CTV and Global in terms of average viewing for three key English demographics — adults 18 to 34, adults 25 to 54 and children 2 to 11. In other words, the majority of English Canadians prefer the online streaming platform to the country’s major stations. – Rose Behar, Mobile Syrup
It's time for Ottawa to get serious about modernizing broadcasting rules
– Kate Taylor, Globe & Mail subscription
Regulating Netflix offers no fix for CanCon programming
Gen-Xers ironically wishing for the return of The Littlest Hobo: your prayers may have finally been answered!
At least, that’s the promise – and maybe the threat – found within a new recommendation from the CRTC that wants the government to legislate Canadian content laws for ISPs, wireless carries and foreign online streaming services such as Netflix and Spotify.
Basically, it’s all about getting Netflix to create and promote more homegrown programming. – Norman Wilner, Now
CRTC broadcast report ‘fundamentally flawed’
Policy experts from a variety of advocacy groups have begun to weigh in on the CRTC’s recently published programming distribution report to express confusion and concern in almost equal measure. – Sameer Chhabra, Mobile Syrup
Fagstein’s Media News Digest
RTDNA national and network award winners, some fall TV plans, Global News Radio adds seventh station, Christianne M. Laizner is named CRTC telecom vice-chair, the Globe & Mail profiles Ed the Sock who is trying to make a comeback, and Tommy Schnurmacher is writing his memoirs that are to be published daily online starting today (June 4). – Steve Faguy blog
Canadian Radio News recap for May
A summary of CRTC decisions and on-air changes affecting the Canadian radio landscape. – Facebook