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Netflix May Offer A Novel New Approach To CanCon: Willing Exhibition

NetFlixCrossposted from OpenMedia.ca:

While there has been considerable apprehension over Shaw’s demand for online streaming services to be regulated by the CRTC, Netflix is already two steps ahead in maintaining their competitive edge. The service has been accused of having an unfair advantage over conventional broadcasters thanks to the CRTC’s long-standing policy of not regulating Internet content. Rather than fight these accusations, Netflix has simply opted to do something that our conventional broadcasters would likely never do in an unregulated environment: willingly add a significant amount of Canadian content to their line-up.

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Net Neutrality in Canada May Still Require Some Work

With Internet providers recently being given the regulatory go-ahead to charge customers based on how much bandwidth they use, things are beginning to look slightly grimmer for net neutrality being properly implemented in Canada. However, a glimmer of hope still exists in the form of Industry Minister Tony Clement, who may soon have the power to undo this damage. As always, your simple and non-intensive participation is vital.

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Netflix Launches in Canada

NetFlixNetflix, an online streaming service for movies and television shows which is often touted as being more convenient than piracy, has finally launched in Canada. It can be accessed by anyone with the exception of those who made the unfortunate choice of purchasing an Xbox360.

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Bell to Purchase CTV for $3.2 Billion

Ash and the ApocalypseBCE Inc. has stated its intentions to purchase major Canadian commercial broadcaster CTV for $5.3 billion. Combined with Shaw’s bid to purchase CanWest Global in its entirety and Rogers’ recent acquisition of CityTV stations across the country, this news definitively ensures the destruction of local television in Canada forever.

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