Posted by David Christopher on Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 00:34
Fans of popular Canadian comedy The Trailer Park Boys have reason to cheer, following an announcement that two new seasons are coming to Netflix this fall.
Sadly, policymakers at the CRTC are considering a new tax on online services like Netflix, to subsidize broadcast media owned by Big Telecom. This when our telecom giants - who own major media outlets including CTV, CityTV, and Global - are already receiving tens of millions in subsidies from the Canadian Media Fund, often to churn out poor quality Canadian retreads of U.S. TV shows.Read more »
Posted by Danielle Gannon on Friday, March 7, 2014 - 01:29
It looks like the video we created with your support about the online spying bill C-13 has really been turning heads. Check out this piece about how Peter MacKay's bill would grant immunity to telecoms who hand over your private information without a warrant.
Telecom companies would be granted immunity for handing over information on their customers without a warrant under a law meant to target cyberbullying, civil liberties groups say. Read more »
Posted by David Christopher on Friday, March 7, 2014 - 00:14
Big Telecom is running scared of cord-cutters - and is doing what it takes to block them from watching their favourite shows online. It looks like Rogers is even planning to block Canadians from watching Hockey Night online. They want to trap Canadians in expensive and outdated service plans - and they’re using their power and control to do so. It’s not too late to push back by telling decision-makers at the CRTC to put Canadians first when it comes to our digital future.
Have you cut the cord from your television service recently - or are you considering it? If so, you’ve probably noticed it’s getting more difficult to watch the content you want online. The reason is clear - Big Telecom is terrified of cord-cutters and is determined to do what it takes to trap Canadians in their expensive TV service plans. Read more »
Posted by Danielle Gannon on Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 18:19
It looks like Big Telecom's lobby group is in deep trouble. Last week Telus pulled out of the CWTA - now Rogers could be poised to do the same. Will you be shedding tears over its demise? http://bit.ly/NVDvuc
The future of the CWTA could be in jeopardy depending on how you look into comments made by Rogers, reportsThe Canadian Press.
When asked whether Rogers would remain within the CWTA, spokesperson Patricia Trott said on Friday “We’ve been reviewing our options and we’ll make a decision that’s right for our customers.” Does that mean a yes or a no? Read more »