Media Beat: June 04, 2018

Media Beat: June 04, 2018

By David Farrell

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

Vanessa Heins


Music News

Alexisonfire Are Releasing a Live Album from Their Hometown Born & Raised Festival

The St. Catharines, Ontario band are bringing the festival back this summer, and they'll release LIVE Born & Raised 2022, St Catharines ON just in time for fans to hear it first.

After a two year hiatus, Alexisonfire are resurrecting their hometown festival Born & Raised on July 5 and 6 at Montebello Park in St. Catharines, Ontario. Just in time, they're releasing a live album from the last time they held the festival, in 2022.

The album, LIVE Born & Raised 2022, St Catharines ON, captures their career-spanning set from the inaugural edition of the festival. In front of their hometown fans, they played songs from throughout their more-than-two-decades long career.

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