Media Beat: May 07, 2018

Media Beat: May 07, 2018

By David Farrell

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

Shaq’s Classic Song ‘You Can’t Stop the Reign’ Featuring Biggie Is Finally on Streaming Services
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Shaq’s Classic Song ‘You Can’t Stop the Reign’ Featuring Biggie Is Finally on Streaming Services

There's a more explicit Biggie verse in the vault, according to the NBA legend.

Shaq’s classic with Biggie is finally available on streaming services. The news was broken by FakeShoreDrive on X earlier this week, and the Hall of Fame big man confirmed the news Thursday afternoon (June 13).

The year is 1996 and Shaquille O’Neal and the Notorious B.I.G. are two of the biggest figures in their respective fields. Shaq was entering the last year of his deal with the Orlando Magic before he headed west to the Los Angeles Lakers at the end of the 1995-1996 season. Biggie was getting ready to release his sophomore album, Life After Death, while in the throws of a beef with 2Pac. Big name-dropped the NBA player on the song “Gimme the Loot” off his debut album, Ready to Die, and the two had a mutual respect for each other ever since.

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