"We believe that [online]broadcasting is now firmly entrenched in Canada and will ... have a significant impact on the existing ecosystem. ... The growth of [over-the-top]services in no way justifies any reductions to the contributions which licensed Canadian broadcasters currently make to support Canadian programming."
Joint submission from ACTRA, APFTQ, CMPA, Directors Guild of Canada and Writers Guild of Canada
"Nobody today doubts that, over the next five years, Internet broadcasting will grow at a phenomenal rate, well above that of traditional television. ... Astral will pay more for less, which could ultimately affect the power of our pay television services to attract an audience."
Astral Media Inc.
"As it is, Canadians can only be enviously aware of the full range of choices in platforms, content and technology available to US consumers. Imposing broadcasting regulation online would make this situation even worse."
"[Over-the-top]services are a new vehicle for delivering diverse audio-visual content, including Canadian content, to Canadian consumers, all of which is complementary to the content and services provided by Canadian broadcasters. "
Compiled by Susan Krashinsky
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