Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Cable unbundling will strip 15,000 jobs and $400 million a year from Canada’s TV production industry, report warns

The Financial Post's Chris Cobb writes:
"Changes to the way Canadians get their TV channels, including the limited unbundling of cable packages, will be financially devastating to the domestic programming industry and cost 15,000 jobs during the next five years, predicts a report to be released Tuesday.
"The changes, adopted last year by the Canadian-radio Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), are due to take effect in March.
"The new report was prepared for Friends of Canadian Broadcasting, the actors’ union ACTRA, the Directors Guild of Canada and the unions Unifor and the Canadian Media Guild."
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