Canada

Canadian film producers want a Netflix tax

http://www.thestar.com/business/2014/02/07/success_of_netflix_google_leads_to_calls_for_new_rules.html The growing popularity of Netflix in Canada has resulted in calls for regulation, reports The Toronto Star. The Canadian Media Production…

Of Canada, Caps & Clouds

Last week, Canadians got the unwelcome news that their Internet Service Providers could cap their broadband access to as little as 25 GB per month, or the equivalent of about 12 HD movies or 25 hours of Netflix streaming. U.S. ISPs might follow in Canada’s footsteps.

For Netflix’s Future, Look to Canada

Want to know what the future of Netflix looks like, and what kind of features the company will offer in the months to come? Then pay close attention to its Canadian subscription service, as many new features are rolled out north of the border first.

Canada Loves Online Video, Too

Canadians love online video just as much as their U.S. couch potato counterparts. A new study from M Consulting and Ipsos Reid reveals that 81 percent of Canadians occasionally watch videos online. An impressive 41 percent even turn to online video more than once a week.

The Morning Lowdown 09.23.10

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Netflix Streaming Heads North, With Some Differences

Netflix has entered its first international market today, as it unveiled a streaming-only subscription service in Canada this morning. For $7.99 CAD, users can now get access to thousands of streaming titles that they can watch on PCs or one of multiple connected devices.

Marketwire Buys Social Media Monitor Sysomos

Marketwire, the PR distribution service, has acquired Sysomos, a public relations company that specializes in social media analytics. Terms…

Can Canada Find a Middle Ground on Copyright?

The Canadian government has tabled its own version of the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act, which it says strikes a balance between the rights of content creators and the rights of users. However, critics of the bill say that it gives content companies a trump card.

Google Expanding Its Canadian Engineering Unit

Google is expanding its Ontario, Canada-based engineering operation, which has either developed or worked on most of the company’s recent mobile offerings, including Gmail for the iPad. Steven Woods, the unit’s director, said that his staff are currently focusing on ideas related to HTML5.

Venture Capital Market Warming Up in Canada

After a long period of decline, there are signs that Canada’s VC market may be heating up: a new $20 million fund to invest in early-stage companies has launched, and three new funds will be financed with a total of C$100 million from the Quebec government.

Social Publisher Wattpad Closes First Round

Document-sharing and self-publishing site Wattpad has closed its first round of funding from private investors including Harvey Beck and Ala…

Facebook Bows to Canada Over Privacy Concerns

Facebook has been in hot water with Canada over how it protects user data, and the country’s privacy commissioner, Jennifer Stoddart, is…

Canpages Buys Online Directory ZipLocal

The Canadian local search market now has one less player. Directory publisher Canpages said Monday it would buy online directory ZipLocal.ca…

NHL Signs Deal With Bell Mobility

Canadian telco Bell Mobility has signed a deal with the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) and the National Hockey League (…

Thomson, Reuters Shareholders Approve Merger

Shareholders have given Thomson’s (NYSE: TOC) acquisition of Reuters (NSDQ: RTRSY) the nod, Reuters reported. The Canadian financial media c…

JumpTV Buys Cycling.tv For $5 Million

JumpTV (AIM: JTV) (TSX: JTV), the Canada-headquartered online video aggregator, has made another small acquisition, with its usual propensit…

The Future of TV in Canada in Digital Age

A detailed PDF report released by the Banff World Television Festival (held last week in Canada) about the future of TV in Canada and how it…