What a Difference Two Years Can Make: Canadian Broadcasters and Distributors on the Internet

Michael Geist, Weblog, Apr 15, 2011
Commentary by Stephen Downes

It was just a few days ago, it seems that Canadian broadcasters were calling for deregulation and allowances for increased foreign content. Now they are, as Michael Geist says, wrapping themselves in the Canadian flag in a stand against 'over-the-top' broadcasters such as Netflix. "Netflix recently announced that in less than a year of operations in Canada it had amassed over one million subscribers in this country." I'm one of them - at $7 a month, it's a tenth of my cable bill, and it has programs I want to watch.
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