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CMPA welcomes “watershed” CRTC decision


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Gamiela Fereg

Senior Manager, Media Relations and Communications

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OTTAWA, June 4, 2024 — Today, the CMPA’s Reynolds Mastin released the following statement, in response to the CRTC’s first phase of implementation of the Online Streaming Act:

“Today, the CRTC delivered a fair and reasonable decision that lays a solid foundation of support for Canada’s media production sector. 

This first phase of implementation of the Online Streaming Act is a welcome step forward, which will see online streaming services, including foreign streamers, contribute to the production of Canadian content. We were particularly pleased to see explicit support for content from Indigenous and equity-deserving groups emphasized in today’s decision.

The ruling from the CRTC represents a watershed moment that was years in the making. It reflects the federal government’s long commitment to address the evolving needs of Canada’s broadcasting system and the new ways in which Canadians access and view content. Today’s decision tilts our industry toward a more level playing field. 

The CMPA looks forward to continuing our work with industry stakeholders in the next stages of the CRTC’s implementation of the Online Streaming Act.

Canada’s independent media producers create some of the best content on the planet. With the CRTC’s ruling, producers stand ready to collaborate with online streaming services on new projects that will entertain audiences in Canada and around the world. It’s an exciting time for our industry.”

– Reynolds Mastin, President & CEO, Canadian Media Producers Association 


The Canadian Media Producers Association is the national advocacy organization for independent producers, representing hundreds of companies engaged in the development, production, and distribution of English-language content made for television, cinema, and digital media channels. For more than 75 years, the CMPA has worked to promote the continued success of the Canadian production sector and to ensure a bright future for the diverse content made by our members for both domestic and international audiences.

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Gamiela Fereg
Senior Manager, Media Relations & Communications, CMPA