Online Delivery Act will prioritize Canadian businesses and culture, says CMPA

Producer Group welcomes update Broadcasting Act and urges the rapid adoption of legislation

OTTAWA, ON, February 2, 2022 /CNW/ – The Canadian Media Producers Association today welcomed the federal government’s introduction of legislation to modernize the Broadcasting Actfollowing his promise to introduce the bill within the first 100 days of his renewed mandate.

“The Online streaming law will strengthen Canadian cultural sovereignty, requiring foreign tech giants to play by the same rules as Canadian companies,” said CMPA President and CEO Reynolds Mastin. election campaign, all major federal parties supported the modernization of the Broadcasting Act to include streaming services. We encourage MPs to work with all parties to pass this important legislation. »

The CMPA, which represents hundreds of independent production companies across Canadawill conduct a detailed analysis of the bill over the next few days and consult with members on how best to achieve the objectives of the bill.

The law on online streaming must ensure that from Canada Independent producers have a fair opportunity to negotiate with content buyers to own, control and monetize the intellectual property they develop and produce. We look forward to working collaboratively with all parties on these details,” added Mastin.

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, film and broadcasters. of digital media. We strive to promote the continued success of the Canadian production sector and ensure a bright future for the diverse content created by our members for national and international audiences.

SOURCE Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA)

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