SEPTEMBER 23, 2014
Peter Nowak calls it all a surreal bit of political theatre
PETER NOWAK FOR CANADIAN BUSINESS
While Peter Nowak penned this before Netflix brushed off the CRTC’s demands, this essay speaks to how political this debate can be. his most salient point comes at end when he says this debate was more for Rogers, Bell and their ilk than it was for the Canadian people.
That was quite the display of political theatre with theCRTC and Netflix the other day.
Appearing at the regulator’s “Let’s Talk TV” hearings, the streaming company caused a stir when it refused to supply requested subscriber and revenue numbers, causing the CRTC chairman and commissioners to storm out to talk amongst themselves. In regulatory land, that’s akin to a riot breaking out.
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