CMCR Project Releases Entire Data Set Under Creative Commons License

By | 2018-11-24T15:05:54+00:00 December 2nd, 2015|

CMCR Project Releases Entire Data Set Under Creative Commons License The whole purpose of the Canadian Media Concentration Research Project is to offer an independent academic, theoretically-informed, empirical and data-driven analysis of a deceptively simple yet profoundly important question: have telecom, media and internet markets become more concentrated [...]

Executive Summary: The CMCR Project’s Wireless Report: Mobile Wireless in Canada: Recognizing the Problems and Approaching Solutions

By | 2018-11-24T15:01:51+00:00 November 18th, 2013|

Executive Summary: The CMCR Project’s Wireless Report: Mobile Wireless in Canada: Recognizing the Problems and Approaching Solutions The CMCR Project’s Wireless Report: Mobile Wireless in Canada: Recognizing the Problems and Approaching Solutions For a copy of the full report click here.  The Canadian Media Concentration Research Project is [...]

CMCR Project Preliminary 2012 Data Release: Concentration Trends in the Broadcast Industries in Canada

By | 2018-11-24T14:58:44+00:00 May 15th, 2013|

CMCR Project Preliminary 2012 Data Release: Concentration Trends in the Broadcast Industries in Canada Highlights The CMCR analyzed the financial results for Canada’s biggest TV providers, radio broadcasters, specialty, pay and video-on-demand services as well as cable, satellite TV and IPTV providers released by the CRTC in early [...]

Announcing Improvements to Our Internal and External Review Processes

By | 2018-10-05T14:10:44+00:00 October 30th, 2012|

At the CMCR Project we open our data sets to anyone who wants to use them for free and without restrictions because there’s more insights buried in them than we will ever discover on our own. We think ‘real world’ events such as the current efforts by Bell to consummate its take-over of Astral [...]

CRTC Kills Bell Astral Deal

By | 2018-10-05T14:10:58+00:00 October 20th, 2012|

On Thursday this week, the CRTC killed the Bell Astral deal (news release, full decision). The decision was entirely unexpected by anyone, including me, although all along I have argued that Bell’s bid to acquire Astral Media, the 8th largest media company in Canada, gave the CRTC ample ground to do exactly what it [...]

New Release of Updated and Corrected Data from the CMCR Project

By | 2018-10-05T13:56:31+00:00 October 18th, 2012|

Last month we launched the CMCR project with a goal of making available a systematic, comprehensive and long-term body of data covering more than a dozen sectors of the telecom, media and internet (TMI) industries in Canada for the period from 1984 to the present. The launch coincided with the start of the CRTC’s [...]

Canadian media companies by market share – After the Bell-Astral take-over

By | 2018-10-05T13:58:37+00:00 September 9th, 2012|

The motion chart below depicts Canadian media companies by market share if the Bell-Astral takeover is approved by the CRTC. A download of industry data factoring in the Bell-Astral takeover is available for download here as a .XLSX file.  Historically verified industry data from 1984 - 2011 is available under Media Industry Data from the [...]

Launching the Canadian Media Concentration Research Project: The Telecom-Media-Internet Industries in Canada by the Numbers

By | 2018-10-05T14:07:45+00:00 September 9th, 2012|

With the CRTC’s hearings on the Bell – Astral deal beginning today (Monday, September 10th), it is an opportune time to launch our project and to put the data that we have collected in the public domain for all to see. Indeed, the whole raison d’etre of the Canadian Media Concentration Research (CMCR) project is [...]

CMCR Project on Bell’s bid to take-over Astral Media

By | 2018-10-05T14:08:38+00:00 August 19th, 2012|

Dwayne Winseck, the Canadian Media Concentration Research Project's (CMCRP) principle investigator, recently spoke with the CBC’s Lang and O’Leary Exchange about how Bell’s bid to take over Astral Media would change the Canadian media landscape, if the CRTC gives it the greenlight. You can see more commentary on his blog, Mediamorphis.  A clip from the Lang and O'Leary Exchange [...]