Netflix Canada was introduced to our great country last September. I found the service to be amazing since content can be watched from my iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV. For a mere $8/month, users can watch unlimited TV/movies (their library is growing, albeit slowly) every month–that is until your internet provider knocks you out.
Netflix Canada to Get Slapped with Broadcast Fees?
Say it ain’t so. When I read this over at TNW, my heart skipped a beat. Canadians have been waiting forever to get Netflix.
As Brodie Beta explains:
According to our sources, the Canadian Media Production Assiociation (CMPA) is suggesting that the CRTC (Canadian Radio-Television Commission) should be charging Netflix because itâ€™s â€œundermining the Canadian broadcastersâ€™ revenue modelâ€. In other words, itâ€™s too cheap.
Other broadcasters, such as Rogers and Bell pay a local content production fees and the debate is Netflix should too. But wait–Netflix is a streaming online service. Will the CRTC try to stifle online innovation and competition yet again?
What do you think? Should Netflix Canada pay fees like regular broadcasters?