Netflix is the world’s largest streaming service with a reported 137 million subscribers and in Canada, 57% of households with an internet connection are subscribed to the streaming giant.
Although Netflix is the leading streaming choice for Canadians, Friends of Canadian Broadcasting says that the Federal Government is not doing enough to ensure that Canadian content is being preserved and presented.
According to their website, the organization is looking for the Federal Government to “end the special treatment that foreign internet companies enjoy.”
In Canada, licensed broadcasters like CTV and Global are obligated to contribute between 5% to 30% of their revenues to producing Canadian programs. However internet streaming services like Netflix are not obligated to create any Canadian content.