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Amazon Channels is coming to Canada and broadcasters say it poses an ‘existential threat to the regulatory system’: Government memos

Amazon is planning to launch its online cable-package alternative in Canada, and broadcasters are concerned its arrival poses an “existential threat to the regulatory system,” according to federal government documents obtained by The Logic.

The move comes amid a government review of broadcasting rules, with some broadcasters calling for foreign streaming services to be subject to Canadian content rules and required to collect sales tax.

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