CBC reaches major online licensing deal with AVLA
The Canadian Broadcast Corporation (CBC), the country's oldest public broadcasting network, and Audio-Video Licensing Agency (AVLA) have reached the first negotiated collective licensing deal in Canada for online streaming and podcasting of radio and online digital music programming.
The historic music licensing agreement allow the CBC to stream more of its radio programming online, unedited, and on demand. The Corporation plans to launch a new Canadian digital music service sometime this winter.
The AVLA negotiated the agreement on behalf of its membership of almost 1,000 major and independent music companies.