About Cartt.ca

High Quality Journalism Requires an Investment.


Our readers told us in a recent subscriber survey that they depend on Cartt.ca to deliver properly reported deep-dive coverage of our industry. And when asked, they told us frankly that our publication is undervalued when it comes to subscription price. On October 1, 2023 we will implement a gradual three-year rate increase for Cartt.ca starting at $199.99 plus tax annually.

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Cartt.ca publishes breaking news, in-depth feature stories, analysis, and opinion geared specifically for those working in the cable, radio, television, and telecom industries in Canada.

Breaking news, top-notch analysis and commentary is posted as it happens while twice-weekly newsletters compile those stories and deliver them directly to more than 4,000 industry subscribers. Cartt.ca offers credible journalism for the industry professional.

Cartt.ca was founded on May 2, 2005 by thirty-year journalist, Greg O’Brien, who served as publisher and editor for seventeen years. Greg successfully established Cartt.ca as a news leader, serving readers across once separate industries that are now intertwined. Greg continues to serve as editor emeritus and as an advisor.

On July 1, 2022, Cartt.ca was acquired by Shawn Smith, publisher of Canada’s Broadcast Dialogue and president and founder of Vancouver-based Momentum Media Marketing, Inc.

Cartt.ca provides fact, analysis, and opinion of the day’s issues and events – with crucial history and context specific to the cable, radio, television and telecom industries. Cartt.ca seeks and breaks news from the Canadian telecom and electronic media industry, and from around the world, and does not merely repeat the spin.

The Cartt.ca Team

Ahmad Hathout | Interim Editor/Chief Reporter
An entrepreneurial, scoop-hungry, nose-to-the-grindstone former Parliamentary press gallery reporter with a passion for unearthing new information and breaking news.

Shawn Smith | Publisher
Shawn is the founder of Momentum and a veteran media and marketing strategist. He’s worked with a multitude of media brands, assisting in their transition to digital, and fortifying their presence in the marketplace.

Greg O’Brien | Editor Emeritus
Greg O’Brien has been a journalist for nearly 30 years, the last 20 of which have been spent exclusively covering the Canadian cable, radio, television and telecom sectors. 

Connie Thiessen | Contributor
Connie has worked as a reporter, editor, anchor and host at CKNW and News 1130 in Vancouver, News 95.7 and CBC in Halifax, and CFCW Edmonton, among other stations. Passionate about music, film and community service, she led News 95.7 to a 2013 Atlantic Journalism Award and regional RTDNA award for Best Radio Newscast. More recently, she was a Music Journalist of the Year nominee at Canadian Music. Connie is also Editor / Podcast Host at our partner publication – Broadcast Dialogue.