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2018: Nearly a quarter of Canadians opt for wireless only Internet while machine learning is about to explode
Annual Deloitte Predictions says 5G will come on quick TORONTO – “Machine learning is at an exponential tipping point – and I hate talking like that, and never talk like that, but just this once I will – because this time it’s Read more

Joly says she's listening, but has no announcement on Netflix tax (UPDATED)
MONTREAL — “I’ve gotten such great press lately,” Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly joked to break the ice in a speech Friday to Montreal’s board of trade. Read more

L'entretien de le PDG de la CCSA, Jay Thomson
LE PDG DE LA CANADIAN Cable Systems Alliance, Jay Thomson connaît les réseaux et les médias canadiens de fond en comble. Read more

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The Interview: CCSA CEO Jay Thomson
CANADIAN CABLE SYSTEMS Alliance CEO Jay Thomson knows Canadian networks and media inside and out. Read more

CityWest's city gets $400,000
PRINCE RUPERT – On Monday, municipally owned network operator CityWest officially transferred its annual distribution payment of $400,000 to its sole shareholder, the City of Prince Rupert. Read more

CBC/Radio-Canada hits digital targets early
OTTAWA - CBC/Radio-Canada has doubled its digital reach two and a half years ahead of schedule. Read more

Jay Switzer named to Order of Canada
OTTAWA – Industry veteran and Hollywood Suite chair and co-founder Jacob (Jay) Switzer was invested into the Order of Canada Monday at a ceremony in Toronto. Read more

Canadian audiences soak up Encore+
TORONTO - A YouTube channel showcasing classic Canadian content like Due South and The Littlest Hobo is catching on with Canadian audiences. Read more

Consumers want technology that responds like humans: Ericsson
STOCKHOLM – Driven by consumer expectations, digital technology will increasingly operate on human terms, like body language, facial expression and intonation, and less on clicks and touch, according to an annual report by Ericsson. Read more

Last call for seminars, papers for 2018 CommTech Shows
TORONTO – This is the last week to submit proposals for technical seminars, forums and workshops to be offered during the two 2018 Canadian CommTech Show and Seminars. Read more

Shaw offers smarter surveillance options to small businesses
CALGARY - Shaw Communications has unveiled a new product to help business owners monitor and protect their businesses while also providing analytical insights. Read more

Groupe V Media adds Mélissa Godin as director, multi-platform content
MONTREAL - Groupe V Media has named Mélissa Godin as director, multi-platform content, effective immediately. Read more

Bell Media campaign includes Star Wars’ The Last Jedi pop-up in Toronto
TORONTO - Bell Media is once again joining forces with Walt Disney Studios Canada on a promotional campaign in support of the eighth installment of the Star Wars saga, Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Read more

CBC Sports signs multiplatform deal with Rugby Canada through 2020
TORONTO - CBC Sports and Rugby Canada today announced a multi-year partnership agreement this week which will make the broadcaster the home for Rugby Canada games as the men’s and women’s side progress and pursue berths at the 2020 Read more

Radioplayer Canada now on Amazon Echo
TORONTO – Radioplayer Canada, the radio streaming app that features more than 500 Canadian radio stations (most of the big and small chains, except Bell Media and Evanov, who joined iHeartRadio), announced this week its streaming service Read more

Rogers re-signs Bob McCown
TORONTO - Bob McCown has signed a new multi-year deal with Sportsnet 590 The FAN to remain host of Prime Time Sports, Rogers Media announced today. Read more

The NFB Presents now streaming
MONTREAL - The National Film Board of Canada launched a new playlist this week called The NFB Presents, featuring 20 acclaimed documentary and animated films, now streaming free of charge at Read more

Fight Network launches in Italy
TORONTO – Canadian independent cable channel Fight Network has launched an Italian-language feed now available across Italy on digital terrestrial TV Read more

SaskTel continues high speed expansion to Kendal
REGINA – Residents of the village of Kendal are the latest rural subscribers now able to access high speed interNET Extended 5 and interNET Extended 10 from SaskTel Read more

Edward Rogers to be chair of RCI board; Melinda rises to deputy chair
TORONTO - Rogers Communications announced this afternoon that Alan Horn will step down as chair of the board of directors effective January 1, 2018. Read more

Bell Media, Music Canada and Re:Sound collaborate on new automation to get artists paid faster, better
TORONTO – Bell Media, Music Canada and Re:Sound, today announced a new cross-platform reporting process which aligns terrestrial broadcast data with digital, ensuring all music industry stakeholders can track their assets with Read more

New Metric hires Caroline Habib as development VP
TORONTO – New Metric Media today announced the appointment of Caroline Habib, recently of Mongrel Media, to the role of vice-president, development. Read more

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