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85% of Netflix content spend will be on original programming
AS NETFLIX STRIVES TO keep pace with its monumental growth over the last decade, one aspect of the streaming giant’s success which took its leadership by surprise is how important original programming has become to its operations and Read more

Cogeco is the biggest winner as six companies pick up residual spectrum
OTTAWA – On Friday afternoon the federal government announced six companies won spectrum in the most recent wireless auction held to sell off residual blocks not claimed in prior auctions. Read more

Facebook and Qualcomm want to bring ubiquitous Wi-Fi to cities
SAN DIEGO - Qualcomm Technologies and Facebook announced Monday they are working together to deliver high-speed internet connectivity with Facebook’s Terragraph through a multi-node wireless system based on 60GHz technology. Read more

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Boat Rocker Media buys majority stake in Insight Productions
TORONTO – Boat Rocker Media has acquired a majority stake in TV producer Insight Productions, the companies announced Friday. Read more

CRTC seeks answers on issues plaguing emergency alert testing
OTTAWA – The CRTC is demanding that the country’s wireless providers and the National Alert Aggregation and Dissemination (NAAD) system administrator Pelmorex explain “the issues” around last week’s rocky test of the emergency alert Read more

CIRA partners with Skyway West on cybersecurity services
OTTAWA - The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) has signed an agreement with independent ISP Skyway West to provide D-Zone DNS Firewall to its business customers. Read more

Netflix helps fund Canadian Academy’s women director apprenticeship program
TORONTO – The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television has named Netflix as the principal partner of the Apprenticeship for Women Directors program which this year has expanded to include French-language participants. Read more

Feds pledge over $3M to improve accessibility to technology, Internet
VANCOUVER – On Global Accessibility Awareness Day Thursday, the federal government awarded more than $3 million in funding to the Neil Squire Society to help reduce barriers to accessing Read more

Super Channel unveils new corporate branding, channel logos
Freeview scheduled for June 15 - July 2 EDMONTON – Super Channel revealed its new corporate branding and channel logos Thursday, which will go live across all of its platforms on June 4. Read more

Banff Fest announces inaugural Diversity Of Voices Initiative participants
TORONTO - The Banff World Media Festival has unveiled the recipients of its inaugural Diversity of Voices Initiative that will assist select emerging and established independent Canadian creators in attending the confab next month. Read more

ICTC seeks input on recruitment, employment and skill needs of Canadian digital, ICT employers
OTTAWA - The Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) has kicked off a three year study seeking to identify the economic and labour impacts resulting from the increasing permeation of technology across all sectors of the Read more

ThinkTel offers Microsoft’s new Direct Routing phone system solution
TORONTO - Distributel’s ThinkTel division is rolling out Microsoft’s new Direct Routing phone system solution for Microsoft Teams that extends the power of enterprise voice technology to Canadian businesses. Read more

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