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911 Hearing: Who should run the next-gen emergency system?
GATINEAU – The question of whether incumbent carriers should continue leading 911 development or if a new CRTC-run entity should drive it, was in the spotlight on the first day of the CRTC’s hearing on the subject. Read more

Telus buys another small B.C. cableco
SALMON ARM, B.C. – Mascon Cable Systems was purchased last week by Telus Corp., has learned. Read more

Data services a struggle, but Cogeco still sees opportunity in U.S. cablecos
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TVO's ‘The Agenda’ now streaming on Twitter
TORONTO – TVO is offering nightly Periscope streaming on Twitter of its flagship current affairs program The Agenda with Steve Paikin, becoming the first Canadian media organization to do so. Read more

Bell Let's Talk kicks off six city tour in Fort McMurray
FORT MCMURRAY, AB – Bell Let’s Talk national spokesperson Clara Hughes visited students in Fort McMurray on Monday, the first of six cities on a tour leading up to Bell Let's Talk Day 2017 on January 25. Read more

SWIFT network reaffirms partnership with University of Guelph’s rural broadband project
GUELPH, ON - The SouthWestern Integrated Fibre Technology (SWIFT) Network has approved the continued working relationship between it and the University of Guelph’s Regional and Rural Broadband (R2B2) Project. Read more

Montreal mob series ‘Bad Blood’ to debut on City
TORONTO - Principal photography of original limited event series Bad Blood has wrapped and the series will make its world-wide debut on City and FX this fall, followed by a Radio-Canada broadcast in French, Rogers Media said. Read more

Minister Joly promotes Canada's creative industries to China
SHANGHAI, CHINA – Canadian Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly talked up Canada’s creative industries during a working trip to China this week. Read more

Blue Jays’ Donaldson becomes a Viking on January 18
TORONTO - Toronto Blue Jays third baseman and two-time All-Star Josh Donaldson will make his acting debut on the next episode of History's Vikings on January 18 at 9:00 PM ET/PT. Read more

ZoomerMedia picks up new content from ITV Studios Global Entertainment
TORONTO - ZoomerMedia Limited has finalized a deal with ITV Studios Global Entertainment for more than 50 hours of programming for its VisionTV and OneTV channels. Read more

Q1 revenues rise as SiriusXM Canada awaits CRTC approval of plans to go private
TORONTO – A lift in SiriusXM Canada’s self-pay subscriber base helped to boost first quarter revenues by 4.4%. Read more

New partnership allows 4Degrees to offer direct connectivity public cloud services
MONTREAL – Videotron’s 4Degrees has struck an agreement with Megaport that will allow businesses to link directly to the world’s largest providers of public cloud services. Read more

Distributel updates billing infrastructure with jBilling
OTTAWA and MONTREAL – Distributel Communications has tapped open source billing provider jBilling to help overhaul its billing infrastructure. Read more

Corus sale, shomi wind down, eat in to Q1 profits at Shaw
CALGARY – The demise of streaming service shomi weighed heavily on first quarter profits at Shaw Communications, which saw net income plunge by almost 60%. Read more

Ethnic Channels Group to rep nine channels from SPI International/FilmBox Channels Group
MARKHAM, ON - Ethnic Channels Group Limited (ECG) has finalized a distribution agreement with SPI International / FilmBox Channels Group that will see ECG act as the exclusive sales agent for nine of SPI’s thematic and international channels in Read more

Popularity of mobile apps drives Q1 revenues at The Score
TORONTO – Score Media saw its first quarter revenue grow to $8.5 million from $7.0 million in the same period last year, powered by theScore’s Canadian and U.S. Read more

TVO receives $2M donation for new Ontario journalism hubs
TORONTO – TVO has announced plans to expand its current affairs coverage across Ontario after receiving a $2 million donation from Goldie Feldman and the Barry and Laurie Green Charitable Trust, one of the largest philanthropic gifts to Read more

Bristow elevates Miazga to VP content
TORONTO - Bristow Global Media announced Thursday that Marlo Miazga has been promoted to vice-president of content, effective immediately. Read more

Minister Joly to chat #DigiCanCon at Prime Time in Ottawa
OTTAWA - Canadian Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly has confirmed her attendance at Prime Time in Ottawa (PTiO) next month where she will sit down for a one-on-one conversation with CMPA president and CEO Reynolds Mastin. Read more

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