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After the hearing, an interview with APTN CEO Jean La Rose
LAST WEEK’S 9(1)(h) renewal hearing was the fourth such one for the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network and each one has been Read more

Still bugs to iron out with Alert Ready system
OAKVILLE – This is why we have tests. Read more

Commission dismisses Vidéotron's complaint against Rogers
GATINEAU – The CRTC said today the wholesale pricing structure offered by Rogers for NFL Sunday Ticket and NHL Centre Ice pay-per-view packages does not violate the Commission’s TV wholesale code of conduct. Read more

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Smartphone shopping sparks rise of smart assistants: Ericsson
STOCKHOLM – The rise of smartphone shopping is not only changing the way that consumers pay for goods and services, it is also fueling demand for digital shopping assistants to help with purchasing decisions, according to a new study by Read more

Dennis Heaton named new Writer’s Guild president
TORONTO - The Writers Guild of Canada (WGC) has elected showrunner and award-winning screenwriter Dennis Heaton as its new president for a two year term effective May 1, 2018. Read more

Quebecor Content taps new film development director
MONTREAL – Quebecor Content has named former Groupe V Média exec Louis Pearson as director, film development. Read more

Crosslake Fibre names Quebec’s IT International Telecom Canada as subsea cable installer
TORONTO and BUFFALO – Crosslake Fibre has selected Quebec-based IT International Telecom Canada as the cable Read more

Bell Let's Talk helps fund mental health initiatives for CÉGEP students
MONTREAL - To kick off Mental Health Week, Bell Let's Talk and The Rossy Family Foundation announced a joint $500,000 donation to the Fédération des cégeps and the Read more

Roundhouse Radio to close, even though it has a buyer
VANCOUVER – Independent Vancouver radio station Roundhouse Radio will go off the air Sunday. Read more

CityWest, regional government, launch Connected Coast website
PRINCE RUPERT, B.C. Read more

Governments, others, to spend $26.4 million on broadband in rural N.S.
GREENWICH, N.S. Read more

Telus days of giving kicks off
VANCOUVER – Telus’ 13th annual Days of Giving kicked off this week. Read more

Wireless additions drive strong BCE Q1; Media division facing pressure
MONTREAL – Bell Canada Enterprises continued the run of good news for Canada’s communications companies, adding thousands of broadband, TV and wireless customers in the first quarter of 2018, ended March 31. Read more

Bell's all fibre network expands to Clarington
CLARINGTON, ON - The Municipality of Clarington (just east of Oshawa) and Bell announced this week that its all-fibre broadband network is now available to all 28,000 homes and businesses in the community. Read more

TVA posts $5 million loss
MONTREAL – Quebecor’s broadcaster and publisher TVA Group Inc. Read more

Thursday perks coming from Fido
TORONTO – Starting today and rolling out in its app over the next few days, Fido is launching Fido Xtra, a new program that gives Fido postpaid mobile and internet customers free access to new perks every Thursday. Read more

Foreign exchange hits Telesat earnings
OTTAWA – Telesat reported consolidated revenues of $232 million in the first three months of 2018, compared to $235 million in the same period in 2017. Read more


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