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Altering the Acts: Our first look at the submissions from the big companies (except two) to the expert panel
WE DON’T YET KNOW what public process the expert panel reviewing Canada’s Broadcasting, Telecom and Radiocommunication Acts, headed by Janet Yale, will follow as this year unfolds. Read more

CES 2019: "G" whiz... Where will it all end?
5G, 5GE and now 10G? LAS VEGAS — In a not so subtle move to jump on the 5G hype train The Internet & Television Association NCTA, CableLabs and Cable Europe announced at CES their vision for delivering 10 gigabit Read more

Customer service problems over, Cogeco's new leadership looks for growth
MONTREAL — Cogeco says its customer service problems are finally over. Read more

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Altering the Acts: CRTC files early, wants clarity of new powers in new laws
OTTAWA - While it is still unclear how the interventions to the Broadcasting and Telecommunications Legislative Review (BTLR) Panel will be made public and when, the CRTC published its comments one day before the deadline! Read more

Altering the Acts: CBC says new Acts should make all digital companies "contribute to the creation of Canadian culture"
OTTAWA – Canada needs a strong public broadcaster to support Canadian culture and democracy in the digital world, says CBC/Radio-Canada in its submission to the Broadcasting and Telecommunications Legislative Review Panel. Read more

Q1 profits at Shaw jump 68.5% on "strong results" from Freedom Mobile
CALGARY – Shaw Communications credited its Freedom Mobile for gains in profits and revenues in its first quarter ended November 30, 2018. Read more

Karine Moses tapped as president, Bell Media Quebec
MONTREAL – Bell Media has elevated Karine Moses to president of Bell Media Quebec, effective immediately. Read more

UPDATE: NBCUniversal's new streaming service will be "different," but won't launch in Canada
NEW YORK – NBCUniversal's has announced plans to launch its own direct-to-consumer streaming service early next year in the U.S. Read more

CRTC grants Quebecor’s proposed buy of Serdy’s Évasion, Zeste
OTTAWA and MONTREAL - The CRTC has given the go-ahead to Quebecor Media’s TVA Group to buy French-language specialty channels Évasion and Zeste as part of its acquisition of parent company Serdy Media. Read more

Prime Minister Trudeau among big-name cameos in new season of ‘Corner Gas Animated’
TORONTO - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will make a stop in Dog River when Corner Gas Animated returns to The Comedy Network this spring for its second season. Read more

Virtual reality, smart speakers, ‘edutainment’ open up new opportunities for creators: CMF
TORONTO – While technology has long been blamed for being a divisive force, creators who highlight its uniting nature, such as interactive experiences, stand poised to capitalize on new opportunities, says a new report from the Canada Media Read more

Cogeco’s Q1 profits buoyed by MetroCast acquisition
MONTREAL - Cogeco Communications credited its purchase of U.S. Read more

Stronger TV ad market boosts Q1 revenues at Corus
TORONTO – A “strong” fall television schedule generated an uptick in TV advertising revenues which in turn helped to lift first quarter revenues at Corus Entertainment, the company said Friday. Read more

Blue Ant Media picks up The Baby Shows
TORONTO – Blue Ant Media has welcomed a new addition to its Canadian consumer show business with the acquisition of The Baby Shows, which take place in the spring and fall at Toronto’s Enercare Read more

Bell Let’s Talk calls for community fund applications
MONTREAL - Bell has launched its annual Bell Let's Talk Community Fund for 2019, with $2 million in grants available for local mental health leaders improving access to care in communities throughout Canada. Read more

Canadians are “cord jumping” to find the content they want: MTM
OTTAWA – A growing number of options for accessing TV and video content has given rise to “cord jumping”, where consumers hop on and off of services to ensure they get what they want when they want, says the Media Technology Monitor Read more

CBC/Radio-Canada to stream Paralympic sport competitions
OTTAWA and TORONTO - CBC/Radio-Canada will be live streaming a package of Paralympic sport competitions, allowing viewers to cheer on Canada's top para athletes as they compete at key events between Paralympic Games. Read more

CTAM 2019 President's Reception set for January 23
TORONTO – Registration is now open for CTAM Canada’s 2019 President's Reception scheduled for Wednesday, January 23. Read more

Bell Media rolls out data-enabled TV sales tool to advertisers
TORONTO – Bell Media has launched a new tool for advertisers and agencies that it says can identify specific audiences for targeted media campaigns. Read more

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