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Altering the Acts: Why Facebook and others should pay for Cancon, too
And why CPE should be reduced for traditional media companies GATINEAU – Saying online content platforms have radically altered the Canadian broadcasting system is as undeniable as it is now cliché. Read more

Quebecor files appeal over CRTC's "arbitrary" TVA Sports decision
Commission favoured Bell MONTREAL - Quebecor has filed for leave to appeal a “baffling” CRTC decision that ruled against its French-language sports service TVA Sports in a carriage dispute with Bell. Read more

3,300 Shaw employees opt to take buyout; CFO Culmone leaves (updated)
Phase one of “Total Business Transformation” had targeted just 650 CALGARY – Over the next 18 months, fully 25% of Shaw Communications’ current workforce will leave. Read more

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Union wants CRTC's digital media exemption order killed
MONTREAL – The Canadian Union of Public Employees wants the CRTC to drop its digital media exemption order. Read more

Stingray grows in popularity to 2.5 million downloads
MONTREAL –Stingray Music announced today that a survey done in January shows 50% of Canadians with access to their channels reported tuning in during the month prior – and in January 2018, nearly 1 in 3 Canadian pay TV subscribers had Read more

Bell gets $4.1 million from feds, province to connect 1,786 in Outaouais
OTTAWA – Bell Canada will bring broadband to 1,786 Quebec households in the Outaouais region of Quebec thanks to $4.1 million from the federal and provincial governments. Read more

APTN, NFB partner to boost involvement of Indigenous Peoples in Canadian film, TV
WINNIPEG - The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) and APTN have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to work together to strengthen relations with Indigenous Peoples and creators in the Canadian audiovisual industry. Read more

Global News axes almost 80 jobs; will hire 50 new digital journos
TORONTO – Global News is cutting close to 80 positions across the country, many of them tied to TV production, as part of its "transformation into a sustainable, digital-first organization". Read more

Arris to help Bell deliver multiscreen services to Fibe, Alt TV subscribers
TORONTO and SUWANEE, GA – Bell will rely on set-top technology from Arris as it moves forward with its plans to offer a personalized and converged multiscreen service to its Fibe TV and Alt TV subscribers. Read more

SiriusXM Canada, CCMA behind new music competition in search of Canada’s next country star
TORONTO – SiriusXM Canada is teaming up with the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) in search of Canada’s next Shania Twain. Read more

CRTC approves Bell’s plan to buy Larche's Northern Ontario radio stations
OTTAWA – The CRTC has given Bell Media the go-ahead to proceed with its $17 million purchase of four FM radio stations in Ontario from Larche Communications Inc. Read more

CityWest donates $10K to help revitalize city park
PRINCE RUPERT, BC – CityWest is helping to rejuvenate a neighbourhood park that borders the largest subsidized housing complex in Prince Rupert. Read more

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