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ANALYSIS: With $500 million for Cancon from Netflix, questions abound...
Like, will broadcaster rules now apply to the streamer? REPORTS LATE MONDAY said that the centrepiece of Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly’s 17-months-in-the-making strategy to energize, or backstop, the production of Canadian content in Read more

Broadcasting and Telecom Acts review gets started with directive to CRTC
OTTAWA – The Governor-in-Council, as directed by Minister of Heritage Mélanie Joly, has told the CRTC to get cracking on a new report – which must be done by June 1, 2018. Read more

Cogeco not finished with U.S. cable, says CEO
MONTREAL – When a U.S. Read more

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CBC succeeding in a digital broadcasting era, says Lacroix
CBC/Radio-Canada explores credibility, democracy and public values at Annual General Meeting OTTAWA – Despite “serious financial challenges, a fragmented ecosystem, the appearance of the global Facebooks and Netflixes of the world Read more

CCSA CONNECT: New board features two women in the top spots; new name announced
MONT TREMBLANT - Novus Entertainment’s Donna Robertson has been elected as chair of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Communication Systems Alliance/Alliance Canadienne des Systèmes de Communication, the organization announced Wednesday Read more

Bell Media drops Canadian music, short-film funding programs
TORONTO – The Canadian music industry has lost a major source of funding after Bell Media confirmed that it has pulled the plug on its MuchFACT program. Read more

Telus inches closer to 1 Gb wireless speeds
VANCOUVER – Telus hit wireless speeds of nearly 1 Gbps in its downtown Vancouver 5G Living Lab last week, the company announced Wednesday. Read more

Rogers to power Halifax’s Nova Centre
HALIFAX - Rogers Communications will provide all connectivity infrastructure for the new Nova Centre development in downtown Halifax, making it one of the most technologically connected Read more

Quadro recognized for advanced communication services
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Southwestern Ontario ISP Quadro Communications was one of 13 rural communications companies in North America to receive the Smart Rural Community title by NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association. Read more

CraveTV to get funnier with new original comedy specials
TORONTO – Bell Media’s CraveTV is teaming up with Just For Laughs on three original stand-up comedy specials that will stream next year. Read more

V to launch French-language version of ‘America’s Best Dance Crew’
MONTREAL – V is readying its own French-language version of U.S. Read more

Creative community urges Feds to level the media playing field
MONTREAL – More than 270 members of Canada’s film and television industry are demanding that U.S. Read more

Cellphone video of school stabbing should not have aired: CBSC
OTTAWA – A cellphone video that showed students being stabbed at their BC high school should not have been included in televised newscasts, says the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council (CBSC). Read more

CMPA unveils new Board, Shaftesbury's Scott Garvie remains chair
TORONTO – Shaftesbury’s Scott Garvie was elected board chair of the Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA) for the second time Tuesday at the organization’s annual general meeting in Toronto. Read more

Rogers offers another way for customers to control data usage
TORONTO – Rogers is introducing a new feature to its Share Everything customers that provides them with another way to maximize the use of their data within a family plan. Read more

Bell Fund celebrates 20 years with new program, direction
TORONTO and MONTREAL - The Bell Fund is marking its 20th anniversary with the launch of the first of four pilot programs that will provide grants to Canadian media content makers. Read more

2018 Canadian Telecom Summit set for June 4-6 in Toronto
TORONTO - Mark your calendars for the 2018 Canadian Telecom Summit which will be held June 4-6, 2018 in Toronto. Read more

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