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ANALYSIS: Banff showed the shift is happening; future is now
Rights, diversity and the need for a strong, sustainable Canadian production sector LAST WEEK, HUNDREDS OF independent producers, broadcast executives, government officials and countless other industry stakeholders made Read more

Videotron, Ericsson, show off Open Sky Lab
MONTREAL — It was a science fair atmosphere at the École de technologie supérieure on Wednesday as the Open Sky Laboratory for Smart Life showed off some of the progress it has made since it was formed last year. Read more

Rogers executive shuffles continue under Natale
TORONTO – Rogers Communications is continuing to adjust its organizational structure under new CEO Joe Natale. Read more

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Rising subscription revenues boosted TV sector profits in 2016, despite ad decline: StatCan
OTTAWA - The Canadian television broadcasting sector saw total operating revenues rise 0.9% to $7.5 billion in 2016, while profits before interest and taxes grew 15.9% from $732.8 million in 2015 to $849.0 million in 2016, according to Read more

User experience paramount amidst slowing entertainment, media revenues: PwC
TORONTO – User experience has surpassed content and distribution in the pursuit of entertainment and media revenues, says a new PwC report. Read more

CMG calls for employee representation on CBC/Radio-Canada BoD
TORONTO - The Canadian Media Guild (CMG) not only applauded Heritage Minister Joly’s announcement of an independent Read more

Interactive Ontario unveils new board members, staff roles
TORONTO – Interactive Ontario added three new board members plus promoted two employees following its annual general meeting earlier this week. Read more

'Star Trek: Discovery' debuts September 24 on CTV, Space
TORONTO – The latest iteration of the Star Trek television franchise will land on CTV and Space on in September. Read more

SaskTel to bring faster Internet to 46 Indigenous, First Nations communities
REGINA - SaskTel has announced plans to upgrade high speed Internet service in 46 Indigenous and First Nations communities throughout Saskatchewan in 2017/18, in some cases even doubling or tripling the speed of their current service. Read more

Adara helps Alabama cable-op deploy switched IP video
TORONTO - Adara Technologies is taking its Switched IP Video (SIPV) solution south of the border to Scottsboro Electric Power Board, a triple-play cable operator based in Scottsboro, AL with over 10,000 homes passed. Read more

New transparent, merit-based process to guide CBC/Radio-Canada’s board selection
OTTAWA - Canadian Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly has created an advisory committee tasked with compiling and submitting a list of potential candidates for the Board of Directors at CBC/Radio-Canada. Read more

CTV Montreal loses sports department amidst ongoing cuts
MONTREAL – Bell Media is continuing to take down sports departments at its local TV stations, this time at CTV Montreal. Read more

NFB says new three-year plan will “redefine its relationship with Indigenous peoples”
MONTREAL – The National Film Board of Canada has unveiled a new three-year plan that seeks to address Indigenous creators’ longstanding concerns about systemic inequities in the existing Canadian production landscape. Read more

Blue Ant International adds new sales, acquisitions VP
TORONTO - Blue Ant International has named Alex Maldini to the position of vice-president, international sales & acquisitions. Read more

Rogers overhauls morning, afternoon, drive shows on Vancouver’s Jack 96.9 FM
VANCOUVER - Vancouver area listeners will hear a fresh, new sound on the airwaves Monday when Rogers’ JACK 96.9 debuts all-new morning and afternoon drive shows. Read more

TMN Go streams red and white for Canada Day
TORONTO – The Movie Network’s multi-platform streaming service TMN Go is counting down to Canada Day with a specially curated Canada 150 Collection featuring Canadian talent in front of and behind the camera. Read more

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