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ANALYSIS: Canadian telecom policy is clear as mud
THE 2006 POLICY DIRECTIVE to the CRTC (which came under then-PM Stephen Harper and then-Industry Minister Maxime Bernier) said the Commission Read more

Wireless Review: MVNOs coming to Canada? Yes, but neither fast, nor enthusiastically, nor forever
GATINEAU – Two days after the ISED Minister Navdeep Bains issued a proposed policy direction Read more

Corus sinks Action for Adult Swim starting April 1
TORONTO – Corus is bringing the first 24-hour Adult Swim channel to Canada where it will debut April 1st as a rebrand of the broadcaster’s Action service. Read more

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CRTC says TNW Wireless can operate as a wireless carrier, but its iPCS service ineligible for wholesale roaming tariffs
OTTAWA – TNW Wireless Inc. is eligible to operate as a wireless carrier in Canada and may begin offering mobile wireless services after it proves that it has complied with all applicable Read more

TSN, RDS launch $5 day pass, trim monthly price
TORONTO - TSN and RDS officially launched their $4.99 single-day streaming subscription option Monday, just ahead of TSN’s exclusive Canadian coverage of NCAA March Madness which tips off March 19. Read more

CRTC revokes international licenses for 37 telcos
OTTAWA – The CRTC on Monday yanked the basic international telecommunications services licences of 37 companies that it says have failed to comply with the conditions of licence. Read more

9 Story Media Group, Peacock Alley Entertainment team up on new live action sci-fi series
TORONTO - 9 Story Media Group is partnering with Peacock Alley Entertainment to develop and co-produce Motel 51, a Read more

OBITUARY: Canadian TV producer, philanthropist Sandra Faire remembered as a “trailblazer for women”
TORONTO – Accolades continue to pour in after the passing of Canadian television producer and philanthropist Sandra Faire, who died on February 27 in Toronto. Read more

TVA posts Q4 profits of $9M as revenues dip
MONTREAL - Quebecor’s broadcaster/TV producer/publisher TVA Group posted $9 million in net income attributable to shareholders in the fourth quarter, down from $9.2 million in the same period in 2017. Read more

Farshad Kajouii named as sales, business development GM for Astral in expanded role
TORONTO - Bell Media Québec has elevated Farshad Kajouii to general manager, sales and business development for Astral, effective immediately. Read more

New CMF, SRF partnership aims to boost kids’ content
Applications due by April 10 TORONTO - The Canada Media Fund (CMF) and Shaw Rocket Fund (SRF) are teaming up to fund the production of Canadian digital animated series for children and youth audiences that encourages the use of new Read more

Global News Radio revamps Toronto lineup
TORONTO – Corus’ Global News Radio 640 Toronto will hit the airwaves Monday with a “refreshed” programming lineup that includes two new shows and a simulcast of Global Toronto’s Global News at 6, allowing listeners to catch the Read more

SiriusXM offers listeners a little Xtra
TORONTO – SiriusXM Canada debuted more than 100 new curated commercial-free streaming music channels on Thursday that feature multiple variations of its lineup. Read more

OneWeb launches first group of satellites in its global Internet constellation
LONDON – Virginia-based OneWeb launched its first six broadband satellites this week as it forges ahead with its plan to provide Internet and telecommunications services across the Read more

TSN kicks off MLS coverage March 2; CTV to carry 8 matchups
TORONTO – TSN will air all Toronto FC and Vancouver Whitecaps FC matches as well as 12 from the Montreal Impact as part of its exclusive English-language coverage of MLS this season. Read more

SaskTel launches maxTV Stream in 19 more communities
REGINA - SaskTel is rolling out its maxTV Stream IPTV platform in 19 more rural communities. Read more

Vecima, Rincon team up on Remote PHY
VICTORIA – Vecima Networks and Rincon have formalized a partnership that combines Vecima's Distributed Access Architecture (DAA) and video products with Rincon's professional Read more

Toronto's Sportsnet 590 The FAN adds new morning co-host
TORONTO – A new voice took to the airwaves Thursday morning on Toronto’s Sportsnet 590 The FAN as former college athlete and sports reporter Ashley Docking joined Sportsnet’s Starting Lineup Read more

CMF’s new French-language podcast investigates trends in media, entertainment
MONTREAL - The Canada Media Fund has launched a six episode French-language podcast series that explores trends that are currently reshaping the media and entertainment industries. Read more

Shaw Rocket Fund marks 20th anniversary of backing CanCon
CALGARY – The Shaw Rocket Fund is celebrating 20 years of fuelling high-quality, Canadian-made media. Read more

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April 15, 2019
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