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ANALYSIS: Competition Bureau proposal is not so scary for wireless carriers (and comes with $526 million in benefits)
ISED arm twists itself into knots trying to give MVNO its stamp of approval, but this could be a good compromise IF I’M RUNNING ONE of Canada’s existing wireless companies, I’m relieved after reading the Read more

Many worried about Bell buying V; Péladeau claims big broadcaster wants "monopoly"
GATINEAU – A number of companies are worried about Bell getting bigger. Read more

COMMENTARY: France is showing us how we can get "a gig in every home"
Innovative broadband policy is driving investment By Ken Campbell and Reef Read Read more

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We may be on the cusp of re-bundling, which would be a repeat of a bad idea, says Liberty's Malone
THE CONTINUED ASCENT of Netflix, followed by new online rivals like Disney+, Comcast's Peacock and Apple TV+ – each brimming with original programming to woo new subscribers – threatens to replace the great unbundling of cable TV with the Read more

Spectrum auction best practices take centre stage at ITS
OTTAWA – Delegates gathered in Ottawa last week to discuss spectrum policy and best practices from around the world. Read more

CCTS logs 35% more complaints
OTTAWA – The Commission for Complaints for Telecom-television Services (CCTS) said today it received nearly 19,300 complaints from Canadian telecom and TV customers, an all-time high in the organization’s 12-year history. Read more

CRTC sides with Rogers in its dispute with Bell over toll-free call routing
However, Bell has not given itself an undue preference, the Commission says OTTAWA — Although the CRTC has determined Bell has not provided itself with an undue preference when it comes to how toll-free calls are currently routed in Read more

Hollywood Suite delivers first original series during December free preview
TORONTO – This December, independent broadcaster Hollywood Suite will release its first ever original series, A Year in Film, with its month-long free preview. Read more

Huawei says it contributed $690 million to Canada's GDP in 2018, still no decision from government
MARKHAM – As it awaits a decision from the federal government on whether or not Canadian carriers will be able to use its technology in their 5G network upgrades, Huawei said last week it represents “a significant and growing contribution to Read more

Dynamic spectrum sharing enables transglobal 5G data call in live commercial networks
BERN, SWITZERLAND and GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA — Calling it a “data-call-first”, Ericsson and its industry partners Qualcomm Technologies and Chinese smartphone maker OPPO successfully demonstrated on November 29 a 5G data call between Read more

CTV announces holiday programming lineup
TORONTO — CTV today unveiled its 2019 holiday programming lineup, featuring new original festive specials and episodes along with new and classic movies. Read more

‘ATN’s Tribute to 100 Years of Indian Cinema’ now available on Prime Video
TORONTO — Asian Television Network International is launching its flagship series, ATN’s Tribute to 100 Years of Indian Cinema, on Amazon Prime Video in the US and UK, as part of the Prime Video Direct self-publishing service. Read more

Blue Ant expands reach in Asian market with more sales of premium specialty series
SINGAPORE — Heading into the Asian Television Forum & Market happening this week in Singapore, Blue Ant International announced Monday it has secured multiple sales agreements in the Asian market for several of its premium 4K specialist Read more

SaskTel launches interNET Extended 25/50 and maxTV Stream in five more rural communities
EARL GREY, SK — SaskTel today announced residents and businesses in the village of Earl Grey and five other rural Saskatchewan communities now have access to its interNET Extended 25 and 50 services as well as maxTV Stream. Read more

Quebecor show sold overseas
MONTREAL – Former TVA show Les Beaux Malaises (2013-16) has been sold for adaptation by Encore International and Quebecor Content to Serbian producers Fresh Production and Blekbuk. Read more

Thunderbird continues to grow
VANCOUVER — Kim’s Convenience and Highway Thru Hell (among others) maker Thunderbird Entertainment Group reported $17 million in revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 2020, ended September Read more

Commission wondering about more Salt Spring radio
GATINEAU – Having received an application seeking a new radio station licence to serve B.C.’s Salt Spring Island, the CRTC, as is its policy, has called for more information on radio on the island. Read more

Shaw, Bell satellite TV licences renewed
GATINEAU – Both of Shaw Communications’ and Bell Canada’s direct to home and satellite relay disribution licences were renewed on Friday. Read more

Montreal lab offers up new LAA technology for scientific community and start-ups
MONTREAL - Videotron and its partners (Ericsson, École de Technologie Supérieure, Quartier de l'innovation) in LabVI, the Open-Air Laboratory for Smart Living, today announced the commissioning of License Assisted Access (LAA) technology Read more

Food Network Canada goes to the wall for new show
TORONTO – Corus Studios has created another new reality cooking show for the Food Network Canada. Read more

ATN continues to blame piracy for shrinking revenues
TORONTO - Asian Television Network reported ongoing shrinkage in its revenues and expanding losses when it reported its third quarter results today. Read more

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