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ANALYSIS: The long, winding appeal roads on CRTC decisions are confusing, and need fixing
ON FRIDAY THE 13TH, the large cable companies as well as Bell filed motions in Federal Court requesting leave to Read more

Cable companies launch court appeal of wholesale decision (Update: So has Bell)
OTTAWA – Saying the CRTC has erred in law and jurisdiction five different ways, Canada’s incumbent cable operators have filed for leave to appeal the recent CRTC Read more

Super Channel suing Best Buy, Staples for ‘actively promoting’ content piracy
EDMONTON — Super Channel’s parent company, Allarco Entertainment, has officially launched a lawsuit against four major Canadian retailers, claiming the stores were complicit in promoting the downloading and streaming of illegal content on Read more




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NDP's campaign proposal to cap cell, internet prices, gets pushback from wireless industry
OTTAWA – In pledging to cap cellphone and internet prices as part of its quest to form the next federal government, the NDP faced a fierce backlash on Friday – not from its political opponents but from the industry it targeted. Read more

TekSavvy says thank the CRTC for a lower bill
Start.ca, too CHATHAM – Independent ISP TekSavvy told customers today they will be seeing lower prices and upgraded internet packages, thanks to the Read more

Murphy reiterates Canadian broadcasters must own all their content
CMPA says without the rules, Cancon won’t get made TORONTO – Corus CEO Doug Murphy this week restated his call for an affiliated studio system in Canada, akin to what U.S. and U.K. Read more

Bell taken to task by the CRTC over its community television offering
GATINEAU – Bell Canada’s Broadcasting Distribution Undertaking (BDU) licence (for Fibe TV) will expire on February 29, 2020 and the CRTC last week published a notice of consultation making Bell’s application public – as well as the Read more

Xplornet scores 5G spectrum in all provinces
WOODSTOCK, N.B. Read more

Dotmobile registers as proposed full MVNO
TORONTO – Data On Tap announced this week it has completed its registration with the CRTC as a proposed full Read more

Sportsnet, TSN reveal Raptors broadcast schedules
TORONTO — With the NBA season set to tip off in a little more than a month’s time, Sportsnet and TSN announced their 2019-2020 broadcast schedules for the NBA champion Toronto Raptors’ regular season games. Read more

APTN launches Indigenous-focused streaming service ‘lumi’
WINNIPEG — In celebration of its 20th anniversary this fall, APTN has launched a streaming service that brings the Indigenous stories and programming it’s known for and delivers it to an OTT platform called APTN lumi. Read more

Lindsay Broadband promotes Len Visser to product line manager
PETERBOROUGH, ON — Lindsay Broadband announced Monday the promotion of industry veteran Len Visser (pictured) to the position of product line manager for the company’s Power Solutions Division, effective today. Read more

Telus partners with B.C. developer to create first sustainable smart home
VANCOUVER — Telus is working with sustainable home developer Adera Development to create the first sustainable smart home, the two companies announced Monday. Read more

The Podcast Exchange sews up sales deal with Stitcher
TORONTO — The Podcast Exchange (TPX), a leading Canadian podcast marketing and sales enterprise, has announced a new sales partnership with Stitcher’s advertising arm, Midroll Media. Read more

CTV asks viewers to ‘Get into it’ this fall
TORONTO — CTV is launching a mass-marketing campaign ahead of the debut of the network’s 2019 fall season, inviting viewers to “Get into” its new lineup of shows. Read more

News Media Canada launches media literacy tool to ‘SPOT’ fake news online
TORONTO — Media consumers of all ages are getting help to critically assess online news and information thanks to a new media literacy tool — SPOT Fake News Online — launched today by News Media Canada. Read more

W Network gets a brand refresh for fall season
TORONTO — Not only the leaves are changing colour in Canada this fall. Read more

CommTech announces call for papers, exhibitor booth bookings now open
MISSISSAUGA and CALGARY — Organizers of the Canadian CommTech East and Canadian CommTech West shows announced Monday their call for papers for next year’s events, to be held April 7-8 in Mississauga, Ont., and May 26-27 in Calgary. Read more

Author Tom Goodwin to deliver morning keynote at OAB’s Connection 2019 conference
TORONTO — The Ontario Association of Broadcasters (OAB) announced broadcasting industry expert and author Tom Goodwin (pictured) will deliver a morning keynote address at the OAB’s Connection 2019 conference, scheduled for November 7 Read more

New members on Tbaytel board
THUNDER BAY – Tbaytel this week announced the addition of three new directors to its Municipal Service Board. Read more

Free Telus Wi-Fi on Ottawa’s new LRT
OTTAWA – Telus and the City of Ottawa announced this week the company will provide free Wi-Fi service on the O-Train and underground cell connectivity, too. Read more

Stingray’s Qello to livestream KAABOO Del Mar
MONTREAL – Stingray Qello, the multiplatform service which transforms any screen into a live concert experience, has been named the exclusive livestream partner of KAABOO Del Mar 2019. Read more

Thunderbird, APTN, confirm season two for Queen of the Oil Patch
VANCOUVER - Thunderbird Entertainment announced Friday there will be a second season of APTN series Queen of the Oil Patch. Read more

Junior hockey returns to CHCH
MISSISSAUGA and HAMILTON – The Ontario Junior Hockey League today announced the renewal and expansion of its broadcast partnership with CHCH-TV, which will include the airing of nine live hockey games during the 2019-20 season. Read more

CRTC's Voter Contact Registry now accepting registrations
GATINEAU – The CRTC today announced that the Voter Contact Registry is now accepting registrations, and will accept them until 48 hours after the federal election, to be held October 21st. Read more

TSN, Sportsnet, announce regional NHL schedules
TORONTO – Everyone knows Rogers Media owns the national NHL rights for all of Canada (and sublicences to Quebecor’s TVA for Read more

TVA Sports to air more than 250 games this NHL season
MONTREAL – Quebecor Media’s TVA Sports, which is the official French-language broadcaster of the National Hockey League (NHL), will air over 250 games this coming National Hockey League season, including 22 Montreal Canadiens Read more

Corus to rep Kidoodle
TORONTO – Corus Entertainment announced today it has entered a new partnership with Kidoodle.TV. Read more


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