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ANALYSIS: Minister Joly’s new strategies may have no teeth (money)
Release date likely September 28th I FEEL FOR HERITAGE MINISTER Mélanie Joly. Seventeen months ago when she kicked off her wide-ranging review into Canadian Content in a Digital World, she bravely put “everything” on the table. Read more

CCSA Connect 2017 opens next week
MONT-TREMBLANT – The Canadian Cable Systems Alliance’s annual Connect 2017 conference kicks off next week with TVA Group as its presenting sponsor and Fox Sports Racing as its platinum sponsor. Read more

Northwestel says Nunavut is getting 15 Mbps, 4G wireless
IQALUIT — Northwestel today announced that all 25 Nunavut communities will be receiving 15 megabits per second (Mbps) Internet in 2019, which means Nunavut residents and businesses will have access to the same broadband service levels as those Read more

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Telesat’s new bird to help improve broadband in Nunavut
OTTAWA – Telesat has given its thumbs up to last week’s announcement that earmarked $50 million in federal funding to improve Read more

Amazon seeking to snap up small TV channels
AMAZON IS SHOPPING for small, independent television channels to add to its Amazon Prime Video offering as it forges ahead with its plan to become a dominant video player. Read more

Impact Wrestling brings PPV’s ‘Bound for Glory’ to Ottawa
TORONTO and NASHVILLE - Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corp. Read more

Radiohead, Hans Zimmer rework old song for new 'Planet Earth'
TORONTO – All of Blue Ant Media’s channels will air a new version of a Radiohead song next week that has been reworked for BBC’s nature documentary series Planet Earth: Blue Planet II. Read more

Charter, Comcast, Cox executives open SCTE•ISBE Cable-Tec Expo 2017 by putting operations in spotlight
EXTON, PA - Senior operations executives from three of the largest MSOs in the U.S. Read more

Sportsnet to ice 56 Leafs games
TORONTO – With the NHL pre-season kicking off in days, Sportsnet said Friday that it will serve up 56 Toronto Maple Leafs games in the 2017-18 NHL season. Read more

Clearcable expands to Europe
EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS - Clearcable has opened the doors of its new European office in the technology region of Brainport Eindhoven, Netherlands. Read more

Blue Ant International jumps in to kids content
TORONTO – Blue Ant International has expanded its distribution business with a new premium children’s offering for international buyers. Read more

CommTech Shows opens exhibitor registration; adds new awards gala
TORONTO - Organizers of the annual Canadian CommTech Show and Seminars have opened exhibitor registration for both events, with early bird savings on now through October 31, 2017. Read more

New coalition demands sustainable cultural, media industries
MONTREAL – A coalition of cultural organizations have banded together in “an urgent appeal” to press the federal government to shore up and protect Canada’s cultural and media industries in the digital era. Read more

Shaw marries BlueSky TV with Netflix for seamless binging
CALGARY - Western Canadians now have a new way to binge-watch their favourite content after Shaw said Thursday that it has integrated Netflix with its BlueSky TV product. Read more

Nunavut communities next to benefit from new rural broadband program
IQALUIT, NU - All 25 Nunavut communities will receive improved high-speed Internet access under the Federal Government’s new rural broadband program Read more

Tragically Hip tour documentary debuts November 12 on CTV
TORONTO – CTV will present the television broadcast premiere of The Tragically Hip tour documentary Long Time Running on November 12 and will stream the commercial-free theatrical version the following day on CraveTV. Read more

Vancouver’s Roundhouse Radio 98/3 adds two hosts in daytime shake-up
VANCOUVER – Vancouver’s Roundhouse Radio 98/3 has overhauled its daytime programming with the addition of two new veteran hosts. Read more

SWIFT taps Geoff Hogan as inaugural CEO
WYOMING, ON - The SouthWestern Integrated Fibre Technology (SWIFT) Network has promoted Geoff Hogan from interim executive director to CEO. Read more

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CCSA Connect 2017
September 25, 2017 to September 27, 2017
Fairmont Tremblant Resort. Mont-Tremblant, Que.

SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2018
October 22, 2018 to October 25, 2018
Atlanta, Ga.

2017 Canadian Wireless Trade Show
October 17, 2017 to October 18, 2017
International Centre, Hall 5. Toronto, Ont.

CTAM Canada Broadcaster Forum
October 25, 2017
The Sony Centre in downtown Toronto

2017 Canadian ISP Summit
November 6, 2017 to November 8, 2017
Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel

OAB Connection 2017
November 9, 2017
Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel

International Institute of Communications Communications Canadian Chapter Law and Policy conference
November 14, 2017 to November 15, 2017
Shaw Centre, Ottawa

CommTech East 2018
April 16, 2018 to April 18, 2018
Mississauga Convention Centre, Mississauga, ON

CommTech Awards Gala 2018
April 16, 2018
Mississauga Convention Centre, Mississauga, ON

CommTech Charity Golf Tournament 2018
May 15, 2018
Valley Ridge Golf Club, Calgary, AB

CommTech West 2018
May 16, 2018 to May 17, 2018
Coast Plaza Hotel & Convention Centre, Calgary, AB