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ANALYSIS: A steady summer of shomi speculation
Shaw write-down, content pauses, fuel talk of new, or no, partnership IN JULY, SHAW COMMUNICATIONS wrote down the value of its 50% stake in the shomi streaming service to nil. Read more

CRTC threatens “increasingly stringent regulatory measures” while backing access request to Toronto condos
OTTAWA – The CRTC has found in favour of Toronto-based local exchange carrier Beanfield Technologies Inc. after it claimed that it was denied timely access on reasonable terms and Read more

Stingray closes acquisition of Much Vibe, Much Loud, Juicebox - MuchRetro to follow
MONTREAL - Stingray Digital Group has wrapped up the acquisition of three of the four music channels that it is buying from Bell Media. Read more

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CBC Radio replaces Shad with Power at ‘q’
TORONTO – CBC Radio One has named CBC Radio Two morning host Tom Power as the new voice of its long-running daily arts, culture and entertainment program q. Read more

Former Nokia exec to guide brand’s re-launch
HELSINKI, FINLAND – Former Nokia exec Pekka Rantala has been named chief marketing officer of HMD global Oy (HMD), the new global licensee of the Nokia brand for mobile phones and tablets. Read more

Cogeco’s St-Pierre to retire
Smithard to be promoted MONTREAL- Cogeco Communications announced Friday Louise St-Pierre (right) has decided to retire as president and CEO of Cogeco Connexion. Read more

CRTC approves radio licence transfers to Evanov Radio Group
OTTAWA — The CRTC today helped clear the way for Evanov Communications Inc. Read more

TeraGo reports Q2 net loss despite growth in data centre revenue
TORONTO — Despite strong growth in cloud and data centre service revenue, TeraGo Inc. Read more

Karen Walton to lead story room for Bell Media Prime Time TV
Credits include Orphan Black, Queer as Folk TORONTO — Award-winning writer-producer Karen Walton is joining the 2016 Bell Media Prime Time TV Program as executive producer in residence, to lead a story room of Read more

Newcap Radio revenue boosted by growth in Toronto, Ottawa markets
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Wireless prices higher in Canada than most other countries studied in new CRTC report
OTTAWA — Not that this will come as too much of a surprise for Canadian wireless subscribers, but a new study commissioned by the CRTC and prepared by Nordicity Group, has found mobile phone and wireless Internet prices tend to be higher in Read more

Corus unveils fall lineup for YTV, Treehouse and Teletoon
YTV’s new series Ride premieres September 5 TORONTO — The fall season of kids shows on Corus Entertainment networks was announced Thursday, with new series and new seasons of popular shows on YTV, Treehouse and Teletoon set Read more

Next 10 years look upbeat for U.S. cable industry: SNL Kagan
NEW YORK — The 10-year outlook for the cable industry south of the border is looking bright, according to the most recent research from SNL Kagan, an offering of S&P Global Market Intelligence. Read more

Shaw expands free WiFi for SeaBus ferry commuters in Vancouver
VANCOUVER and CALGARY — Shaw Communications and SeaBus ferry operator TransLink are expanding WiFi access to all SeaBus ferries in Vancouver as part of their ongoing partnership. Read more

Bell, MTS hit trail together for Interstellar Rodeo
Combined entity still requires regulatory approval WINNIPEG — Seemingly in anticipation of regulatory approval of BCE’s proposed $3.9 billion acquisition of Manitoba Telecom Services (MTS), the two companies are presenting a united Read more

CCTS ejects VOIS, refers matter to CRTC
OTTAWA — The Commissioner of Complaints for Telecommunications Services (CCTS) announced Thursday it has terminated the participation of VOIS in CCTS, having found the Calgary-based telecom service provider to be in default on its obligations, Read more

SiriusXM Canada responds to “dissident” shareholders, announces share proration increase
TORONTO — SiriusXM Canada continues to court the favour of its shareholders as it seeks to go private, suggesting on Thursday they can expect higher value for shares than originally proposed, should they vote to support the transaction at a Read more

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