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ANALYSIS: Telus CEO warns investors the days of price increases driving growth are over
VANCOUVER – Okay, so Telus CEO Darren Entwistle didn’t say exactly what it says in our headline above, but that’s the gist we gleaned from the legendarily loquacious chief executive after the company’s second quarter conference call with Read more

BDU Renewals: Providing set-top box viewer data now a condition of licence, CRTC says
OTTAWA — Canada’s largest, vertically integrated BDUs have a little over a year to start providing set-top box data to a national STB-based audience measurement system — a new condition of licence imposed by the CRTC when it announced Read more

Stingray makes US$120-million takeover bid for Music Choice
MONTREAL — Stingray Digital Group is looking to acquire competitor Music Choice in a proposed takeover deal valued at US$120 million. Read more

More Breaking Stories

Thermal ducting is not a good enough reason to boost K-W station signal
OTTAWA — The CRTC has denied Bell Media’s application to allow its CKKW-FM radio station in Kitchener, Ont., to increase its analogue power to overcome interference from a US border radio station in Buffalo, NY. Read more

Xplornet to deliver 5G-ready services to rural New Brunswick in 2019
WOODSTOCK, NB — Xplornet pledged Friday to bring 5G-ready services to rural homes and businesses in New Brunswick next year, providing dramatically faster Internet access across the province. Read more

Feds fund high-speed Internet for three more northern Ontario towns (updated)
HILTON BEACH, ON — The federal government announced Friday another investment in high-speed Internet for three more northern Ontario communities, as part of its Connect to Innovate initiative. Read more

Six innovation experts chosen to host feds’ data consultations
OTTAWA — The federal government announced Friday it has selected six innovation leaders to host the roundtable discussions taking place this summer as part of its national consultation on digital and data transformation. Read more

Telus reports strong growth for Q2 2018
VANCOUVER — Telus experienced a solid quarter in Q2 2018 with its revenues reaching $3.5 billion, a 5.3% increase compared to the same quarter last year, primarily due to strong growth in its wireless network and wireline data services, the Read more

92.5 The ’Chuck promises unique Edmonton listening experience
EDMONTON — Radio in Edmonton is getting a new sound today with the launch of Corus Radio’s 92.5 The ’Chuck, rebranded from its Fresh Radio station. Read more

Newcap’s Q2 2018 revenues buoyed up by Kamloops market
DARTMOUTH, NS — Newcap Radio owner Newfoundland Capital Corporation reported Thursday its revenues in the second quarter of 2018 were down slightly compared to Q2 2017, saying its expansion into the Kamloops, BC, market had provided revenue Read more

TVA Group reports $9.7-million net loss in Q2 2018
MONTREAL — Quebecor Media subsidiary TVA Group’s financial performance in the second quarter of 2018 was “disappointing”, the company’s president said on Thursday. Read more

BC production sector launches Pacific Screenwriting Program
Supporting partners include Netflix, CMPA and Creative BC VANCOUVER — Screenwriters in BC can now apply to be accepted into a new training course offered by the Pacific Screenwriting Program, a brand new initiative launched today by Read more

Telesat Canada’s revenues down in Q2 2018
OTTAWA — Telesat Canada released its second quarter 2018 financial results on Thursday, reporting a decline in revenue and a $6-million net loss when compared to the same quarter of 2017. Read more

Feds invest $7 million to bring faster Internet to northern Ontario
SIOUX LOOKOUT, ON — Six remote communities in northern Ontario will soon benefit from faster Internet access thanks to a much-needed $7.03 million investment by the government of Canada as part of its Connect to Innovate initiative. Read more

DHX Brands signs Teletubbies merchandising deals in South Korea
Also announces 19 new worldwide distribution agreements HALIFAX — Following up on the launch of its new Teletubbies series in South Korea this past spring, DHX Media’s consumer products division, DHX Brands, announced it has Read more

‘Midway’ mega-film landing at TVA’s MELS Studios this fall
MONTREAL — Director-producer Roland Emmerich’s newest mega-production, Midway, will be filming this fall at TVA Group’s MELS Studios soundstages in Montreal, the production unit announced Thursday. Read more

Wireless, broadband Internet gains drive BCE’s Q2 growth
Fibe 1.5 Gigabit to launch this month in Ontario MONTREAL — BCE reported a healthy increase in revenue for the second quarter of 2018, driven by strong growth in wireless, combined with gains in broadband Internet and IPTV customers, Read more

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