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ANALYSIS: Why CBS All Access moving north is a big deal (corrected)
CANADA’S PRIVATE BROADCASTERS think of themselves as long term, trusted partners with their American counterparts, important clients who have paid billions of dollars over the years to U.S. Read more

VMS Media Group petitions Governor-in-Council over aboriginal radio licence denial
Hearing panel make-up “procedurally unfair”, VMS argues CALGARY, EDMONTON and OTTAWA — VMS Media Group Ltd., whose applications to operate urban Indigenous radio stations in Edmonton and Calgary were previously denied by the CRTC Read more

COMMENTARY: Canadian broadcasters are on the road to extinction if they don’t adapt
MONDAY, IT WAS ANNOUNCED CBS All Access, the over-the-top VOD service from the American television network, would launch in Canada next year. Read more

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Bell buys Larche's Northern Ontario radio stations
TORONTO — Bell Media announced Wednesday it plans to acquire four FM radio stations in Ontario from Larche Communications Inc., bringing the total number of stations in Bell’s iHeartRadio network to 109. Read more

Facebook to launch premium video portal Watch on Thursday
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beIN Sports available to Shaw Cable subscribers
Now carried by all major TV providers in Canada TORONTO — beIN Sports has announced a new distribution deal with Shaw Communications that makes the global sports network available to all Shaw Cable and Shaw Direct Satellite TV Read more

Disney to launch ESPN and movie streaming services, drop Netflix deal
BURBANK, CA — The Walt Disney Company announced Tuesday it will launch an ESPN-branded sports streaming service in early 2018, followed by a Disney-branded movie and TV service in 2019, reported. Read more

U.S. wireless capex rises as 5G gets closer: S&P Global
NEW YORK — Wireless infrastructure capital expenditure by the big four U.S. Read more

CRTC initiates DNCL show cause proceeding
OTTAWA — After repeated requests for information have been ignored for two years by an air duct cleaning company alleged to have violated the Unsolicited Telecommunications Rules, the CRTC announced Wednesday it has initiated a show cause Read more

Consultation launched to reform Copyright Board of Canada
OTTAWA — The Government of Canada announced Wednesday it is seeking input into proposed legislative and regulatory changes to the Copyright Board of Canada’s decision-making processes. Read more

Stolen cellphones result in $184,000 loss for SaskTel, reports Leader-Post
REGINA — A SaskTel employee’s alleged theft of 235 cellphones resulted in a $184,000 loss for the telecom company, according to a report by the Regina Leader-Post newspaper. Read more

Telefilm invests $4.7 million in 11 new Indigenous productions
MONTREAL — Telefilm Canada announced Tuesday $4.7 million in funding for the production of 11 new Indigenous feature films in 2017-2018, following through on Read more

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