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ANALYSIS: Why every Canadian TV channel should be a must-carry
NOTHING PUTS THE “FUN” into the dysfunction of our broadcasting system more than a 9(1)(h) hearing. Read more

All I want for Christmas is? A telecommunications price comparison report
‘TIS THE SEASON for telecommunications pricing studies: In the next two weeks, a trio of important reports will be made public: The CRTC Telecommunications Monitoring Report, the OECD Digital Economy Outlook Data and the so-called Nordicity Read more

Super Bowl Ads: 51½ minutes plays second fiddle to administrative law
OTTAWA – On the third day of a hearing ostensibly into the CRTC’s Super Bowl simsub decision and the Vavilov spy case, those two individual cases took an even lesser importance than in the prior days. Read more




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Legislative review panel launches videos
OTTAWA – The Broadcasting and Telecommunications Review (BTLR) panel released three videos last week to help explain the Broadcasting, Telecommunications and Radiocommunications Acts. Read more

Merged Disney/Fox, Comcast/Sky to drop US$43B on content this year alone: report
LONDON, UK - The pending media mega-mergers of Disney/Fox and Comcast/Sky means that two in every 10 dollars spent on content worldwide will now be spent by these two entities, says new data from Ampere Analysis. Read more

DAZN to kick Premier League rights away from sports networks
TORONTO – Sports streaming service DAZN is set to muscle out TSN and Sportsnet for the Canadian broadcast rights to English Premier League soccer. Read more

Cogeco bows out of 600 MHz auction but says wireless still an option
All applications due last week MONTREAL – Cogeco Communications said that it will not participate in next year’s 600 MHz spectrum auction but will still “explore opportunities” in the wireless market. Read more

BlackBerry test drives new traffic technology
WATERLOO – BlackBerry is rolling out a new service designed for smart cities that provides the mechanism for vehicles and infrastructure, such as traffic lights, to exchange information in a secure manner using digital certificates. Read more

SaskTel’s interNET Extended 25 service now in almost 50 rural communities
REGINA - SaskTel continues to upgrade internet speeds in rural areas of the province, announcing Monday that its interNET Extended 25 service is now available in 25 more communities. Read more

SCTE•ISBE elevates three
EXTON, PA - The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) and its global arm, the International Society of Broadband Experts (ISBE), announced the promotions of three team members on Monday. Read more

‘Frontier’ a boon for local businesses, talent, in Newfoundland and Labrador: CMPA
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CityWest's city receives $400,000 in annual distribution
PRINCE RUPERT – Municipally owned network operator CityWest has transferred its annual distribution payment of $400,000 to its sole shareholder, the City of Prince Rupert. Read more

RTDNA Canada seeks lifetime achievement nominees
TORONTO - RTDNA Canada is calling for nominations for individuals who have distinguished themselves through outstanding service and continued excellence during the course of their career in journalism or news management. Read more

No new radio station for Quebec City, but new stations coming to two nearby communities
OTTAWA - The CRTC has decided against issuing a call for new radio stations to serve Quebec City after finding that the market cannot sustain an additional commercial radio station at this time. Read more

Freedom Mobile awards $10K in ’10 Days of Giveaways Contest’
CALGARY – Shaw’s Freedom Mobile has kicked off a new contest that asks Canadians to share how they use their data for a chance to win prizes totaling $10,000. Read more

Melissa Kajpust parting ways with Super Channel
EDMONTON – Super Channel’s programming VP Melissa Kajpust is leaving the company later this month to pursue other opportunities, the pay TV network announced Thursday. Read more

Spotify users may now tap in to CBC/Radio-Canada podcasts
TORONTO - CBC/Radio-Canada is expanding the availability of some of its top podcasts by making them available through music streamer Spotify. Read more


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