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ANALYSIS: Why our shaky memory is what's really at the heart of the telecom sales practices hearing
YOU HAVE TO SYMPATHIZE with the folks who took the time to register their frustration with Canadian telcos and cellcos by filing an intervention to the CRTC’s latest hearing which begins Monday. Read more

MIPCOM 2018: Why Canadian content creators need to get small, fast, to compete against (or work with) Netflix
CANNES – How small media players can survive and thrive against Netflix or Amazon has occupied minds this week at MIPCOM, the annual TV market in the south of France. Read more

Altering the Acts: Privacy Commissioner wants "under the hood" of the communications industry
OTTAWA - The Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications met this morning for the fifth time to continue its examination of how the three federal communications statutes (the Telecommunications Act, the Broadcasting Act, and the Read more

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Copyright Act Review: Creators, broadcasters say they need more and better protection from piracy
OTTAWA – Despite having more than 100 film and television credits to his name, in addition to stage appearances across North America, ACTRA president David Sparrow knows the struggles of an artist’s life all too well. Read more

Iristel hits Telus with $135 million lawsuit
TORONTO – Iristel has taken its fight with Telus to the Ontario Superior Court of Justice claiming Telus has breached its wholesale contract and is seeking damages of $135 million. Read more

Tweets to be part of telecom sales practices hearing starting Monday
GATINEAU – The times, they are-a-tweetin’. Read more

Broadband Study: Competition Bureau asks Canadians to sound off on their ISPs
Preliminary report in March, final report by June 2019 OTTAWA – The Competition Bureau wants to hear from consumers about their high-speed Internet services and their experiences with their providers as it continues its examination of Read more

Cutbacks? Yes, but not at the rumoured numbers making the rounds
TORONTO – Both Rogers Communications and Bell Media have trimmed some personnel this month, has learned – but the number of people leaving both companies is not near the rumoured figures we have seen land in the email Read more

CHCH to move to new Hamilton home in 2021
HAMILTON - Channel Zero, the parent company of CHCH, has found a new home for the TV station after a two year search that ultimately met its goal of keeping the Hamilton-based broadcaster operating within the city it calls home. Read more

Manon Brouillette to part ways with Videotron
MONTREAL – Manon Brouillette is stepping down from her role as president and CEO of Videotron at the end of this year. Read more

OPC seeks Federal Court determination as it wrestles with de-indexing
OTTAWA - The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) is asking the Federal Court to help determine whether Google’s search engine is subject to federal privacy law when it indexes web pages and presents search results in response to Read more

Netflix blows by own subscriber targets to top 137M subs
LOS GATOS, CA – Shaking off reports of slowing growth, Netflix added 7 million new subscribers in its third quarter, ahead of its internal forecasts and pushing its worldwide customer base to 137 million. Read more

Commercial TV broadcasters commit to net billing to improve TV trading
TORONTO – A number of Canada’s commercial television broadcasters are banding together to end a practice known as gross-net invoicing by the end of next year. Read more

DHX Media’s ‘Polly Pocket’ series licensed to 16 international broadcasters
HALIFAX - DHX Media’s animated children’s series Polly Pocket has been picked up by 16 broadcasters internationally. Read more

Ssi Mobile now in 18 Nunavut communities
YELLOWKNIFE - SSi Micro launched in its 18th wireless market in Nunavut on Wednesday. Read more

Freedom Mobile brings Extended Range LTE to Edmonton, B.C.’s Lower Mainland
CALGARY - Freedom Mobile is expanding its Extended Range LTE rollout to select areas of Edmonton and B.C.’s Lower Mainland, including Vancouver, after first Read more

Just for Laughs docuseries to stream exclusively on Amazon Prime
SEATTLE - Amazon Prime Video will debut the Just for Laughs docuseries Inside Jokes to subscribers in Canada, the U.S., U.K., Australia and New Zealand on November 30. Read more

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