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ANALYSIS: Why vertical integration was a bad idea – and what can be done about it now (part four)
FOR MANY DECADES, THE Canadian TV market had the luxury of being a walled garden protected by the limits of technology. Read more

Michael Donovan back as DHX Media CEO as part of management shakeup
HALIFAX – DHX Media has replaced its CEO and CFO as it forges ahead with a strategic review that kicked off last October and may include the sale of the company. Read more enquête; Pierre Karl Péladeau demande au gouvernement fédéral où est sa vision?
5e partie dans notre série sur la révision des Lois sur la radiodiffusion et des télécommunications. Read more

More Breaking Stories Investigates Altering the Acts: Pierre Karl Péladeau asks the federal government, where's the vision?
Part V in our series on rewriting the Broadcasting and Telecom Acts. Read more

Newfoundland Capital Corporation founder Harry Steele to retire February 28
DARTMOUTH - Newfoundland Capital Corporation founder Harry Steele is retiring from his role as director and chairman of the board of directors at the end of this month. Read more

Encore+ tops 1M views as audiences eat up vintage CanCon
TORONTO – Classic Canadian content is striking a chord with domestic and international audiences as views to Encore+ surpass 1 million. Read more

Videotron offers free Wi-Fi calling at home and abroad
MONTREAL – Videotron said Monday that it is the first Canadian carrier to launch Wi-Fi calling, allowing customers to place toll-free calls over Wi-Fi to local numbers or back to Canada from over one hundred countries. Read more

Aldea helps send Pyeongchang 2018 live to the world
MONTREAL - Canadian video supplier Aldea Solutions said Monday that it successfully concluded the live delivery of the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Games to media companies around the world, including major broadcasters in France, Brazil and Read more

SaskTel continues expansion of wireless broadband Internet service
REGINA – SaskTel’s High Speed Fusion Internet will be available on 25 more towers serving rural Saskatchewan by the end of March 2018. Read more

640 Toronto unveils new morning, mid-morning shows
TORONTO – Corus’ Global News Radio 640 Toronto hit the airwaves Monday with a new morning drive and mid-morning talk show. Read more

EnStream launches enhanced consumer identity verification services
TORONTO – EnStream is offering more services that use real-time mobile network and account information to protect and confirm a consumer's online identity. Read more

CraveTV readies three original stand-up specials for spring streaming
TORONTO - Bell Media’s CraveTV will stream the first of its three new original comedy specials on March 9 with the debut of Darcy Michael Goes To Church. Read more

CBSC finds TV call-in show does not ring true
OTTAWA - A call-in contest program aired by Hamilton’s CHCH-DT has been called out by Canadian Broadcast Standards Council (CBSC) for violating the contest provision of the Canadian Association of Broadcasters’ (CAB) Code of Ethics. Read more

CTV’s ‘The Launch’ picked up by Sony Pictures Television; British version could be next
TORONTO – CTV’s new music TV format The Launch is headed across the pond and beyond after Sony Pictures Television (SPT) acquired the worldwide distribution rights to the format. Read more

CBC/Radio-Canada taps Hunter Communications for satellite space segment services
OTTAWA - Hunter Communications has won a contract to provide CBC/Radio-Canada with satellite space segment services. Read more

Cottage Life readies spring freeview; new original shows
TORONTO – Just in time for the spring thaw, Blue Ant Media’s Cottage Life is kicking off an eight-week free preview that will include new original Canadian series showcasing weekend and lakefront living. Read more

Early bird rates still available for 2018 Canadian Telecom Summit
TORONTO - There’s only one more week to receive an early bird registration rate for the 2018 Canadian Telecom Summit, scheduled for June 4 – 6 in Toronto. Read more

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