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ANALYSIS: Will Comcast's X1 help save Cancon?
THE SUBSCRIPTION TELEVISION industry likes to say that outright cord-cutting (defined as when a consumer abandons a TV subscription altogether) is still a pretty small phenomenon. Read more

CityWest sinks $1 million more into Terrace
PRINCE RUPERT – Over the next three months, municipally owned carrier CityWest will be working in downtown Terrace, expanding its fibre-based services, the company said today. Read more

Telus Ventures seeks entrepreneurs
TORONTO – The first ever Telus Ventures Summit kicked off Thursday at Toronto’s MaRS discovery district. Read more

More Breaking Stories

OBITUARY: Proper Television president Guy O’Sullivan
TORONTO – Guy O’Sullivan, founder and president of Canadian production company Proper Television, passed away suddenly over the weekend at the age of 49. Read more

South Asian music service Saavn joins Videotron's Unlimited Music
MONTREAL - Videotron has added music streaming service Saavn to its Unlimited Music service. Read more

CBC streams new original traumcom ‘Save Me’
TORONTO – CBC has launched a new original online series that takes a comedic yet poignant look at lives on the brink of a 911 emergency incident. Read more

RTDNA Canada announces B.C. region's two lifetime achievement recipients
VANCOUVER - RTDNA Canada will recognize two individuals in the British Columbia region with lifetime achievement awards next week. Read more

Lindsay helps power WiFi deployment in Mexico
PETERBOROUGH, ON - Lindsay Broadband is working with Mexican communications company Megacable as it completes a large-scale deployment of WiFi nodes in various cities across Mexico. Read more

MDL Communications boosts product line, staff
WOODVILLE, ON – Broadband and telecom consultant MDL Communications has expanded both its team and product lineup. Read more

Surging TV complaints will keep CCTS hopping, says PIAC
OTTAWA – A consumer group says that the Commissioner for Complaints for Telecommunications Services (CCTS) “will have its hands full” come September when it adds TV service provider watchdog to its role. Read more

Global News bulks up political profile with David Akin; Kapelos now permanent host of ‘The West Block’
OTTAWA - Global News has named political journalist David Akin to the role of chief political correspondent for the network, plus tapped Ottawa bureau chief Vassy Kapelos as the permanent host of its political affairs program The West Read more

Blue Ant flips AUX for the A.Side
TORONTO - Blue Ant Media has ditched its music and lifestyle brand AUX in favour of a new millennial-targeted music initiative known as A.Side. Read more

CMPA inks first collective agreement with Alberta labour union
CALGARY - The Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA) has concluded negotiations with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 362, resulting in the first-ever collective Read more

Club illico picks up French language National Geographic docs
MONTREAL - Club illico is adding 11 new documentaries spanning the animal kingdom, foreign lands and the wonders of food from the iconic global brand National Geographic. Read more

RTDNA Canada unveils 2017 national award nominees
TORONTO - RTDNA Canada has released the 2017 finalists for its annual Network Awards. Read more

SOCAN, SODRAC, eye potential merger
TORONTO and MONTREAL - SOCAN and SODRAC are actively discussing the possibility of combining operations with the aim of creating an integrated approach to the management of both performing rights and reproduction rights of songwriters, composers Read more

CMF invests $2M in 10 web series; program to expand to include more genres
TORONTO - The Canada Media Fund (CMF) is investing $2 million to support the production of 10 projects as part of its new Web Series Pilot Program. Read more

Customer service improvements help slash telecom, Internet complaints: CCTS report
OTTAWA – While complaints over telecom and Internet services continue to fall, Canadians are still unclear about the terms of their service contracts, says the Commissioner for Complaints for Telecommunications Services (CCTS). Read more

Corus’ Q2 revenues surge 86%
TORONTO – Corus Entertainment saw revenues increase by 86% for its second quarter ended February 28, 2017, but rising costs helped to weigh down profits. Read more

Register now for the 13th annual SCTE Ontario Cable Tec Games
REGISTRATION IS NOW open for the 2017 SCTE Ontario Chapter Cable Tec Games scheduled for May 9, 2017 at the Mississauga Grand Banquet Centre in Mississauga. Read more

Canadians must receive emergency alerts via mobile devices by next April
OTTAWA-GATINEAU – All wireless service providers must join Canada’s National Public Alerting System by next April, the CRTC said Thursday. Read more

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