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André Bureau: From transistor radios to smart phones
MONTREAL – Former CRTC chair and Astral Media president André Bureau succumbed to cancer on Friday, April 12. Read more

Quebecor vs. Bell: TVA Sports is back for now, but we'll see you in Gatineau on Wednesday
MONTREAL – On Friday, in a ruling from the Bench, Justice Claude Champagne of the Québec Superior Court issued an injunction requiring Québecor to provide the signals of TVA Sports 1, TVA Sports 2 and TVA Sports 3 to Bell TV before 6 p.m. Read more

NAB 2019: U.S. broadcasters plot mass rollout of next-gen broadcast standard
New standard would make broadcasters interactive and targeted LAS VEGAS – About a year after the formal launch of the next-gen broadcast TV transmission standard, Read more

More Breaking Stories

Proposed CRTC order: Don't weaken facilities-based policy, say incumbents
Industry, others, provide feedback OTTAWA – On February 26th, the Government of Canada proposed new CRTC Policy Read more

Ontario Budget: More money for rural broadband and wireless – and a new TV and film advisory committee
TORONTO – In its annual budget released Thursday afternoon, the Ontario government committed to invest $315 million over the next five years on “shovel-ready” Read more

Competition Bureau ramps up Bell investigation with new court order
OTTAWA – A court order issued Thursday will allow the Competition Bureau to review customer complaints filed against Bell Canada as part of its ongoing investigation into marketing practices used by the communications giant. Read more

APTN CEO Jean La Rose to step down
WINNIPEG – After 17 years in the job, Jean La Rose, APTN’s CEO, will be leaving the network on Dec. Read more

TekSavvy TV arrives in Toronto
CHATHAM, ON - TekSavvy has rolled out its IPTV service TekSavvy TV in Toronto. Read more

Access boosts speeds in rural Saskatchewan
REGINA – Access Communications today introduced Rural HyperSpeed 25; with speeds of 25 Megabits per second (Mbps) download and 3 Mbps upload to its rural customer base. Read more

Game of Thrones premier streams to a record for Bell
TORONTO – Bell Media reported Monday Game of Thrones season eight premier has conquered Canada as 2.9 million Canadians tuned in to the series’ final season premiere across HBO Canada or Crave’s linear, on demand, and streaming Read more

Amir Nasrabadi to head up DHX Media’s Vancouver animation studio
HALIFAX – Former Pixar Canada head Amir Nasrabadi is joining DHX Media in the new role of executive vice-president and general manager of its animation studio in Vancouver. Read more

TSN extends ‘Overdrive’ to TV, tabs The Source as presenting partner
TORONTO – TSN has signed electronics retailer The Source as a presenting partner of its afternoon sports show Overdrive, which is now broadcast in its entirety weekdays from Read more

‘Suits’ spin-off lands on W Network
TORONTO – Corus’ W Network will soon be the Canadian home for the new Suits spin-off series Pearson. Read more

CRTC forecast for 2020-2021 to span telecommunications, broadcasting, consumer and public protection initiatives
OTTAWA – The CRTC has laid out its 2020-2021 Forecast for the next two years under the headings of Telecommunications, Broadcasting and Consumer and public protection. Read more

“Canadian icon in journalism” Joe Schlesinger to be honoured with RTDNA lifetime achievement award
TORONTO - RTDNA Canada will posthumously recognize Joe Schlesinger with its highest honour, a lifetime achievement award, in recognition of his continued excellence during the course of his career in journalism. Read more

Telus connecting St. Albert to its PureFibre network
ST. ALBERT, AB - Telus will invest $100 million to connect more than 90% of homes and businesses in the City of St. Read more

2019 Canadian ISP Summit opens early bird registration
TORONTO - Registration for the 2019 Canadian ISP Summit is now open. Read more

'Letterkenny' takes its live show to the U.S.
LOS ANGELES – Letterkenny’s live comedy show is heading south of the border after booking three tour dates in the U.S. Read more

Rogers to open new flagship “retail experience centre” in Toronto
TORONTO – Rogers Communications is building a new multi-floor flagship retail location in Toronto that will be stocked with wireless and connected home technology for consumers and businesses, onsite experts, interactive zones, and dedicated Read more

RTDNA Canada unveils national award finalists
TORONTO - RTDNA Canada has announced the finalists for the national RTDNA Awards of Excellence, honouring the best journalists, programs, stations and newsgathering organizations in radio, television and digital. Read more

CBC Gem coming to Amazon Fire, Android TV
TORONTO – The CBC Gem streaming platform will be available on two new platforms starting Monday. Read more

Global wrests Canadian Country Music Awards from CBC
TORONTO - Global has struck a new broadcast partnership with the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) which includes exclusive coverage of the 37th annual CCMA Awards on Sunday, Read more

Crave adds new comedy ‘Shrill’, ‘Veronica Mars’ revival
TORONTO – Crave will be the Canadian home for the reboot of U.S. Read more

Bell Let’s Talk throws support behind Winnipeg’s Behavioural Health Foundation
WINNIPEG – Bell Let’s Talk is donating $240,000 to the Behavioural Health Foundation (BHF) to support Indigenous programming as a core component of holistic residential treatment for adults Read more

Access fetes its volunteers across the province
REGINA – Access Communications is honouring its more than 350 volunteers with appreciation events across Saskatchewan during National Volunteer Week. Read more

Quebecor vs. Bell: TVA called on the carpet Wednesday at 10 by the CRTC
GATINEAU – The CRTC has called TVA Group to an expedited hearing at 10 a.m. Read more

600 MHz auction: Carriers paid $1B more than expected
Expect a pressure-packed, high-demand, 3500 MHz auction in 2020 BAY STREET’S TELECOM industry analysts were a little surprised at the $3.47 billion collectively shelled out by Canada’s wireless carriers for 600 MHz spectrum (except Read more

Eastlink launching wireless in Grande Prairie
GRANDE PRAIRIE – Eastlink today will launch its first wireless market outside of Canada’s east when it launches in the western Alberta city of Grande Prairie, today. Read more

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