Top Stories

Apple is all about the services now, with some Cancon
CUPERTINO, CA – Apple’s new video subscription service Apple TV+ will launch this fall in over 100 countries including Canada, the tech giant said Monday from a star-studded event at the Steve Jobs Theater. Read more

2019 Quebec budget: $400 million for broadband and wireless everywhere
QUEBEC CITY – Through a new initiative announced in the Quebec provincial budget this week, Québec businesses and households in rural and remote areas who still do not have access to a high-speed Internet connection or a broadband cellular Read more

NDP seeks “nightmare” stories of high cell, internet bills
OTTAWA – The NDP has kicked off a new policy platform vowing to push the Feds to lower cellular fees and boost broadband coverage “for all Canadians”. Read more

More Breaking Stories

Commission sides with CNOC
OTTAWA - The Canadian Network Operators Consortium (CNOC) has won an initial round in its battle to overhaul the CRTC’s wholesale wireline services decision. Read more

Corning opens Montreal telecom R&D hub
MONTREAL – Optical tech manufacturer Corning Incorporated today formally opened a research and development center in Montreal on Monday, one focused on discovering and developing software solutions for the telecommunications Read more

Corus sells its stake in Telelatino to its minority owners
TORONTO – Three longstanding Telelatino owners, together with the company president, have completed the buyback of the 50.5% interest in TLN originally acquired by Corus Entertainment over 17 years ago. Read more

Bell Media moves to pull the plug on 28 more retransmitters
TORONTO – Bell Media has asked the CRTC for permission to delete 28 more analog rebroadcasting transmitters by amending the licences of some of its English-language television stations. Read more

Premier League helps shut down illegal IPTV streaming business: report
NATIONAL POLICE IN Spain, Denmark and Europol have cracked an illegal international IPTV streaming business spanning 30 countries. Read more

CRTC regulatory costs increase to $31.4M this year
OTTAWA – The CRTC estimates that its regulatory costs under section 9(1) of the broadcasting regulations will total $31.361 million for the 2019-2020 fiscal year. Read more

OPC urges Canadians to use privacy settings for greater online protection
GATINEAU - The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) has published advice for Canadians on how to set and adjust privacy settings when using social media sites or other online services, mobile devices and mobile apps, home digital Read more

Financial heist thriller ‘The Hummingbird Project’ pays dividends for Quebec economy: CMPA
MONTREAL - Production of the Canadian-Belgian feature film The Hummingbird Project, set to premiere in theatres across Canada Friday, contributed $15.2 million to the national GDP and generated $22.8 million in economic activity, says a Read more

CRTC sides with Bell over rate increases for circuits used by Iristel
OTTAWA – The CRTC has turned down a request by Iristel seeking interim relief from Bell Canada’s rate increases for certain circuits. Read more

BBC Earth Canada freeview includes four-part live broadcast event ‘Blue Planet Live’
TORONTO - BBC Earth Canada is gearing up to bring viewers a stunning four-part live broadcast event, known as Blue Planet Live, starting this Sunday. Read more

SCTE Foundation calls for applicants for Catherine Oakes Scholarship for Women
EXTON, PA — Applications are now being accepted for the Catherine Oakes Memorial Leadership Scholarship for Women, an award presented by the SCTE Foundation that recognizes, rewards and provides educational opportunities for women who aspire to Read more

COMMENTARY: Our broadcasting system is broken
Our specialty channels are in danger TVA GROUP’S SPECIALTY CHANNELS, which include amongst others TVA Sports, LCN, addikTV and CASA, are enormously popular with Québec television viewers. Read more

Marguerite Pigott tabbed as new film commissioner, head of entertainment industries for City of Toronto
TORONTO – Former CMPA VP Marguerite Pigott has been named Toronto's new film commissioner and director of entertainment industries effective April 8. Read more

Quebecor to honour retiring Olympian Alex Harvey during Cross-Country World Cup in Quebec City
MONTREAL - Quebecor is once again teaming up with the International Ski Federation (FIS) as a major sponsor and official broadcaster the Cross-Country World Cup finals in Quebec City this weekend. Read more

Shaw throws support behind students in low-income communities
CALGARY and MONTREAL – Shaw Communications is partnering with the Computers for Success Canada (CFSC) program to donate used computer equipment through the Feds’ Read more

DHX Media grows distribution team, elevates two
HALIFAX - DHX Media has bolstered its distribution sales team for key territories after promoting Darcee McCartney and Rebecca Lugo to the position of sales manager. Read more

2019 ISP Summit seeks content under ‘Innovation’ theme
TORONTO - Organizers of the 2019 Canadian ISP Summit have issued a call for content for this year’s event, scheduled for November 4 – 6 at the Marriott Downtown at Toronto Eaton Centre. Read more

Federal Budget: Funding only newspapers is unfair, say broadcasters
OTTAWA – The Canadian Association of Broadcasters said Thursday morning that the federal government’s plan to financially assist legacy print media companies is unfair to local TV and radio broadcasters, who also provide vital, trusted, local Read more

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Software Developer III - Shaw

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Director, Finance, Bell Business Markets - Bell

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Architect - Rogers

Manager, Digital Process Improvement - Rogers

User Experience Designer - Corus entertainment

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