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BANFF 2017: Minister Joly's un-keynote...
“I will be presenting my vision for the creative sector in September” OKAY, FULL TRANSPARENCY, I wasn't going to scribble about this. Read more

BANFF 2017: Why Canadian broadcasters "need more control over the rights game"
THE ANNUAL CANADIAN MEDIA LEADERS panel at the 2017 Banff World Media Festival pivoted from the future of production, development, and broadcast screen-based content to the onslaught of streaming opportunities commanding the increased attention Read more

Emptying the CTS notebook: Telecom execs argue services, laws – and the legacy of Jean-Pierre Blais
TORONTO—Although ISED Minister Navdeep Bains' call for lower wireless and broadband Read more

More Breaking Stories

BANFF 2017: Turning a hot date into a love story
FOR 38 YEARS NOW, various incarnations of the Banff World Media Festival have brought the most interesting media executives from across our quick-stepping media landscape to the postcard perfect, heart of the Canadian Rockies. Read more

BANFF 2017: New Indigenous Screen Office will help create, market Canadian Indigenous content
BANFF – Canada’s Indigenous screen-based sector received a boost Monday with the announcement of a dedicated Indigenous Screen Office tasked with supporting the development, production and marketing of Indigenous content. Read more

Access upgrades Martensville
MARTENSVILLE, SK – Access Communications customers in Martensville, a community of about 9,600 just north of Saskatoon, saw their cable and broadband company recently expand its services. Read more

CCSA Connect 2017 opens registration
MONT-TREMBLANT – Registration is now open for the CCSA’s Connect 2017 conference which this year will take place September 25 – 27 at the Fairmont Tremblant Resort in Mont-Tremblant, QC. Read more

Telesat applauds Canada’s new defence policy
OTTAWA – Telesat is saluting the federal government’s new defence policy, especially its heightened priority on space and satellite Read more

UPDATED: Rogers buys Videotron’s AWS-1 Toronto spectrum licence in Toronto
MONTREAL and TORONTO – Videotron has sold its AWS-1 spectrum licence in the Greater Toronto region to Rogers Communications for approximately $184 million, pursuant to the transfer option held by Videotron since 2013. Read more

CRTC gives thumbs up to new Simcoe radio station; denies requests for Aurora, Brampton
OTTAWA – Listeners in the southwestern Ontario region of Simcoe will soon have a new English-language, commercial FM radio station after the CRTC approved an application by Read more

Corus locks up Canadian broadcast rights to ‘Star Wars’ collection
TORONTO - Corus Entertainment is set to transport viewers to a galaxy far, far away after inking a multi-year licensing agreement with The Walt Disney Studios for the broadcast rights to the Star Wars film franchise. Read more

Bell drives telematics services for connected Hyundai, Kia vehicles
MONTREAL - Bell has struck an agreement with a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Group, Hyundai AutoEver Telematics America (HATA), to deliver connected telematics services Read more

Distribution360 sees Starz on kids titles
TORONTO – marblemedia’s Distribution360 has licensed a raft of kids and family programming to American premium cable and satellite television network Starz. Read more

More Canadians try – and prefer – alternative video services: J.D. Power
TORONTO – An increasing number of Canadians are not only opting for alternative video services, their level of satisfaction is higher for alternatives than for their traditional pay TV service, according to new data from J.D. Read more

International growth drives 2017 revenues, profits, at Stingray
MONTREAL – Acquisitions continue to pay off for Stingray Digital Group which saw its fourth quarter profits jump by over 41%, the company said Thursday. Read more

Canada sees improvement in 4G availability, speed: OpenSignal
LONDON, UK - Canada now ranks within the top 20 countries for 4G availability and speed, an improvement from six months ago, according to the latest The State of Read more

Bell Media, CFC, partner on VR/AR technology initiative
TORONTO - The Canadian Film Centre (CFC) and Bell Media are teaming up on a new initiative to expand the development of both virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR). Read more

Eastlink Wireless arrives in Newfoundland
ST. JOHN’S, NL - Eastlink Wireless has officially launched in in the greater St. Read more

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June 22, 2017
Art Gallery of Hamilton. 123 King Street West, Hamilton, Ont.

GSMA Mobile World Congress Americas
September 12, 2017 to September 14, 2017
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September 14, 2017 to September 19, 2017
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CCSA Connect 2017
September 25, 2017 to September 27, 2017
Fairmont Tremblant Resort. Mont-Tremblant, Que.

SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2018
October 22, 2018 to October 25, 2018
Atlanta, Ga.

2017 Canadian Wireless Trade Show
October 17, 2017 to October 18, 2017
International Centre, Hall 5. Toronto, Ont.

2017 Canadian ISP Summit
November 6, 2017 to November 8, 2017
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OAB Connection 2017
November 9, 2017
Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel

International Institute of Communications Communications Canadian Chapter Law and Policy conference
November 14, 2017 to November 15, 2017
Shaw Centre, Ottawa