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BASIC TELECOM REVIEW: Broadband must be part of BSO, with expanded funding, say independents and consumers
OTTAWA – There is broad consensus among the smaller Internet providers, consumers groups and local governments that high speed Internet is a critical part of Canadian society and the economy. Read more

COMMUNITY TV: Class action lawsuit demands money back for Vidéotron customers
MONTREAL - Could Vidéotron be forced to refund cash to its TV subscribers for failing to give them proper community access television? Read more

Shaw names former BlackBerry VP head of regulatory and government relations
OTTAWA – Shaw Communications last month hired Morgan Elliott (right) as its new senior vice-president of regulatory and government relations. Read more

More Breaking Stories

Quebec’s CHOI-FM caught third time for coarse language by CBSC
OTTAWA – Radio hosts comments about running over cyclists were ok, but the coarse language used ran afoul of the broadcast codes, The Canadian Broadcast Standards Council (CBSC) has ruled. Read more

Q3 at Corus “disappointing”after $8.1M loss
TORONTO - With its revenues down 5%, Corus Entertainment saw its second quarter losses top $8 million. Read more

Ontario’s Muskoka region readies for fibre optic cable
HUNTSVILLE, ON – A new fibre optic cable installation in Bracebridge and Huntsville, ON will help to improve high speed web access for residents, businesses and visitors. Read more

Q3 revenues, profits, on the rise at Cogeco
MONTREAL – Cogeco Inc. Read more

Fresh Radio promotes nonstop weekday lineup of hits
TORONTO – Corus’ Fresh Radio stations in Edmonton, Winnipeg, Hamilton, Kingston, and Peterborough are rolling out a commercial-free lineup of hits, weekdays from 9 AM to 3 PM. Read more

Access to credit services for fire evacuees
REGINA – Access Communications will credit the bills of approximately 1500 customers in La Ronge and Air Ronge who have been evacuated from their homes due to forest fires raging in the province. Read more

UPDATED: Canadian viewers embrace Toronto 2015 Pan Am coverage on CBC, TLN
TORONTO – Close to 5.5 million Canadians tuned in to CBC’s coverage of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games’ opening ceremony on July 10, which was highlighted by a performance by Canada’s own Cirque du Soleil. Read more

Nelvana, Sony Pictures Animation check in together on Hotel Transylvania TV series
TORONTO – Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana is teaming up with Sony Pictures Animation on a new animated TV series based on the blockbuster feature film Hotel Transylvania. Read more

World Fishing Network U.S. scooped up by Outdoor Sportsman Group
DENVER and TORONTO - KSE Media Ventures has acquired a 100% interest in World Fishing Network U.S., the companies announced Tuesday. Read more

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