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BDU HEARING: Are carriers doing enough for consumer choice?
STARTING SEPTEMBER 7, BROADCAST distributors (a.k.a. Read more

COMMENTARY: CBC missed golden opportunity with incomplete Rio games coverage
CBC'S OLYMPIC COVERAGE this month is a good starting point for a wider discussion about Canadian broadcasting in our multicultural country. Read more

Rogers Radio, Shazam team up
TORONTO – Rogers Radio and Shazam today announced today an exclusive partnership that the companies say will bring the best of traditional radio and digital music content together. Read more

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Bell, MTS expand Fibe services to Churchill
CHURCHILL, MB – While still awaiting regulatory approval of BCE’s proposed acquisition of Manitoba Telecom Services (MTS), the two companies said Monday that they are expanding broadband communications infrastructure in the town of Churchill, Read more

CRTC nabs 10 for Voter Contact Registry violations
OTTAWA–GATINEAU – The CRTC has issued 10 citation letters for alleged violations under the Voter Contact Registry during the 2015 federal election. Read more

Nelvana licences new Zhu-Zhu inspired children’s series to Disney Channels
TORONTO - Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana has licensed the multi-territory broadcast and on-demand rights for its new animated series Polly and the ZhuZhu Pets to Disney Channels Worldwide. Read more

Bell launches wireless IPTV, new home Wi-Fi
MONTREAL - Bell has unveiled what it says is the world's first fully wireless IPTV service plus a powerful new home Wi-Fi service. Read more

CRTC denies expansion of local number portability boundaries; allows special location porting zone in Vancouver
OTTAWA – The CRTC has turned down a request from three consumer groups asking it to expand and/or revise the geographic boundaries for local number portability (LNP) to more accurately reflect the current network and marketplace structure for Read more

Despite ad gains, ATN sees Q2 profits fall 57%
TORONTO - Asian Television Network (ATN) reported a net income of $200,364 on revenues of $6.2 million for the second quarter ended June 30, 2016. Read more

Four networks to simultaneously air Montreal 375 special
MONTREAL – The city of Montreal will kick off its 375th anniversary celebrations later this year with a variety show scheduled to air simultaneously across four French-language TV networks. Read more

Hastings Cable Vision donates Tuned-In winnings to skatepark accessibility initiative
MADOC, ON – Fresh off of its win as one of the CCSA’s 2016 Tuned-in Canada winners, Hastings Cable Vision has announced plans to donate its $1,000 Read more

UPDATE#2: CRTC tweaks policy framework for Certified Independent Production Funds to mixed reviews
OTTAWA – In what it says is an effort to provide greater flexibility in the funding of Canadian programs, the CRTC has unveiled changes to its policy framework for Certified Independent Production Funds (CIPFs). Read more

Eastlink to invest $6.5M in rural high speed Internet in Nova Scotia
HALIFAX – Eastlink is investing $6.5 million to bring high speed Internet and fibre services to rural areas of Nova Scotia, the company said Thursday. Read more

Iristel, Ice Wireless roll out HSPA/LTE in Northern Quebec
TORONTO and HANOVER, MD – Toronto-area telecom Iristel Inc. Read more

Register now for OAB’s Connection 2016
MARKHAM, ON – Registration is now open for the Ontario Association of Broadcasters (OAB)’s fall conference Connection 2016. Read more

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