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Bell channel shuffle “life or death” for independents
IF THE CRTC DOESN’T step in and put a stop to a repackaging set to begin for Bell Satellite TV subscribers on September 1st, two independent broadcasters say this might be the end of the road for them. Read more

Robocall confusion in Toronto
TORONTO TELECOM LAWYER Mark Lewis thinks he knows a thing or two about the CRTC's rules for automated phone calls by political parties during elections. Read more

UPDATED: Bite TV to become Makeful on Monday
TORONTO – Bite TV, the TV channel that was one of the original brands of what is now Blue Ant Media, will be no more as of Monday when it completely alters course as Makeful. Read more

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CRTC says BDU local availabilities should promote Canadian programming
OTTAWA – The CRTC is helping to promote the discoverability of Canadian TV programming after revising BDU regulations around local availabilities. Read more

Showcase offers multiplatform pre-release of three big series
TORONTO – Showcase is kicking off its Fall programming schedule early with a multi-platform sampling opportunity for the premiere episodes of three of its big series. Read more

Blue Jays bandwagon crowded on TV and social media
TORONTO - Fan interest in MLB’s Toronto Blue Jays has exploded since a series of player trades helped vault the team into the playoff race, according to data from IPG Mediabrands. Read more

Future of cable front and centre at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo general session
EXTON, PA - A who’s who of cable executives will articulate their visions of how technology innovation is shaping the future of the industry when the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) hosts the opening general session of SCTE Read more

Date Change: Media Intelligence’s career kickstarter workshop postponed to September
TORONTO – Recruitment and career management firm Media Intelligence (MI) has pushed back the date of its career kickstart workshop that promises to help readers get a jump Read more

Stingray Music to play on for at least the next five years
MONTREAL – Stingray Digital Group has received a five year renewal of its broadcasting licence from the CRTC for its national pay audio service Stingray Music. Read more

9 Story Media Group expands European footprint with Brown Bag Films acquisition
TORONTO - 9 Story Media Group has bought Brown Bag Films, the animation studio behind hit children’s series Octonauts, Doc McStuffins, Bing Bunny and Henry Hugglemonster. Read more

Capella strikes partnership with MDL Communications
PETERBOROUGH, ON - Capella Telecommunications and MDL Communications are teaming up in a new working relationship that will see MDL work exclusively for Capella in the Canadian marketplace, the two companies announced Tuesday. Read more

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