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UPDATE #4: Bell Media restructuring again, cutting local TV, radio positions
TORONTO – Bell Media has entered another period of restructuring, has learned. Read more

Levitt quits Comedy Central
NEW YORK – Canadian broadcasting executive Walter Levitt resigned from his position as Comedy Central’s executive vice-president and chief marketing officer on Monday. Read more

Canadian tech community rallies support for workers impacted by U.S. travel ban
WATERLOO – The Canadian tech community is urging the federal government to offer temporary residency to people displaced by the U.S. Read more

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Gender-based obstacles hinder women in Canada's media production sector: CMPA study
TORONTO – The vast majority of women working in Canada’s screen-based media sector say that they face gender-based obstacles to advancement in their career, according to new research released Monday by the Canadian Media Producers Association Read more

Facing “tough choices”, TVO pulls the plug on eight OTA transmitters
TORONTO – TV viewers in eight Ontario cities will lose their over-the-air access to TVO this summer after the provincial broadcaster announced plans to decommission eight transmitters to help save money. Read more

New VR app to accompany next season of History’s ‘Vikings’
TORONTO – Corus’ History is readying a new companion virtual reality app that will anchor the promotional campaign for the next installment of hit series Vikings. Read more

Groupe V’s Max, MusiquePlus, attract new viewers
MONTREAL – Groupe V Média’s Max service is crediting its slate of new programming for new audience records set earlier this month. Read more

Demand prompts RTDNA Canada to push back awards deadline
TORONTO - RTDNA Canada has extended the submission period for its 2017 Regional and Network Awards celebrating excellence in Canadian news and sports programming. Due to popular demand, the new submission deadline is February 2 at 11:59 pm ET. Read more

CMPA to livestream four sessions from Prime Time in Ottawa
OTTAWA – Those unable to attend the Canadian Media Production Association’s Prime Time in Ottawa conference this week will have the opportunity to watch livestreams of four of the scheduled Read more

CMF, Google Canada team up on new CanCon YouTube channel
TORONTO - The Canada Media Fund (CMF) is partnering with Google Canada on a new YouTube channel that will showcase Canadian film and television content. Read more

Viceland’s original comedy ‘Nirvanna the Band the Show’ arrives February 2
TORONTO – Viceland is readying its first scripted comedy, Nirvanna the Band the Show, which will debut February 2 at 10:00 PM ET/PT on Rogers’ Viceland and City. Read more

SaskTel’s new Saskatoon data centre open for business
REGINA – SaskTel has officially opened the doors on its new certified Tier III Data Centre in Saskatoon. Read more

CTV fields Super Bowl LI on three networks, with a side of watch-to-win and Letterkenny
TORONTO – Bell Media will air next week’s Super Bowl LI in triple-simulcast on CTV, CTV Two, and TSN, replete with all of the American commercials. Read more

Rogers' IPTV writedown results in $9M loss for Q4
TORONTO – Rogers’ decision to pull the plug on its own IPTV product pushed it in to the red with a $9 million loss for its fourth quarter. Read more

Stingray taps Lepage as SVP global sales, mobile solutions
MONTREAL - Stingray Digital Group has named former Videotron exec Marie Ginette Lepage as senior vice-president, global sales and mobile solutions. Read more

Bell Let’s Talk Day sets new record with over 131M calls, texts, tweets, shares
MONTREAL - Bell will donate a further $6.58 million to Canadian mental health programs after Wednesday’s Bell Let’s Talk Day recorded over 131 million calls, tweets, texts and shares. Read more

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