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Bell not abusing its dominant position CRTC says
OTTAWA – The CRTC has sided with Bell Media in a complaint made over the broadcaster’s alleged refusal to provide its TV services for distribution. Read more

Almost 90% of video ad campaigns now run multi-screen
TORONTO – The rise of Connected TV helped boost multi-screen campaigns to 87% of campaigns in the Videology platform, a 28% jump from the previous quarter, according to new data by Videology. Read more

Groupe V Media aims to create an integrated research hub with new hire
MONTREAL - Groupe V Media has named Aksel Bedikyan as senior director, research and business intelligence, effective immediately. Read more

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CMF invests $3.5M in 16 web projects
TORONTO - The Canada Media Fund (CMF) is investing $3.5 million to support the production of 16 projects as part of its Web Series Pilot Program. Read more

Global News anchor Ron Kronstein named news director at CHEX Peterborough
PETERBOROUGH, ON – Longtime Global News Halifax and Global News New Brunswick anchor Ron Kronstein is switching gears to take on a new role behind the camera as manager/director of TV news and operations at CHEX Peterborough. Read more

DHX Media readies third season of animated adventure series ‘The Deep’; toy line and theatrical experience in the works
HALIFAX - Canadian/Australian co-produced children’s series The Deep is returning for a third season, available to Netflix subscribers worldwide and on DHX Media’s Family CHRGD in Canada. Read more

Stingray’s Q3 net income drops sharply as revenue climbs
MONTREAL – Led by acquisitions and an influx of subscription video on demand (SVoD) subscribers, Stingray Digital Group saw its third quarter revenues climb by over 31%. Read more

Shaftesbury’s Christina Jennings to receive CFC Award for Creative Excellence
TORONTO - The Canadian Film Centre (CFC) will honour Shaftesbury founder, chairman and CEO Christina Jennings with the 2018 CFC Award for Creative Excellence in recognition of her innovative storytelling, critically and commercially accomplished Read more

Dome Productions to provide host broadcaster services for 2018 G7 Summit
TORONTO - Bell Media and Rogers Media-owned Dome Productions has been awarded the contract to provide host broadcaster services for June's Group of Seven (G7) Summit in Charlevoix, Read more

FCB unveils new executive director
TORONTO - Watchdog group Friends of Canadian Broadcasting (FCB) has named Daniel Bernhard as executive director and spokesperson, replacing Ian Morrison. Read more

CBC/Radio-Canada extends reach of #PyeongChang2018 coverage on Twitter
TORONTO - CBC/Radio-Canada and Twitter Canada have struck a partnership that will see the first-ever live stream of select Olympic Games events on Twitter in Canada. Read more

Revenues up, profits down in Q4 at BCE
MONTREAL – BCE saw an uptick in revenue as higher additions in its postpaid wireless business offset a rise in expenses, the company said Thursday Read more

Telus posts higher Q4 revenues on wireless gains
VANCOUVER – “Robust customer growth” helped to lift fourth quarter revenues and profits at Telus, the company said Thursday. Read more

Parliament to examine Apple battery scandal
OTTAWA - The Parliamentary Committee on Industry Science and Technology (INDU) will hold hearings on the recent Apple iPhone battery scandal now that Apple has acknowledged that the performance of the iPhone 6 or older was deliberately slowed Read more

First W5, Vice Canada doc tackles Canada’s growing opioid crisis
TORONTO - W5 and Vice Canada have unveiled broadcast details for the first documentary of their new partnership which will air on linear TV with a livestream on Twitter on Saturday. Read more

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