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Big ISPs are hitting their advertised speeds, says CRTC-commissioned report
GATINEAU - The full results of a first-of-its-kind independent, national study on broadband performance in Canada shows that Internet service providers (ISPs) largely meet or exceed their advertised download and upload speeds. Read more

UPDATED: Bell wants its channels off VMedia’s Roku channel. VMedia instead launches lawsuit
TORONTO – VMedia Inc. isn’t bowing to pressure from Bell Media to remove CTV and CTV2 from its live TV online streaming service. Read more

Ciciretto replaces Lyons atop TeraGo
TORONTO – Former Cogeco exec Antonio (Tony) Ciciretto as has been named president and CEO of TeraGo Inc. Read more

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Telesat satellite’s “technical anomaly” impacts TV, Internet, phone services
CUSTOMERS OF Shaw Direct, Northwestel, Xplornet, and Bell Mobility experienced service disruptions Sunday due to a “technical anomaly” with Telesat’s Anik F2 satellite. Read more

CRTC rejects telemarketer’s appeal of $18K fine
OTTAWA – The CRTC has upheld an $18,000 fine against a Toronto-area restoration business over violations to Canada's telemarketing rules. Read more

Bloomberg TV Canada seeks broadcasting licence
GATINEAU – Channel Zero's Bloomberg TV Canada is asking the CRTC for a broadcasting licence, just weeks ahead of its one year anniversary on the air. Read more

Gusto partners with Ikea on new design competition series
TORONTO – Bell Media’s Gusto is launching a new reality show that will see competitors overcome decor challenges for a chance to work with IKEA Canada. Read more

Telus, TWU reach tentative collective agreement
VANCOUVER – Telus and the Telecommunications Workers Union, United Steelworkers Local 1944 (TWU) have agreed to the terms of a tentative collective agreement, covering approximately 10,800 TELUS employees nationally. Read more

Nominations open for OAB's community service, promotions awards
MARKHAM, ON – The Ontario Association of Broadcasters is seeking nominations from member stations for their best public service campaign(s) and best station promotions for the 2015/2016 broadcast year. Read more

Rogers to cut print editions of magazines, sell off others, in move to digital
TORONTO – Rogers Media is dropping some of its magazine titles and moving others to online only as it struggles with declining print readership. Read more

Bell, Cogeco, Videotron hail CRTC’s broadband report
MONTREAL – Videotron, Bell and Cogeco were quick to jump on the CRTC-commissioned broadband report that determined Read more

Canadian startup puts Internet control in parents' hands
WATERLOO, ON - Technology start-up company KidsWifi is offering a new Internet safety device that it says will shield kids from Internet content that their parents don’t want them to see. Read more

Access boosts Internet speeds; readies HD coverage of CIS football
REGINA – Access Communications has rolled out faster Internet service in five communities in Sasktachewan. Read more

Register now for SCTE Ontario Fall Meeting and Vendor Show
MISSISSAUGA – Registration is now open for the SCTE Ontario Chapter’s annual Fall Meeting and Vendor Show. Read more

Telus awards $3.2M to local content creators
VANCOUVER - Telus, through its local programming fund, is awarding more than $3.2 million in funding to support 61 new projects in Western Canada this year. Read more

SiriusXM Canada subscribers top 2M as revenue, profits rise in FY2106
TORONTO – SiriusXM Canada is back in the black after reporting an 837% jump in profits for its 2016 fiscal year. Read more

DHX Media ends F2016 with lifts in revenue, profits
HALIFAX – DHX Media credited the ongoing demand for children's content for its double digit gains in revenues and profits in fiscal 2106. Read more

Anthem-owned RotoExperts to provide fantasy content for New York Daily News
NEW YORK - Fantasy sports content provider RotoExperts has inked a content deal with the New York Daily News that will include written content and a crossover of talent across their digital, print and television platforms. Read more

Blue Ant International adds 90 hours of new unscripted titles ahead of MIPCOM
TORONTO - Blue Ant International is gearing up for MIPCOM next month with an expanded acquisition slate of over 90 new HD and 4K hours of factual entertainment, paranormal, lifestyle and native UHD wildlife and nature programming. Read more

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