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Big Three carriers will fight for 36-month device payment plans
GATINEAU – Canada’s three largest wireless carriers aren’t going to meekly back away from the CRTC on this issue. Read more

TVA revenue up, losses shrink; Lauzière says it won’t back off regulatory, legal challenges
MONTREAL – Quebecor Media’s TV, film and publishing division TVA Group reported second quarter operating revenues of $146 million, a year-over-year increase of $5.8 million for the period ending June 30. Read more

Big streamers may be forced to make more local content Down Under
AUSTRALIAN LAWMAKERS look set to force the likes of Netflix, Amazon and other foreign streamers to abide by similar rules as its own TV companies, according to reports, Read more

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TLN rallies support against CRTC's OMNI decision
TORONTO – TLN Media Group (some of you still might readily identify it as Telelatino), is asking its friends and supporters to get behind its petition to cabinet which asks the government to overturn the CRTC’s decision to grant a must-carry Read more

CRTC tells carriers to stop selling 36-month device plans
GATINEAU – While saying it acknowledges some Canadian consumers might want to pay for a new smartphone over three years instead of two, making their monthly payments lower, the CRTC told Canadian wireless carriers this afternoon to stop Read more

Wireless Review: Bureau to get the confidential details, too
GATINEAU – It took a lot of asking and there was a lot of complaining along the way (as we reported), but the Competition Bureau is getting what it says it needs from Canada’s wireless carriers as the CRTC reviews the mobile market, which Read more

Shaw's free satellite TV program will end August 31st, despite licence extension
GATINEAU – A program Shaw Communications offered a decade ago to grease the wheels of its acquisition of Canwest's television assets will end before the CRTC makes an official final decision on demands that it be renewed. Read more

DAZN launches "new home of football" campaign
BDUS likely to field many calls this week from customers seeking soccer TORONTO – As the 2019-20 football (European- and U.S.-style) seasons get under way, streamer DAZN has launched a new Canadian ad campaign calling itself “The New Read more

A strong Q2 for Telus
VANCOUVER – Telus saw consolidated operating revenue increase 4.2% to $3.6 billion in the second quarter, ended June 30th, thanks to strong growth on the wired and wireless sides of the business. Read more

Bell posts strong Q2
MONTREAL – Bell Canada Enterprises today posted robust second quarter results across its divisions for the period ended June 30th. Read more

Stingray renews Rogers deal (updated)
MONTREAL – Music service Stingray today announced that it has reached a new long-term agreement with Rogers Communications which will offer more flexibility and choice for viewers with options to choose services based on music preferences. Read more

OMNI to deliver leaders' debates in Cantonese, Italian, Mandarin, and Punjabi
TORONTO – Following this week's announcement by the Federal Elections Debates Commissioner David Johnston on how televised leadership debates will be produced, Rogers’ OMNI Television said it would air and translate them live in Read more

Millions for rural Manitoba broadband
OTTAWA – The federal government today announced funding of $6.9 million for Valley Fiber Limited and $794,000 for High Speed Crow to bring new or improved high-speed Internet access and capacity to 16 communities, including a First Nation Read more

CAJ condemns actions against APTN reporters
TORONTO – The Canadian Association of Journalists this week said it strongly condemns the actions of certain public officials who became physically aggressive with APTN reporters in recent weeks. Read more

Love Nature 4K further expands across Asia
TORONTO – Blue Ant Media’s Love Nature 4K announced this week it has been added to five different platforms across Asia in Vietnam, Hong Kong and Indonesia. Read more

CableLabs hires new R&D chief
LOUISVILLE, Colo. Read more

New birds mean new revenue for Telesat
OTTAWA – Telesat reported a boost in sales, EBIDTA and income in the second quarter of 2019, ended June 30th. Read more

Lacavera's Beyond Innovation coming to BNN Bloomberg
LOS ANGELES – Tony Lacavera’s job these days is a bit different than what it was not too long ago. Read more

Feds invest in digital accessibility tool
TORONTO – The federal government announced today it will invest over $2.7 million in AccessNow, an online platform which crowdsources information on public transit and venues, such as restaurants and businesses, that are accessible to Read more

Shaw sells Calgary data centre
CALGARY – Shaw Communications and eStruxture Data Centers today announced an agreement which will see eStruxture acquire the assets of Shaw's Calgary-1 data center. Read more

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