Top Stories

Bridging the Digital Divide: Rural leaders told to build broadband themselves
NORTH BAY, Ont. Read more

ISPs have to block GoldTV
OTTAWA – Back in the summer, as we reported, Justices from the Federal Court ordered the individuals operating the so-called GoldTV Services to Read more

Wireless results show mandated MVNO is the wrong way to go, says report
TORONTO – The fact that ARPU is trending downwards and churn is rising among the big three wireless providers shows that facilities-based competition brought by the likes of Videotron, Freedom and Eastlink is working – and mandated MVNOs Read more

More Breaking Stories

Creatives, others, pan Corus application to delay CPE spending
GATINEAU – When Corus Entertainment asked the CRTC to amend its conditions of licence so the big broadcaster could delay Read more

Collaboration between broadcasters and CRTC is key to industry’s success, says Ontario commissioner
TORONTO — Speaking at last week’s annual OAB Connection conference — where the theme was “Futureproofing Broadcasting” — the CRTC’s Ontario commissioner, Monique Lafontaine, urged attendees to work with the regulator to find Read more

Ghost BFF season two now in production
TORONTO – Babe Nation Films, Shaftesbury’s KindaTV and WhoHaha announced today web series Ghost BFF has begun production on season two (8x5min). Read more

Family Channel launches new initiative to support kids' mental health
TORONTO – Family Channel kicked off Bullying Awareness Week with the launch of Stand UP!, a new year-round campaign dedicated to promoting kids’ mental health and wellness, in partnership with PREVNet, Kids Help Phone, Recess Guardians, Read more

SCTE Ontario chapter calls for board director nominations
BRAMPTON, ON — The Ontario chapter of SCTE is calling for nominations for its board of directors as half of its board members are scheduled to reach the end of their terms at the end of the year. Read more

Telus brings high-speed wireless to Quebec’s Lower North Shore
PAKUA SHIPU, QC — Families and businesses in remote communities between Blanc-Sablon and Pakua Shipu on Quebec’s Lower North Shore now have access to wireless services and can browse the Internet at similar speeds to those available in urban Read more

Crown workers at SaskTel ratify collective agreement
REGINA — After several weeks of voting, Unifor members working at SaskTel have ratified a new collective agreement. Read more

Discovery to air one-hour ‘Escape Mountain’ special on November 21
TORONTO — Discovery is partnering with Ski-Doo to turn the digital series Escape Mountain into a one-hour broadcast special, scheduled to air on Discovery on Thursday, November 21 at 8 p.m. ET. Read more

Kew Media’s profit down due to weaker summer quarter
TORONTO — Film and TV production and distribution company Kew Media Group reported lower revenues and profit in its third quarter of 2019, primarily due to the seasonal nature of production sales, plus the loss of a TV series buyer, Kew Media Read more

Telus offering certified pre-owned phones at discounted rates in online exclusive
VANCOUVER — Just in time for the holiday shopping season, Telus is selling certified pre-owned phones at a discounted rate for a limited time on its website. Read more

Vecima achieves strong growth in content delivery segment, but total revenues are down
VICTORIA — Vecima Networks released its first quarter 2020 financial results Thursday morning, reporting a 5.6% decrease in overall revenues compared to the first quarter of 2019, despite a strong performance by the content delivery and storage Read more

SiriusXM expands video offering to let subscribers connect with more of its hosts
TORONTO — SiriusXM says the launch of Howard Stern Video was so successful that it’s decided to expand its SiriusXM Video offering to include new exclusive performances, interviews and in-studio moments from more of its programming Read more

Job Board Postings

Service Desk Technician - Whitehorse, YT

Sr Manager, Carrier Services, Whitehorse, YT

Operations Manager

Manager, Accounting, Whitehorse, YT. Temporary 12 months

Assistant Commissioner, Legal, Regulatory and Stakeholder Affairs

Manager Compliance

Upcoming Events

Prime Time in Ottawa (CMPA)
January 29, 2020 to January 31, 2020
Westin Hotel, Ottawa

Mobile World Congress
February 24, 2020 to February 27, 2020
Barcelona, Spain

2020 CanWISP Conference & AGM
March 2, 2020 to March 4, 2020
Ottawa/Gatineau - Hilton Lac-Leamy

CommTech East
April 7, 2020 to April 8, 2020
Mississauga Convention Centre, 75 Derry Road West, Mississauga Ontario

NAB Show 2020
April 18, 2020 to April 22, 2020
Las Vegas Convention Center

International Institute of Communications Canadian chapter annual conference
April 20, 2020 to April 21, 2020
Shaw Centre, Ottawa, Ont.

CommTech West
May 26, 2020 to May 27, 2020
Best Western Premier Coast Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre,

Canadian Telecom Summit
June 15, 2020 to June 17, 2020
The International Centre, Toronto