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BSO Hearing Day 6: Yes, broadband is vital declares Blais; Telus defends targeted solutions
GATINEAU – In an unprecedented move, CRTC chair Jean-Pierre Blais used a break in the Basic Service Objective hearing to make a significant point through a personal address to the hearing: we’ve decided already that broadband is essential to Read more

BSO Hearing Day 6: Blais gets personal: No broadband strategy makes it tough on Commission, Canadians
Chair's comments change the focus of the hearing, puts government, industry, on notice, to get their acts together GATINEAU – The the second week of the CRTC's basic service objective (BSO) hearing featured a rare moment of reflection Read more

Ottawa can do better on broadband, says Minister Bains
Innovation minister vows more federal support for indigenous and rural communities TORONTO - Ottawa has not done its best to help bring broadband to remote native communities, Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains has suggested. Read more

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BSO Hearing Day 4: Individual Canadians bring broadband affordability challenge into focus for commissioners
GATINEAU – So far, the CRTC’s basic service objective (BSO) hearing has been largely focused on broadband backbone network, speed and data caps, but on Thursday, the panel of commissioners were dealt doses of reality on the need to implement Read more

Revenue up, but cable, media weighs down Q1 profits at Rogers
TORONTO – A weak advertising market combined with restructuring costs at Rogers Communications helped to drive down first quarter profits by 3%, the company announced late Monday. Read more

Rogers brings Gigabit Internet speeds to Ontario’s small business
TORONTO – Small businesses in Ontario may now sign on for Rogers Ignite for business Gigabit, allowing them faster Internet speeds and unlimited data usage, the company said Monday. Read more

Stingray serves up LCBO soundtrack
MONTREAL – Stingray has won a competitive bid with the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) to provide custom in-store music to its more than 650 retail locations across the province. Read more

CMT Music Fest special ticket offer to benefit local food banks
TORONTO – Corus’ inaugural CMT Music Fest is partnering with philanthropic initiative Read more

BC boosts Internet speeds, service, to rural communities
VANCOUVER – High-speed Internet coverage in rural British Columbia communities in the north, south and Interior of the province is about to get faster and more reliable. Read more

Dome Productions trials HLG for delivering HDR
TORONTO - Bell Media and Rogers Media-owned Dome Production is trialing Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) as a development format in delivering High Dynamic Range (HDR) content. Read more

Sluggish start for new skinny basic TV packages
GATINEAU – Some 66,000 Canadians, or just 0.5% of Canadian television households, have signed up for the new slimmed down basic TV programming packages five weeks after they debuted, the CRTC said Friday. Read more

Rogers Media lets go of production exec Carol Commisso
TORONTO – Rogers Media has parted ways with top original programming production executive Carol Commisso, whose resume includes This Hour Has 22 Minutes and Young Drunk Punk, the broadcaster Read more

TSN, Sportsnet split Raptors’ first playoff series
TORONTO – As the Toronto Raptors head into the NBA playoffs this weekend, rivals TSN and Sportsnet will share broadcasts of the team’s first round series versus the Indiana Pacers. Read more

TV customer losses eat into Q2 profits at Shaw
CALGARY - Despite an increase in revenue, Shaw Communications saw second quarter profits drop by 2.4%. Read more

Bell Media’s MuchFACT awards over $500,000 to 28 recipients
TORONTO – Bell Media’s MuchFACT (A Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent) has unveiled the 28 fund recipients from its April music committee meeting. Read more

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