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BSO Hearing day 8: CRTC already has model to subsidize broadband in rural and remote areas
Or should we consider broadband like roads or sewers? GATINEAU – If the CRTC is going to implement a subsidy to support the rollout of broadband in rural and remote area, it already has an established approach, the Read more

BSO Hearing Day 7: Bell tells Commission to stay out of affordability question (corrected)
Other subsidies can be re-directed, too GATINEAU – The CRTC’s primary role when it comes to ensuring broadband is accessible by all Canadians should be to focus on the deployment of networks rather than dealing with affordability Read more

Rogers will launch IPTV by the end of the year
CEO Laurence talks cable, wireless, media, and hockey, at AGM TORONTO – Rogers Communications will launch its IPTV service at the end of the year, CEO Guy Laurence told shareholders at the company's annual general meeting in Toronto on Read more

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BSO Hearing: CRTC chair asks (again): Where are the women?
GATINEAU – Just before the Canadian Cable Systems Alliance made its presentation to the CRTC during the basic service objective hearing, Commission chairman Jean-Pierre Blais looked at another panel of jackets and ties and made a personal Read more

It’s a GO for Hollywood Suite
TORONTO – Independent specialty movie service Hollywood Suite announced today the launch of the new web version of the Hollywood Suite GO app (HSGO). Read more

DHX Media, Mattel team up on new ‘Rainbow Magic’ content
HALIFAX – DHX Media has announced plans to develop new, original content based on Rainbow Magic after licensing the popular children’s publishing property from Mattel Inc. Read more

Hydro One Telecom expands network to Montreal
TORONTO - Hydro One Telecom is extending its network from Toronto to downtown Montreal to support new client growth and existing customer services, the company said Wednesday. Read more

What's in your drawers? Recycle those old devices for Earth Day
OTTAWA - The country’s free cell phone recycling program Recycle My Cell is calling on Canadians to join in the Earth Day celebrations this Friday by making sure that Read more

Smart home technology to become commonplace within two years: Telus study
TORONTO - Connected smart home devices are well on their way to becoming as prevalent as smartphones and tablets in Canada, says a new study commissioned by Telus. Read more

Something fishy about Gusto TV’s new companion website
OTTAWA – Gusto TV has taken the wraps off a new website to coincide with this week's premiere of its new original series Read more

Digital ham radio systems poised to serve Toronto in times of crisis
TORONTO - Digital Amateur Radio equipment has been installed at the First Canadian Place office tower in downtown Toronto to help the Greater Toronto Area maintain reliable communications through severe weather, earthquakes, or other natural Read more

Corus’ new KCP Loft takes young adult content from books to screens and back
TORONTO - Corus Entertainment’s children’s publisher Kids Can Press (KCP) has unveiled a new venture focussing on young adult fiction with the potential to transition from page to screen and vice versa. Read more

ATN to launch Canadian OTT service
LAS VEGAS - Asian Television Network (ATN) is expanding its partnership with Tata Communications to launch a new over-the-top (OTT) service to Canadian viewers this summer. Read more

Fight Network, FNTSY Sports expand U.S. distribution with CenturyLink launch
TORONTO - Fight Network and FNTSY Sports Network have launched on CenturyLink across the U.S., making the channels available to subscribers in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, Oregon, Washington and Read more

NABA, DPP announce new delivery specifications for North America
LAS VEGAS - The North American Broadcasters Association (NABA) and the Digital Production Partnership (DPP) unveiled two new technical specifications for the delivery of finished air-ready programs for North America. Read more

Heritage Minister Joly to open Banff World Media Festival
BANFF – Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages Mélanie Joly will deliver a keynote presentation on Sunday June 12, 2016 to open the 37th annual Banff World Media Festival. Read more

Telus to build up wireless, high-speed in Prince George, Kitimat

Profits jump 17% as Netflix tops 81M customers
LOS GATOS, CA – Despite a growing number of competitors, Netflix added 6.74 million new customers in the first quarter, and posted increases in revenues and profits. Read more

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