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Budget 2018: Creators get much needed funding, low earth orbit receives boost, too
OTTAWA – The federal government has followed through on its commitment to top up the Canada Media Fund in the face of declining contributions from broadcast distribution undertakings (BDUs). Read more

Budget 2018: Feds throw local news a bone
OTTAWA – Despite pleas for lots more, the federal government has given a small boost to local journalism, providing one or more still to be determined independent non-governmental organizations with $50 million over five years to support such Read more

CRTC takes another look at adding U.S. shopping service QVC
OTTAWA – The CRTC is calling for comments as it reconsiders its earlier decision to block U.S.-based cable television shopping service QVC from the list of non-Canadian programming services and stations authorized for distribution north of the Read more

More Breaking Stories enquête: La neutralité de l’Internet et son rôle fondamental dans la législation sur les communications
6e partie dans notre série sur la révision des Lois sur la radiodiffusion et des télécommunications LE MONDE DES communications d’aujourd’hui est dominé par quelques grandes entreprises intégrées verticalement qui offrent de Read more Investigates: Net Neutrality as the foundation of new communications legislation
Part VI in our series on rewriting the Broadcasting and Telecom Acts TODAY’S COMMUNICATIONS WORLD is marked by a few large, vertically integrated companies offering Internet access, broadcasting, telecommunications and wireless Read more

Some 250K North American subscribers “indulge their inner Brit” in first year, says BritBox
NEW YORK, NY – British subscription video-on-demand streaming service BritBox has hit a quarter million (250,000) subscribers, just under a year after launching in the U.S., and two weeks after expanding into Canada. Read more

Ericsson, T-Mobile to deploy multi-band 5G network in U.S.
ERICSSON HAS BEEN tapped by T-Mobile to provide 5G radio access products as the wireless company begins building out 5G in its network in the U.S. Read more

EXFO acquires Astellia
QUEBEC CITY – EXFO Inc. Read more

TekSavvy cranks up speeds in Sault Ste. Marie
CHATHAM, ON - TekSavvy Solutions is offering customers in Sault Ste. Read more

Big brands throw support behind season 6 of ‘Big Brother Canada’
TORONTO – Shaw Communications is among the list of sponsors behind the latest season of reality game show Big Brother Canada when it returns to Corus Entertainment’s Global TV next week. Read more

Bell to launch rural WTTH in Q2 after successful trials
OTTAWA – Bell has successfully completed Wireless to the Home (WTTH) trials in the 3.5 GHz and 28 GHz spectrum bands in three small Ontario communities, and announced plans to roll out WTTH to rural locations beginning this spring. Read more

Newfoundland, Labrador postpone 10-digit dialing, new area code
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Canadians stay up for CBC’s Olympic coverage as overnight audiences surge 767%
TORONTO - Team Canada’s record-setting performance at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 helped to drive viewing audiences for CBC/Radio-Canada, the public broadcaster said Tuesday. Read more

CTV pulls out all the stops for Oscar
TORONTO – CTV will once again roll out the red carpet for its coverage of the 90th annual Academy Awards this Sunday. Read more

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