Top Stories

Budget 2019: Canadian government creates Universal Broadband Fund aimed at 100% broadband coverage by 2030 (Updated)
Three new tax measures to support Canadian journalism, but nothing for broadcasters. Read more

Rogers to invest $100M to extend wireless coverage to over 1,000 km of unserved highways
Upgrades wireless service in Ottawa, Guelph TORONTO - Rogers has announced plans to invest $100 million in its wireless network over five years to connect more than 1,000 kilometres of unserved highway corridors in rural and remote Read more

Disney wraps up US$71.3B Fox deal
BURBANK, CA and NEW YORK – The Walt Disney Company officially closed its $71.3 billion acquisition of 21st Century Fox (21CF) on Wednesday. Read more

More Breaking Stories

No new radio station for Timmins, says CRTC
OTTAWA - The CRTC has decided against issuing a call for new radio stations to serve Timmins after finding that the market cannot sustain an additional commercial radio station at this time. Read more

Rogers sells off publishing division to St. Joseph Communications
TORONTO – Rogers Media is officially out of the magazine publishing business after announcing Wednesday that it is selling all seven of its consumer print and digital magazine brands to St. Read more

Households with teens more likely to have paid TV subscription: MTM
OTTAWA - A new report by the Media Technology Monitor (MTM) seeks to understand how mediums like OTT services and the dominance of smartphones has had a broader impact on media usage in families. Read more

ENCQOR 5G SME technology development program calls for new challenge statement
TORONTO – The Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) is seeking applications for a new ENCQOR 5G SME Technology Read more

TSN 1200 Ottawa fields new morning show
OTTAWA – Ottawa’s TSN 1200 unveiled a new morning lineup Tuesday, announcing former NHL alum Shawn Simpson as a permanent co-host of the station’s morning show. Read more

Super Channel readies two new series
EDMONTON – Super Channel has acquired the conspiracy thriller series Condor from MGM Television and Skydance Television in association with Paramount Television. Read more

Gusto TV is cooking with OTT service DistroTV
OTTAWA - Gusto TV has inked another OTT deal and will launch on on DistroTV, a new live OTT service available in the US and UK. Read more

DHX Media packs up new animated, live-action kids’ series for MIPTV
HALIFAX – DHX Media is heading to this year’s TV and digital content market MIPTV with a raft of new live-action and animated series aimed at younger viewers. Read more

You.i TV adds two industry veterans to international sales
OTTAWA - Video technology company You.i TV is expanding its international sales team after a year that it says it booked more business than in all other years combined. Read more

Job Board Postings

Host/Producer, Ideas - Radio & Audio Network (English Services) - TOR06824

Senior Systems Engineer, Broadcasting (MTIS) - MON05189

News Editor Presenter - Regional, Toronto (English Services) - TOR06853

Java Developer - Eastlink

Data Solutions Analyst - Eastlink

Account Executive - Eastlink

Call Centre- Inbound Sales and Customer Service Reps (Permanent, Full-time) - Cogeco

Customer Facing Technician- Welland - Cogeco

Product Manager - Home Solutions TV Pricing & Packaging - MAR04986-19 - Telus

Pharmacy Software Technical Support Agent - TELUS Health - ROL03842-19 - Telus

Bilingual Payment Solutions Agent (Toronto) - ROL03635-18 - Telus

Intermediate Accountant - Shaw

Software Developer III - Shaw

Intermediate Data Analyst - Shaw

Account Architect - Bell

Website Coordinator, Bell Media - Bell

Director, Finance, Bell Business Markets - Bell

Product Manager, Wireless Pricing Platform - Rogers

Architect - Rogers

Manager, Digital Process Improvement - Rogers

User Experience Designer - Corus entertainment

Supervising Digital Broadcast Journalist - Corus Entertainment

Local Online Journalist – Barrie- Corus Entertainment

Upcoming Events

CanWISP Annual Conference
March 25, 2019 to March 27, 2019
Gatineau - Hilton Lac-Leamy

Tomorrow is now. A workshop on 5G technology, operations and regulation
March 28, 2019
Delta Ottawa City Centre

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

Canadian Independent Telecommunications Association 2019 Showcase
April 7, 2019 to April 9, 2019
Fallsview Casino Resort, Niagara Falls, Ont.

CommTech Awards Gala 2019
April 15, 2019
Mississauga Convention Centre, 75 Derry Rd W, Mississauga, ON L5W 1G3

CommTech East 2019
April 16, 2019 to April 17, 2019
Mississauga Convention Centre, 75 Derry Rd W, Mississauga, ON L5W 1G3

Canadian Music Week
May 6, 2019 to May 12, 2019
Toronto, Ont.

RTDNA Canada 2019 National Conference & Awards Gala
May 10, 2019 to May 11, 2019
Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel

CommTech West 2019
May 29, 2019 to May 30, 2019
Premier Best Western, 1316 33rd St. NE, Calgary, AB T2A 6B6, Canada

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

June 4, 2019 to June 6, 2019
Cologne, Germany

Western Association of Broadcasters Conference
June 5, 2019 to June 6, 2019
Banff, AB

Banff World Media Festival 2019
June 9, 2019 to June 12, 2019
Banff Springs Hotel, Banff AB

Clearcable Technology Summit
June 27, 2019
White Oaks Conference Resort and Spa, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont.

The Independent Show (NCTC)
July 28, 2019 to July 31, 2019
Sheraton Grand, Chicago

Future TV Advertising Forum Canada
September 10, 2019
The Carlu, Toronto

IBC 2019
September 12, 2019 to September 17, 2019
RAI, Amsterdam

CCSA Connect 2019
September 16, 2019 to September 18, 2019
Delta Hotels by Marriott Grand Okanagan Resort, Kelowna, B.C.

SCTE Cable-tec Expo 2019
September 30, 2019 to October 1, 2019
New Orleans

October 14, 2019 to October 17, 2019
Cannes, France

Mobile World Congress Americas
October 22, 2019 to October 24, 2019
Los Angeles, Calif.