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Cable’s tech chiefs hail IP video upgrade; it's coming soon
NEW ORLEANS – The cable industry's long-awaited transition to all-IP video world is finally becoming a solid reality after years of brave talk. Read more

CRTC says no new radio station for Burlington; Shoan dissents
OTTAWA – The radio market of Hamilton and Burlington in Southern Ontario won’t be tuning in to a new station anytime soon after the CRTC determined that the area cannot sustain any additional new commercial radio stations at this time. Read more

UPDATED: Trudeau’s first telecom test comes on day one as Bell appeals fibre decision to cabinet; files R&V with CRTC, too
OTTAWA – There’s not yet a cabinet and he’s not even sworn in as Prime Minister, but Bell Canada is putting Justin Trudeau’s federal government to work, quickly. Read more

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Telco TV carriers prep for new packaging rules, show off OTT options
TORONTO – Canadian Telco TV companies Telus, SaskTel and MTS hosted their 10th annual fall forum at the Toronto Telus headquarters for about 200 programming and other partners, outlining their growth so far and Read more

CBC wins Olympic rights for 2022, 2024; will once again partner with Bell, Rogers
TORONTO - CBC/Radio-Canada has been awarded the Canadian broadcast rights for the the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games and the 2024 Olympic Games, making it the official broadcaster for the next five Olympic Games including Rio 2016, Pyeongchang Read more

Rob Steele headed to Canadian Broadcast Industry Hall of Fame
TORONTO - Newfoundland Capital Corporation president and CEO Rob Steele has been named as the 2016 inductee to the Canadian Broadcast Industry Hall of Fame. Read more

Coarse language requires viewer advisories, CBSC reminds broadcasters
OTTAWA - The Canadian Broadcast Standards Council (CBSC) released two decisions on Wednesday concerning the broadcast of coarse language. Read more

CRTC revises procedure for review of French-language music rules
OTTAWA – The CRTC tweaked a few details around its upcoming proceeding examining the framework for French-language vocal music (FVM). Read more

TSN, Sportsnet tip off basketball schedules
TORONTO – Sports rivals TSN and Sportsnet are sharing the Toronto Raptors broadcasts this year, each announcing plans to air 41 of the team’s regular season games. Read more

Allstream offers businesses new SIP Trunking suites
TORONTO – Allstream has unveiled new cost-effective SIP Trunking "suites" geared towards Canadian businesses with 100 to 400-plus employees. Read more

Quebecor ramps up efforts to reach GenY with meltygroup partnership
MONTREAL – Quebecor Media Group has signed a major partnership with online media company meltygroup in an effort to further connect with Generation Y, the company said Wednesday. Read more

Telelatino to offer three new Spanish-language channels
TORONTO - Telelatino Network was quick to applaud Wednesday’s CRTC decision that added three new Spanish-language channels to the list of non-Canadian programming services and stations authorized for distribution in this country. Read more

RDS Go scores 500,000 downloads, joins Apple Watch lineup
MONTREAL – RDS Go has become the most downloaded sports app in Quebec after surpassing 500,000 downloads on iPhones, iPads, iPod touches and Android devices, the French-language sports service said. Read more

ACTRA Toronto names new director of independent, broadcast production
TORONTO – Former Bell Media exec Laurie McAllister has been appointed director of ACTRA Toronto’s independent and broadcast production department, effective immediately. Read more

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