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Canadian wireless: Four players still the magic number?
WEDNESDAY, THE BUSY AND informative Canadian Telecom Summit was wrapped up by a keynote speech from ISED Minister Navdeep Bains, where Read more

CTS 2018: Telecom execs tangle over CRTC proposals and "joke" wireless plans
TORONTO—As might be expected, Canadian telecom executives are already choosing up sides for the forthcoming battle over the CTRC's proposals for reshaping how the feds regulate and tax traditional and new media across the country. Read more

CTS 2018: Bains brings more spectrum for 5G and $10/month broadband for low income families
TORONTO – We’ve oft been in audiences covering dreary, news-free ministerial speeches. Read more

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ANALYSIS: Five questions need answers before we set new policy for a digital Canada (Question #2)
WITH THE REVIEW OF the Broadcasting Act (Telecom and Radiocom, too) now under way, as was announced Read more

Upfronts 2018: How Netflix and "original" series TV drove Corus execs at the L.A. screenings
TORONTO – Corus Entertainment's Maria Hale says she didn't sweat the small stuff at the recent Los Angeles Screenings by having to bid aggressively for digital rights to new U.S. Read more

CTS 2018: Human and machine, or how AI will transform telecom
TORONTO – Telecom companies are eager to leverage the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) to process big data, improve operations and increase revenue, and it isn’t as new as we think it is. Read more

CTS 2018: Why it's important to think of safety and security as a brand
TORONTO - Rather than looking at next generation 9-1-1 like a plumbing project that is necessary and uninspiring, “we should be inspired by disruptors and ought to consider how to use the 9-1-1 brand to propagate safety and security,” Don Read more

Upfronts 2018: Rogers touts City revival, new digital product growth
TORONTO – Post-Vice, Rogers Media is growing, diversifying -- and in a better place than a year or two ago. Read more

CTS 2018: 5G will change everything, but uncertain regulatory path may slow deployment
TORONTO - Once fully deployed, the move to 5G wireless will fundamentally change how we live in Canada, but when and how that will happen is still open to much debate. Read more

Review of Telecom, Broadcasting and Radiocommunication Acts launched today (UPDATED)
OTTAWA – The federal government today officially launched its promised review of the Broadcasting and Telecommunications Acts with a seven member panel of thinkers and experts who will also look at updating the Radiocommunications Act. Read more

CTS 2018: Still a long way to go on network innovation
TORONTO—Network innovation is not only a tough thing for service providers to carry out, it also means very different things to different people. Read more

ISPs pledge allegiance to Feds’ low-cost broadband initiative Connecting Families
TORONTO – Rogers, Telus and SaskTel were quick to endorse Connecting Families, the new initiative designed to help make the Internet affordable to low income Canadians, Read more

CraveTV's ‘Letterkenny’ makes U.S. home on Hulu
TORONTO – CraveTV’s hit original series Letterkenny has been picked up by U.S. streaming platform Hulu. Read more

Canada, Mexico unveil new coproduction incentive
MEXICO CITY - The Canada Media Fund (CMF) and and the Mexican Film Institute (IMCINE) are establishing a new Production Incentive for fiction, documentary or animation series produced in Read more

Updated Hollywood Suite Go app “what Canadian cinephiles have been waiting for”
TORONTO – Hollywood Suite is promising to take movie-lovers’ viewing experience to a new level with an enhanced app that also includes new original shorts. Read more

Thursday’s CFL on TSN broadcasts draft Canadian musicians
TORONTO – The Canadian Football League (CFL) is kicking it up a notch for the 2018 season by adding performances by Universal Music Canada artists to its Thursday night broadcasts on TSN. Read more

CityWest on track with FTTH rollout in Prince Rupert

Shaw adds YouTube, YouTube Kids, to BlueSky TV
CALGARY - Shaw Communications has integrated the YouTube and YouTube Kids apps into its intuitive BlueSky TV platform as part of ongoing enhancements to the service. Read more

Sportsnet to surf through NHL action every week on Twitter
TORONTO – Sportsnet and Twitter are bringing back Ice Surfing as a weekly show for the 2018-19 NHL regular season. Read more

Hamilton officially "Licensed To Play" with SOCAN
TORONTO - The Ontario city of Hamilton has become the first Canadian municipality to receive a special SOCAN Licensed To Play designation by supporting fair and legal music licensing for music creators. Read more

New OUTtv series based on transgender Detective Sanchez novels
VANCOUVER – OUTtv is developing T.E. Read more

Courtney Campbell named president of JV Productions
TORONTO - Toronto-based JV Productions Inc. Read more

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