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Carriage nightmare ends for French-language horror channel Frissons TV
Videotron to launch independent channel on September 1st MONTREAL — Earlier this year, Sylvain Gagné said he was ready to give up on his dream. Read more

Verizon, Ericsson, Qualcomm eclipse 1Gb download mark
NEW YORK - Verizon, Ericsson and Qualcomm Technologies have surpassed the Gigabit speed barrier on 4G LTE in a lab trial. Read more

80’s Canadian game show ‘Just Like Mom’ returns, with dads
TORONTO – Bell Media is bringing back Canadian game show Just Like Mom in a deal with production company marblemedia that will see dads playing a role in the rebooted show. Read more

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Adoption of skinny basic TV packages still low: MTM
OTTAWA – While the majority of Canadians say that they are aware of skinny basic TV packages and pick and pay TV, only a fraction have actually subscribed to these options, according to a new report from Media Technology Monitor (MTM). Read more

SaskTel launches home monitoring, control
REGINA – SaskTel has rolled out its new home automation and security service that allows customers to control and monitor their home from anywhere using their phone, laptop, or tablet. Read more

CRTC rejects Northwestel’s request to reassess wholesale Internet pricing assumptions
OTTAWA – The CRTC has turned down a request by Northwestel to review and vary an earlier decision detailing costing assumptions that impact the rates that the company can charge for its fibre backbone service known as Wholesale Connect. Read more

CMF awards $8.9M in funding under Aboriginal Program
TORONTO - The Canada Media Fund (CMF) has announced $8.9 million in funding for 17 convergent projects that applied for production funding through its Aboriginal Program. Read more

CMPA names Jason Lee as BC industrial relations VP
VANCOUVER - The Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA) has named Jason Lee as vice-president, BC Industrial Relations. Read more

CTV readies new 5 p.m. weeknight newscasts for August 28 debut
TORONTO – CTV unveiled more details Thursday about its new 5:00 PM news broadcasts that will soon air on its local CTV stations across Canada. Read more

TSN 1040 Vancouver shakes up weekday lineup
VANCOUVER – Just ahead of its third birthday and the launch of new competitor Sportsnet 650, TSN 1040 unveiled a new Read more

New SiriusXM Canada channels spin music from 1990s, 2000s
TORONTO - SiriusXM Canada launched two new music channels Thursday that it says are further examples of its own unique audio formats not heard on traditional radio. Read more

Ericsson slaps smartphone maker Wiko with patent infringement suit
STOCKHOLM - Ericsson is suing French-Chinese smartphone maker Wiko in the German regional courts Düsseldorf and Mannheim over alleged patent infringements. Read more

Satcom veteran Don Brown joins Telesat as government services GM
OTTAWA – Telesat has named satellite industry expert Don Brown as its general manager of government services. Read more


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