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The Interview: New Pelmorex CEO Sam Sebastian
Former Google exec is accelerating weather company’s transition, expansion WHEN PELMOREX FOUNDER Pierre Morrissette trolled the executive ranks for someone new to take his place atop the company which owns and operates Read more

ISP SUMMIT: Facilities-based vs. open access; urban vs rural
TORONTO — It may come down to whether they operate in an urban or rural environment, but not all service providers and funders of broadband fibre networks agree that the benefits of owning one’s own facilities necessarily outweigh the costs Read more

ISP Summit: How Netflix works (if you own and operate a network)
TORONTO — With the popularity of Netflix continuing to grow — at last count, the streaming service boasts more than 104 million users in 190 countries (not to mention all the unpaid ones who are sharing passwords with a paid user), Internet Read more

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Consumer group PIAC may shut down due to cash crunch
Seeking to boost donations OTTAWA - The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) last week sent out an email appeal saying if it doesn’t raise enough funds by the end of the year, it will have to shut down. Read more

CORRECTED: Traditional TV and radio use dip, but only slightly, amidst online options: CRTC CMR
OTTAWA-GATINEAU – While Canadians increasingly opt for platforms and devices connected to the Internet for their video and audio content, traditional television and radio services still play an important role, says the first part of the Read more

Quebec a step closer to taxing Netflix
QUEBEC CITY – It appears as though Netflix will be taxed in the province of Quebec after all. Read more

Canadian TV and films get new online home at Encore+
TORONTO – A new YouTube channel backed by the Canadian audiovisual industry is serving up classic Cancon in both official languages. Read more

Videotron signs millionth mobile customer
MONTREAL - Videotron has notched its one millionth mobile customer some seven years after launching its mobile network. Read more

Privacy education needs a place in Canadian schools, says OPC
GATINEAU – The Privacy Commissioner of Canada wants privacy education included in digital literacy curricula to help young Canadians safeguard their privacy in the ever complex digital environment. Read more

Sony adds Google Assistant to Android TVs
TORONTO - Sony Electronics said Wednesday that users with 2017 and select 2016 Sony 4K HDR televisions with Android TV can now use the Google Assistant to discover and access content, as well as to control other smart home devices. Read more

Quebecor announces stock split
MONTREAL - Quebecor said Wednesday that its board of directors have approved a two-for-one stock split of the company’s outstanding Class A multiple voting and Class B subordinate voting shares. Read more

The f-word is ok in French, but not in English: CBSC
OTTAWA – A French- language radio broadcast that included the word f*ck in English did not violate any offensive language codes, as it does not have the same offensive connotation in French, according to the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council Read more

Amazon’s Fire TV Stick launches in Canada
SEATTLE – Amazon’s Fire TV Stick Basic Edition is now available in Canada, promising fast access to thousands of movies, TV shows, apps, and games. Read more

Telesat to take its global LEO service Stateside
OTTAWA – Telesat has received approval from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to offer its global, Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite constellation to the U.S, market. Read more

Yann Paquet, Martin Picard elevated at Quebecor Content, TVA Group
MONTREAL – Yann Paquet has been promoted to VP of Quebecor Content while Martin Picard has taken on the new VP role at TVA Group as part of a number of employee moves announced Tuesday. Read more

Sylvie Courtemanche named new CBSC chair
OTTAWA – Former Corus exec Sylvie Courtemanche is joining the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council (CBSC) as its new chair, replacing the retiring Andrée Noël. Read more

Carol Commisso joins Halfire Entertainment as development VP
TORONTO – Production exec Carol Commisso is the new vice-president of development at Halfire Entertainment. Read more

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