Top Stories Interview: Like other rural Canadians Minister Bernadette Jordan has terrible internet. She wants to fix that for everyone
OTTAWA – Last month, Bernadette Jordan, who was appointed Canada’s first rural economic development minister in January, unveiled both the federal government’s economic Read more

Vidéotron wants to launch as a third-party provider in Abitibi-Témiscamingue (updated)
But has to fight Bell for it at the CRTC MONTREAL –Vidéotron said last week it plans to offer consumers and small businesses in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue “a full line of telecommunications services, including Read more

Eastlink customers can get a new device every year with easyUp
Regional provider will buy out contracts, too HALIFAX – Regional carrier Eastlink today announced a new way for wireless customers to upgrade their smartphones with new program called easyUp, which will allow customers to upgrade their Read more

More Breaking Stories

Canadian Specialty Services Report: CRTC filings show trends, and confounds, too
Some numbers truly unexpected as we break down the report on individual specialty services INDEPENDENT CANADIAN SPECIALTY services are punching well above their weight when it comes to making and Read more

TekSavvy launches TV across Ontario
CHATHAM, Ont. Read more

Huawei decision looks to be delayed until after election: Report (updated)
OTTAWA – According to a Reuters report, the federal government has decided to delay its decision on whether or not Huawei technology can be used by Canadian wireless providers until after the October federal election. Read more

BroadbandTV partners with Snapchat
VANCOUVER – BroadbandTV (BBTV) one of the world’s leaders in creation, distribution, management and monetization of video content, announced a new partnership with Snapchat today. Read more

Ukraine’s 5 Kanal and First National now available on Optik TV
TORONTO – Ethnic Channels Group announced today it has signed a distribution deal for two Ukrainian channels, 5 Kanal and First National, with Telus’ Optik TV. Read more

Freedom launches in Medicine Hat
CALGARY - Shaw Communications announced today it is launching Freedom Mobile in Medicine Hat, Alberta. Read more

Paul Larche to receive OAB Hall of Fame award
TORONTO – The Ontario Association of Broadcasters’ 2019 Ontario Hall of Fame Award will be presented to long-time broadcaster Paul Larche during the OAB fall conference, Thursday, November 7th. Read more

Amazon wants in on LEO satellite broadband game
RETAIL GIANT Amazon wants to deliver broadband to the world through low earth orbit satellites. Read more

Landline use drops in CRTC's latest Communications Monitoring Report
Household expenditure data from 2013-17 showcased GATINEAU – Canadian households continued to abandon landline telephone service in favour of mobile service, with almost a third subscribing to mobile service only, the CRTC Read more

Eastlink pulls out of the States
POINT ROBERTS, Wash. Read more

Canadaland podcast to become a TV show
TORONTO – Northwood Entertainment announced today it has partnered with the producers of the Canadaland podcast Thunder Bay – and together they are developing the podcast into a drama series. Read more

WarnerMedia says its new DTC service will be called HBO Max
No word yet on what will happen in Canada LOS ANGELES – WarnerMedia this week unveiled HBO Max as the name of its new direct-to-consumer streaming service, which will be launched in the spring of 2020 and offer a wide Read more

Job Board Postings

Project Coordinator

Upcoming Events

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

Future Festival World Summit
October 1, 2019 to October 3, 2019
The Westin Harbour Castle 1 Harbour Square, Toronto, ON M5J 1A6

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

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