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The Podcast: Dome Productions SVP and GM Mary Ellen Carlyle
Broadcasting pioneer to be the first Canadian inducted into Hall of Fame “KNOW YOUR STUFF” is the advice Mary Ellen Carlyle gives to young men and women who want to make their own mark in broadcasting technology, because the Read more

Petition aims to pressure Rogers, Bell and Telus to sign onto Toronto's underground network
Freedom customers still the only ones with subway connectivity TORONTO – BAI Communications has launched an online petition at to try and pressure Rogers, Bell and Read more

ISP Summit: More women in tech means stronger, more innovative companies
TORONTO – According to an upcoming report, Outlook 2023, from the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC), by that year Canada will need 305,000 more digitally skilled workers, Read more

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Cable 14 turns 50
HAMILTON – There were five original owners of the first Hamilton Community Cable Access channel – now well known in the Steel City as Cable 14. Read more

COMMENTARY: Canada's affordable internet
GIVEN THE IMPORTANCE of digital connectivity in the modern, digital era, the affordability and availability of Internet access for Canadian households is an extremely important concern for policymakers. Read more

Ontario beams up $257 million in two seasons of Star Trek
TORONTO – Data released this week by the Motion Picture Association-Canada shows a pretty big impact on the Ontario economy from just one big-budget American TV show. Read more

Rural broadband conference almost sold out, announces full set of panel speakers
Registration to close November 7th NORTH BAY, ON – Canada’s first annual Rural and Remote Broadband Conference announced today the panel members who will engage with conference attendees in North Bay on November 12-14. Read more

Super Channel streamlines exec team
EDMONTON – Super Channel’s president and CEO Don McDonald announced today he will streamline his executive team, reducing the number of his directs reports. Read more

Podcast listening doesn’t necessarily cut into time spent with other media, says new study
TORONTO — More than 40% of podcast listeners surveyed for The Canadian Podcast Listener 2019 report said the time they spend with podcasts is entirely additive and has not replaced time spent with other media. Read more

Public hearing for Super Channel’s licence renewal starts Tuesday
GATINEAU — The CRTC is holding a public hearing in Gatineau starting on Tuesday, November 5, where it will examine Allarco Entertainment’s application to renew the licence of Super Channel. Read more

Rogers and Creative BC launch documentary and factual series development fund
$800,000 in funding to be delivered over two years VANCOUVER — The Rogers Group of Funds and Creative BC are partnering to provide $800,000 in new funding support for British Columbia producers of documentaries and factual series, the Read more

Bell and Manitoba Film & Music provide $80,000 to four short-film projects
TORONTO and WINNIPEG — Bell Media’s The Harold Greenberg Fund and Manitoba Film & Music announced Monday their selections for the HGF/Manitoba Shorts Program, which will see four projects receive a total of $80,000 in funding. Read more

Six TSPs not participating in CCTS now subject of CRTC show cause proceeding
OTTAWA — The CRTC has initiated a show cause proceeding as the result of six telecommunications service providers (TSPs) failing to become participants in the Commission for Complaints for Telecom-television Services Inc. Read more

Bell lauds Deloitte report on benefits of workplace mental health programs
MONTREAL — Bell Canada was quick to praise Deloitte Canada’s release today of first-of-its-kind research that found major Canadian companies that implemented mental health programs achieved significant returns on investment, even in the first Read more

TV acquisitions help TVA Group
MONTREAL – Quebecor’s content division TVA Group today reported a slight dip in operating revenues to $125.6 million in the third quarter of 2019, a 1.4% decrease over the same period in 2018. Read more

Telesat and NSSLGlobal test low latency LEO satellite
OTTAWA – Telesat announced this week that it and satellite communications and IT solutions provider NSSLGlobal have completed live testing with multiple government customers using Telesat’s Phase 1 Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Read more

First IoT development kits from Kepler
TORONTO – Nanosatellite telecommunications company Kepler Communications this week announced it has opened early-access registration for its Internet of Things (IoT) Developer Kit, which will be available for purchase in the first quarter Read more

A strong BCE Q3
MONTREAL – A week after receiving his NBA Championship ring, BCE CEO George Cope presided over his final quarterly conference call with financial analysts, delivering yet another strong three months – its 56th Read more

CACTUS puts a call out for 10 journalists
OTTAWA – The Canadian Association of Community Television Stations and Users has posted openings for 10 journalists, spread across the country. Read more

Gusto to add ads to its OTT VOD
OTTAWA – Gusto Worldwide Media announced today it wants to connect advertisers to its growing over-the-top TV offerings. Read more

Dotmobile signs accessory suppliers
TORONTO – Canadian wireless startup dotmobile added two Canadian wireless accessory suppliers to its marketplace in Axessorize and Mellow. Read more

SiriusXM heading to Google Assistant
TORONTO - SiriusXM's programming will be available in the coming days on Google Assistant enabled devices like Google Nest speakers and displays, SiriusXM Canada announced today. Read more

Radioplayer launches in Spain
TORONTO – Radioplayer, the pan-industry-backed (except for Bell Media radio stations which are all iheartradio) online platform, announced today it is working with Spanish broadcasters to launch Radioplayer España. Read more

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