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The Cartt.ca Podcast: "It's $10 billion or zero," says Stingray CEO Eric Boyko
NO CANADIAN MEDIA company has grown over the past 12 years the way Montreal’s Stingray Group has. Read more

600 MHz auction: Rogers claims most, Bell grabs none, Telus angry, others happy (updated)
Auction raises $3.47 billion OTTAWA - The results of Canada’s 600 MHz spectrum auction were announced after the Read more

Quebecor carries out its threat and yanks TVA Sports from Bell in defiance of CRTC
MONTREAL – Two weeks ago, Cartt.ca reported Québecor had complained to the CRTC alleging undue preference in Bell TV’s Read more




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Mandated MVNOs "bad for Canadians," says Shaw
CALGARY – Shaw Communications CEO Brad Shaw today affirmed his company’s stance against the federal government’s and CRTC’s desire to see new, non facilities-based wireless competition in Canada. Read more

Quebecor versus Bell: What happens next, if TVA Sports is removed from Bell TV
SHOULD QUEBECOR FOLLOW through on its threat to take TVA Sports away from Bell TV customers (which seems sure to happen, given this tweet from Read more

SiriusXM Canada gets funnier with Netflix
First ever audio venture for streamer TORONTO – SiriusXM Canada is making way for the launch of new comedy channel next week entitled Netflix Is A Joke Radio. Read more

Q2 revenues climb but profits nearly halved at Cogeco
MONTREAL – While second quarter revenues jumped 10.2%, Cogeco Communications saw profits for the period plunge by about 44% without the gains related to U.S. Read more

MVNO dotmobile granted BITS licence by CRTC
TORONTO – Nascent wireless provider dotmobile is one step closer to launch after receiving its first telecommunications license from the CRTC. Read more

‘Smartest Person’ TV format heads to Spain
TORONTO – Canadian television and digital media production company Media Headquarters has licensed its studio competition format Canada’s Smartest Person to Spanish production company Globomedia. Read more

OBITUARY: Cable pioneer Lloyd Ingraham
SQUAMISH, BC - Squamish Cable TV founder Lloyd Ingraham passed away on March 24 at the age of 102. Read more

Hall Webber LLP adds Deborah Smith-Webber as strategic policy counsel
TORONTO - Senior lawyer and public policy professional Deborah Smith-Webber has joined Hall Webber LLP as the Toronto entertainment law firm looks to expand its practice. Read more

Quebec-born dance competition waltzes off to Lithuania
MONTREAL – TVA has sold a production licence for its original television dance competition Révolution in Lithuania. Read more

TVA Sports confirms it will defy CRTC in pulling channel from Bell
MONTREAL — Quebecor’s TVA is so fed up with how its all-sports channel is being treated by Bell that an executive confirmed it will defy a CRTC demand and pull TVA Sports from all Bell TV distribution systems at 7 p.m. Read more

Q2 profits at Shaw top $155M
CALGARY – Despite adding fewer wireless customers than this time last year, Shaw Communications saw second quarter profits return to the black. Read more

Judging underway for 6th annual Tuned-in Canada: The CCSA Awards
QUISPAMSIS, NB – Nominations are now closed and judging is underway for Tuned-in Canada: The CCSA Awards 2019. Read more

Super Channel to premiere the Starz original limited series ‘The Spanish Princess’
EDMONTON – Super Channel will screen the Starz original series The Spanish Princess next month, day and date with its U.S. Read more

SaskTel boosts wireless LTE service in Lloydminster
REGINA - SaskTel has enhanced Lloydminster’s wireless LTE service with the launch of a new cell tower in the community as well as upgrades to an existing tower just east of the city. Read more


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