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CBC, with other public broadcasters, unveil plans for global content distribution market
MONTREAL — The most newsworthy and groundbreaking presentation at the Public Broadcasters International conference in Montreal this week was given at 7:30 a.m. Read more

Public broadcasters struggle to attract millennials; CBC launching millennial news project
MONTREAL – There was a lot of discussion about the problem, but not much in the way of big solutions during the first full day of the Public Broadcasters International conference in Montreal on Thursday, which host CBC/Radio-Canada is focusing Read more

VMedia streams skinny BDU on Roku
TORONTO – On Friday, Canadian ISP and BDU VMedia announced the launch of its VMedia TV streaming channel on the Roku platform in Canada. Read more

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Skinnier TV packages may help cord cutting, but cannibalize traditional pay TV in the process: survey
BOSTON – While cheaper ‘skinny’ TV packages may attract elusive younger consumers to pay TV, they also risk cannibalizing the traditional TV business as older subscribers downgrade their packages in an effort to cut costs, says a new U.S. Read more

CRTC turns to Reddit to engage more Canadians
OTTAWA – The CRTC will use social news aggregation site Reddit to involve more Canadians in its upcoming Read more

Cogeco tries on 1 Gb Internet Stateside, but not here - yet
WATERFORD, CT - Cogeco Communications subsidiary Atlantic Broadband has launched Gigabit internet service in Connecticut, but there’s no indication that its Canadian parent will follow suit any time soon. Read more

Rogers elevates Maich to SVP digital content, publishing
TORONTO – Roger Media has promoted Steve Maich to an expanded role as senior vice-president of digital content & publishing, effective immediately. Read more

NCTA now NCTA – The Internet & Television Association
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‘Orphan Black’ star Tatiana Maslany feted for first Emmy win
TORONTO – Bell Media was quick to congratulate Orphan Black’s Tatiana Maslany who on Sunday night became the first-ever Canadian actor from a Canadian series to win an Emmy Award for acting in a dramatic series. Read more

Telus debt offering raises $600M
VANCOUVER - Telus has successfully closed its previously announced offering totaling $600 million in senior unsecured 2.80% 10-year notes. Read more

CommTech Shows call for seminars, papers
TORONTO - The annual CommTech Show and Seminars are now accepting applications for sessions for both of their 2017 multi-industry communications shows. Read more

BBC Worldwide North America, AMI-tv, ink first content deal
TORONTO - BBC Worldwide North America has signed a deal for over 50 hours of factual content with AMI-tv, the digital cable channel owned by Accessible Media Inc. Read more

Videotron’s MAtv pledges to be “voice and mirror of all citizens of Greater Montreal”
MONTREAL – Videotron’s community channel MAtv is promising a fall programming schedule that doubles down on its commitment to focus on local ideas and distinctive content proposed by Montrealers. Read more

Prime Time in Ottawa opens early bird registration
OTTAWA – Registration is now open for the CMPA’s Prime Time In Ottawa conference scheduled for February 1-3, 2017 in the nation’s capital. Read more

CraveTV inks first-window deal for new Rolling Stones film
TORONTO – In advance of the world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, CraveTV said Friday that it has exclusively acquired the new feature film The Rolling Stones Olé Olé Olé!: A Trip Across Latin America, which Read more

Eastlink TV laces up for another season of QMJHL
HALIFAX - Eastlink TV kicks off its 12th season of QMJHL hockey on September 16 with the classic exhibition matchup between the Halifax Mooseheads and the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles. Read more

Stingray wraps up MuchRetro deal
MONTREAL - Stingray Digital Group has formally closed the acquisition of former Bell Media music channel MuchRetro. Read more

Rogers, Sportsnet ice integrated brand campaigns for World Cup of Hockey
TORONTO – Rogers and Sportsnet are pulling out all the stops in support of the official start of World Cup of Hockey this weekend. Read more

Canadians are newshounds and TV still rules: MTM
OTTAWA – With a plethora of media at their fingertips, the majority of Anglophone Canadians spend a great deal of time consuming news on a regular basis, according to new research from the Media Technology Monitor (MTM). Read more

Rogers customers may Tweet for help
TORONTO - Rogers is offering self-service to its customers through Twitter's new business support features, allowing them to direct messaging Rogers or Fido from their phone, tablet or computer. Read more

MTS aims to cut costs through “voluntary workforce reduction” program
WINNIPEG – MTS wants to trim its workforce through early retirement packages, but says the move has nothing to do with its pending merger with Bell Canada. Read more

ATX Networks buys InnoTrans Communications
AJAX, ON - ATX Networks has acquired California-based hybrid fiber coax (HFC) provider InnoTrans Communications. Read more

The Weather Network adds DoubleClick Dynamic Ad Insertion to Android TV app
OAKVILLE, ON - The Weather Network has enabled DoubleClick's Dynamic Ad Insertion (DAI) solution for its Android TV app, a move that it says makes it the first Canadian TV network to launch a customizable OTT app delivered via the cloud. Read more

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