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CBC TV going fully OTT, including ad-free version, for $4.99/mo (updated)
TORONTO – Starting Tuesday, December 5, each of CBC’s 14 regional linear TV channels will be live-streamed along side a whole host of additional CBC content which will be made available direct to consumers in ways the public broadcaster’s Read more

Why Wi-Fi First providers will injure the wireless market (or not)
OTTAWA – The majority of Canada’s mobile wireless carriers have told the CRTC that redefining home network to include public Wi-Fi will have serious negative consequences on the mobile market while smaller providers Ice Wireless and Read more

Bell's new Lucky Mobile to start at $20/month; government is pleased
MONTREAL - As Bell Canada CEO George Cope warned a month ago – his company was not about to let Telus, Rogers and Freedom keep the Read more

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Banff Fest gets a new boss
TORONTO - Jenn Kuzmyk has been appointed executive director of the Banff World Media Festival, effective immediately. Read more

iHeart boosts app in Canada with 10x the stations
Now more than 1,000 TORONTO - iHeartRadio Canada (a partnership with Bell Media and iHeartRadio) launched an enhanced app Monday which now features more than 1,000 live radio stations of every genre from across North Read more

Gusto opens brand new studio
OTTAWA - Gusto Worldwide Media announced Monday it has opened a brand new 13,000-square foot television studio, post production facility and headquarters in Ottawa. Read more

With contributions falling, IPF to run Cogeco's program development fund
MONTREAL and TORONTO - The Cogeco Program Development Fund, the Independent Production Fund and Cogeco Communications announced Monday they’ve concluded an agreement to ensure “the sustainability of the CPDF's Canadian television Read more

Blue Ant's Love Nature launches in New Zealand
TORONTO and SINGAPORE – Love Nature, a joint venture between Toronto’s Blue Ant Media and Smithsonian Networks, announced today that the wildlife and nature streaming video service has launched on Vodafone TV in 4K and HD in New Read more

Huawei joins Canada's centre of excellence
SHENZHEN, China – CENGN, Canada's Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks based in Kanata, Ontario announced last week Huawei will be the newest member of the consortium. Read more

Rogers Radio rebrands Calgary’s Kiss to 95.9 CHFM
CALGARY – Rogers Media has re-branded radio station Kiss 95.9 to 95.9 CHFM (looking much like ratings leader CHFI Toronto…). Read more

CMF and Quebecor Fund join forces to boost exports
TORONTO and MONTRÉAL – The Canada Media Fund and the Quebecor Fund have announced a new pilot partnership to promote the export of Canadian content. Read more

RTDNA now accepting awards entries for 2018
TORONTO – The Radio Television Digital News Association Canada is now accepting submissions for its regional and network programming awards. Read more

More communities in Quebec to receive faster Internet
BÉCANCOUR AND SAINT-HONORÉ, QC – Residents and businesses in 26 Quebec communities are next in line to receive improved high-speed Internet thanks to a joint federal-provincial investment. Read more

‘Riverdale’ provides $60M boost to B.C.
VANCOUVER – Teen drama Riverdale has generated more than $60 million in spending and created over 1,000 jobs in British Columbia over two seasons of production. Read more

Cineflix Media backs new Canadian production company
MONTREAL – Cineflix Media has thrown its support behind a new production company that will focus on co-productions for the North American and international markets. Read more

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