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CBS All Access to launch in Canada in 2018
NEW YORK – In a move sure to send shock waves through the Canadian television business, CBS Corporation said Monday it will be expanding the availability of CBS All Access over-the-top VOD viewing portal internationally through a partnership of Read more

600 MHz Auction: Spectrum set aside, and no help for broadcasters
Bidding starts at $1.54 billion OTTAWA – The auction of 600 MHz wireless spectrum, when it happens, will favour the smaller newcomers like Freedom Mobile and Vidéotron and looks to offer no payments to TV broadcasters Read more

New sports streaming service DAZN adds soccer, rugby, tennis and more
Partnership with beIN Sports TORONTO – Live sports streaming service DAZN (which made headlines by grabbing the Canadian rights to the NFL’s Sunday Ticket and NFL Red Zone away from Canadian pay TV carriers), announced today a new Read more

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CMPA responds to Bell/Corus/Rogers: “having your cake and eating it too”
OTTAWA — The Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA) shot back at Canada’s English-language private broadcasters today after Bell Media, Corus Entertainment and Rogers Media released an open letter to the CRTC yesterday in which they Read more

Netflix acquires comic book publisher Millarworld
HOLLYWOOD, CA — Netflix announced Monday it is acquiring Millarworld, the comic book publisher founded by Mark Millar, creator of such characters and stories as Kick-Ass, Kingsman and Old Man Logan. Read more

VIA Rail brings Stingray Music on board
MONTREAL — Passengers travelling along the Québec City-Windsor corridor of VIA Rail’s train service will be able to access the Stingray Music mobile app for free for six months, as the result of a new partnership announced Monday by the two Read more

Get reading: Consultation process starts for 600MHz spectrum auction
OTTAWA — Those in the telecom industry who didn’t get an early start to their civic long weekend (or don’t have any leisure plans at all for the next three days) may be able to get a jump on reading the federal government’s consultation Read more

ACTRA members vote in favour of new national commercial agreement
NCA provides for single digital media use fee TORONTO — Members of the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA) have voted in favour of ratifying a 2017-2020 national commercial agreement (NCA), ACTRA announced Read more

Québecor’s TVA Group reports net loss in Q2 2017
MONTREAL — Despite improved revenues in its broadcasting and film production segments, Québecor Media’s TVA Group subsidiary reported a net loss attributable to shareholders of $1.9 million or $0.04 per share in the second quarter of 2017, Read more

Showcase reveals fall roster of new dramas, returning hits
TORONTO — Showcase announced the premiere dates for its fall season of programming, with bold new dramas joining its returning roster of smash-hit series and a Star Wars movie marathon scheduled for Thanksgiving weekend. Read more

GroupM North America CEO departs for new role at AT&T
Brian Lesser to lead AT&T’s new advertising & analytics business NEW YORK and DALLAS — Global media-buying agency GroupM announced Friday morning Brian Lesser, CEO of GroupM North America, is leaving the company for a Read more

Updated: Bargaining talks stall between Freedom Mobile, United Steelworkers
WINDSOR, ON — Collective agreement discussions have stalled between Freedom Mobile and the United Steelworkers (USW), which is negotiating on behalf of the wireless company’s customer care employees in its Windsor, Ont., call centre. Read more

CityNews takes fresh approach to local newscasts in Edmonton, Winnipeg
EDMONTON and WINNIPEG — Local news is getting a revitalized approach in Edmonton and Winnipeg as CityNews announced Thursday its new nightly newscasts in those cities will focus on viewer-driven, original stories that keep local Read more

HGTV Canada goes off the grid for newest series
Free preview during September TORONTO — Canadian designer Sarah Richardson undertakes her most ambitious project yet in her latest series for HGTV Canada, premiering this fall. Read more

CRTC joins forces with U.K. agency to fight spam, nuisance calls
OTTAWA-GATINEAU — The CRTC is getting a new partner in its fight against spammers and telemarketing pests with the announcement the Commission has signed a memorandum of understanding with the U.K.’s Information Commissioner’s Office to Read more

Writers Guild tags in on PNI debate
TORONTO — The Writers Guild of Canada has joined the ongoing debate regarding the funding of programs of national interest (PNI) that has Canada’s creative community pitted against the country’s three largest broadcasters ever since the Read more

Wireless strength drives BCE revenue growth in Q2 2017
MONTREAL — BCE’s strong performance in the wireless market in its most recent fiscal quarter helped to offset softening gains in its wireline business, enabling the company to meet analysts’ growth expectations for both its overall revenue Read more

CBC/Netflix series Anne renewed for second season
TORONTO — Fans of the acclaimed series Anne will be happy to learn CBC and Netflix announced the Northwood Entertainment-produced show is being renewed for a second season. Read more

Ice Wireless aims to connect more remote Arctic communities
NASHUA, NH — Parallel Wireless announced Canadian mobile network operator Ice Wireless is deploying its all-IP virtualized radio access network (vRAN) technology to enable cost-effective expansion of wireless broadband services to consumers and Read more

Verizon, Ericsson, Qualcomm pushing close to gigabit wireless speeds
BOCA RATON, FL — Verizon, Ericsson and Qualcomm Technologies have achieved a blistering 953 megabits per second (Mbps) wireless speed in a joint commercial network deployment, bringing the reality of gigabit wireless to within reach, the three Read more

SaskTel transforms network services delivery with Optius
REGINA — SaskTel International announced it has successfully implemented its next-generation Order Management, Inventory, Assignment and Provisioning solution, Optius, in parent company SaskTel’s business operations to improve delivery of Read more

Energy-efficient set-top boxes saved U.S. consumers almost $1 billion last year: D+R report
WASHINGTON, DC — American consumers saved approximately US$941 million in energy costs in 2016 as a result of the voluntary set-top box energy conservation agreement among pay-TV providers, manufacturers and energy efficiency advocates in the Read more


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