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CCSA Connect 2019: Be nice to millennials and other news and notes (and pictures)
KELOWNA – Another successful CCSA Connect conference is in the books as about 200 folks from member companies, tech vendors and programmers made their way to Kelowna for a few days of learning, Read more

Northwestel upgrades Nunavut networks (updated)
SSi wants a wholesale deal though IQALUIT – Northwestel and its parent Bell Canada announced Tuesday that 15 megabits per second (Mbps) Internet and LTE wireless service are now available in all 25 Nunavut communities. Read more

Greens would break up media conglomerates and boost the CBC
Party would cap wireless prices, too OTTAWA – Were she to become Canada’s next prime minister, Green Party leader Elizabeth May told she would “take on Facebook and Google because they’re a threat to Read more

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Nextologies secures major video transmission deals with Associated Press, PSSI
TORONTO — Broadcast technology solutions provider Nextologies has recently landed a couple of major partnership deals with the Associated Press and PSSI Global Services. Read more

CCSA Connect 2019: The Alliance honours its best
KELOWNA — The Canadian Communication Systems Alliance opened its 2019 Connect conference on Monday afternoon by presenting its 2019 Tuned-In Canada awards. Read more

CityWest takes Quantum leap with new gigabit Internet service
PRINCE RUPERT — CityWest announced today its new Quantum Gigabit service, its fastest Internet package to date, which is four times faster than its current offering. Read more

Distributel promises higher speeds, enhanced services, thanks to CRTC wholesale Internet ruling
TORONTO — Distributel Communications says it plans to substantially increase home Internet speeds for the majority of its customers at no extra cost, as a result of the CRTC’s recent decision to lower wholesale broadband rates. Read more

CRTC asks Atlantic telecom carriers for info regarding Dorian recovery efforts
OTTAWA — In the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian’s assault of Atlantic Canada earlier this month, which caused widespread telecom service outages throughout the region, the CRTC has a number of questions regarding the steps taken by carriers to Read more

SaskTel expands wireless network in more rural areas, provincial parks
REGINA — SaskTel announced earlier this week it is adding 15 new macro towers in more rural areas and provincial parks as part of the Wireless Saskatchewan initiative, as it continues in its commitment to build the most robust LTE network in Read more

Oricom Internet says it will lower residential pricing in reaction to CRTC’s wholesale rate reduction
QUEBEC — Oricom Internet announced Wednesday it plans to improve its Internet packages for most of its residential customers, and will offer a significant reduction in pricing for many of them as of October 1, in the wake of the CRTC’s recent Read more

Lindsay Broadband set to unveil new network & CPE UPS product lines
PETERBOROUGH, ON — Lindsay Broadband will be launching its new line of network UPS (uninterruptible power supply) and customer premise UPS devices later this month at SCTE•ISBE Cable-Tec Expo 2019, to be held in New Orleans starting September Read more

Apple Music now available on Amazon Alexa devices in Canada
TORONTO — Apple Music subscribers can now listen to their favourite tunes on Amazon’s full range of Echo devices using Alexa, Apple announced on Wednesday. Read more

FIN Partners provides forum for producers looking for co-financing opportunities
HALIFAX — Attendees of FIN Partners, Canada’s leading international co-production/co-financing market, were treated to some inspiring keynotes and discussions at the industry partnership event held last week in Halifax. Read more

Canadian content ranks highest in global demand, according to CMF and Parrot Analytics
LOS ANGELES and TORONTO — Television content produced or co-produced in Canada travels best globally, according to new research conducted by Los Angeles-based Parrot Analytics on behalf of the Canada Media Fund. Read more

RIDE TV lets more Canadian viewers saddle up
Free preview for Bell Fibe & Alt TV customers until December 12 FORT WORTH, TX — Ride Television Network (RIDE TV), the only TV network dedicated exclusively to the horse and rural lifestyle, is now available to Bell Fibe TV and Read more

Telus IoT Shop provides self-serve portal to manage IoT connectivity
VANCOUVER — Telus is launching today the Telus IoT Shop, which it says is Canada’s first self-serve online portal that enables businesses to easily purchase and manage prepaid IoT (Internet of Things) connectivity on its wireless network. Read more

Blue Ant appoints Jennifer Harkness to SVP of unscripted content
TORONTO — Blue Ant Studios is bolstering its push into the unscripted programming market with the appointment of Los Angeles-based Jennifer Harkness (pictured) to the newly created role of senior vice-president of unscripted Read more

SiriusXM offering new Student Premier package for C$4 per month
Students can listen on phone, tablet, laptop TORONTO — SiriusXM Canada is launching a new streaming subscription package for post-secondary students that offers all the content in SiriusXM’s Premier Streaming package for C$4 per Read more

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