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CCTS Hearing day two: Rogers says complaints body should be the very last resort
GATINEAU – Rogers Communications told the CRTC on Wednesday that the Commissions for Complaints for Telecommunications Services (CCTS) should become “a destination of last resort” for consumer complaints. Read more

TV is dead? That’s a lie – and here’s why
MONTREAL – People who say TV and radio are dead because new digital media have taken their place are lying to you. Read more

CCTS Hearing day one: Participation should be mandatory, trigger-based system needs to be changed
GATINEAU - The mandate review for the Commissioner for Complaints for Telecommunication Services (CCTS) kicked off on Tuesday with the body arguing that voluntary participation would make it much more difficult to resolve complaints – and that Read more

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Bell passes 2.7 million TV customers, launches new Fibe products
MONTREAL – Bell Canada said late Monday it has surpassed 2.7 million total TV customers in the third quarter of 2015 and launched “Enhanced Restart”, which lets customers go back in time, and “Trending”, which shows what Canadians Read more

PM Trudeau appoints Bains, Joly to oversee Canada’s telecom, media, communications industry
OTTAWA – Two names in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s new 30-member cabinet will be of particular interest to Canada’s communication industry. Read more

Ontario’s Muskoka area to get new radio station
OTTAWA – The CRTC will not issue a call for radio applications for the areas of Bracebridge and Gravenhurst in Ontario, after no company other than Bayshore Broadcasting Corporation expressed interest in serving that market. Read more

Access buys Little Loon Wireless, Askivision
REGINA - Access Communications has acquired wireless Internet and cable company Little Loon Wireless and Askivision in an effort to expand the reach of its business. Read more

Netflix offers snack-sized servings of ‘Dinotrux’
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Netflix has added a series of new shorts to its kids lineup that it says will help parents appease their children’s pleas for ‘just one more show’. Read more

NABA pledges to preserve over-the-air broadcasting, fight spectrum reallocation
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - The North American Broadcasters Association (NABA) said that it is “gratified” by the broad, multi-country appreciation of the importance of free over-the-air broadcasting. Read more

Portfolio hires factual division leader
TORONTO - Portfolio Entertainment has named Jennifer Bragg to the position of director, factual and lifestyle development, effective immediately. Read more

History, Global News readies Remembrance Day programming
TORONTO – Shaw Media’s History is set to honour Canadian veterans with a lineup of commemorative programming from November 9 – 11, 2015. Read more

Three young chefs inspired by alphabet on new Gusto TV series
OTTAWA - Gusto TV is readying a new original series aimed at millennials that it says takes a fresh approach to the food challenge show genre. Read more

Subscriber growth drives Q4 profits at SiriusXM Canada
TORONTO – SiriusXM Canada said that it ended fiscal 2015 on “a high note” after posting increases in total subscribers and revenues. Read more

Events in Vancouver, Montreal to set stage for CRTC’s Discoverability Summit
OTTAWA – The CRTC has announced plans to hold two events leading up to its Discoverability Summit next May. Read more

UPDATED: Shaw family reorganizes holdings in Shaw Communications, Corus Entertainment
CALGARY and TORONTO - JR Shaw and members of his family and corporations and trusts which they collectively own or control have completed an internal reorganization of their holdings in Shaw Communications and Corus Entertainment as part of Read more

Telus awards $3.2M to help Western Canadian content creators tell regional stories
VANCOUVER - Telus, through its Optik Local community programming, is awarding more than $3.2 million in funding to support some 60 new local content projects in Western Canada this year. Read more

The Weather Network launches new app for Apple TV
OAKVILLE, ON - The Weather Network now has an application for Apple TV users. Read more

MTS taps local band for TV spot
WINNIPEG – MTS has teamed up with Winnipeg-based The Bros. Read more

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