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CES 2016: Digital video to overtake TV by 2020… says YouTube
LAS VEGAS - The chief business officer for YouTube predicts people will be watching more online digital video than TV by 2020. Read more

CES 2016: 15% of world’s broadband deemed “4K-ready”, but Canada doesn’t make the cut, yet
LAS VEGAS – If the forecast for 4K Ultra HD global penetration numbers holds true, it looks like broadband service providers in most countries, including Canada, will have some catching up to do in order to support its adoption when it comes to Read more

CES 2016: Virtual Reality takes hold in Vegas
LAS VEGAS – Virtual Reality in the home is finally here, but the harsh reality is it will cost a lot more than expected. Read more

More Breaking Stories

TV Code will help clarify Canadians’ services, bills
OTTAWA-GATINEAU – Canadian television subscribers will soon receive clear notice on the channels they pay for and be better informed of service package and pricing changes under the CRTC’s new Read more

CES 2016: First ever OTA 4K broadcast using the ATSC 3.0 proposed standard
LAS VEGAS – Here at CES, broadcasters are giving attendees their first ever look at how 4K HDR video looks when broadcast over-the-air. Read more

CES 2016: “We are no longer in control”
LAS VEGAS - “Cable companies find it hard to accept that people don’t just want to watch TV in the living room anymore,” said Jay Mehr, EVP and COO of Shaw Communications as it announced the launch of its Read more

CES 2016: Why we need “trillion-mile reliability” before driverless cars can take the road
LAS VEGAS – Here’s something you almost never see at CES - a CEO of a major company cautioning the public that its next big innovation is actually years away from being market ready. Read more

MTS closer to wrapping up Allstream sale
WINNIPEG - MTS is moving closer to finalizing the sale of its Allstream division to Colorado-based communications infrastructure service provider Zayo Group Holdings Inc. Read more

Shaw backs three Canadians on PGA Tour
CALGARY - Shaw Communications has added top-ranked Canadian golfer David Hearn to its roster of brand ambassadors, and agreed to multi-year contract extensions with fellow Canadians and PGA Tour stars Graham DeLaet and Adam Hadwin. Read more

TVO adds new BoD member
TORONTO - Business technology and academic leader Ginny Dybenko has been appointed to the board of directors at TVO for a three-year term. Read more

FreemantleMedia International’s Richter added to Prime Time in Ottawa conference
OTTAWA – With less than a month until the Prime Time In Ottawa conference kicks off, organizers said Monday that FremantleMedia International CEO Jens Richter will join Blue Ant Media’s Raja Khanna for the Friday morning keynote conversation Read more

Sportsnet gifts $250K to KPU’s future journalists
SURREY, BC – Sportsnet has donated $250,000 to the journalism program at Vancouver’s Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU), the largest gift in the history of the school’s Read more

SaskTel partners with U of R on HetNet deployment
REGINA - SaskTel and the University of Regina have teamed up to be the first in Canada to deploy a new wireless technology known in the industry as HetNet (Heterogeneous Networks). Read more

CCTS readies for new role as TV service ombudsman
OTTAWA - The Commissioner for Complaints for Telecommunications Services (CCTS) officially acknowledged Thursday’s CRTC decision to introduce a new Television Service Provider Read more

Discovery offers up new 4K titles for Samsung UHD TVs
TORONTO – Discovery’s newly launched TV Everywhere app Discovery Go is now streaming select titles in 4K on Samsung UHD TVs. Read more

TLN serves up new food, travel shows starring Canadians
TORONTO - TLN Television is readying the premieres of three new food and travel shows featuring Canadian personalities. Read more

Toronto radio personality Mike Cooper packs it in after 45 years
TORONTO – Long-time Rogers radio personality Mike Cooper is calling it a career, announcing Friday that he is retiring from popular morning show Erin and Mike in the Morning on Toronto’s 98.1 CHFI FM. Read more

CES 2016: Is UHD “alliance” already losing its resolution?
LAS VEGAS – As we noted earlier this week, a number of major consumer electronics Read more

Videotron buys Fibrenoire for $125M
MONTREAL – Videotron is acquiring Montreal-based fibre-optic connectivity services provider Fibrenoire for $125 million, the company announced Thursday. Read more

Majority of community TV channels receive failing grades for programming: CACTUS
OTTAWA - The overwhelming majority of community TV channels do not meet the minimum criteria for operating a community TV channel under current CRTC policy, says the Canadian Association of Community Television Users and Stations (CACTUS). Read more

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