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Cineflix hit with class action suit seeking millions in unpaid wages for reality show workers
Insight Productions, Boat Rocker Media may be next, says law firm TORONTO and MONTREAL - Cineflix Canada, the producer of TV shows such as Property Brothers and Mayday, has been named in a $35 million class action Read more

Don’t be afraid of attending IIC Canada this year
OTTAWA – The program put together by the organizers of this year’s International Institute of Communications Canadian Chapter conference should attract a good crowd this Halloween. Read more

Freedom Mobile deploys 700 MHz spectrum to offer Extended Range LTE in Alberta
CALGARY – Freedom Mobile customers in Calgary will soon have better LTE coverage, including stronger indoor reception, now that the Shaw-owned carrier has begun rolling out its Band 13 700 MHz spectrum in that city. Read more




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Quebecor’s new QUB radio platform serves up customized programming, podcasts
MONTREAL – Eschewing conventional radio, Quebecor is creating QUB radio, a digital radio platform that promises a collection of live radio shows and a podcast library. Read more

International 5G confab set for November 6-8 in Vancouver
VANCOUVER – Telus CEO Darren Entwistle and Bell Canada CTO Stephen Howe will be among the opening speakers at a conference in Vancouver next month that promises to deliver a global perspective on the future of the 5G ecosystem. Read more

DHX Media’s ‘Mega Man’ seeks new audiences across the pond on Pop
HALIFAX – The first season of DHX Media’s animated series Mega Man: Fully Charged has been picked up for linear broadcast and video-on-demand streaming by Sony’s Pop on their Read more

Cogeco brings fibre optic network to Ontario community of Merlin
BURLINGTON, ON - Cogeco Connexion is expanding its fibre optic network to the southwestern Ontario town of Merlin, located in the Municipality of Chatham-Kent, offering residents and businesses access to its full range of services. Read more

New ‘Haunted Hospitals’ series kicks off Creep Week on T+E
TORONTO - Blue Ant Media’s T+E is leading into Halloween with a special line-up of programming known as Creep Week. Read more

OAB to flash cash for creative contest winners
TORONTO - The Ontario Association of Broadcasters (OAB) has kicked off a contest to help promote the power of radio. Read more

Epic Story Media sells stake to Bron Ventures
TORONTO – Canadian kids franchise company Epic Story Media has sold off a minority stake to Bron Ventures, a subsidiary of Bron Media Corp. Read more

ATN nabs rights for Indian Super League Soccer, new Afghanistan cricket league
TORONTO - Asian Television Network International Limited (ATN) is the exclusive Canadian television rightsholder for the first ever Afghanistan cricket league. Read more

CIRA urges ISPs to be ready for Thursday’s KSK rollover
OTTAWA - The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) has issued an alert to the country’s Internet service providers advising them to be prepared for Thursday’s root Key Signing Key (KSK) rollover performed by the Internet Corporation Read more

Super Channel readies first annual ‘Heart & Home Christmas’
EDMONTON – Super Channel is getting into the festive spirit early this year with a slate of holiday-themed movie premieres every weekend in November and December. Read more


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