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CMF cuts program budget by 5.8% amidst declining BDU contributions
TORONTO - The Canada Media Fund (CMF) has set its 2017-2018 program budget at $349.7 million, some $21 million less than last year’s budget. Read more

Rogers donation will lift students to Gigabit learning
TORONTO – Twenty public schools that risked being left out of the Toronto District School Board’s plans to upgrade broadband connectivity are about to get a leap into the gigabit world thanks to a donation from Rogers Communications. Read more

Canadians love streaming their tunes (and paying for it)
TORONTO – Canadians have quickly taken to music streaming services, says a recent study by Toronto’s Solutions Research Group. Read more

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Telus finalizes deal to acquire Bell MTS postpaid wireless customers in Manitoba
VANCOUVER – Telus now has over 100,000 new wireless customers after formally closing a deal with Bell that saw it pick up approximately one-quarter of the newly merged Bell MTS' postpaid wireless customers. Read more

CHCH helps drivers find their Waze through traffic
HAMILTON – CHCH is offering real-time traffic information to drivers in Ontario’s Golden Horseshoe area after joining Waze for Broadcasters. Read more

RTDNA Canada announces Atlantic region's lifetime achievement recipients
HALIFAX - RTDNA Canada will recognize two individuals in the Atlantic region this week with lifetime achievement awards. Read more

Telus helps young adults from care stay connected
VANCOUVER – Telus is joining a pilot program in BC that aims to help youth transitioning from foster care to stay connected. Read more

Ken Whyte quits Rogers
TORONTO – Rogers Communications senior vice-president, policy, Ken Whyte has resigned. Read more

BlackBerry ponders move into wearables, tablets, home appliances as licensing business grows
WATERLOO, ON – BlackBerry is expanding its software licensing business in a move that could see its iconic logo appear on tablets, wearables, medical devices, and home appliances. Read more

Glick goes from Rogers to Ottawa U
OTTAWA – Former Rogers exec Jacob Glick is joining the centre for law, technology and society at the University of Ottawa starting April 1st. Read more

Telus connecting Penticton, Naramata and West Bench residents to its PureFibre network
PENTICTON, BC – Telus has named Penticton, Naramata and West Bench as the latest B.C. Read more

EXFO promotes Morin to CEO; Lamonde takes on executive chairman role
QUEBEC CITY – EXFO Inc. Read more

Feds float new $1.26B business innovation fund
VANCOUVER – The federal government has announced a new $1.26 billion business innovation fund that will support “high-growth sectors” including digital industries. Read more

Nova Scotia to boost rural Internet access
HALIFAX – The Nova Scotia government will invest $1.4 million to improve rural access to high-speed Internet in the province. Read more

Some 13% of U.S. households have cut the cord: Kagan
NEW YORK - The number of U.S. Read more

CHCH to screen new Canadian doc series
HAMILTON - CHCH is readying an original series celebrating the best in Canadian documentary filmmaking. Read more

SaskTel wraps up LTE network expansion
REGINA – SaskTel said Thursday that its wireless LTE network expansion is complete and now covers 99% of the residents in the province. Read more

Blue Ant International adds short-form content
TORONTO – Blue Ant International said Thursday that it has added a new category of content, known as Digital Studios, ahead of MIPTV. Read more

Space ropes supernatural western ‘Wynonna Earp’
TORONTO – Bell Media’s Space has become the new home for original Canadian series Wynonna Earp after becoming the Canadian production partner along with producer Seven24 Films. Read more

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