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Cogeco CEO says Canada suffers from risk-averse investment deficit
Feds must study past report to lead the future, according to Audet TORONTO – The Canadian financial markets suffer a bias against risk, which has led to an unfortunate under-investment in innovation, Cogeco Inc. Read more

BSO Hearing Day 10, 11: Why targeted government funding, not more regs, is better for broadband
GATINEAU – Three of the country’s smaller, but major, ISPs have told the CRTC’s basic service objective hearing that it shouldn’t micromanage the broadband file by explicitly developing mechanisms to deal with service gaps. Read more

Federal government kicks off sweeping culture review
Looks like everything Cancon is on the table OTTAWA - Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages Mélanie Joly has instigated public consultations into the feds’ support of Canada’s cultural and creative industries that Read more

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BSO Hearing: The words “essential broadband” have a far different meaning for deaf and blind Canadians
GATINEAU – Broadband has become, as CRTC chair Jean-Pierre Blais put it earlier basic service objective hearing, “vital” to Canadians, all Canadians. Read more

BSO Hearing Day 9: Rogers says CRTC and feds could jointly lead national broadband effort
MPs wouldn't bite, though GATINEAU – Rogers Communications told the CRTC Thursday that the National Broadband Task Force and the Information Highway Task Force can serve as models for a new national broadband strategy. Read more

Copyright Board sets commercial radio tariff
OTTAWA - The Copyright Board of Canada has set the royalty rates that commercial radio stations must pay to six collective societies for the use of copyrighted musical works and sound recordings for various periods spanning from 2011 to 2017. Read more

Led by FM, 2015 Canadian radio revenues stable at $1.6B: CRTC
OTTAWA-GATINEAU – Canada’s commercial radio stations held their own in the face of competition from satellite, online and mobile services, with revenues dipping slightly for the 2015 broadcast year, according to the CRTC’s statistical and Read more

The Pet Network calls it quits
TORONTO – The Pet Network is on its last legs. Read more

WildBrain allows DHX to monetize children's content over various platforms
HALIFAX - DHX Media has unveiled a multi-platform network of popular kids content that also connects content owners with advertisers on platforms such as YouTube and Dailymotion. Read more

Solomon to cover national affairs for Bell Media Radio
OTTAWA – Bell Media Radio has promoted Evan Solomon to its first-ever national affairs specialist. Read more

SaskTel enhances high speed Internet in Northeastern Saskatchewan
REGINA – SaskTel is in the final stages of a three year, $30 million project to rebuild the backhaul network in Northeastern Saskatchewan. Read more

CRFC hands out more than $200K for youth training program
OTTAWA - The Community Radio Fund of Canada (CRFC) is awarding more than $200,000 to 21 campus and community radio stations through its Youth on Air! program. Read more

SiriusXM Canada launches Prince tribute channel
TORONTO – SiriusXM Canada is paying tribute to Prince with a limited-run channel featuring music from his legendary career that spanned over 30 years. Read more

Cisco takes Connected North to Saskatchewan
TORONTO and BLACK LAKE, SK - Cisco Canada has extended its Connected North initiative into Black Lake, making Father Porte Memorial Dene School the first in the province to join the program. Read more

Video ads get most attention on TV: thinktv
TORONTO – Canadians pay the most attention to video advertisements when viewed in TV content on their television sets, three times more than Facebook, and nine times more than user generated content on a phone, says a study commissioned by Read more

OBITUARY: Radio veteran, Canadian Broadcast Hall of Fame inductee Pat Cardinal
VANCOUVER - Radio announcer, programmer and executive Patrick Cardinal died Tuesday after a battle with cancer. Read more

TFO heads south to Louisiana in first international agreement
TORONTO and BATON ROUGE, LA - Groupe Média TFO has signed its first international partnership agreement with Louisiana Public Broadcasting, a Corporation for Public Broadcasting (PBS) member station, to distribute its French-language Read more

Axia sale given thumbs up by proxy advisory research firms
CALGARY - Independent proxy advisory firms Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS) and Glass, Lewis & Co. Read more

Corus teams up with Visible World on programmatic TV advertising solutions
TORONTO - Corus has announced an exclusive partnership with Comcast Platform Services company Visible World to define and develop an innovative programmatic TV ad solution customized for Read more

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