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COMMENTARY: $200 million for 5G. Still zero million for those who can’t afford any G
THE SHALLOW BANALITY of the announcement is what’s initially most irksome. Read more

Not-exactly-new public-private 5G partnership will help Canada compete in "global innovation race"
OTTAWA – The federal government announced Monday it will help Canada's 5G communications development by contributing to a previously announced public-private partnership designed to boost economic growth driven by 5G technology. Read more

Canadian Communications Foundation adds five to BoD
TORONTO – The Canadian Communications Foundation (CCF) has added to its Board of Directors after issuing a call for new members last month. Read more

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Rural communities in Alberta receive $22.5M to boost high-speed Internet coverage
CALGARY – Residents in 39 rural and remote communities in Alberta will soon be able to get online and access high-speed Internet through an investment of $22.5 million led by the Federal Government’s rural broadband program Read more

Disney creates direct-to-consumer division as part of corporate reorg
BURBANK, CA – The Walt Disney Company unveiled a strategic reorganization of its businesses ahead of the launch of its new ESPN and movie streaming services. Read more

Traditional U.S. pay TV subscriptions log record 3.7% drop in 2017: Kagan
MONTEREY, CA – While fourth quarter subscription losses slowed for the traditional U.S. Read more

OECD members seek digital economy tax consensus by 2020
THE DIGITAL GIANTS are one step closer to being taxed after more than 110 countries and jurisdictions agreed to work towards a shared approach to taxing the digital economy in the next two years. Read more

NFB seeks submissions for Labrador Doc Project
MONTREAL - Emerging and established Nunatsiavummiut filmmakers from or in Labrador with an interest in documentary storytelling are encouraged to submit a proposal for the National Film Board’s Read more

Book now for renewed Canadian Suite reception at NAB 2018
LAS VEGAS – The Canadian Suite is returning to NAB 2018. Read more

Zach Sang’s music countdown show makes Canadian debut on Rogers Radio’s KiSS stations
TORONTO - Rogers Radio is adding the Zach Sang World Wide Countdown show to its KiSS radio stations through an agreement with Canadian distributor Momentum Media Networks. Read more

iHeartRadio Canada plays on as U.S. parent files for bankruptcy
U.S. Read more

“All-Canadian” season three of ‘Travelers’ nabbed by Netflix
TORONTO – Canadian sci-fi drama Travelers has been renewed for a third season that will be available exclusively on Netflix. Read more

Energy efficient set-top boxes translate into big savings for consumers
ARLINGTON, VA – The extension of an agreement that vows to improve the energy efficiency of set-top boxes is expected to save U.S. Read more

CHCH readies weekly pop culture show 'andPOP'
HAMILTON, ON - Pop culture news website andPOP is creating a new half-hour TV show that will debut on CHCH next week. Read more

Super Channel offers up free sample of diamond-trade drama ‘Ice’
EDMONTON – Super Channel is bringing back season two of crime drama Ice next month, but is serving up a sneak peek of that season’s premiere episode starting next week. Read more

BlackBerry extends CEO John Chen’s contract through 2023
WATERLOO, ON - BlackBerry has extended executive chairman and CEO John Chen's contract by five years through November 2023, the company said Thursday. Read more

SaskTel continues high speed expansion to Air Ronge, La Ronge
REGINA - Residents of Air Ronge and La Ronge are the latest rural subscribers now able to access high speed interNET Extended 10 from SaskTel. Read more

AeroCinema aims to double original content production in next two years
TORONTO – Aviation and space themed SVoD channel AeroCinema is seeking Canadian and international co-production partners as it adds to its slate of original content. Read more

2018 ISP Summit seeks content under ‘Beyond Connectivity’ theme
TORONTO - Organizers of the 2018 Canadian ISP Summit have issued a call for content for this year’s event, scheduled for November 5 - 7, 2018 at the Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel. Read more


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