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COMMENTARY: 4,700 people can be wrong
THE HEADLINE WAS a typical one: “Thousands slam Bell coalition’s website blocking proposal,” said the Globe and Mail two weeks ago. Read more

ANALYSIS: Why more media mergers were never a good answer (part three)
Towards a Canadian strategy OVER THE LAST two weeks, I’ve argued the Canadian strategy of supporting, and indeed actively pushing for, the vertical integration of our broadcasting system was a mistake, suggesting the Read more

Commission says no to telco sales inquiry
GATINEAU – The CRTC this week told consumer group Public interest Advocacy Centre that there are already ample ways for customers to lodge complaints over what they feel are unfair telco sales practices and that no new public hearing is Read more

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British streamer BritBox arrives in Canada
TORONTO – Canadians have a new streaming option after Wednesday’s launch of BritBox, a subscription video-on-demand streaming service from BBC Worldwide and UK commercial broadcaster ITV. Read more Investigates: Is Netflix really the bad guy?
Part III in our series on rewriting the Broadcasting and Telecom Acts THERE IS NO QUESTION the emergence of Netflix as a major competitor for eyeballs in Canada has created significant disruption to the domestic broadcast landscape. Read more Enquête: Netflix est-il le vilain?
3e Partie dans notre série sur la révision des Lois sur la radiodiffusion et des télécommunications NUL DOUTE l’arrivée de Netflix comme principal concurrent dans la course aux téléspectateurs au Read more

Telstra, Ericsson, Qualcomm, Netgear hit 2 Gbps speeds
TELSTRA, ERICSSON, NETGEAR and Qualcomm Technologies have achieved 4G speeds of up to 2 Gbps in lab testing using a new commercially announced chipset. Read more

Canadians can now teach Alexa to recognize their voice
SEATTLE – Amazon said Wednesday that the ‘Your Voice’ feature for its voice-activated digital assistant Alexa has begun to roll out in Canada. Read more

Videotron, AMC reach new agreement
MONTREAL – Videotron has kissed and made up with AMC after inking a new agreement to keep the American network in its channel lineup. Read more

DOC unveils new executive director
TORONTO - The Documentary Organization of Canada | l’Association des documentaristes du Canada (DOC) has named Mathieu Pierre Dagonas as its new executive director. Read more

Quebecor honours founder with $15M to hospital foundation
MONTREAL – Quebecor has donated $15 million to the Fondation du centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montreal (CHUM), the largest philanthropic commitment in the Foundation’s 20 year history. Read more

Q2 revenues at DHX Media climb 55%
HALIFAX – Led by its Peanuts assets, DHX Media reported gains in revenues and profits for its second quarter ended December 31. Read more

Toronto Blue Jays radio announcer Jerry Howarth signs off after 36 seasons
TORONTO - Longtime Toronto Blue Jays radio broadcaster Jerry Howarth is calling it a career after 36 years, Sportsnet announced Tuesday. Read more

Winnipeg, Hamilton in running for 2018 Intelligent Community of the Year
NEW YORK CITY – The Canadian cities of Winnipeg and Hamilton have been named to the list of the Top7 Communities of 2018 as selected by Intelligent Community Forum Read more

Kevin Hart's Laugh Out Loud Radio finds Canadian home on SiriusXM
TORONTO - SiriusXM Canada will be the exclusive home to Kevin Hart's Laugh Out Loud Radio when the channel launches February 14. Read more

New AMI docu-series follows Canadians using mind set to tackle obesity
TORONTO – With six million Canadians reportedly struggling with obesity, AMI is behind a new documentary series that follows eight Canadians who have committed to making a change over a three-month wellness journey of body, mind, and soul. Read more

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