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COMMENTARY: Another reason why broadband needs better rural expansion: Food
Clearcable Summit HAMILTON – The CRTC’s basic service obligation hearing often bogged down in consumer minutiae centering on what those in rural areas “should” be using with a bigger/better broadband connection potentially funded Read more

BANFF 2016: Why shows must partner with existing fan bases on social media
LOOKING BACK ON THE recent Banff World Media Festival, there are any number of valuable signposts for the future of our moving image industry. Read more

5G subscriptions to hit 150M by 2021: Ericsson
WHILE STANDARDIZATION EFFORTS FOR 5G have just begun, operators around the world are planning for 5G adoption and describe it as a “game-changer”, according to a new survey by Ericsson. Read more

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ANALYSIS: With Shoan out, will Blais be renewed as chair?
Office culture needs repair WITH BOTH THE 2016 NBA and NHL drafts happening this week, sports fans know that among all the “mock drafts” and other analyses about the brand new about-to-be-pros, there are a smattering of additional Read more

Soft ad market weighs down growth at specialty, pay, PPV and VOD services in 2015: CRTC report
OTTAWA-GATINEAU – A drop in advertising revenue helped slow the pace of growth at Canada’s specialty, pay, PPV and VoD television services in the broadcast year ending August 31, 2015, according to the CRTC’s statistical and financial Read more

UPDATED: Shoan out at the CRTC, but he won’t back down
GATINEAU and TORONTO – The federal government has relieved Raj Shoan of his duties as CRTC commissioner for Ontario. Read more

Stroumboulopoulos out as Rogers brings back MacLean to helm ‘Hockey Night in Canada’
TORONTO – Veteran sports broadcaster Ron MacLean will replace George Stroumboulopoulos as the main host of Hockey Night in Canada starting next season, Sportsnet confirmed Monday. Read more

Rogers launches HD Radio in Toronto, Vancouver
TORONTO and VANCOUVER - Rogers Radio listeners in the Toronto and Vancouver regions can now enjoy crisp quality sound with the availability of HD radio, the company said Monday. Read more

23 new convergent projects share more than $8M in CMF funding
TORONTO - The Canada Media Fund (CMF) has awarded $8.1 million to 23 convergent projects created for television and digital media as part of the first round of financing under the Francophone Minority Program. Read more

CTV Vancouver honoured with Edward R. Murrow Award for overall excellence
TORONTO – CTV Vancouver has won a national Edward R. Murrow Award for overall excellence from the U.S. Read more

ICTC, Air Force Association partnership will help Canadian youth learn cyber security skills
OTTAWA - The Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) is partnering with the Air Force Association’s (AFA) CyberPatriot program Read more

MTS shareholders approve BCE acquisition
WINNIPEG – MTS shareholders have voted overwhelmingly in favour of the proposed $3.9 billion acquisition by BCE. Read more

CFL opens 2016 season on TSN/RDS, SiriusXM Canada, and across the pond on BT Sports
TORONTO – With the Canadian Football League (CFL) kicking off its 2016 season Thursday, SiriusXM Canada announced plans to offer all games, including playoffs and Grey Cup, to its subscribers. Read more

Calgary Marriott Downtown guests offered in-room access to Netflix, YouTube
CALGARY – The Calgary Marriott Downtown has become the chain’s first Canadian location to offer access to Netflix on their in-room TVs. Read more

Fight Network strikes global TV deal with Canadian professional wrestling organization
TORONTO and HALIFAX – Fight Network has finalized a programming deal with independent Canadian professional wrestling organization WrestleCentre to air a weekly one-hour series in Canada, the U.S., and globally in over 30 countries in Europe, Read more


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