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COMMENTARY: Carriers aren't the internet, just the conduit, and need policing
THE CRTC’S DECISION ON differential pricing practices will be praised or blamed according to one’s inclinations: whether to trust the innovative tendencies of carriers or the Read more

COMMENTARY: How to work with influencers
AS TRADITIONAL MEDIA COMPANIES continue to ramp up their influencer offerings, many are figuring out how to manage this new breed of talent. Read more

Wikwemikong First Nation telco taps VMedia, WireIE, for triple-play launch
WIKWEMIKONG, ON - Wikwemikong First Nation telco FirstTel Communications Corporation has launched a triple-play of high-speed internet, TV and home phone to members of the Reserve, the company said Wednesday. Read more

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UPDATE #2: Shoan out at the CRTC, again; vows to challenge decision in Federal Court
OTTAWA - Raj Shoan said that he will contest his most recent dismissal from his role as the CRTC's Ontario commissioner in order “to ensure accountability and justice.” Read more

Space Go, Bravo Go, expand programming slates
TORONTO - Bell Media announced today that its authenticate streaming apps Space GO and Bravo GO now offer more programming to subscribers of its participating distribution partners. Read more

Over 6,000 newspapers and magazines coming to Bell Mobility customers
VANCOUVER – Newspaper and magazine subscription aggregator PressReader announced Wednesday it is partnering with Bell Mobility to bring newspapers and magazines to wireless customers across Canada. Read more

DHX Media posts declines in Q3 profits, revenues; welcomes 'Peanuts', 'Strawberry Shortcake' to the fold
HALIFAX – The pending arrival of Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang is expected to boost the bottom line at DHX Media, which saw third quarter profits and revenues sink, the kids content producer, distributor and broadcaster said Wednesday. Read more

Hawley Chester switches gears to motorsports network MAVTV Canada
TORONTO – Industry veteran Hawley Chester III has joined MAVTV Canada parent company REV Sports Entertainment Inc. Read more

Q1 revenues, profits fall at Newcap; adds three Kamloops stations
DARTMOUTH - Newcap Radio owner Newfoundland Capital Corporation said Wednesday that flagging advertising rates and Alberta’s ongoing economic uncertainty helped to weigh down first quarter revenues and profits. Read more

CRFC's Radiometres program awards nearly $1.5 million to 34 campus, community radio stations
OTTAWA – Thirty-four campus and community radio stations will receive over $1.4 million from the latest round of funding of the Community Radio Fund of Canada’s (CRFC) Radiometres program. Read more

Fight Network, FNTSY Sports, launch on Verizon’s go90 platform
TORONTO and NEW YORK - Fight Network and FNTSY Sports Network have launched on American streaming service go90, said the channels' parent Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corp. this week. Read more

TVA Group reports $8 million quarterly loss
MONTREAL – Despite gains in its broadcasting and production segments, TVA Group Inc. Read more

Bell MTS to cut 85 jobs, says union
WINNIPEG – Downsizing at the newly merged Bell MTS is underway, according to Telecommunications Employees Association of Manitoba (TEAM-IFPTE Local 161) which represents a number of managers and professionals at the company. Read more

Stingray grows karaoke offering with Yokee Music acquisition
MONTREAL – Stingray Digital Group has acquired Israel-based Yokee Music Ltd., including its three popular social music apps. Read more

Telus to invest another $1.5B in Ontario through 2020
TORONTO – Telus will invest an additional $1.5 billion in new communications infrastructure and technology across Ontario through 2020, including $250 million this year alone, the company said Tuesday. Read more

Crosslake Fibre to build first subsea cable connecting Toronto to Buffalo
TORONTO and BUFFALO – Crosslake Fibre Inc. Read more

RTDNA confab tackles media distrust, rapid technological change
TORONTO – Registration is now open for the 2017 RTDNA Canada National Conference scheduled for May 26-27 at the Sheraton Hotel Toronto in Toronto. Read more

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