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COMMENTARY: The facilities-based era is over
Telecom Summit only showed more of the same IF THERE IS ONE COMMON thing about telecom meetings, it’s the inevitable talk about how big someone's first phone was. Read more

Banff 2019: No quibble with Quibi, yet
BANFF – As part of the BWMF Summit Series, Jeffrey Katzenberg one of our industry’s most successful and venerable executives (with a personal fortune in the US$900+ million range), spoke to the assembled masses about his latest endeavour Read more

Banff 2019: Why the is sky falling, and wide open for new opportunities
BANFF – New to the Banff World Media Fest this year was The Banff Debate. Read more

More Breaking Stories

NDP’s promise of price caps would be "destructive regulatory intervention" says CWTA
OTTAWA - Jagmeet Singh and the NDP party are promising Canadians that they will “fight” to make cell and Internet service more affordable by slashing monthly bills and killing data caps, among other measures. Read more

Rural Digital: NDP accuses CRTC of advocating "second-class" broadband system
CWTA chief advocates against MVNOs OTTAWA - While the topic of MVNOs dominated this year’s Canadian Telecom Summit in Toronto, it also Read more

Upfronts 2019: Inside Bell Media's ambitious plans for a digital future
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Banff 2019: "Established, but still useful"
BANFF – Now celebrating its 40th year, the Banff World Media Festival (BWMF) has grown to become one of the world’s premier conferences and marketplace for leading edge content producers, media executives, and digital entrepreneurs. Read more

Banff 2019: CBC, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, sign new MOU
BANFF – The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) and CBC have announced a new creative and commercial collaboration aimed at enhancing the reach and impact of the broadcasters’ content across both countries. Read more

Banff 2019: CBC announces new diversity goal
BANFF – CBC/Radio-Canada announced today at the Banff Media Fest a new “commitment to diversity” for all of its English and French-language commissioned programs across scripted and factual genres. Read more

Banff 2019: Feds throw support behind women entrepreneurs
BANFF – The federal government will help fund a new initiative designed to boost the number of women-owned and women-led businesses within the screen-based industries. Read more

Banff 2019: Netflix-led program to give leg-up to Francophone creators
BANFF - The Alliance des producteurs francophones du Canada (APFC) said Sunday that Netflix is the lead partner on the first-ever Professional Development Program in Film and Television for Read more

Dotmobile wants members to help build it, asks carriers to be an MVNO
TORONTO – Starting today, dotmobile members can provide individual feedback on planned features, vote for the ones they like and even collaborate with other members and the dotmobile team. Read more

Rogers brings Ignite TV service to Newfoundland
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Vista Radio given go-ahead to launch second station in Ontario’s North Bay
OTTAWA – Listeners in Ontario's North Bay may soon have a new radio station after the CRTC determined that the region can support one. Read more

Dan Rudolph takes on programming, strategy for GINX Esports TV Canada
EDMONTON - Super Channel has named Dan Rudolph director of programming and strategy for GINX Esports TV Canada effective May 29. Read more

Upfronts 2019: “Dynamic dramas” highlight CTV’s 2019/20 fall schedule
TORONTO – CTV unveiled its 2019/20 primetime schedule on Thursday that includes five new drama series and returning favourites, the majority of which are anchored by strong female leads. Read more

Telus connecting Prince George to its PureFibre network
PRINCE GEORGE, BC - Telus is investing $150 million to connect more than 90% of homes and businesses in Prince George, including the North Side of Lheidli T’enneh First Nation’s Fort George 2 reserve, directly to its fibre optic network. Read more

Sylvie Charette returns to telecom at Videotron’s Fizz
MONTREAL – Videotron’s nascent wireless brand Fizz has tapped Sylvie Charette as its vice-president of marketing and customer experience. Read more

iHeartRadio Canada hopes listeners will kick up their boots for Pure Country
TORONTO - iHeartRadio Canada has rebranded 13 radio stations under Pure Country that it says is Canada’s first-ever national country music radio brand. Read more

CRTC tweaks dispute resolution process
OTTAWA - The CRTC has updated its dispute resolution practices and procedures for disagreements that fall under either the Broadcasting Act or the Telecommunications Act. Read more

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