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COMMENTARY: On fake news, the collapse of content discovery and how Canada can fix this
We’re paying attention in all the wrong ways Canada, we are stuck between a rock and a hard place. Read more

Lawsuit seeks to stop Shaw's BlueSky TV rollout
SAN FRANCISCO and CALGARY – Shaw Communications has been hit by a lawsuit that seeks to halt the rollout of its new voice-controlled platform BlueSky TV. Read more

Corus now selling standalone first-party digital data to advertisers
TORONTO - Corus said Monday that it is now the first major Canadian broadcast publisher to offer first-party data to its advertisers, making the standalone data sets available for buyers to purchase via their digital programmatic platforms. Read more

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ACTRA names Tina Keeper 2017 Woman Of The Year
TORONTO – The Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA) has chosen Canadian actor, humanitarian and activist Tina Keeper as its 2017 ACTRA National Woman of the Year. Read more

Trade mission promotes Montreal as one-stop production hub for film, TV industry
MONTREAL – A delegation that includes representatives from the Québec Film and Television Council and major players in the Montreal film industry have embarked upon a three-day trade mission to Los Angeles to promote Montreal as an ideal Read more

Big brands back return of 'Big Brother Canada'
TORONTO - Reality game show Big Brother Canada returns to Corus Entertainment’s Global TV next week for its fifth season, complete with new houseguests and returning brands. Read more

Q3 revenues, profits fall at Evertz
BURLINGTON, ON - Evertz Technologies saw third quarter profits more than halved and revenues fall by $8.7 million from the same period of fiscal 2016. Read more

Jay Forbes stepping down from atop MTS as Bell takes over
WINNIPEG – MTS president and CEO Jay Forbes will be leaving the company following the expected successful closing of its pending acquisition by BCE Inc. Read more

Anglophones twice as likely to watch TV content online: MTM
OTTAWA – A growing number of Canadians without paid TV subscriptions or antennas are still avid TV consumers thanks to the myriad online options, according to a new report from the Media Technology Monitor (MTM). Read more

Stingray stocks more 4K content with NatureVision TV acquisition
MONTREAL - Stingray Digital Group announced Friday that it has bought the Florida-based NatureVision TV television channel plus its catalog of soothing nature programs in HD and 4K video. Read more

Rogers, Baseball Canada, pitch baseball as Canadians’ summer sport
TORONTO - Rogers and Baseball Canada have struck a three-year partnership designed to help grow the game nationwide. Read more

Hisense to create U.S. Internet-TV operation centre
ATLANTA - Chinese home appliance and electronics manufacturer Hisense has announced plans to establish an American Internet-TV operation centre that it says will launch with 2.6 million TV subscribers. Read more

Impact Wrestling, Spike UK, ink new TV deal
TORONTO and LONDON - Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corp. Read more

Twitter to live-stream esports tournaments, original content
SAN FRANCISCO – Twitter is partnering with esports companies ESL and DreamHack to live stream esports events and original content Read more

EXFO buys Ontology Systems
QUEBEC CITY - Network test and monitoring technology maker EXFO has acquired UK-based Ontology Systems for a total consideration of US$7.6 million, net of cash. Read more

Shaw’s #PinkShirtPromise will help 450 schools tackle bullying
CALGARY – Shaw’s Pink Shirt Day initiative has helped to raise more than $750,000 for bullying prevention programs in schools across Canada. Read more

Quebecor Media teams up with e-commerce site Tuango
MONTREAL - Quebecor Media Group is joining forces with Quebec online promotional network Tuango to allow advertisers to sell their goods and services through the group buying site. Read more

CTAM U deadline is March 10
TORONTO - CTAM Canada is again inviting its members to apply for a scholarship to attend the prestigious Cable Executive Management Program at Harvard in June. Read more

Catch Conan heading for the border on Much free preview
TORONTO – Just in time for March Break, Bell Media’s pop-culture channel Much will kick off a national free preview from March 7 until April 4. Read more

Christine Shipton to lead Shaw Rocket Fund
CALGARY – Former Shaw Media exec Christine Shipton has been named chair of the board of directors of the Shaw Rocket Fund, replacing the retiring Annabel Slaight. Read more

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