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COMMENTARY: How the CRTC failed Cancon with the Super Bowl simsub decision
WITH ITS SUPER BOWL SIMSUB decision, which finally came to pass Sunday of course, the CRTC decided that a relative few people complaining they couldn’t watch American ads (ads!) was more important than the promotion and funding of Canadian Read more

Wireless Code Review: Why the code is only just a good start
GATINEAU – With bill shock, data overages and problematic trial periods still issues, consumer groups told the CRTC, as it kicked off its review of the Wireless Code of Conduct on Monday, that the code needs tightening. Read more

ANALYSIS: Why Rogers' OMNI ask must instead be a national call
Coalition of Canadian multicultural media producers readying competing proposal to OMNI in anticipation of CRTC call FEW CANADIANS OUTSIDE of the TV industry are aware of a major decision under consideration by the CRTC Read more

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UPDATE #4: Bell Media restructuring again, cutting local TV, radio positions
TORONTO – Bell Media has entered another period of restructuring, has learned. Read more

CMPA Prime Time: How producers can get Canadian shows on American TV
OTTAWA – There isn’t one sure model that will get a Canadian show on American airwaves, but there are some key ingredients producers need to consider in order to make it happen, according to a Friday panel at the Canadian Media Producers Read more

CMPA Prime Time: Joly says Cancon producers have to focus on exports
OTTAWA – It’s been argued that Canadian cultural content won’t earn greater success unless it’s gets seen by a wider, and global, audience. The federal government believes that and is working on such strategy. Read more

CMPA Prime Time: Experiments in video are risky and difficult
OTTAWA - There’s little doubt the digital sphere and alternative viewing platforms such as YouTube, Netflix, Amazon and others are changing the broadcast landscape. Read more

CMPA Prime Time: Talking points take centre stage; Can Cancon still thrive?
OTTAWA - As the CMPA’s Prime Time conference debated the economics behind who’s making and buying content in a rapidly-changing global media business, attention turned Thursday to 6 out of 10, 8 out of 10 and 10 out of ten. Read more

Share your thoughts on the Wireless Code with the CRTC
GATINEAU – The CRTC kicked off its planned review of its three-year old Wireless Code of Conduct on Monday by asking Canadians to share their views and experiences with it. Read more

Bell Media to spearhead new global music TV show
TORONTO and NASHVILLE – Bell Media chief Randy Lennox continues to leverage his music contacts, announcing Monday that the company is teaming up with record executive Scott Borchetta and his Read more

Mobile episodes of BBC's 'Planet Earth II' to debut on Snapchat ahead of linear TV premiere
NEW YORK and LONDON – BBC Worldwide is harnessing the power of Snapchat to promote its new nature documentary series Planet Earth II. Read more

Kevin and Sonia headline new breakfast show on Vancouver’s Kiss Radio
VANCOUVER – Kiss Radio listeners in Vancouver will wake up to a new morning show on Valentine’s Day. Read more

Stingray ramps up European distribution with eight new agreements
MONTREAL - Stingray Digital Group has signed distribution agreements with eight pay-TV providers in a move that it says increases its potential reach by more than one million subscribers. Read more

Former CBC/Radio-Canada exec John Lee elected to World Broadcasting Unions technical committee
TORONTO – North American Broadcasters Association VP and former CBC/Radio-Canada exec John Lee is one of three new elected members of the World Broadcasting Unions technical committee (WBU-TC) for 2017-2018. Read more

Corus to use new custom-built native offering to enhance digital advertising
TORONTO – Corus has announced plans to partner with Sharethrough on a new native advertising offering across all of its online properties. Read more

Feds push back rural broadband funding deadline by five weeks
OTTAWA - The Federal Government has tacked five more weeks on to the deadline to submit funding applications for its new Connect to Innovate rural broadband program. Read more

CRTC seeks feedback on message relay services for hearing/speech impaired Canadians
OTTAWA – The CRTC is calling for comments as it prepares to undertake a review of the regulatory framework for text-based message relay services. Read more

Broadcasting Accessibility Fund calls for letters of intent
OTTAWA - The Broadcasting Accessibility Fund has issued its third call for letters of intent for those seeking financial support for initiatives that advance accessibility to broadcasting content for Canadians with disabilities. Read more

Wireless gains help power 32.5% lift in Q4 profits at BCE
MONTREAL – Lower restructuring costs combined with growth in BCE’s wireless and wireline divisions helped boost fourth quarter profits by 32.5%, the company said Thursday. Read more

Cogeco Peer 1 names new VP, GM for U.S., Latin America
TORONTO – Cogeco Peer 1 has named Cynthia Jordan-Ford to the role of vice-president and general manager, U.S. Read more

Stingray credits acquisitions for 12.3% jump in Q3 revenues
MONTREAL – Acquisitions and international growth continue to pay off for Stingray Digital Group which saw its third quarter revenues climb by over 12%, the company said Thursday. Read more

Bell Media's Harold Greenberg Fund offers script development support for 33 Canadian film projects
TORONTO - Bell Media’s Harold Greenberg Fund will support 33 Canadian film projects through its Script Development Program. Read more

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