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COMMENTARY: How a U.S. Supreme Court ruling could modernize Canada's tax system
IN THE LAST FEW MONTHS, several countries have considered the idea of levying taxes on digital companies. Read more

Joanne Levy appointed as Saskatchewan/Manitoba CRTC commissioner
OTTAWA – Manitoba independent TV producer, former broadcaster and former Liberal candidate Joanne Levy has been hired as the CRTC’s new Saskatchewan/Manitoba regional commissioner for a five-year term, the Governor-in-Council announced last Read more

ANALYSIS: Why the public needs more say on the government's data consultations
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Led by BDU losses, broadcasting revenues drop 3.3% in 2017: CRTC
OTTAWA – Total broadcasting revenues dropped 3.3% from 2016 to 2017 as television service providers (BDUs) posted negative growth for the third consecutive year, according to the CRTC’s statistical and financial results for the industry Read more

Northwestel flips switch on North’s first smart kiosk
WHITEHORSE - Yukon tourists and residents may now use a new smart kiosk to consult a city map, find a new attraction, or simply recharge their mobile devices. Read more

DXH Television services renewed under group-based approach
OTTAWA – The CRTC has applied the group-based licensing approach while renewing the broadcasting licences for DHX Television’s services. Read more

Stingray Qello streaming Joe Satriani’s tour documentary
MONTREAL and SAN FRANCISCO - Stingray Qello is joining forces with world-renowned instrumental rock guitarist Joe Satriani on the release of the documentary chronicling the Asian and European legs of his ‘Surfing To Shockwave’ world tour. Read more

Mobile, Internet growth power Q4 industry growth: CRTC
OTTAWA – Led by mobile and Internet services, retail telecommunications revenues grew 3.3% in fourth quarter of 2017 over 2016 revenue levels, according to new data released by the CRTC. Read more

Thirteen convergent projects share more than $7.5M in CMF funding through Francophone Minority Program
TORONTO - The Canada Media Fund (CMF) has awarded $7.5 million to 13 convergent projects as part of the first round of financing under the Francophone Minority Program. Read more

SaskTel expands high speed Internet to four more rural communities
REGINA – Residents of Aquadeo Beach, Mervin, Mission Lake and Fort San are the latest rural subscribers now able to access high speed interNET Extended 5 and interNET Extended 10 from SaskTel. Read more

Radio host’s “unduly discriminatory comments” about Indigenous women crossed the line: CBSC
OTTAWA – A controversial radio host who made demeaning comments about Indigenous women breached the Canadian Association of Broadcasters’ Code of Ethics, says the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council (CBSC). Read more

Rogers Media approved to buy second Medicine Hat radio station
OTTAWA – The CRTC has given the all clear to Rogers Media to proceed with its proposed acquisition of Medicine Hat station 102.1 CJCY from Clear Sky Radio for $4 million. Read more

Snackable TV’s original comedy competition series underway
Series geared towards “mobile users who want terrific interactive content” TORONTO - Bell Media’s short-form video app Snackable TV said Thursday that its first-ever interactive series Jokeoff is now live on the platform, Read more

Canadians may now use Android TV devices to receive CBS All Access
NEW YORK - CBS' direct-to-consumer over-the-top video on-demand service, CBS All Access, is now available on Android TV devices in Canada. Read more

SSi Mobile now in 13 Nunavut communities
YELLOWKNIFE - SSi Micro has expanded in to its 13th wireless market Nunavut. Read more

Impact Wrestling vies for Mexican audiences on 52MX
TORONTO and MEXICO CITY – Impact Wrestling has reached an agreement to broadcast its flagship weekly show IMPACT! in Mexico on general entertainment TV channel 52MX. Read more

Gusto Worldwide Media names international sales director
OTTAWA - Gusto Worldwide Media has named Corey Caplan as senior director of international sales. Read more

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