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COMMENTARY: It's a Good CBC... If We Don't Weaken
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Why the Commission must maintain safeguards against VI power
GATINEAU – The CRTC shouldn’t bow to pressure from the vertically integrated (VI) entities and loosen any regulatory measures on their activities, according to comments from the non-VI broadcast distributors. Read more

One third of all Canadians tune in to ‘The Tragically Hip: A National Celebration’
TORONTO - The CBC's broadcasts and livestreaming of The Tragically Hip: A National Celebration on Saturday night reached 11.7 million Canadians, or one third of the population, according to preliminary audience figures from Numeris Read more

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Shomi marks one year of Canada-wide streaming
TORONTO - Rogers' and Shaw's streaming service shomi celebrated the first anniversary of its national debut on August 20 by releasing a series of fun facts, but still no subscriber numbers. Read more

CBC’s new ‘Anne of Green Gables’ series picked up by Netflix
TORONTO and LOS ANGELES – Netflix has signed on as the global partner of CBC’s new dramatic television series Anne, based on Lucy Maud Montgomery's timeless classic novel Anne of Green Gables. Read more

Cogeco unveils new chief technology, strategy officer
MONTREAL - Cogeco Inc. and Cogeco Communications Inc. Read more

CRTC orders Super Bowl simsub ban, for now
OTTAWA – Canadians may be able to watch U.S. Read more

‘The Tragically Hip: A National Celebration’ to air nationally, stream globally
TORONTO – Fans of the Tragically Hip in Canada and around the world will be able to take in Saturday’s concert in Kingston, ON live and commercial free across all CBC platforms beginning at 8:30 pm ET on August 20. Read more

OTT services confuse Anglophones’ perception of online video, TV: MTM
OTTAWA – Despite the growing popularity of OTT services like Netflix, CraveTV and shomi, many Canadian viewers still don’t understand that they are watching online video or TV content when they use these services, according to new research Read more

Rogers sweetens new cable packages with changeable “bonus” channels
TORONTO – Rogers launched three new TV programming packages this week that include an extra “bonus” specialty channel that customers may swap out each month. Read more

Inaugural Aboriginal Investigative Journalism Fellowship calls for applicants
WINNIPEG – Applications are now open for the inaugural Aboriginal Investigative Journalism Fellowship, a new initiative aimed at improving the skills of Indigenous journalists. Read more

Bell Media Radio brings ‘Viewpoints With Todd Van Der Heyden’ to Ottawa
OTTAWA - Bell Media Radio is expanding its national news and current affairs program Viewpoints With Todd Van Der Heyden into the Ottawa market. Read more

CRTC to review disconnection practices between telecommunications service providers
OTTAWA – A squabble between a Canadian telco and an American reseller that saw 27,000 Canadians temporarily lose their phone services has prompted the CRTC to evaluate the disconnection practices between telecommunications service Read more

Bell Media, Global Citizen team up on Concert to End AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
MONTREAL – Bell Media is backing a star-studded concert in Montreal next month in support of international advocacy organization Global Citizen and its fight against Read more

Discovery’s free preview kicks off October 20
TORONTO – Bell Media’s Discovery is gearing up for its first-ever nationwide free preview this fall which will include the debut of Frontier, its first original Canadian scripted drama. Read more

Call for papers: SCTE Ontario Fall Meeting and Vendor Show
MISSISSAUGA – The SCTE Ontario Chapter is seeking papers for presentations at its annual Fall Meeting and Vendor Show scheduled for October 19, 2016. Read more

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