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COMMENTARY: Is it too late to set federal policy priorities for communications? Does it matter?
WITH THE ELECTION OVER WITH, there will be debate and discussion around the priorities of the new Liberal government with regard to shaping communications and digital policy. Read more

CRTC vice-chair Pentefountas resigns; French radio hearing postponed
GATINEAU – CRTC vice-chair broadcasting Tom Pentefountas announced today he is resigning from the Commission effective November 20th. Read more

Mascon launches skinny basic early, for $20/month
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Groupe V Média buys 25stanley
MONTREAL - Groupe V Média announced Monday that it has acquired the 25stanley web site, a popular French language hockey-focused sports-news blog Read more

CRTC's review of CCTS kicks off Tuesday
OTTAWA-GATINEAU - The CRTC will stage a four day public hearing beginning Tuesday to review the structure and mandate of the Commissioner for Complaints for Telecommunications Services Read more

Hollywood Suite movie channels relaunch
TORONTO - Hollywood Suite’s four HD movie channels are officially now known as Hollywood Suite 70s Movies, Hollywood Suite 80s Movies, Hollywood Suite 90s Movies and Hollywood Suite 2000s Movies, after being relaunched on Monday. Read more

Napster arrives "customized specifically for Canadian music fans”
SEATTLE – Subscription music service Napster launched in Canada on Monday, offering ad-free access to more than 35 million songs for both streaming and offline playback. Read more

Bell's new Remembrance Day spot pays tribute to Canadian Armed Forces past, present
MONTREAL - As Canada prepares to observe Remembrance Day, Bell has created a new TV spot called Poppy that features two Canadian veterans. Read more

Corus announces new EVP of Human Resources
TORONTO – Corus Entertainment has named Cheryl Fullerton as executive vice-president, People to lead all functions of its Human Resources department. Read more

NHL/Rogers broadcasting rights agreement on-side: Competition Bureau
OTTAWA – Rogers’ lock on the NHL broadcast rights in Canada has not substantially lessened or prevented competition in any relevant market in Canada, the Competition Bureau has determined. Read more

Digital platforms drive Canadians’ film viewing: Telefilm Canada
TORONTO – Led by digital platforms like Netflix, film viewing is on the rise on Canada, particularly among younger segments of the population, says a new study by Telefilm Canada. Read more

Q3 profits jump 57% at Newcap
DARTMOUTH – “Strong organic growth" at Newfoundland Capital Corporation’s new stations in Toronto and Vancouver helped to buoy the radio broadcaster's third quarter revenues and profits. Read more

Unions call for ouster of CBC president, board
TORONTO - Two unions representing CBC employees are calling for CBC/Radio-Canada president Hubert Lacroix and the board of directors to step down, saying that employees have lost confidence in their leadership. Read more

CRTC's Discoverability Summit to begin in Vancouver
OTTAWA – The CRTC will kick off the first part of its Discoverability Summit on December 1st in Vancouver. Read more

Weak dollar adds to Q3 losses at Telesat
OTTAWA – Despite an uptick in revenue, Telesat saw third quarter profits fall by some $98 million. Read more

Fairchild Radio thinks pink
VANCOUVER - Multicultural radio network Fairchild Radio Group celebrated Pink Day on October 23 to help raise awareness for breast cancer and to raise funds for research, treatment and prevention. Read more

First film from Corus/Telefilm fund to premiere in 2016
TORONTO – Principal photography has wrapped on the first theatrical production selected from Corus Entertainment and Telefilm Canada’s Family Feature Production Fund. Read more

Cloud traffic to quadruple by 2019, dominate data centres: Cisco
SAN JOSE, CA – Growing personal and public cloud storage, denser private cloud workloads, and the Internet of Everything are among the key drivers that will push global cloud traffic to more than quadruple in the next four years, according to Read more

TV viewing holds its own amongst proliferation of Internet options: CRTC report
OTTAWA-GATINEAU – Despite a spike in mobile and Internet TV viewing, the time that Canadians spent viewing traditional television in 2014 held steady, says the third and final installment of the CRTC’s 2015 Communications Monitoring Read more

Samsung Galaxy View arrives with Bell Fibe TV app
MISSISSAUGA and MONTREAL – Samsung’s Galaxy View will land in Canada next month optimized for Bell customers with the Fibe TV app integrated directly into the device's homescreen. Read more

Former Air Canada exec named new MLSE president and CEO
TORONTO - Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE) has appointed Michael Friisdahl as its new president and CEO, replacing the outgoing Tim Leiweke. Read more

Q4 profits, revenues on the rise at Cogeco
MONTREAL – Growth in Cogceo Inc.’s cable and enterprise data services segment helped to drive up fourth quarter revenues by 5.6% and boost profits by 32.6%. Read more

New 548 area code debuts next June in southwestern Ontario
OTTAWA - Area code 548 will be rolled out in the region currently served by area codes 226 and 519 in southwestern Ontario starting June 4, 2016, the Telecommunications Alliance said Thursday. Read more

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