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COMMENTARY: Neck deep in skinny basic folly
The story of a mostly unwanted TV package implemented clumsily and reported on thoughtlessly MY 80-YEAR OLD MOTHER-IN-LAW now pays $24.99 a month for her cable TV. That’s her monthly price. No other fees. No add-ons except HST. Read more

INTX 2016: Cable aims for downstream and upstream speeds of up to 10 Gbps
Full Duplex DOCSIS could bring symmetrical multi-gigabit service BOSTON – Seeking to compete with fiber-related technologies that enable downstream and upstream speeds of 10 Gbps or more, cable engineers are now Read more

Four big TV providers summoned for skinny basic TV, pick-and-pay review
GATINEAU – The CRTC is calling Bell, Rogers, Shaw and Videotron to a public hearing in September to review the rollout of their skinny basic TV packages and implementation of pick-and-pay. Read more

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Microsoft to shed 1,850 smartphone jobs, write down $950M
REDMOND, WA – Microsoft is cutting up to 1,850 jobs as it scales back its smartphone hardware business. Read more

Vice expands into French-language content creation
TORONTO - Youth media company Vice Canada is establishing Vice Quebec in a move designed to increase its French language content. Read more

Bravo stocks up on new content for June freeview
TORONTO – Bell Media’s Bravo has unveiled a slate of new and returning dramas as it preps for a month-long free preview starting June 1st. Read more

European proposal could force Netflix, Amazon to offer more homegrown content
IN A MOVE THAT WILL SURELY not go unnoticed by Canadian regulators, broadcasters and content creators, the European Commission is drafting a proposal recommending that U.S. Read more

APTN’s La Rose honoured by Saint Paul University
OTTAWA - Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) CEO Jean La Rose has been named 2016 Alumnus of the Year by Saint Paul University. Read more

Videotron’s Brouillette, Xplornet’s Lenehan, Zayo’s Caruso among keynotes at 2016 Canadian Telecom Summit
TORONTO – With less than two weeks until the start of the 2016 Canadian Telecom Summit, Videotron president and CEO Manon Brouillette, Xplornet Communications president and CEO Allison Lenehan, Cogeco Peer 1 president Philippe Jetté, and Zayo Read more

CRTC seeks input on new TV licensing categories
OTTAWA – The CRTC is asking for feedback on its proposed standard conditions of licence for television stations, discretionary services and on-demand services. Read more

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