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COMMENTARY: The time has come for real competition in television
THE CRTC WILL SOON make a decision on Bell’s bid to get its hands on Séries+ and Historia again. Read more

(Updated) Big three file skinny wireless plans with CRTC, say there's no need for price ceiling on low cost data proposals
Bell and Telus propose 500MB for $30; Rogers 400MB for $25 GATINEAU – Rogers, Bell and Telus have given the CRTC what it asked for – new data only wireless plans meant to fill a gap the Regulator sees in the market. Read more

Copyright review going on the road
OTTAWA – The Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology will be holding formal hearings and public, open-mic sessions to inform its statutory review of the Copyright Act in cities across Canada from May 7 to 11. Read more

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CBS All Access now available in Canada
NEW YORK – CBS’ direct-to-consumer over-the-top video on-demand service, CBS All Access, launched this week in Canada, its first expansion into an international market. Read more

RTDNA Canada announces 2018 National Award finalists
TORONTO - RTDNA Canada has released the 2018 finalists for its annual National Awards. Read more

Super Channel co-founds new live boxing series; eyes global distribution
EDMONTON – Super Channel is helping to nail a new live boxing series that will feature rising Canadian star Oleksandr Teslenko when it premieres next month. Read more

Sex shop talk “mild” enough to air before 9:00 PM: CBSC
OTTAWA – A discussion about sex shops that aired on Bell Media's French-language channel VRAK did not reach the level of explicitness that would have necessitated a post-9:00 PM scheduling, says the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council Read more

Rising subscription TV rates linked to OTT growth: Kagan
NEW YORK - Multichannel penetration rates in the U.S. Read more

TSN nailed again for coarse language during live CFL game
OTTAWA – Broadcasters must block or somehow mitigate profanities from airing during live sporting events, the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council (CBSC) said Wednesday after finding TSN in breach of broadcast codes. Read more

Feds help fund Respectful Workplaces in the Arts initiative
OTTAWA – The federal government has pledged over $200,000 towards a new initiative designed to help Canada’s arts sector provide safe workplaces free from discrimination, harassment and sexual misconduct. Read more

Telecom service providers pursue multiple paths to IoT revenue: Ericsson
STOCKHOLM – While most telecom service providers believe in the potential of Internet of Things (IoT) and describe new cellular IoT technologies as game changers, 70% do not have a well-defined strategy, according to a new study by Read more

Cogeco to buy 10 radio stations from RNC Media for $18.5M
MONTREAL - Cogeco Inc. Read more

Oshawa next city to connect to Bell’s all-fibre broadband network
OSHAWA, ON – Bell brought its all-fibre optic network to Oshawa on Tuesday as it continues to expand the network across the GTA/905 region surrounding Toronto and extending to the U.S. Read more

Wanted: new CRTC commissioner for BC/Yukon
OTTAWA – The federal government has put out the call for a new CRTC commissioner for British Columbia and the Yukon, with current commissioner Stephen Simpson’s term scheduled to expire on June 22. Read more

EORN lauds provincial funding to connect Eastern Ontario’s cellular dead zones
BELLEVILLE, ON, - The Eastern Ontario Wardens' Caucus and Eastern Ontario Regional Network (EORN) is applauding $71 million in funding from the Ontario Government to improve cell service in Eastern Ontario, calling mobile broadband “critical to Read more

Stingray Karaoke now available to Cox Communications’ Contour customers
MONTREAL – Stingray expanded the reach of its Stingray Karaoke service Tuesday after announcing that Cox Communications’ Contour video customers in 18 states can now sing along with the SVoD service. Read more

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