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COMMENTARY: Why JP Blais’ defence of his PNI cuts is just a dodge
THE RECENT CRTC DECISION to reset broadcaster minimum spending requirements on programs of national interest (PNI) to a lowest-common-denominator level of 5% (see Read more

New Montreal talk radio stations testing, new programming coming by year's end
MONTREAL – Six years ago, in the summer of 2011, a pair of Montreal businessmen went public with a project to revitalize the radio market in Montreal. Read more

Rogers’ consumer chief Woessner to return home
Dean Prevost hired as Rogers Enterprise president FRANKFURT and TORONTO – After a little over two years with Rogers Communications, the company’s consumer division president Dirk Woessner has informed the company he is going Read more

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Stakeholders call for CRTC appointees with media production backgrounds
OTTAWA and TORONTO – Members of Canada’s screen-based media industries expressed cautious optimism towards this week’s three new CRTC appointments, Read more

Wireless gains power 2016/17 profits at SaskTel
REGINA - SaskTel reported 2016/17 net income of $134.8 million from operating revenues of $1.277 billion. Read more

Rogers’ Smart Drive platform provides safety notifications, in-car Wi-Fi
TORONTO – Rogers’ customers may now monitor driving activity, diagnose car trouble and track their car’s location in real time with Rogers Smart Drive. Read more

Discovery eyeing Scripps merger
DISCOVERY COMMUNICATIONS APPEARS to be in talks to acquire HGTV and Food Network owner Scripps. Read more

QIX attracts large international networks to Montreal
MONTREAL - The Montreal Internet Exchange (QIX) has grown its membership to 60 members and peaked traffic over 50Gbps over the last year, highlighting the relevance of Montreal on the global network map. Read more

Feds move to improve digital services under new internal group
OTTAWA – The federal government on Tuesday unveiled the new Canadian Digital Service, a group tasked with improving the design and delivery of the government’s online services. Read more

Privacy Commissioner urges Canadians to create multiple passwords
GATINEAU - The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) is warning Canadians not to use the same password for various websites, accounts and devices. Read more

Sagging local ad sales weigh down private radio sector revenues in 2016: StatCan
OTTAWA - Operating revenues at Canada’s private radio broadcasters are down by over $52 million, dropping 3.3% from 2015 to $1.6 billion in 2016, according to Read more

Netflix catching on globally as international subs now top those at home
LOS GATOS, CA – Netflix now has more international subscribers than it does at home in the U.S. Read more

Canada’s new communication legislation should sever CRTC; make cablecos telecom carriers: ISOC
KANATA, ON – The existing CRTC should be split into separate broadcasting and telecommunications regulators to help alleviate any perception of bias on the part of the Regulator, says a proposal by Internet Society Canada Chapter (ISOC Read more

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