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COMMENTARY: Without a definition, net neutrality motion is meaningless
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While waiting on Netflix tax answer, Senate examines Google loophole
OTTAWA – The Senate Standing Committee on Transport and Communications this week met representatives from the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA), Canadian Heritage and the Department of Finance to talk about the deductibility of foreign internet Read more

Upfronts 2018: Independents offer an alternative national network buy
TORONTO – If you put together CHCH, CHEK, NTV and YesTV and help power it with sales agency Airtime Television Sales (which also reps Thunder Bay’s two TV stations), did you know you had a network of independents which cover 93% of Read more

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Corus and Bell end Historia-Series+ deal UPDATE: Competition Bureau says why
TORONTO – Corus Entertainment and Bell Media have officially agreed to terminate their share purchase agreement for French-language specialty channels Historia and Séries+ since, as announced Monday, the Commissioner of Competition Read more

ANALYSIS: Why Canada's response to the Facebook scandal has been so weak
By Sara Bannerman and Charnjot Shokar Read more

CRTC telecommunication fees to spike 12% this year
OTTAWA – The CRTC estimates that its total telecommunications regulatory costs for the 2018-2019 fiscal year, defined as April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019, are $29.095 Read more

Eastlink CEO Bragg chats up Winston on IG
HALIFAX – Eastlink CEO Lee Bragg took to Instagram this week to promote Winston, the company’s home security and Read more

Could emergency alert prompt more Canadians to vote?
TORONTO - Canadian entrepreneur and broadcaster Evan Kosiner wants the Feds and the CRTC to use the National Alert Aggregation & Dissemination System (NAAD System) to urge Canadians to vote in their upcoming provincial and municipal Read more

Hollywood Suite’s nostalgic new doc revisits Ferris Bueller
TORONTO – Hollywood Suite is encouraging viewers to take the day off next Tuesday and indulge in a Ferris Bueller-approved staycation, including catching the premiere of new documentary Ferris’s Room. Read more

SSi Mobile wins the North’s High-Growth Entrepreneurship award
YELLOWKNIFE - SSi Mobile has been crowned winner of the Startup Canada High Growth Entrepreneurship Award. Read more

Frontier Networks, TorIX, complete joint expansion
TORONTO - Network communication solutions provider Frontier Networks and The Toronto Internet Exchange Community (TorIX) have completed the joint expansion of a Leaf Node in Frontier's facility in downtown Toronto. Read more

Family Channel readies new entrepreneurial tween comedy
TORONTO - DHX Television's Family Channel has begun production on a new live-action series called Greenfields that boasts a predominantly Canadian cast. Read more

Gap Wireless, Siama Systems, finalize reseller agreement
MISSISSAUGA and MONTREAL – Gap Wireless has signed a reseller agreement for the distribution of Siama Systems' converged network performance test and diagnostic tools in Canada and the U.S. Read more

Blue Ant's ZooMoo grows distribution in Southeast Asia
SINGAPORE – Blue Ant Media’s preschool nature channel ZooMoo is now available on more than 10 platforms across Asia-Pacific after signing a number of new distribution deals. Read more

CRTC modifies NG9-1-1 regulatory framework
OTTAWA – The CRTC is tweaking its regulatory framework for next-generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) services at the behest of the New Brunswick 9-1-1 Bureau, which filed a review and vary request on behalf of a number of public safety answering point Read more

Corus rebrands another news-talk station
EDMONTON – As of 3:00 PM MT on Tuesday, Corus-owned news station CHQT-AM (iNews 880) will rebrand under the name Global News Radio 880 Edmonton. Read more

Stingray, Bell, expand distribution agreement
MONTREAL – Stingray has reached a long-term agreement with Bell that covers its complete suite of linear channels, TV apps, and SVoD content. Read more

Telus connecting North Vancouver to its PureFibre network
NORTH VANCOUVER – Telus will invest $45 million to connect more than 90% of homes and businesses in the District of North Vancouver directly to its fibre optic network. Read more

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