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Is the Competition Bureau attempting to hijack the CRTC's wireless review?
GATINEAU – A Competition Bureau request for the CRTC to facilitate a big data dump from Canadian wireless service providers has flummoxed the Commission and caused at least one carrier to accuse the Bureau of attempting to “hijack” the Read more

CanWISP 2019: Spectrum scarcity means sharing
GATINEAU – One of the presentations at last week’s Canadian Association of Wireless Internet Service Providers was somewhat mind blowing, when you know how governments work (or don’t). Read more

Milliere, TSN, part ways
TORONTO – One of TSN’s longest-serving employees, senior vice-president of production Mark Milliere, is no longer with the company, has learned. Read more

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DAZN grabs Premier League rights away from Sportsnet, TSN
TORONTO – DAZN will kick off its coverage of English Premier League soccer in August after confirming Wednesday that it has locked down the Canadian broadcast rights to the EPL for the next three seasons. Read more

TV and telecom complaints still rising, says CCTS
44% increase in complaints OTTAWA – The mid-year report from the Commission for Complaints for Telecom-television Services (CCTS) once again doesn’t look good for Canada’s telecom and TV providers. Read more

TVA Sports serves up new French-language streaming platform
MONTREAL – Just in time for the NHL playoffs, Quebecor Media's TVA Sports has debuted a new French-language streaming platform known as TVA Sports direct. Read more

Three new channels make list of authorized non-Canadian services
OTTAWA - The CRTC approved three new additions to the list of non-Canadian programming services authorized for distribution, on Wednesday. Read more

Jeffrey Orridge signs on with Canadian esports company
TORONTO – Former CFL Commissioner and CBC exec Jeffery Orridge has been named chairman of Canadian esports company Tiidal Gaming. Read more

Gusto Worldwide Media bakes up more deals for ‘Flour Power’
OTTAWA - Gusto Worldwide Media has finalized the sale of its baking series Flour Power to US-based 4K Universe and 24 Kitchen in the Netherlands. Read more

RTDNA Canada unveils two lifetime achievement recipients from Prairie region
SASKATOON - RTDNA Canada will recognize two individuals in the Prairie region with lifetime achievement awards on Saturday. Read more

Telesat’s new Telstar 18 Vantage satellite to help connect Indonesia
OTTAWA - Telesat has signed a major contract for capacity with Indonesia’s PT iForte Solusi Infotek (iForte) for Ku-band HTS and C-band capacity on the new Telstar 18 Vantage satellite. Read more

Corus Studios builds new lifestyle series ahead of MIPTV
TORONTO – Corus Studios will be shopping three new renovation/real estate series ahead of MIPTV this year. Read more

Quebec’s Caisse de dépôt buys stake in U.S. cell tower company
MONTREAL and BOCA RATON, FL - Canadian institutional investor La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) has reached an agreement to acquire a 30% stake in the main operating Read more

Telus Ventures adds three Canadian precision medicine, diagnostics startups
VANCOUVER - Telus’ strategic investment arm Telus Ventures has added three early stage precision medicine and diagnostics-focused Canadian startups to its portfolio of health Read more

SaskTel brings maxTV Stream to 27 more communities
REGINA - SaskTel continues to launch its maxTV Stream IPTV platform in rural communities across the province. Read more

RTDNA Canada announces West region’s two lifetime achievement recipients
VANCOUVER - RTDNA Canada will recognize two individuals in the West region with lifetime achievement awards on Saturday. Read more

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