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Connecting the North Part II: What’s available up there? (updated)
BEFORE DELVING INTO the backbone issues, what is current the state of broadband in the Far North? What levels of service are currently available? Read more

More cuts at Bell Media local stations; union blames CRTC
Bell says it’s also hiring 40 digital media specialists TORONTO – Bell Media this week let go a number of people at several local radio and TV stations this week. Read more

Raja Khanna to leave Blue Ant
TORONTO – Blue Ant Media announced Monday that Raja Khanna, CEO, television and digital will be stepping down from his position at Blue Ant Media at the end of the calendar year. Read more

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Colder, snowier winter on the way, says The Weather Network
OAKVILLE, Ont. Read more

360 communities in Quebec to benefit from faster Internet
LOUISEVILLE, QC - Up to 100,000 households in 360 rural and remote communities in Quebec will receive improved high-speed Internet thanks to a joint federal-provincial investment of up to $290 million in the province. Read more

WIFT-AT founding chair Jan Miller honoured with Women of Excellence Award
HALIFAX - Women in Film and Television Atlantic founder Jan Miller has received the Women of Excellence Award from the Canadian Progress Club Halifax Cornwallis. Read more

Primus cranks up unlimited Internet speeds in Ontario, Quebec
TORONTO - More consumers and businesses in Ontario and Quebec now have access to unlimited internet service after Primus rolled out faster speeds in additional markets. Read more

CRTC seeks input on plan to have TSPs block “blatantly illegitimate” phone numbers
OTTAWA – The CRTC is stepping up its fight against unwanted telemarketing calls by proposing universal call blocking for “blatantly illegitimate” phone numbers. Read more

CHCH yanks ‘House of Cards’ in wake of Spacey controversy
HAMILTON – CHCH is scrubbing Netflix hit House of Cards from its schedule as a result of alleged inappropriate behaviour by star Kevin Spacey. Read more

New AMI series offers unique spin on food, accessibility, community
TORONTO - Accessible Media Inc. Read more

Telus Health taps Tunstall for advanced remote patient monitoring
TORONTO – Telus Health is teaming up with connected healthcare provider Tunstall Healthcare to offer Canadian patients improved healthcare access through advanced technology services. Read more

DHX Media licenses more ‘Supernoobs’ to Hulu in U.S. exclusive
HALIFAX – DHX Media has signed a new deal with Hulu for the exclusive subscription video-on-demand (SVoD) rights in the U.S. Read more

OAB Connection: And the award goes to…
TORONTO – Fresh off of its fall conference last week, the Ontario Association of Broadcasters unveiled its 2017 award winners. Read more

Love Nature SVoD launches on Amazon Channels in Germany, Austria
London, UK – Love Nature’s wildlife and nature streaming video service launched on Amazon Channels in Germany and Austria Thursday. Read more

PTiO adds heavy hitters from Netflix, YouTube and Facebook to speaker lineup
OTTAWA – Representatives from Netflix, YouTube and Facebook have joined the speaker lineup for the 2018 edition of CMPA’s Prime Time in Ottawa. Read more

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