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Copyright Act review begins soon
OTTAWA – The Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology last week announced a work plan under which it will conduct the statutorily mandated review of the Copyright Act (it’s required every five years). Read more

Joly to announce new CBC CEO?
OTTAWA – At 9:15 Tuesday morning, Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly will “make an important announcement about the future leadership of CBC/Radio-Canada.” Read more

Canadians will receive emergency alerts via mobile devices starting this week
OTTAWA and GATINEAU - All wireless service providers must be ready and able to distribute wireless public emergency alert messages on their LTE networks in Canada by April 6, as was directed by the CRTC. Read more

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TFO, Radio-Canada and Frima Originals launch Canadian comic book hero series
TORONTO – Three Canadian partners, Groupe Média TFO, ICI Radio-Canada Télé and Frima Originals, have for the first time adapted the surreal world of Jon Le Bon for television and digital platforms. Read more

CBC Sports, DAZN Canada partner on Commonwealth Games coverage
TORONTO – CBC Sports is teaming up with sports streaming service DAZN Canada on Canadian broadcast coverage of the XXI Commonwealth Games on Australia’s Gold Coast from April 4 – 15. Read more

Bell Media buys majority interest in Pinewood Toronto Studios
TORONTO – Bell Media is acquiring a majority stake in Pinewood Toronto Studios and plans to add more than 50,000 square metres to the massive complex. Read more

DHX Media takes ‘Teletubbies’ brand to South Korea with broadcast, toy deals
HALIFAX – Teletubbies will make their debut in South Korea this spring after DHX Media’s dedicated brand management and consumer products arm signed its first broadcast and consumer products deals in the country. Read more

CRTC to consider Newcap’s proposed buy of two New Glasgow radio stations
DARTMOUTH – Newcap Radio is asking the CRTC to approve its purchase of FM radio stations CKEC-FM and CKEZ-FM New Glasgow, NS from Hector Broadcasting for $2.7 million. Read more

CommTech Awards Gala tickets on sale now
TORONTO – There’s only two weeks left to purchase tickets for the first ever CommTech ICT Awards Gala set for April 16. Read more

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