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Costs for smartphones and tablets rose 42.5%, says StatsCan
OTTAWA – On August 21st, Statistics Canada, issued its Consumer Price Index (CPI) report for July 2019. Read more

Simon Kennedy replaces Knubley as DM at ISED
OTTAWA – Presently Deputy Minister of Health since January 2015, Simon Kennedy (right) will become Deputy Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED on September 3, 2019. Read more

OTT households still love linear TV, too
TORONTO – The Media Technology Monitor and MTM JR. Read more

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OutTV, Vice, partner for new series
TORONTO – Vice Studios and OUTtv announced Monday they will co-produce a makeover series that celebrates the transgender and gender non-conforming community. Read more

DAZN teams up with Steve Nash, others, to promote football
TORONTO – Following the announcement of its “The New Home of Football” campaign in Canada, sports streaming platform DAZN has unveiled a trio of all-star spokesmen – and a new contest. Read more

CACTUS taking local journalist funding applications from community TV groups
OTTAWA – The Canadian Association of Community Television Users and Stations (CACTUS) and the Fédération des télévisions communautaires autonomes du Québec are now taking applications from community television organizations to hire a Read more

OAB Connection session will help build sales
TORONTO – Pat Bryson and her “Fine Art of Asking Questions” will explore the “Buy Cycle” of all prospects at this year’s Ontario Association of Broadcasters annual Connection conference, themed “Futureproofing broadcasting”, to be Read more

FedEx exec to deliver Cable-Tec keynote
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TVA confirms return of Star Academie in 2021
MONTREAL – TVA and Endemol Shine North America announced last week the reality show Star Academie will return to the Quebecor Media channel in 2021. Read more

Love Nature expands in Europe on Sky
TORONTO – Blue Ant Media’s ‘Love Nature’ content will be available to millions of Sky homes across the U.K. Read more

Corus sells first series to Netflix for global distribution
TORONTO – Corus Studios announced today that Rust Valley Restorers (8x60), will be available worldwide on Netflix as of today (August 23). Read more

Hasbro to take control of Peppa Pig, PJ Masks in $5.3B eOne purchase
PAWTUCKET, R.I., LONDON and TORONTO – Toy (G.I. Read more

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