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CRTC to Big Three: Your skinny wireless is too fat (update #3)
GATINEAU – In a letter sent to all telecom intervenors in the lower-cost data-only (skinny wireless) proceeding, CRTC staff sent an unpleasant midsummer surprise to the three incumbent national wireless players by asking: Read more

Rogers fires up summer of Ignite TV
TORONTO – Rogers Communications has officially launched its long awaited cable TV upgrade this week as it begins to aggressively market Ignite TV in Ontario. Read more

Corus restructures marketing-communications group
TORONTO – Corus Entertainment this week made a number of shifts in the structure of its marketing and communications units, bringing it all under one umbrella as the company pushes toward what it’s calling Corus 3.0. Read more

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CMF awards $7.6 million to Aboriginal productions
TORONTO — Indigenous productions are getting a financial boost from the Canada Media Fund (CMF) with the announcement of $7.6 million in funding awarded through CMF’s Aboriginal Program to 14 new projects. Read more

Portfolio Entertainment hires new business development VP
TORONTO — Portfolio Entertainment announced Monday the expansion of its senior management team with the appointment of Donnie MacIntyre (pictured right) to the newly created position of vice-president of sales and business development. Read more

SaskTel interNET Extended 25 ramps up rural Internet speeds
REGINA — With the launch of its interNET Extended 25 service offering, SaskTel is bringing the fastest Internet service to market that it has ever offered in rural Saskatchewan. Read more

CRTC delays hearing for national multi-ethnic television service offering
GATINEAU — Applicants hoping to be awarded a licence to operate a new national, multilingual television service offering news and information programming will have to wait a little longer to have their proposals heard, as the CRTC announced Read more

Susan Bowen appointed president of Cogeco Peer 1
MONTREAL — Cogeco Communications announced Monday that Susan Bowen (right) has been appointed to the position of president of Cogeco Peer 1, the company’s business information and communications technology services subsidiary. Read more

CMPA solicits input from members on coast-to-coast tour
Roadshow to inform recommendations for broadcasting and telecom legislative review OTTAWA — The Canadian Media Producers Association is embarking on a national roadshow to garner feedback from its members on how the federal government Read more

Telesat partners to further develop global LEO satellite system
OTTAWA — Telesat announced it is entering into a system design and development contract with the consortium of Thales Alenia Space and Maxar Technologies, the owner of SSL, to maximize the performance and service capabilities of Telesat’s Read more

Telus launches smart home and business security solutions
VANCOUVER — Telus is officially getting into the smart home and business security market with the launch of its Telus SmartHome Security and Telus Secure Business solutions. Read more

Adara Technologies lands large Tier 1 cable customer
TORONTO — Adara Technologies announced Monday a large Tier 1 North American cable operator is the latest customer to choose Adara’s SIPV (Switched IP Video) solution to enable deployment of dozens of new HD and 4K video channels as well as Read more

CRTC asks for more detail in “skinny wireless” assessment
OTTAWA – The CRTC needs more information from the country’s telcos on their pending lower-cost data-only plans for mobile wireless services. Read more

Anthem’s EDGEsport Canada stocks up on live action sports
TORONTO - Anthem Sports & Entertainment announced Friday that its EDGEsport Canada service is adding a number of live sporting events to its schedule starting this month. Read more

Stingray Qello, Stingray DJAZZ, join Comcast’s X1 platform
MONTREAL – Stingray’s online subscription video on demand services, Stingray Qello and Stingray DJAZZ, are now available over the Internet on Comcast’s Xfinity X1 platform. Read more

Canadian YouTubers create new original web series for Much Studios
MONTREAL – Bell Media’s Much Studios has tapped two of its own creators, Jae and Trey Richards of 4YE, for a new eight-part web series that will launch on and YouTube later this year. Read more

Rogers makes wireless improvements in Ontario, B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan
TORONTO – Rogers announced more wireless network enhancements Thursday as it forges ahead with its multi-year network plan to bring gigabit LTE and 5G to its customers. Read more

Bell’s fibre network suits up for Red Bull AdrenaLAN
MISSISSAUGA - Bell's all-fibre network will power the Red Bull AdrenaLAN, a three-day video game LAN, hackathon and eSports tournament that will take place around the clock this weekend at the International Centre in Mississauga. Read more

SaskTel, community partnership brings high speed Internet to another rural area
REGINA – Residents of the resort village of Waskesiu Lake are the latest rural subscribers now able to access high speed interNET Extended 5 and interNET Extended 10 from SaskTel. Read more

Canada, South Africa, renew audiovisual incentive
TORONTO - The Canada Media Fund (CMF) and the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture of the Republic of South Africa, have renewed their Read more

OMNI readies sophomore season of original comedy ‘Second Jen’
TORONTO – Rogers’ OMNI Television is bringing back original scripted comedy series Second Jen, complete with an all-female creative team. Read more

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