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CRTC Broadband Fund: At risk of another deferral account fiasco (UPDATED)
GATINEAU – Some of the project evaluation and eligibility criteria proposed by the CRTC for its new broadband deployment fund must be altered or it risks repeating the deferral account fiasco, according to comments on a new broadband funding Read more

TNW Wireless asks CRTC to force Bell, Telus to sign wholesale roaming agreements
TORONTO – TNW Wireless is asking the CRTC to compel Bell and Telus to provide it with wholesale roaming agreements in order to further the rollout of its proprietary iPCS technology that it says will offer Canadians a new low cost mobile Read more

Shoan appeals most recent dismissal from CRTC
Calls for a new judicial review TORONTO – Former CRTC commissioner Raj Shoan has filed an application with the Federal Court seeking a judicial review of his most recent dismissal from his position as Ontario commissioner for the Read more

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Feds expand reach of $1.26B business innovation fund
HAMILTON, ON - The federal government is broadening its $1.26 billion business innovation fund to include companies from all industrial and technology sectors. Read more

Sportsnet’s new Vancouver radio station unveils morning show
VANCOUVER – Rogers’ newest all-sports radio station Sportsnet 650 will debut September 4 in Vancouver with some familiar voices. Read more

MAVTV races onto Eastlink
TORONTO - MAVTV Motorsports Network has launched on Eastlink and will be available on free preview through September 27 to all Eastlink customers on channel 737. Read more

Fight Network strikes TV deal with Canadian wrestling organization
TORONTO - Fight Network has finalized a broadcast partnership with Canadian professional wrestling promoter Smash Wrestling to air a weekly show in Canada, the U.S., and globally in over Read more

Bell Media’s Toronto radio stations go HD
TORONTO – Bell Media Radio has launched the first HD radio signals broadcasting from Toronto’s CN Tower, providing all four of its Toronto radio stations in noise-free, digital audio alongside their regular analog audio broadcasts. Read more

SWIFT surveys residents to help guide new regional broadband network
WYOMING, ON - The SouthWestern Integrated Fibre Technology (SWIFT) Network is seeking input about how residents currently use Internet across the region as it prepares to invest nearly $300 million in building out broadband in southwestern Read more

CCSA finalizes agreements for all CBC/Radio-Canada’s specialty TV channels
QUISPAMSIS, NB - The Canadian Cable Systems Alliance (CCSA) has completed a master affiliate agreement with CBC/Radio-Canada for the distribution of CBC News Network, ICI RDI, ICI ARTV and Documentary channel. Read more

Telefilm moves towards more diversified financing portfolio
MONTREAL - Telefilm Canada has expanded the eligibility criteria for its Development Program to support its objective of achieving a representative and diversified feature film portfolio by 2020. Read more

HBO Nordic to headline Strategic Partners 2017 International Co-Production Market
HALIFAX - Strategic Partners has announced that HBO Nordic’s commissioning editor and VP of original programming, Hanne Palmquist, will be a keynote speaker at this year’s International Co-production Market, presented by FIN. Read more

Unions, guilds, petition Minister Joly to set aside CRTC’s “damaging” licence renewal decisions
Creator community shares deep concerns about “devastating effects” of decisions OTTAWA – Canada’s independent producers, performers and directors have petitioned Heritage Minister Joly to either set aside, or refer back, the Read more

CBC Sports makes a splash with new FINA deal
TORONTO – CBC Sports has inked a four-year partnership with FINA (the Fédération Internationale de Natation or International Swimming Federation), the governing body for 208 national Read more

TMN Go adds new offline viewing feature
TORONTO – Just in time for summer vacation season, Bell Media’s video-streaming service TMN Go is allowing subscribers to download content on their mobile devices. Read more

Ross Video wins Emmy Award for role in MOS International Technology Standards group
OTTAWA – Ross Video has received an Emmy Award for its contributions the Media Object Server (MOS) Group. Read more

Videotron elevates Noviello to VP, corporate comptroller
MONTREAL – Videotron has promoted Antoinette Noviello to vice-president, corporate comptroller. Read more

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