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CRTC to release future of content report; sources say Joly will then launch a new year-long Act consult
OTTAWA-GATINEAU – On Thursday morning, the CRTC will release its new report into the future distribution models for content in Canada, which it Read more

Cancelled in-house shows reveal CBC, Bell Media strategy shifts
TORONTO – Bell Media set to cancel Discovery's Daily Planet next week after 23 seasons and Space's Innerspace after nine cycles, and the CBC ending its daytime lifestyle series The Goods marks no major retreat from Read more

Ice Wireless to fill in one of the last wireless dark zones
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Competition Bureau halts Corus' sale of Historia, Séries+, to Bell Media
TORONTO – The Commissioner of Competition has put the kibosh on Corus Entertainment’s plan to sell French-language specialty channels Historia and Séries+ to Bell Media. Read more

How the CBC joined TV's golden age with Netflix
HEATHER CONWAY, CBC EXECUTIVE vice-president, English Services, likes drinking from the Netflix co-production tap. Read more

Iristel to launch wireless service in Eastern Quebec, Northern Ontario, after I-Mobileca buy
QUEBEC CITY - Iristel said Monday that it will soon offer facilities-based wireless competition in Eastern Quebec and Northern Ontario after acquiring I-Mobileca Inc. and its licensed spectrum. Read more

Copyright review to zero in on music, radio, TV, film
OTTAWA - The Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology said that it will now shift its focus to the music, radio, television and film sectors as part of its statutorily mandated review of the Copyright Act. Read more

Second season of Canadian mob series ‘Bad Blood’ to include new blood
TORONTO – Filming is underway for the second season of Bad Blood, the original drama series inspired by real life underworld figure Vito Rizzuto. Read more

Groupe V Media adds Marie-Sylvie Lefebvre as acquisitions director
MONTREAL - Groupe V Media has named Marie-Sylvie Lefebvre as director of acquisitions, effective immediately. Read more

RTDNA Canada crowns 2018 Network award winners
TORONTO - RTDNA Canada recognized journalistic excellence over the weekend, announcing the winners of its Network RTDNA Awards of Excellence. Read more

Luce Julien named executive director of Radio-Canada news and current affairs
MONTREAL – Former Le Devoir exec Luce Julien is returning to Radio-Canada as executive director of news and current affairs to take over from the retiring Michel Cormier, the public broadcaster announced Friday. Read more

Netflix will help make Quebec writers funnier
MONTREAL - The National School of Humour (NHS) is launching a Screenwriting Development Program for both TV and film comedies with the support of Netflix. Read more

Canadians prefer brick-and-mortar stores when shopping for wireless; Koodoo ranked tops: J.D. Power
TORONTO – While Canadians opt for online shopping for many purchases, nearly two-thirds (63%) of customers who have purchased a wireless device over the past six months did it in a physical store, according to a new J.D. Read more

CraveTV pricing increasing next month
TORONTO – CraveTV is set to jack up its monthly subscription fee by an additional $2.00 starting June 25. Read more

Samsung opens new AI centre in Toronto
TORONTO - Samsung Research America (SRA) is establishing a state-of-the-art artificial intelligence (AI) centre in Toronto. Read more

Anglophones still tune-in to radio: MTM
OTTAWA - Despite a spike in listening options, AM/FM radio continues to play a major role in the media consumption habits of Anglophone Canadians, says a new report from Media Technology Monitor (MTM). Read more

Christianne Laizner makes CRTC vice-chair telecom role official
GATINEAU - Christianne M. Read more

UPFRONTS 2018: CBC’s fall TV schedule to include 17 new series, 36 renewed titles
TORONTO – Five new Canadian scripted series will join the 2018-19 fall programming slate at CBC, including the reboot of ‘80s legal drama Street Legal, the public broadcaster announced Thursday. Read more

Esther Bégin to host new French-language daily show on CPAC
OTTAWA – Veteran journalist and author Esther Bégin is joining Cable Public Affairs Channel (CPAC) as the network's French Anchor. Read more

SWIFT taps CIRA for Internet performance test
OTTAWA –SWIFT, SouthWestern Integrated Fibre Technology Inc., is partnering with the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) on an Internet performance test designed to measure the Read more

Calgary-area mayors take to the airwwaves in new radio series
CALGARY – Global News Radio’s new series Mayor’s Day has expanded to a second station, 770 CHQR in Calgary. Read more

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