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CRTC reminds TVA it can't pull signals from Bell
GATINEAU – During the final regular season game of the NHL season aired on TVA Sports this past weekend, the Quebecor-owned broadcaster warned viewers they were going to lose access to the channel when the NHL playoffs begin – and that Read more

If regs and laws don't change now, channels will close, says Péladeau
CEO says he feels alone fighting for our culture IT WAS A PIERRE KARL PÉLADEAU in fine form with whom we had a phone conversation on Tuesday after a speech he gave at the Montreal Council on Foreign Relation. Read more

Wireless Review: Competition Bureau not backing down from CRTC, carriers
Reiterates push for “granular data” GATINEAU – The Canadian wireless market reaps $24.5 billion in annual retail sales, accounts for 155,000 jobs and 31.7 million subscribers (2017 figures*) so the stakes are rather high when it Read more

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Si la réglementation ne change pas maintenant, des chaînes pourraient fermer, dit Péladeau
Le président de Québecor sent qu’il est le seul pour se battre pour la culture C’EST UN PIERRE KARL PÉLADEAU en grande forme à qui nous avons parlé cette semaine lors d’une conversation Read more

NDP MP fights for French-language content production quota in Netflix deal
OTTAWA - NDP Official Languages Critic François Choquette wants Canadian Heritage to prove that its $500 million production Read more

CRTC moves: Hutton named chief of consumer, research and communications
Shortliffe to become ED, broadcasting GATINEAU – CRTC chair Ian Scott announced today it has filled a newly created position with Scott Hutton, who will leave his long-time post as executive director, broadcasting, to become the Read more

Q2 revenues up 4% at Corus as TV ad sales pick up
TORONTO – A lift in television revenues helped to boost second quarter revenues at Corus Entertainment, the company said Friday. Read more

Telus wins at Supreme Court
Small businesses must go through arbitration, not class action suit OTTAWA – In an arcane but important ruling, the Supreme Court today determined that when Telus Ontario business subscribers must enter into mediation Read more

Shaw aims ahead of the curve with new WiFi network control
New branding reflects a "digital-first, connectivity company" CALGARY - Shaw Communications is helping customers to manage all aspects of their home WiFi network through new technology known as Shaw BlueCurve. Read more

WSPs charging for service calls may be violating Wireless Code, says CRTC
OTTAWA – The CRTC wants the country’s wireless service providers (WSP) to ‘fess up by the end of this month whether or not they are making customers pay for service calls. Read more

ACTRA unveils new national executive director
TORONTO - Labour lawyer Marie Kelly has been tapped to helm ACTRA, the national union of professional performers working in the English-language recorded media sector in Canada, as its new national executive director and chief negotiator. Read more

Central Region award winners revealed by RTDNA Canada
TORONTO - RTDNA Canada has announced the Central Region winners of the RTDNA Awards of Excellence, honouring the best journalists, programs, stations and newsgathering organizations in radio, television and digital. Read more

Aldea, Intelsat join forces on global satellite, fibre video distribution network
MONTREAL - Canadian video supplier Aldea Solutions has struck a peering relationship with Intelsat S.A. to expand satellite and fibre video contribution and distribution networks for media Read more

Execulink powering library users
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Production on ‘Shazam!’ jolts Ontario’s economy
TORONTO – Production of New Line / DC’s feature film Shazam! helped to supercharge the Ontario economy by spending over $55 million in the Greater Toronto Area, says new data released by the Read more

RTDNA Canada unveils West Region award winners
VANCOUVER - RTDNA Canada has also recognized the West Region winners of the RTDNA Awards of Excellence, honouring the best journalists, programs, stations and newsgathering organizations in radio, television and digital. Read more

hayu Canada heats up with ‘Love Island: Australia’
TORONTO - Canadians subscribers to NBCU streamer hayu can now binge on the steamy reality series Love Island: Australia. Read more

Bell extends broadband wireless Internet across Ontario
LITTLE BRITAIN and FRANKFORD, ON – Bell continues to rollout its new broadband wireless Internet, expanding the service to Kawartha Lakes, Peterborough County, Quinte West and Hastings, Lennox & Addington, Northumberland and Prince Edward Read more

RTDNA Canada announces Prairie Region award winners
SASKATOON - RTDNA Canada recognized the Prairie Region winners of the RTDNA Awards of Excellence, honouring the best journalists, programs, stations and newsgathering organizations in radio, television and digital. Read more

TV ads still generate most complaints of any medium: Ad Standards
TORONTO – Led by gripes about the non-commercial advertising sector, Canadians lodged more complaints with Ad Standards than in any year over the past two decades. Read more

SiriusXM Canada drops the puck on NHL playoff coverage
TORONTO – SiriusXM Canada will kick off its coverage of the NHL’s 2019 Stanley Cup playoffs on Sunday. Read more

New soccer-themed podcast added to Quebecor’s QUB radio platform
MONTREAL – Quebecor’s digital radio platform QUB Radio is fielding a new podcast dedicated to the Montreal Impact and MLS. Read more

Sasktel forges ahead with Internet upgrades across the province
REGINA – Proclaiming 50 as the new 25, SaskTel rolled out its interNET 50 and interNET Extended 50 high speed internet services in the Town of Lumsden and the City of Melfort this week. Read more

CRTC contemplates new radio station for Vancouver
OTTAWA – Vancouver may soon have a new radio station after the CRTC issued a call for comments on the market capacity and on the appropriateness of issuing a call for radio applications in that city. Read more

DHX Media taps Eric Ellenbogen as senior advisor
HALIFAX - DHX Media has named veteran entertainment industry executive Eric Ellenbogen as a senior advisor. Read more

Canadian, international writers' guilds throw support behind WGA in agents dispute
TORONTO - Led by the Writers Guild of Canada (WGC), the International Affiliation of Writers Guilds (IAWG) is publicly backing the Writers Guild of America (WGA) in its current fight to end U.S. Read more

RTDNA Canada announces Joanne MacDonald as Central region lifetime achievement recipient
TORONTO - RTDNA Canada will honour Joanne MacDonald with a lifetime achievement award during the Read more

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