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CTAM Canada: “It’s a complicated world we live in,” says Corus CEO Murphy
TORONTO – As both a broadcaster and a premium content producer with a 4500-episode library of kids shows, Corus Entertainment, while facing many challenges, is still poised to flourish in an ever-changing media landscape, according to CEO Doug Read more

SPECTRUM: Carriers remain divided on bidding restrictions in upcoming auction
OTTAWA - To cap or not to cap, that is the burning question in comments to Industry Canada’s proposals for its upcoming auction of unassigned AWS-3 and 700 MHz band spectrum. Read more

LET’S TALK TV: Commission seeks changes to exempt BDUs (corrected)
GATINEAU - Broadcasting Regulatory Policy 2015-96 ushered in sweeping changes to the Canadian broadcast system, namely a skinny basic and an a la carte channel regime. Read more

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Mobilicity proposes MVNO relationship with potential new owner
TORONTO – Amidst reports that Rogers and Telus are battling to acquire Mobilicity, the owners and employees of the struggling wireless provider said Monday that have made an offer to Industry Canada and the federal government to acquire Read more

Led by FM, Canadian radio revenues relatively stable in 2014: CRTC
OTTAWA-GATINEAU – Despite competition from satellite, online and mobile services, revenues at Canada’s 695 commercial radio stations held firm for the 2014 broadcast year, according to the CRTC’s statistical and financial results for this Read more

Vice News Canada firms up dedicated news team
TORONTO – Former National Post reporter Natalie Alcoba has been named as managing editor of Vice News Canada, the latest Vice territory to establish a dedicated news team following launch of Vice News in the U.S, the U.K, France and Spain. Read more

CBC News Network recognized internationally for coverage of Ottawa shootings
TORONTO – CBC News Network has been honoured with a prestigious international award for its coverage of last year's shootings in Ottawa. Read more

Telus’ spending in Alberta centres on Edmonton
EDMONTON – Telus is investing $1 billion in Edmonton to connect more than 90% of homes and businesses directly to its fibre optic network over the next six years, the company said Friday. Read more

PM’s office could step in over business travel squabble at CRTC
OTTAWA – The ongoing rift between CRTC chairman Jean-Pierre Blais and Ontario regional commissioner Raj Shoan appears to have deepened, after Blais allegedly refused to approve Shoan's proposed travel for 2015-16. Read more

Led by Internet services, telco industry revenues up 1.3% in 2013: StatCan
OTTAWA - Operating revenues for Canada’s telecommunications industry rose 1.3% in 2013, powered by growth in Internet, mobile and paging services, according to data from Statistics Canada. Read more

UPDATED: Nesting osprey hamper SaskTel's wireless network upgrade
REGINA - SaskTel is adding additional capacity to its wireless network in 9 rural communities in Saskatchewan, but the 10th community will have to wait a little longer. Read more

Nominations open for OAB's Broadcast Order of Achievement award
MARKHAM, ON - The Ontario Association of Broadcasters (OAB) is now accepting applications for its Broadcast Order of Achievement awards. Read more

Canadians pay top dollar for low level wireless, other telecom services generally competitive: Wall report
OTTAWA – Despite a drop in prices for many high-volume talk, text and data plans, Canada’s mobile wireless prices once again rank among the highest when compared to other G7 countries and Australia, according to an annual report commissioned Read more

Mediaset Italia planning new Italian-language news show
TORONTO – In a move that it says comes in response to recent cuts in Italian-language programming on Canadian airwaves ( Read more

Bpm:tv has its last dance
TORONTO - Dance station bpm:tv has taken its final bow. Read more

Télé-Québec joins Broadcast Consortium for 2015 Leaders' Debates
OTTAWA – Quebec educational network Télé-Québec has joined CBC News, CTV News, Global News and ICI Radio-Canada in the Broadcast Consortium organizing debates for the upcoming 2015 Read more

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