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CTS 2019: CRTC's Scott tells industry to do better
Opens call for Broadband Fund applications in the North TORONTO – In a focused speech to Canadian Telecom Summit delegates today, CRTC chair Ian Scott had a strong message for the nation’s telecom carriers: Do Better. Read more

3500 MHz spectrum "Klaw" back expected Wednesday
TORONTO –Innovation, Science and Economic Development minister Navdeep Bains is expected to reveal the proposed structure of the 3500 MHz spectrum auction on Wednesday and, tapping into his inner Raptor, Scotiabank telecom analyst Jeff Fan said Read more

CTS 2019: Telecom industry warned to clean up sales practices or face more regulation
TORONTO – Telecommunications companies had better drop their deceptive and bullying consumer sales practices before they gets smacked by Ottawa, the head of a consumer group warned industry leaders. Read more

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CTS 2019: Huawei Canada security chief defends company
TORONTO – Canadian government and telecommunications carriers have nothing to fear from Huawei's 5G network products, the chief security officer of the company's Canadian division told telecom industry leaders, and it is free from interference Read more

UPDATED: Corus, Hollywood Suite, Outtv, others, sign on for Canadian launch of Amazon’s video service
TORONTO – Corus Entertainment’s biggest TV brands will be part of Amazon’s Prime Video Channels lineup when the streaming service launches in Canada this year. Read more

CTS 2019: Yale tells industry - it's not about now
TORONTO – Janet Yale, chair of the Broadcast and Telecom Legislative Review panel, told the telecom industry on Monday morning that they will have to think far more broadly than their quarterly numbers and short term business plans when her Read more

CRTC launches first call for Broadband Fund
GATINEAU – The CRTC today launched its first call for applications for the Broadband Fund. Read more

Upfront 2019: Canadian independents stick together to drive growth
TORONTO – With Jurassic Park already percolating outside the Real Sports Bar well before the NBA Finals game 1 on Thursday morning, inside were Canada’s group of independent TV stations who unveiled their lineup of fall programming while Read more

Upfronts 2019: Rogers Media plots a new course as streaming wars escalate
TORONTO – Canadian media circles have long been gripped by a dramatic industry narrative that Netflix and other U.S. Read more

Editorial independence is key, CBC CEO tells parliamentary committee
OTTAWA – Speaking before the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage in Ottawa, CBC President and CEO Catherine Tait said public and private broadcasters in Canada are seeing their territory invaded by multinational foreign giants that have Read more

Super Bowl simsub: Donald Trump overrules Jean-Pierre Blais, part II
OTTAWA – On Wednesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tabled bill C-100, An Act to implement the new trade agreement between Canada, the United States and Mexico. Read more

Upfronts 2019: CBC touts brand safety and integrity to advertisers
TORONTO – As streaming video grows and younger viewers move online, traditional Canadian TV networks in recent years have been keen to tell advertisers they were following audiences online as multiplatform players amid fast-changing viewer Read more

Upfronts 2019: Why Canadian broadcasters are Twitter's newest converts
TORONTO – As Canadian broadcasters pitch linear TV as a safer space for brands than toxic social media Read more

Nokia boasts 42 commercial 5G deals
ESPOO, FINLAND – Nokia said that its 5G technology is now present in all regions in the world after inking new agreements in Latin America, Asia Pacific and the Middle East regions. Read more

ESPN/ESPN+ to air every CFL game
TSN/RDS hold TV rights here TORONTO – American football fans will soon get another serving of the Canadian game after U.S. Read more

More Canadians consume TV content in language other than English, French: MTM
OTTAWA - A growing segment of TV viewers is seeking out content in a language other than Canada’s two official languages, says a new report from Media Technology Monitor (MTM). Read more

Bell expands wireless broadband
NIAGARA FALLS – Bell Canada today announced the expansion of its Wireless Home Internet broadband service to communities and rural areas in the Regional Read more

Bell Aliant brings fibre network to Nova Scotia’s Municipality of Shelburne
SHELBURNE, NS - Bell Aliant is expanding its all-fibre broadband network within the Municipality of Shelburne to connect an additional 750 households and businesses. Read more

ACTRA, DGC launch harassment helpline
TORONTO – ACTRA and the Directors Guild of Canada (DGC) are behind a dedicated helpline designed to support their members when reporting incidents of harassment. Read more

Access adds to third language lineup
REGINA - Access Communications Co-operative has announced plans to launch four new multicultural channels to over 70 communities across Saskatchewan next week, with more to come this summer. Read more

Upfronts 2019: City adds 15 new titles, including ‘Chicago’ dramas
TORONTO - Citytv has scooped up the ‘Chicago’ franchise which it said will anchor its 2019/20 schedule that also includes 15 new shows and 17 returning favourites. Read more

Upfronts 2019: Global readies a dozen new series, grabs final season of Modern Family
TORONTO – Corus-owned Global will have 12 new series in its 2019-2020 programming lineup, including eight new primetime series, one new daytime talk show, one new late-night series, and the final series of hit comedy Modern Family. Read more

New Sportsnet content studio seeks to grow fan interaction outside of the game
TORONTO – Sportsnet unveiled a new multiplatform original content studio Thursday where its personalities will produce digital and social content designed to complement its content on traditional TV, radio, and online. Read more

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