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CTS 2019: Minister Bains offers a far more flexible definition of "facilities-based"
Tosses “incoherent” barb back at the industry TORONTO – ISED Minister Navdeep Bains was the closer at the 2019 Canadian Telecom Summit on Wednesday and his comments made on stage – as well as after – should leave wireless Read more

CTS 2019: Executives butt heads on MVNO merits
TORONTO – There may have been over a dozen topics on the hit list for this year's regulatory blockbuster session at this year’s Canadian Telecom Summit, but the six panelists kept coming back to one: MVNOs, yea or nay. Read more

CTS 2019: The MVNO summit continues as Telus strategy chief warns the delivery of "social good" is at risk
TORONTO – In front of a backdrop of a Canadian Pacific train winding its way through the Rockies, Telus technology strategy EVP Eros Spadotto (right) offered a more creative take on the message Canadian wireless carriers are delivering at the Read more

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ISED lays out next spectrum steps for 5G in Canada
A set aside is proposed. Read more

INDU committee hears of brand new last-mile broadband solution
Xplornet says spectrum needs to be addressed by M-208 OTTAWA – Representatives from B.C.-based the RightMesh Project appeared before the Parliamentary Committee on Industry, Science Read more

CTS 2019: We're bringing prices down, exorcising "toxic" data overages, but we need more time, says Shaw's McAleese
MVNOs won't work in Canada TORONTO – Shaw Communications’ Paul McAleese co-founded and ran a successful MVNO in the United States for a dozen years before coming back to Canada to head up Freedom Mobile. Read more

TVA cuts 68 positions
Blames pressure on traditional TV on unfair practices MONTREAL – Quebecor Media's TVA Group announced Wednesday morning it has eliminated 68 jobs in its television group. Read more

Upfronts 2019: How Corus is readying for the coming industry realignment
TORONTO – As it faces a shrinking cable TV landscape and still needing buzzy shows to entice advertisers and compete with Netflix, the biggest headline from Corus Entertainment's upfront presentation Monday was that rookie and returning Read more

CTS 2019: CWTA's Ghiz says Canada’s wireless future hinges on pro-investment policies
TORONTO - Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) president and CEO Robert Ghiz used his keynote Tuesday at the Canadian Telecom Summit to drive home a singular message to Canadian policy makers: any changes to Canadian wireless Read more

Bell Media to rebrand specialty services under CTV umbrella
TORONTO – Bell Media services The Comedy Network, Space, Bravo, and Gusto are getting a makeover and will re-emerge this fall as CTV Comedy Channel, CTV Sci-Fi Channel, CTV Drama Channel, and CTV Life Channel. Read more

Copyright Act report lands at odds with Heritage artists' report
OTTAWA – The federal government should update the rules regarding first ownership of cinematographic works; maintain the definition of “sound recording” in the Copyright Act; and amend the legislation to ensure that the Read more

Telus grows Internet, Mobility for Good programs; expands to Manitoba, New Brunswick
VANCOUVER – Telus announced an expansion of its Connecting For Good portfolio Wednesday that will see two of the initiatives launch in Manitoba and New Brunswick. Read more

Cogeco to spend $1B to boost “ultra-high-speed connectivity” in Ontario, Quebec
MONTREAL – Cogceo Communications is investing more than $1 billion over the next four years to push its broadband network and other services deeper in to Ontario and Quebec. Read more

Amazon launches Prime Video Channels for Canadians
CANADIAN PRIME VIDEO subscribers may now sign up for a cable-like bundle of live and on-demand programming after the official debut of Prime Video Channels. Read more

Thunderbird creates new international division; inks first UK factual partnership
VANCOUVER - Kim's Convenience creator Thunderbird Entertainment has opened the doors on a new international division in the UK that will develop its intellectual property (IP) through partnerships with global production companies. Read more

DHX Media confirms unusual unsolicited bid from unknown Sakthi Global Holdings; deal far from certain
HALIFAX - DHX Media said Tuesday that Indian company Sakthi Global Holdings has made an unsolicited offer for the company. Read more

Access extends home phone service to 22 more communities
REGINA – Access Communications launched its Home Phone Basic service in 22 more Saskatchewan communities on Tuesday. Read more

Canada, Germany revive digital media co-development, co-production incentive
TORONTO - The Canada Media Fund (CMF) has re-opened the incentive for the co-development and co-production of digital media projects between Canadian producers and German producers based in Berlin-Brandenburg. Read more

Blue Ant International adds international co-pro, sales SVP
TORONTO - Blue Ant International has named Ludo Dufour to the newly created role of SVP international co-productions and sales, based in the distributor’s Los Angeles office. Read more

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