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DATA CENTRES: Amazon Web Services comes north, wants to partner with telcos
TORONTO – Amazon Web Services (AWS) has been setting up data centres around the world offering a wide range of compute and analytics services in competition and partnership with local service providers and on Thursday it announced it has come Read more

UPDATED: TNW Networks set to enter mobile market with data-only SoIP service
VANCOUVER – Wireless upstart TNW Networks last week announced plans to launch a data-only smartphone-over-IP (SoIP) mobile service in Canada, billed as a high quality, low cost alternative to existing mobile services. Read more

Addressable TV advertising rollout hampered by “bickering”, “petty nonsense”: GroupM’s Gotlieb
LONDON – Television broadcasters and platform owners must put aside their differences and work together to offer advertisers easy access to targeted inventory, says GroupM Global chairman Read more

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SaskTel admits risks of Bell/MTS deal present “new unique challenge”
REGINA – SaskTel on Monday offered its official response to the risk Read more

Télémagino app offers sneak peek of new Canadian series
TORONTO – DHX Television released the French-language Télémagino App Monday, available free to subscribers of the linear service. Read more

Canadian audiophiles embrace music streaming services, podcasts: MTM reports
OTTAWA – While almost a quarter of Anglophones report listening to music streaming services, podcasting continues to grow as a medium for listening to online audio content, says two new reports from Media Technology Monitor (MTM). Read more

New alliance with Oboxmedia elevates Blue Ant Media in the Canadian digital media space
TORONTO - Blue Ant Media has struck a new strategic relationship with Quebec-based publisher Oboxmedia that will see Blue Ant Media represent and manage advertising sales for that Read more

Ericsson taps Quebec for its third Global ICT Centre
MONTREAL - Ericsson officially unveiled its new Global Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Center in Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC on Friday, designed to spur development of the next generation of cloud infrastructure and services. Read more

Bell Media packages up gift subscriptions to CraveTV
TORONTO - Canadians can give the gift of CraveTV this holiday season after the Bell Media-owned streaming service introduced electronic gift subscriptions and new purchasing options Thursday. Read more

Amazon Web Services expands to Canada
SEATTLE – Canadian cable and telco data centre businesses have some new competition now that Amazon Web Services Cloud is available to customers from data centers in Canada. Read more

Canadian drama ‘Hard Rock Medical’ returns to TVO, APTN
TORONTO - TVO's first commissioned drama series, Hard Rock Medical, will return with nine new episodes in January. Read more

Mark Prasuhn joins CMU College
TORONTO – Former Gusto TV GM Mark Prasuhn will take on a new role in January as SVP of operations & strategic partnerships at CMU College of Makeup Art & Design in Toronto. Read more

Samsung Canada prepares to disable remaining Galaxy Note7 devices
MISSISSAUGA, ON - Samsung Canada will deactivate service for remaining Note7 devices in the Canadian market starting next week. Read more

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