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Despite complaints from broadcaster yachtsmen and pilots, Blais pledges to “stay the course”
TORONTO – CRTC chairman Jean-Pierre Blais brushed aside certain complaints and complainants Wednesday (saying they come from entitled establishment groups unwilling to change) in a speech to the Canadian Club of Toronto where he addressed Read more

Shaw soft-launches its skinny basic, Limited TV
CALGARY – Two weeks ahead of the CRTC’s March 1st deadline for all Canadian carriers to offer a stripped down “skinny” starter TV package to customers, Shaw Cable this week soft-launched Limited TV, its $25/month group of local Read more

UPDATE #2: Sugar Mobile not so sweet for Rogers
OTTAWA – Ice Wireless and its affiliate Sugar Mobile are seeking the CRTC’s help to salvage both its roaming agreement with Rogers and what it says is “meaningful competition” for Canadian wireless consumers. Read more

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Cogeco’s new Ontario WiFi network boasts almost 400 hotspots
MONTREAL - Cogeco Connexion has flipped the switch on its new free wireless Internet network in the Halton region of Ontario. Read more

Telus launches Skype for businesses
TORONTO - Telus has teamed up with Microsoft and Avanade to offer Skype for Business, an enterprise-grade unified communications and collaboration solution that enables new ways for employees to connect with colleagues and customers, and helps Read more

Canadian Super Bowl ads on par with U.S. spots? Study says yes
TORONTO - Fourteen of the top 20 most-engaging ads in CTV’s broadcast of Super Bowl 50 earlier this month came from advertisers exclusive to the Canadian broadcast, while another four had a unique ad targeted to Canadians. Read more

Bridge Alliance, Global M2M Association partner to drive growth in M2M, IoT
MONTREAL - Bridge Alliance and the Global M2M Association (GMA) are teaming up on the joint provision of their advanced Multi-Domestic Service. Read more

Viceland promises food, sex, fashion, music, sports
TORONTO – With less than two weeks until its debut, Viceland unveiled more of its millennial-focused programming and confirmed that it will be available on a three month free preview at launch. Read more

Telus launches Stingray’s Music Videos TV app
MONTREAL – Telus’ Optik TV customers now have free access to 10,000 music videos thanks to the launch of the Stingray Music Videos TV app. Read more

TV still king, but fewer Canadians keep up with the news: StatCan data
OTTAWA – Fewer Canadians say they follow the news and current affairs every day, and those who do still favour television as their medium of choice, according to new data from Statistics Canada. Read more

Q2 revenues, profits on the rise at DHX Media
HALIFAX - DHX Media saw its second quarter profits more than double which its CEO credited to “solid fundamentals and steadfast execution of our business strategies”. Read more

Telesat signs Panasonic to new contract
OTTAWA and LAKE FOREST, CA - Satellite operator Telesat has signed Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic) to another long term contract for Telesat satellite capacity. Read more

HGTV Canada builds dream home in new interactive multiplatform series
TORONTO – HGTV Canada has assembled 20 network stars and a raft of brand partnerships for its new interactive multiplatform series Home to Win. Read more

Triton Digital, Black Angus meet in digital audio market
MONTREAL - Audio tech provider Triton Digital is partnering with French digital marketing firm Black Angus to offer its advertisers access to premium audio inventory through Triton's audio advertising network. Read more

Early bird registration opens for Canadian CommTech shows
GRIMSBY, ON — Early bird registration is now open for the two Canadian CommTech shows happening this spring in the Toronto area and in Calgary. Read more

OAB's Career Development Day set for March 7
MARKHAM - The Ontario Association of Broadcasters will be holding its 11th annual Career Development Day on March 7 at 1:00 PM at Corus Quay in Toronto. Read more

Huawei’s education program for engineering students expands to 10 Canadian universities
OTTAWA - Huawei is once again offering its funded education program to Canada, which will provide 20 third-year engineering students from select Canadian universities an opportunity to visit Beijing and work out of the company's headquarters in Read more


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