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DHX Media's Peanuts to be featured on Apple TV+
CFO calls it the company’s “biggest deal” TORONTO – We missed the quick clip of Snoopy during the launch of Apple TV+ yesterday, but the Canadian company which controls the rights to Charles Shultz’ Peanuts gang (along with the Read more

Quebecor again complains to CRTC over Bell's treatment of TVA Sports
GATINEAU – In a complaint filed with the CRTC on February 27th, Quebecor alleges that Bell Canada is conferring undue preference and disadvantage when distributing RDS, Bell Media’s French sport channel in a different way than Read more

Fizz Internet the "right weapon" to beat back resellers, says Vidéotron
TORONTO – Still-new Vidéotron CEO Jean-Francois Pruneau is happy with the way the Fizz brand has taken Read more

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Comcast's Flex will deepen relationship with Internet-only subs
Seems likely we’ll eventually see it from the Canadian X1 licencees PHILADELPHIA – This week Comcast launched Xfinity Flex, a new $5/mo. Read more

Sponsors dive into Adult Swim
TORONTO – Expect to see a lot of burgers and poker ads when Corus Entertainment flips Action to Adult Swim on Monday. Read more

Telus, BlackBerry, L-Spark, and Solace launch Ottawa IoT accelerator
OTTAWA – With the global Internet of Things market predicted to swell to US$1.1 trillion by 2021, more complex applications and the need for greater security are driving innovation within the industry Read more

Canadian wireless industry sees GDP contribution grow 9.1%: CWTA report
OTTAWA – Canada’s wireless industry contributed $27.5 billion to the Canadian GDP in 2017, a 9.1% jump from the $25.21 billion recorded in 2016, says a new report by Nordicity. Read more

Catherine Cano joins International Organisation of La Francophonie
OTTAWA - Catherine Cano is leaving her role atop CPAC to become administrator of the International Organisation of La Francophonie (OIF). Read more

Telus helps connect nine First Nations in BC to high speed internet
KAMLOOPS, BC – Telus has been tapped by Pathways to Technology to help connect nine First Nations in the Cariboo Chilcotin to its high speed fibre optic internet network PureFibre. Read more

Corus ditches Fresh Radio for Energy in GTHA
TORONTO - Popular on-air personalities Scott Tucker and Maura Grierson returned to morning radio this week in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area with a new show that kicked off the relaunch of local radio brand Energy. Read more

OPC helps families protect online privacy
GATINEAU – Canadian families have a new interactive tool that will help parents manage the online risks facing their children. Read more

Enghouse to acquire Espial in $56.5M deal
MARKHAM and OTTAWA - Enterprise software firm Enghouse Systems is buying Ottawa’s Espial Group in an all-cash deal valued at $56.5 Read more

RTDNA Canada announces Brian Madore as Atlantic region lifetime achievement recipient
HALIFAX – RTDNA Canada will honour Brian Madore with a lifetime achievement award this weekend during the East Regional Meeting on March 30. Read more

CNNgo arrives in Canada on Roku devices
ATLANTA - CNN’s streaming platform CNNgo is now available on Roku players and Roku TV models in Canada. Read more

Cogeco launches new Wi-Fi solution for Quebec business clients
TROIS-RIVIÈRES – Cogeco Connexion today announced the launch of its new managed Wi-Fi solution for small and mid-sized businesses in Quebec. Read more

VMedia goes mobile with home phone app
TORONTO – Independent TV and telecom operator VMedia announced today the launch of its Home Phone app, which will let the company’s home phone subscribers access their home line on any smartphone while in a Wi-Fi hotspot, turning that Read more

CBC’s first round of renewals includes 17 returning series
TORONTO – CBC kicked off Canadian Screen Week by unveiled its first batch of programming renewals for its 2019-20 season. Read more

Telus to connect more Quebec communities to its PureFibre network through $95M investment
RIMOUSKI, QC - Telus is pushing forward with its fibre optic deployment in Eastern Quebec, announcing Tuesday an investment of $95 million in its wireless and fibre optic networks across rural communities in the province, including Greater Quebec Read more

Sportsnet to field all Toronto Blue Jays games
Blue Jays: Pinoy Edition returns to OMNI Television, ICI Television Quebec, every Sunday TORONTO – Spring is in the air and Rogers’ Sportsnet will once again offer extensive Toronto Blue Jays coverage on TV, radio and Read more

Unifor seeks conciliation after Sasktel negotiations reach impasse
REGINA – After declaring an impasse in negotiations towards a new collective agreement with Sasktel, Unifor said that it is seeking assistance from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service in the hopes that an independent third party will Read more

RTDNA examines future of news at annual confab May 10-11
TORONTO - Registration is now open for the 2019 RTDNA Canada National Conference scheduled for May 10-11 at the Sheraton Centre Hotel in Toronto. Read more

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