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DPP Hearing: Independents say keep them, but guard against VI abuse (updated)
GATINEAU – The CRTC kicked off its hearing on Internet differential pricing practices (DPP) on Monday and heard that while they have a place in the provision of data services, vertically integrated (VI) companies should be banned from using Read more

TFO brings the VR LUV with new lab
Uses gaming tech TORONTO — To engage the newest generation of French language learners born in the digital era of smartphones and tablets, educational TV content producer Groupe Média TFO has launched its Virtual Universe Laboratory Read more

IIC Canada conference back with strong slate of speakers
Two cabinet ministers, CRTC chairman, headline event OTTAWA – After a year interrupted and a year off, the International Institute of Communications Canadian chapter conference is back in November with a Read more

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EXFO buys Absolute Analysis
QUEBEC CITY – Network test and monitoring technology maker EXFO announced Monday it has acquired the majority of the assets of Absolute Analysis Inc., including technology, expertise and solutions in the area of radio frequency (RF) Read more

Thunderbird names new animation development head
VANCOUVER – Thunderbird Entertainment (which produces the CBC’s Kim’s Convenience, among other titles) announced the appointment of Matthew Berkowitz to head of development at its subsidiary Atomic Cartoons. Read more

ABC Life Literacy to improve digital literacy for adult learners with Rogers’ help
New Toronto pilot program TORONTO – ABC Life Literacy Canada today announced a new program supporting digital literacy for adult learners from in-need communities. Read more

Bristow adds new EP
TORONTO – Bristow Global Media announced today that Megan Sanchez-Warner has joined the company as executive producer. Read more

SiriusXM launches its Christmas and Hanukkah lineup
TORONTO - SiriusXM Canada’s holiday music lineup will feature nine commercial-free channels, with one starting Wednesday, November 2. Read more

DNCL complaints jump as number registrations slow in 2015-16: report
OTTAWA – Complaints over the National Do Not Call List spiked 13% as DNCL registrations hit 13,186,585, says the CRTC’s annual report released Friday. Read more

Minister Joly takes Canadian content consultations to Montreal
MONTREAL - Minister of Canadian Heritage Mélanie Joly brought #DigiCanCon to Montreal Friday, the fifth of six in-person discussions on Canada’s cultural and creative industries. Read more

Bains, Joly, Blais confirmed for IIC Canada 2016
OTTAWA - Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, will join Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly and CRTC chairman Jean-Pierre Blais at next month’s International Institute of Communication – Canadian chapter Read more

Foreign exchange shifts lift Q3 profits at Telesat
OTTAWA – Despite a 7% drop in revenue, Telesat's preliminary third quarter profits bounced back to the black. Read more

Richard Costley-White, Chuck McCoy headed to OAB Hall of Fame
MARKHAM, ON - The Ontario Association of Broadcasters will present the 2016 Ontario Hall of Fame Award to both Richard Costley-White and Chuck McCoy at the organization’s fall conference. Read more

New CMF pilot program supports linear web series
TORONTO - The Canada Media Fund (CMF) has launched a new $2M pilot program to support the production of Canadian linear drama or children’s and youth web series in their second or subsequent season. Read more

Another former CBC exec launches wrongful dismissal lawsuit
TORONTO – A former CBC human resources director is suing the public broadcaster for more than $1 million after alleging that senior management conspired to fire her. Read more

Groupe Média TFO behind new kids series designed for mobile devices
QUEBEC CITY - Groupe Média TFO and digital entertainment studio Frima are teaming up on a new animated children’s series called MaXi designed first for smartphones and tablets. Read more

Corus’ 96.3 BIG FM upsizes breakfast show
KINGSTON, ON – Corus’ 96.3 BIG FM has added Brian Bailey to its morning show team starting October 31. Read more

SSi selects Star Solutions for its 4G-LTE and GSM network infrastructure
YELLOWKNIFE - SSi Micro has chosen Richmond-based Star Solutions to supply its new 4G-LTE Data and GSM Voice network infrastructure in Northern Canada. Read more

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