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DPP Hearing: Why Videotron's Unlimited Music isn’t discriminatory; and why it is
GATINEAU – After four and a half days of a hearing on differential pricing practices, Quebecor Media Inc. took the stand on Friday to defend its Vidéotron Unlimited Music offering. Read more

COMMENTARY: Why is there still no Commission vice-chair?
French broadcasters license renewal will carry on with just two Francophone commissioners WE HAD THOUGHT IT was government policy which said in order to run any CRTC hearing about broadcasting in the province of Quebec, at least three Read more

Skinny basic isn’t slowing cord-cutting
OTTAWA – Canadians continued to cut the TV cord in record (if still pretty small) numbers since launch of a CRTC-mandated skinny basic TV package on March 1st. Read more

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DPP Hearing (day 4): Benefits of differential pricing can be felt broadly, but limit use by VI companies
GATINEAU – Differential pricing can benefit a broad range of players in the communications market, Telus told the CRTC on the fourth day of its DPP hearing, but just don’t let the vertically integrated (VI) entities use their “unnatural Read more

Toronto multicultural radio station sold
TORONTO and VANCOUVER – South Asian Broadcasting Corporation announced today it has completed the purchase of CIRC Radio Inc., the company which operates the Toronto FM radio station CIRV-FM, 88.9 known as “Toronto’s Multicultural Super Read more

Fibe customers can use only Apple TV as their secondary box with new app
TORONTO – For a short while on Thursday, it looked to some as though Bell Canada might be launching a Bell Fibe TV over-the-top virtual cable company, as an app on Apple TV. Read more

CRTC enlists telcos in fight against unwanted calls; threatens "further action" against those that don't help protect Canadians' privacy
OTTAWA-GATINEAU – The CRTC is calling on the country’s telcos to step up and help clamp down on the number of unwanted telemarketing calls plaguing Canadians. Read more

Telus adds Netflix 4K programming to Optik TV
VANCOUVER – Telus customers may now access some of Netflix’s big new shows in 4K after launching the Netflix app on its Optik TV 4K set-top boxes. Read more

Free preview offers taste of Gusto’s new lineup
TORONTO - Food lovers may gorge on Bell Media’s Gusto over the holiday season thanks to a national free preview of the food and lifestyle channel. Read more

CTAM, ACC combine forces in U.S.
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing (CTAM) is merging with the Association of Cable Communicators (ACC) in the U.S., the two organizations said Monday. Read more

Love Nature HD expands to Singapore
MACAU, CHINA - Natural history brand Love Nature will make its debut in the Asian market later this month after striking a deal with Singapore's pay TV operator StarHub TV. Read more

CRTC considers new radio stations for Brampton, St. John’s
OTTAWA – The Ontario city of Brampton and St. Read more

CTV, Global ready U.S. election coverage
TORONTO - As Americans head to the polls Tuesday, both CTV and Global have announced plans for coverage leading up to, during, and following the 2016 U.S. Read more

Telus sees Q3 profits dip, despite subscriber growth
VANCOUVER - Higher data revenue and subscriber growth in both wireless and wireline operations helped to lift third quarter revenues at Telus, the company said Friday. Read more

Purdy departs Knowledge Network, BBC Kids
BURNABY, BC - BBC Kids and Knowledge Kids director Lisa Purdy is leaving the provincial broadcaster after five years, effective November 18, 2016. Read more

Sportsnet breaks record for World Series audiences
TORONTO – Wednesday night’s Game 7 of the 2016 World Series between Chicago and Cleveland delivered Sportsnet its largest World Series audience in network history. Read more

Anthem Sports & Entertainment, Impact Ventures announce credit relationship
TORONTO - Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corp. Read more

Canadians watching more TV shows, non-traditional videos: report
TORONTO – A new audience study has identified two groups of Canadian viewers as primary targets for homegrown content. Read more

Q3 revenues up, profits down at Quebecor
MONTREAL – Despite an uptick in revenues, Quebecor saw third quarter profits fall by $93.4 million due in part to restructuring of its operations. Read more

Mobile video viewing jumps more than 200 hours a year since 2012: Ericsson
TORONTO – Despite an enormous and rapid shift in TV and video viewing behaviour towards mobility, content discovery remains a huge frustration for consumers, says a new report by Ericsson. Read more

Ads coming to Family Channel
HALIFAX - DHX Media has received CRTC approval to allow broadcast advertising on Family Channel, effective immediately. Read more

Wireless gains lift Q3 profits at BCE
MONTREAL – BCE credited growth in wireless postpaid subscribers as well as new Internet and IPTV customers for a 1.1% increase in third quarter net earnings. Read more

National Geographic Channel ties global event series ‘Mars’ to new branding
TORONTO – Corus’ National Geographic Channel is gearing up for the worldwide premiere of Mars, a new series on humankind’s first attempt to colonize the red planet. Read more

CRTC ponders new radio station for Ottawa-Gatineau
OTTAWA - The Ottawa-Gatineau region may soon have a new radio station after the CRTC issued a call for comments on market capacity and on the appropriateness of issuing a call for radio applications in that market. Read more

Bell’s Fibe TV app joins Apple TV
MONTREAL – Bell’s Fibe TV has become the first Canadian television service available on Apple TV 4th Generation, the company said Thursday. Read more

Telesat Canada announces proposed notes offering
OTTAWA - Telesat Canada has announced plans to issue US$750 million of senior notes due 2024, together with Telesat LLC as co-issuer. Read more

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