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EU adopts Netflix quota. Is taxing it in Canada a matter of when, not if?
JURISDICTIONS AROUND THE world are moving to make sure foreign over-the-top media companies such as YouTube, Netflix and Amazon contribute to their local economies. Read more

Should there still be must-carries, and at what rates? (updated)
WHILE IT WORKS ON the report requested by the federal government on future programming distribution models, on Monday, the CRTC Read more

Cross-Canada voting begins for Tuned-In Canada Awards
QUISPAMSIS, N.B. – The Canadian Cable Systems Alliance announced Monday voting is now open for the 2018 edition of Tuned-in Canada: the CCSA Awards. Read more

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Watch your phones next week for emergency alert testing (Update: Quebec and Ontario on May 7)
GATINEAU – Wireless and broadcasting service providers will conduct a nationwide public alerting test next week during Emergency Preparedness Week, which is from May 6 to 12, the CRTC announced today. Read more

CIRA partners with Akamai to enhance cybersecurity
OTTAWA – The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) announced today it has signed an agreement with cloud computing company Akamai Technologies to license its DNS security-enabling solutions to power D-Zone DNS Firewall and Read more

Amazon to create 3,000 jobs as it expands Vancouver high tech hub
SEATTLE — Jobs in e-commerce technology, cloud computing, and machine learning will be the focus of 3,000 new hires planned in Vancouver by Amazon. Read more

Journalists for Human Rights win RTDNA Bill Hutton Award of Excellence
TORONTO – The Radio Television Digital News Association Canada announced Monday that Journalists for Human Rights will receive its 2018 Bill Hutton Award of Excellence. Read more

CommTech West registration opens
TORONTO - Registration is now open for the Canadian CommTech West show happening in Calgary May 16-17 at the Coast Plaza Conference Centre in Calgary. Read more

ATN reports slim loss on 16% revenue drop
TORONTO – Specialty broadcaster Asian Television Network International last week reported a net loss of $164,029 for the full year ended December 31, 2017. Read more

NFL streaming in Canada remains with DAZN
NEW YORK – Amazon made a little news last week with the announcement that Read more

Hot Docs and Netflix announce storytellers project for underrepresented filmmakers
TORONTO – The Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival and Netflix announced today the Hot Docs Canadian Storytellers Project, a new five-year program which will provide core funding and professional development for Canadian Read more

T-Mobile, Sprint, announce merger agreement
BELLEVUE, Wash., and OVERLAND PARK, Kan. Read more

SWIFT fields a COO
LONDON – SWIFT, the SouthWestern Integrated Fibre Technology network has hired Barry Field (pictured) as chief operating officer. Read more

David Battistelli to helm OMNI News: Italian Edition
TORONTO – Rogers Media announced Friday that David Battistelli has been named supervising producer of OMNI News: Italian Edition. Read more

CTV News anchor Sandie Rinaldo to receive RTDNA lifetime achievement award
TORONTO - The Radio Television Digital News Association Canada announced last week Sandie Rinaldo will receive its lifetime achievement award. Read more

Joly to open Banff Fest
TORONTO – Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages Mélanie Joly will kick off the 2018 Banff World Media Festival this year with a keynote speech Sunday, June 10th at 4:30 p.m. Read more

ISED launches new IP strategy
OTTAWA – Innovation, Science and Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains launched Canada’s new intellectual property (IP) strategy last week. Read more

Issue-resolution processes tied to wireless customer retention: J.D. Power study
TORONTO - Seamless customer care experiences directly correlate with a consumer’s view of their wireless provider and appetite to remain a loyal customer, says an annual study by J.D. Read more

“Much decorated and highly respected” Kevin Newman to receive RTDNA Canada’s President’s Award
TORONTO – CTV’s Kevin Newman will receive the RTDNA’s prestigious President’s Award at the president’s reception on May 25 during the Read more

Execulink expands FTTH to Port Dover
WOODSTOCK, ON – Execulink Telecom is set to deliver Fibre to the Home to the town of Port Dover, with installations beginning this fall. Read more

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