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EXCLUSIVE: How Global's MMC is changing the way TV news is made
The viewer rules WHILE THE NEW DIGITAL GIZMOS and software used for TV newsgathering, dissemination and consumption has undergone wholesale, massive change, the way TV stations construct their evening news shows still looks very Read more

UPDATED: Merged Corus/Shaw Media greets “landmark day” with new brand, senior team
TORONTO – After completing its $2.65 billion acquisition of Shaw Media, Corus Entertainment unveiled a new corporate brand and executive leadership team on Friday. Read more

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Canadian market sees loss of 190,000 TV subscribers in 2015: report
TORONTO – While more Canadians forgo paid TV subscriptions, the TV market share among traditional telcos continues to grow at the expense of cable and satellite, says a new report from Convergence Consulting. Read more

Free online TV viewing hampered by ad loads, Netflix: report
TORONTO - Based just on the full-episode TV shows Canadian broadcasters and specialty channels made available online for free in 2015 (so, not requiring a TV subscription, iTunes, Netflix, etc.), Toronto research firm Convergence Consulting Read more

Birch Communications buys Primus’ Canadian assets
ATLANTA - U.S. telecom provider Birch Communications Inc. said Monday that it has completed the Canada component of its purchase of select assets and customers of Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc. Read more

CRTC shuts out U.S. shopping service QVC
OTTAWA – The CRTC has turned down a request by VMedia Inc. Read more

Telus to invest $4.5B across Alberta through 2020
EDMONTON - Telus intends to invest $4.5 billion in new communications infrastructure across Alberta through 2019, of which $900 million will be invested this year alone, the company said Monday. Read more

DHX Media to produce second season of new ‘Teletubbies’ for CBeebies
HALIFAX – DHX Media and BBC’s pre-school channel CBeebies are producing a second season of the popular children's television property Teletubbies. Read more

BlackBerry offers BBM users more control over messages, content
WATERLOO, ON – BlackBerry said that its new BBM release on iOS, Android and BlackBerry smartphones will allow BBM users greater privacy and control over the messages and content that they share. Read more

TekSavvy lauds new CRTC proceeding designed to bring “reasonable rates” to wireline telecom competition
CHATHAM, ON - TekSavvy Solutions is applauding the CRTC’s decision that determined that wholesale telecom rates paid by competitive telecom providers are neither just nor reasonable. Read more

CMF trims budget, tweaks program guidelines
TORONTO – The Canada Media Fund (CMF) has set its 2016-2017 program budget at $371.2 million, down $4 million from last year’s budget, and has also revised its program guidelines. Read more

Fight Network, FNTSY Sports expand U.S. distribution with Service Electric launch
TORONTO - Fight Network and FNTSY Sports Network have launched on Service Electric Broadband Cable in New Jersey, said the channels' parent Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corp. Read more

With Shaw Media sold, Shaw Communications emerges as “pure-play connectivity company”
CALGARY – The sale of Shaw Media to Corus Entertainment will enable parent Shaw Communications to double down on being a pure-play connectivity provider, the Calgary-based communications giant said Friday. Read more

Bell offers unlimited access to On Demand movies
MONTREAL - Bell is extending movie lovers ongoing access to their On Demand movies as long as they remain customers of Bell Fibe TV or Bell Aliant FibreOP TV. Read more

Rogers rolls out Internet of Things 'as a service'
TORONTO - Rogers Communications is offering Internet of Things (IoT) 'as a service' in an effort to help Canadian businesses simplify the process of managing IoT solutions. Read more

Popularity of smart home technology tempered by cybersecurity fears: survey
SANTA CLARA, CA – The majority of global consumers believe that smart homes will be as common in 2025 as smartphones are today, but they are also very concerned about cybersecurity, according to an Intel Security survey. Read more

The ads are true: CRTC report
Canadians are receiving the broadband speeds they're paying for OTTAWA-GATINEAU - The majority of broadband Internet services in Canada are as fast or faster than their advertised download and upload speeds, says a CRTC report on Read more

No pay-TV subscription? You can still get your Sportsnet Now
TORONTO – Cord-cutters or -nevers missing their live sports now have the option to buy Sportsnet Now, a direct-to-consumer service, without a pay-television subscription. Read more

Blue Ant International adds to sales, acquisitions team
TORONTO - Blue Ant International is expanding its UK office with the appointment of Mike Jackson to senior director, international sales & acquisitions. Read more

Corus to showcase two new lifestyle series at MIPTV
TORONTO – Corus Entertainment will introduce two new unscripted lifestyle series at MPITV as it continues to add to its library of Women and Family content. Read more

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