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Federal Court of Appeal sides with Bell, strikes down CRTC's TV Wholesale Code
OTTAWA – Former CRTC chair Jean-Pierre Blais’ ears must have been on fire Monday. Read more

Videotron suing Bell over door-to-door sales practices
MONTREAL — Quebecor and Bell are going to see each other in court again, this time over Bell's practice of door-to-door sales, which Quebecor alleges is unfair competition and against the law. Read more

Donald Trump overrules Jean-Pierre Blais
New NAFTA means return of Canadian ads to Super Bowl – and QVC is coming OTTAWA – Buried deep within the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement on trade is a specific bit of direction to the Canadian government about a TV Read more

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Iristel is the author of its own, and its customers' misfortune, says Telus
GATINEAU – If Iristel wants to make sure hospitals can reach patients who are also its customers on the phone in order to call them in for surgery, then the company should stop illegally boosting network traffic so those calls make it through, Read more

Letter to the Editor: Corporate squabbles must not endanger Canadians
AS THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE of Canada’s fastest-growing telecommunications company, I understand corporations operate to make a profit. Read more

CRTC releases more Broadband Fund details; applications accepted next year
OTTAWA-GATINEAU – The CRTC fleshed out more details on its Broadband Fund Thursday, a $750 million initiative designed to improve broadband Internet access services in underserved areas and help meet its universal service objective first set Read more

Fuller to leave Telus
TORONTO – Dave Fuller, executive vice-president and president of consumer and small business solutions at Telus will leave the company in January, it was announced Monday. Read more

Stakeholders laud Feds for maintaining cultural exemption in new trade deal
OTTAWA – The Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA) and ACTRA praised the federal government Monday for ensuring that the cultural exemption remained in the new North American free trade agreement, known as the United States-Mexico-Canada Read more

CRTC fines National Foods $25K for violating DNCL rules
OTTAWA – Pakistan-based food products company National Foods Ltd. Read more

Shaw’s new SD-WAN service helps businesses stay connected between locations
CALGARY - Shaw Communications has launched a new networking solution that it says gives businesses the ability to share business data and critical applications between head offices and their branch locations at up to half the cost of traditional Read more

Roku adds Amazon Prime Video in Canada
LOS GATOS, CA - Amazon Prime Video is now available on the Roku streaming platform in Canada. Read more

Sportsnet’s NHL coverage to include weekly Twitter series
Sportsnet #IceSurfing debuts October 9 TORONTO – With the puck set to drop on the 2018-2019 NHL season on Wednesday, Sportsnet’s opening week of NHL broadcasts will feature 11 national matchups with all seven Read more

7-Eleven goes over the boards for TSN’s ‘That’s Hockey’
TORONTO – TSN has signed the world’s largest convenience retailer as the title sponsor of its daily hockey news show That’s Hockey. Read more

Terror-iffic new series ‘Creeped Out’ highlights Family Channel’s October freeview
TORONTO – Family Channel is readying some spook-tacular programming for October, including the premiere of original anthology series Creeped Out, just in time for its free preview that runs all month. Read more

Netflix Canada boasts of “busy first year”
NETFLIX CANADA GAVE itself a hearty pat on the back Friday for what it described as “a busy first year” in its first permanent production presence outside of the United States. Read more

CMPA announces new exec committee; Shaftesbury's Scott Garvie remains chair
TORONTO - Shaftesbury’s Scott Garvie has been re-elected chair of the executive committee Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA) for the third time, a role that he has held since June 2016. Read more

Competition Bureau to overhaul website
OTTAWA - The Competition Bureau is planning to revamp its website in an effort to make it easier for users to locate what they need. Read more

Action, drama, comedy drive online streaming: MTM
OTTAWA – Canadians are spending more time watching video content online and their genres of choice is largely long form action and drama, says a new report from Media Technology Monitor (MTM). Read more

CRTC considers new radio stations for Timmins, North Bay
OTTAWA – The northern Ontario cities of Timmins and North Bay could soon have new radio stations after the CRTC issued separate calls for comments on the market capacity and on the appropriateness of calling for radio applications in the two Read more

Bob Cole to call it a career after 50 years of Hockey Night
TORONTO – Sportscaster Bob Cole is set to kick off his 50th – and final – season calling games for Hockey Night In Canada. Read more

SaskTel brings maxTV Stream to 12 more communities
REGINA - SaskTel launched its new maxTV Stream IPTV platform in 12 more communities this week. Read more

Quebecor throws support behind 10th annual FNC
MONTREAL - Quebecor is once again backing the Festival du nouveau cinéma (FNC) which this year will take place October 3 – 14, 2018 in Montreal. Read more

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