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The Federal Court of Appeal struck down the Wholesale Code? Not so fast
ON MONDAY, WE described a Federal Court of Appeal decision as one that strikes down the CRTC’s TV Read more

Altering the Acts: Of USMCA, milking machines and the $60 billion needed to connect everyone
OTTAWA – Yesterday the Senate Standing Committee on Transport and Communications heard two radically different witnesses: Bill Hutchinson, who is all about networks and Stuart Jack who’s more about regulatory regimes and legislation. Read more

FairPlay: CRTC says it doesn't have jurisdiction under the Telecom Act, and dismisses site blocking proposal
Better to leave it to various Acts review GATINEAU – The CRTC announced this morning it has dismissed a proposed website-blocking regime which would address copyright piracy, dubbed Read more

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Copyright Review: Telus offers its proposed Act upgrades
OTTAWA – The Copyright Act review resumed in Ottawa on Monday, where representatives from Telus had the opportunity to discuss the company’s stance. Read more

More OTT: All the Housewives, all the Kardashians, all the time
NBCU launches hayu in Canada TORONTO – For $5.99 a month, Canadians can now have streaming access to over 6,000 episodes of over 200 reality shows with the launch of NBCUniversal’s over-the-top streaming portal hayu in Canada. Read more

Sportsnet president Scott Moore to step down this month
TORONTO - Scott Moore, president of Sportsnet and NHL Properties at Rogers Media, is leaving the company at the end of October. Read more

DHX Media readies new preschooler series; licenses 10 shows to Amazon Prime Video U.S. in Spanish
HALIFAX – DHX Media is teaming up with Chinese animation and toy company Alpha Group on a new animated series for preschoolers known as Rev & Roll. Read more

CMPA, DGC ratify new labour agreement
TORONTO - The Directors Guild of Canada and the Canadian Media Producers Association jointly announced the ratification of a new DGC-CMPA Standard Agreement on Wednesday after first Read more

CTV to plate new cooking show featuring celebrity Canadian chef Mary Berg
TORONTO – CTV has begun production on a new lifestyle series starring Masterchef Canada season 3 winner Mary Berg as she shares her delicious twists on home-cooked classics inspired by her family and friends. Read more

Westman rolls out whole-home Wi-Fi managed solution
BRANDON, MB - Westman Communications has launched its Enhanced WiFi Service in an effort to meet the growing demand for whole-home WiFi coverage. Read more

Blue Ant International adds more than 200 hours of new content ahead of MIPCOM
TORONTO - Blue Ant International is heading to MIPCOM this fall with over 250 hours of new original and acquired programming across its key categories, which include high impact documentaries, factual entertainment, nature and wildlife, and Read more

CityWest launches new customer-friendly website
PRINCE RUPERT – CityWest overhauled its website this week in a move that it says improves the user experience for customers in its markets from Prince Rupert to Houston Read more

New ‘Star Trek: Short Treks’ lands first on Space, then CraveTV and SnackableTV
TORONTO – Trekkies will want to tune in to Space this Thursday to catch the launch of Star Trek: Short Treks, a four-part series of stand-alone short stories. Read more

Lucie Lalumière named president and CEO of Interactive Ontario
TORONTO - Interactive Ontario said Tuesday that acting president and CEO Lucie Lalumière will move into the role on a permanent basis, effective immediately. Read more

Gusto Worldwide Media dishes up original fare to Philippines’ ACCION
OTTAWA - Gusto Worldwide Media has sold three of its original 4K UHD series to Read more

AMI-audio's morning show seeks new audiences on AMI-tv
TORONTO - AMI-audio's morning show Live from Studio 5 is joining AMI-tv's morning lineup with television cameras capturing the action as it happens in the studio at AMI's Toronto headquarters. Read more

Corus readies new series for international distribution at MIPCOM 2018
TORONTO - Corus Entertainment will be shopping three new, original series for international sale at MIPCOM. Read more

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