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Federal Court dismisses Bell’s mobile TV appeal
TORONTO – The Federal Court dismissed Bell Canada’s appeal of a CRTC decision over its former mobile TV service offering. Read more

BCE/MTS deal could squeeze SaskTel profits, quash Feds’ four carriers objective
REGINA - BCE’s acquisition of MTS could result in new government policies designed to create incentives for additional wireless competition, says SaskTel’s risk assessment report of the proposed deal. Read more

Banff Fest 2016: Quebecor as a case study of the French market's challenges
BANFF - Quebecor Media put on one of the best scripted and packaged panels I've ever attended at Banff – and they made a very convincing case for the power of partnerships. Read more

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RTDNA Canada releases new code of ethics
TORONTO - The Radio Television Digital News Association of Canada Code of Journalistic Ethics has been the industry standard for broadcast journalism as administered by the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council (CBSC) since 1993. Read more

How youth will be served in Canada's entertainment and media through 2020: PwC
TORONTO - Internet advertising, mobile technology adoption, and over-the-top (OTT) streaming will drive Canadian entertainment and media revenues through 2020, says a PwC report released Monday. Read more

OBITUARY: Former CRTC director-general and “extraordinary community person” Peter Fleming
DEMORESTVILLE, ON – Broadcast industry veteran, former CRTC director-general, and community advocate Peter Fleming passed away June 15 after a brief battle with cancer. Read more

Edmonton radio hearing set for September
OTTAWA – The CRTC will head to Edmonton this September to consider 11 new radio applications vying to serve that market. Read more

CCSA unveils 2016 Tuned-in Canada winners
SAINT JOHN - After more than 180 nominations and some 28,000 votes cast across the country, the Canadian Cable Systems Alliance (CCSA) has announced the winners of the 2016 Tuned-in Canada: The CCSA Awards. Read more

Ethnic Channels Group backs program to match seniors, entrepreneurs
MARKHAM, ON - Ethnic Channels Group (ECG) has thrown its support behind a new initiative that will see retired professionals offer mentorship and expertise to aspiring entrepreneurs. Read more

Lord leaving CWTA
OTTAWA and MONCTON – Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association president and CEO Bernard Lord is leaving the organization to become CEO of Moncton-based medical care insurance company Medavie. Read more

CBC to air final Tragically Hip concert
TORONTO – CBC will air and live stream the final concert of the Tragically Hip’s farewell tour on August 20 from the band’s hometown in Kingston, Ontario. Read more

TLN helps TD welcome newcomers to Canada
TORONTO - Telelatino Network is the title sponsor of TD Bank Group’s Welcome to Canada Literacy Program, designed to help ease the arrival of new Canadians. Read more

TSC launches t-commerce service on Apple TV
TORONTO – Rogers-owned The Shopping Channel (TSC) is making its easier to pick up some deals after launching a new t-commerce shopping experience on Apple TV. Read more

Bravo Telecom adds more services for Quebec customers
MONTREAL – Independent ISP Bravo Telecom is stepping up its game against its Quebec-based competitors with new services that it will roll out this summer. Read more

Streaming music services, ad blockers, gain in popularity among Canadians: MTM
OTTAWA – While awareness of Ultra HD (4K) is growing among Canadians, only 4% of Canadians report owning a 4K TV set, according to new research from the Media Technology Monitor (MTM). Read more

Comedy was crude, but did not breach any broadcast codes: CBSC
OTTAWA – A comedy program that included a scene involving a dog licking a man’s behind did not violate any broadcast codes, the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council (CBSC) has ruled. Read more

Stingray wraps up F2016 with “record” profits, revenues
MONTREAL - Stingray Digital Group credited strong growth from its international business for a 110.1% jump in profits in its first fiscal year as a public company. Read more

Supreme Court rules city cannot jam Rogers’ cell tower construction
OTTAWA – Cities do not have the right to stop cell phone towers from being built on municipal land, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled. Read more

Corus Entertainment grows partnership with Cartoon Network in Canada
TORONTO – Corus Entertainment has extended its partnership with Turner's Cartoon Network in a new multi-year deal that will also see its production and distribution arm Nelvana become the exclusive merchandising agent for the channel's brands Read more

Radio Connect marketing bureau headed by Sarah Garvie
OTTAWA - The Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB) has officially unveiled its new radio marketing and advocacy bureau known as Radio Connect. Read more

Google Canada, Toronto Public Libraries team up on WiFi lending program
TORONTO – A new program at Toronto’s public libraries is allowing residents to check out home Internet service in addition to their books. Read more

SaskTel launches Hollywood Suite Go
TORONTO and REGINA – Hollywood Suite’s mobile and web VOD service Hollywood Suite GO (HSGO) is now available to SaskTel’s Hollywood Suite subscribers. Read more


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