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Federal Court tells Rogers it can’t charge a fee to find movie pirates
TORONTO – Rogers Communications is not allowed to demand a fee from copyright owners who ask the giant ISP to help track down individual suspected movie and TV pirates, the Federal Court of Appeal Read more

Report: As Netflix shifts work to L.A., Hollywood film location shoots surge in Canada
THE DECISION BY NETFLIX to divert much more production to Los Angeles, despite more generous and uncapped tax credits Read more

Upfronts 2017: CBC TV schedule includes 17 newbies and 25 returnees
TORONTO – "Our 2017-18 slate is a tribute to the talent and authenticity of Canada's top creators, who are choosing CBC as the destination to share the stories they want to tell, including compelling new drama, comedy, factual, arts and Read more

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Rogers boosts its gaming game with esports content, new peering deals
TORONTO – Rogers Communications made some waves in the gamer community Wednesday with the announcement of a new content deal bringing exclusive esports to TV on Sportsnet Now and Sportsnet 360, while announcing on the network side new peering Read more

VMedia expands in Quebec
MONTREAL –TV, Internet and home phone provider VMedia, announced this week the launch of its TV service to Quebec City, Gatineau, Sherbrooke, Trois Rivières, Shawinigan, Saguenay, Chicoutimi, Rimouski and their surrounding Read more

Going Global: Blue Ant continues international expansion with RACAT purchase
TORONTO – Blue Ant Media announced Wednesday it has purchased RACAT Group in a major expansion of its international ambitions. Read more

Capital Networks announces leadership team changes
MARKHAM – Advanced content management software supplier Capital Networks announced changes in the company’s senior leadership this week. Read more

International initiative to enable FM chips in smartphones is approved
TORONTO – Just as the City of Toronto gets set to ask wireless companies and their device manufacturers to work together so that Read more

Rogers to bring low-cost Internet program to London
LONDON, ON – Rogers Communications is planning to extend its Connected for Success program to London. Read more

Newfoundland, Labrador prepare for 10-digit dialing, new area code 879
New area code 367 coming to eastern Quebec in November 2018 ST. Read more

DOC says CRTC's licence renewal decisions “a good news, bad news situation”
TORONTO - The Documentary Organization of Canada (DOC) took a little more time to review last week’s CRTC’s Read more

Corus Radio’s 101.1 BIG FM adds to morning show; CHAY-FM marks 40 years
BARRIE, ON - Corus’ 101.1 BIG FM has added radio personality Melanie Martin to its morning show team. Martin (pictured) started Tuesday alongside Kris Bawden as co-host of BIG Mornings. Read more

Love Nature SVoD launches on Amazon Channels UK
LONDON, UK – Love Nature’s streaming video service launched on Amazon Channels in the UK on Tuesday, offering Amazon Prime members access to its signature wildlife and nature content. Read more

Canadian film industry to be showcased at European Film Market in Berlin
BERLIN – Canada’s film industry will be highlighted as the next ‘Country in Focus’ at the European Film Market (EFM) during the Berlin International Film Festival next February. Read more

Global News Toronto, Corus Radio urge GTA residents to pay it forward on May 25
TORONTO – Greater Toronto Area residents are being encouraged to commit random acts of kindness on Thursday as part of the second annual Greater Toronto Day. Read more


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