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From the field to the living room, vertical integration lets Rogers bet big on 4K TV
TORONTO – On Monday, Rogers Communications made a commitment to 4K, ultra-high definition TV that no one else on the globe has yet made. Read more

Internet Society warns Quebec government about attempting internet censorship
IT’S THE VERY LAST item in a 600-page budget document and since it was announced in March literally nothing has Read more

UPDATED: Bell Media cuts 40 more as its restructuring continues; Parent company re-orgs, too
TORONTO and MONTREAL – Bell Media cut approximately 40 people from its payroll this week, primarily from the director and senior director levels, and mostly in Toronto and Montreal. Read more

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What are the obstacles to innovation at Shaw and Rogers?
TORONTO - With millions of customers between them, you'd expect that customer service would be shining stars for Canada's biggest cablecos. Read more

Corus, Bento Box partner on new Canadian production company
CANNES - Corus Entertainment is teaming up with U.S. Read more

CBC offers all display inventory through programmatic buying
TORONTO - CBC is making all of its digital display advertising inventory available programmatically in order to offer advertisers deep targeting combined with reach and scale. Read more

Quebecor launches new talent collective for YouTubers
MONTREAL - Québecor Groupe Média is the latest Canadian communications company seeking to tap in to millennial content makers. Read more

OBITUARY: Quebec radio builder André Lallier
MONTREAL - André Lallier, the director of content at CHOM and ÉNERGIE Montréal radio stations, died Sunday after battle with cancer. Read more

Telus opens door to home of the future
EDMONTON – Telus unveiled some nifty smart-home innovations that it says will be possible when homes in British Columbia and Alberta are connected to its fibre optic network. Read more

SMPTE, HPA move forward with partnership
WHITE PLAINS, NY - The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) and the Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA) have announced plans to consolidate in order to better serve the media and entertainment industry. Read more

Rogers unveils GB internet; 4K live sports content; set top box
TORONTO - Rogers officially announced “the next big thing in home entertainment” Monday with the launch of 4K ready gigabit internet speeds, a new 4K set top box, Rogers 4K TV and a big commitment to live sports broadcasting in 4K high Read more

Rogers launching Gb internet today
TORONTO – It is expected that Rogers Communications will announce Rogers Ignite Gigabit Internet today at noon during a press event at the Rogers Centre. Read more

Telus to ratchet up Vancouver’s speeds to 1 Gbps
VANCOUVER – Telus said Friday that it will spend $1 billion to make Vancouver the world’s next gigabit-enabled city. Read more

Quebecor, NBCUniversal team up to develop new formats
MONTREAL – Quebecor Content has signed a strategic development partnership with NBCUniversal International Studios to co-develop new factual entertainment and studio-based formats for international audiences. Read more

OBITUARY: Former CTV Ottawa newscaster, philanthropist, Max Keeping
OTTAWA - CTV Ottawa broadcasting icon Max Keeping passed away Thursday in Ottawa after a lengthy battle with cancer. Read more

Trust in brand outweighs media where ad is carried: ASC report
TORONTO – Canadians continue to have more trust in ads that appear in traditional media than in those in online media, but trust in a brand is a more significant than the type of media where the ad is carried, says the Advertising Standards Read more

Spanish language TV freeview underway on Vidéotron
TORONTO – Videotron’s illico digital TV customers may now enjoy a free preview of two of the country’s leading Spanish-language TV channels. Read more

Bell Media taps Meloul as VP programming, French-language TV
MONTREAL – Bell Media has named Dany Meloul to VP programming, French-language TV, effective immediately. Read more

Pelmorex sells off TWN’s commercial services division to focus on consumer market
OAKVILLE, ON – Pelmorex Media Inc. has sold The Weather Network Commercial Services Division (TWNCS) to London-based weather solutions business MeteoGroup, the companies announced Thursday. Read more

TFO’s amasses media assets on new digital platform
TORONTO – TFO has launched a new digital platform for kids and parents seeking fun, educational French-language content. Read more

Original crime drama ‘Blood and Water’ hits OMNI November 8
TORONTO - OMNI Television is readying its first original Chinese crime drama series that will premiere early next month in Mandarin, Cantonese and English. Read more

Netflix stocks up on new series for older kids
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Netflix is bulking up on kids content after announcing Thursday that it is adding seven new original series to its lineup aimed at older children. Read more

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