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Former specialty channel execs going global and hyper-niche with new over-the-top services
TORONTO — Clearly seeing over-the-top as the biggest opportunity currently in the market, several former specialty channel executives have banded together to form a new digital media company that plans to launch a number of niche Read more

CCSA Connect 2015 in pictures
MONT TREMBLANT - Nearly 300 folks representing Canadian cable companies, tech vendors and specialty services descended on Mont Tremblant last week for the 2015 Canadian Cable Systems Alliance annual Connect conference. Read more

CRTC unveils new TV Wholesale Code
OTTAWA – The CRTC has released its greatly anticipated Wholesale Code, intended to help simplify, and perhaps smooth the waters, in many aspects of the relationship between television service providers and television channel owners. Read more

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SSi to invest $75M in Nunavut’s broadband network
IQALUIT - Northern broadband service provider SSi is investing $75 million in broadband service across Nunavut in an effort to help bridge the digital divide between North and South. Read more

DHX Media sees revenue, profits, skyrocket in “year of tremendous growth”
HALIFAX – DHX Media ended fiscal 2015 on a high note, posting a 127% jump in revenues and a 150% leap in profits. Read more

Rogers’ KiSS 92.5 app joins Apple Watch
TORONTO – Rogers Radio’s KiSS 92.5 has become the first Canadian music station available on the Apple Watch. Read more

ZoomerMedia elevates Shenken to VP content, TV GM
TORONTO - ZoomerMedia has promoted Beverley Shenken to VP, content and general manager of its television division. Read more

CBC names new leadership in kids' programming, digital originals
TORONTO – The CBC has announced that Martin Markle is returning to the national public broadcaster as senior director of children's content, and Zach Feldberg will become executive in charge of production, digital originals. Read more

HBO recognized as Company of Distinction at Banff
BANFF, AB – American pay-TV service HBO will be honoured as the Company of Distinction at the 2016 Banff World Media Festival. Read more

SaskTel partnership brings wireless service to two northern communities
REGINA - The new cellular towers serving the communities of Wollaston Lake and Fond Du Lac First Nation are fully operational and residents can now sign up for SaskTel’s wireless service. Read more

CMW tunes up first live music industry awards
TORONTO - The best of the live music business sector will take centre stage at the first annual Live Music Industry Awards during Canadian Music Week 2016. Read more

MAVTV Canada revs up website in advance of network launch
TORONTO – New motorsports network MAVTV has launched its Canadian website and Facebook page as it races towards its network launch. Read more

CTV’s W5 preps for 50th season
TORONTO - North America’s longest-running investigative journalism series, W5, will open its 50th season on October 3 on CTV. Read more

Axia seeks new fibre optic communities in Alberta
CALGARY - Axia has kicked off a campaign to bring fibre optic Internet to more rural Alberta communities starting next year. Read more

Vice Canada readies “non-traditional election coverage”
TORONTO - Youth media company and digital content studio Vice Canada is focussing its election coverage on issues that it says have been overlooked by the federal parties. Read more

CBC seeks Canadian YouTube stars
TORONTO – CBC is partnering with global media company Fullscreen in an effort to help Canadian content creators reach new audiences across the country through CBC, YouTube, and other Read more

CraveTV, shomi credited with declining P2P Filesharing in Canada: Sandvine
WATERLOO, ON - New streaming entrants such as shomi and CraveTV have helped to drive down P2P Filesharing of total fixed network traffic in Canada, which declined from 15% observed last year to 11% this year, according to data from Sandvine. Read more

Rogers markets new managed network services to Canadian businesses
TORONTO - Rogers Communications unveiled a number of cloud-managed network services Thursday that it says will free up time and capital that Canadian enterprises burn managing their legacy IT technologies and infrastructure. Read more

Corus rolls out TV Everywhere apps for Disney Channel, YTV, Nickelodeon
TORONTO – Corus Entertainment launched TV Everywhere apps Watch Disney Channel, YTVGo and NickGO this week. Read more

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