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France to levy tax on YouTube, Netflix, et al
ACCORDING TO REPORTS from France this week, the country will enact a new levy on all providers of online video, beginning January 1, 2018. Read more

CCSA Connect 2017 opens
MONT TREMBLANT – Independent network operators as well as their programming and technology suppliers are gathered in the Fairmont Mont Tremblant Monday to Wednesday for the Canadian Cable Systems Alliance annual 2017 Connect Read more

Court returns QVC denial decision to CRTC
OTTAWA – Canadians may soon have more teleshopping options after the CRTC was urged to reconsider its earlier decision denying U.S.-based television shopping service QVC a place on Canadian TV Read more

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Boat Rocker Media expands into unscripted content with Proper Television acquisition
TORONTO – Boat Rocker Media has acquired the principal assets of unscripted production and distribution company Proper Television and Proper Rights. Read more

OBITUARY: Crossroads and Yes TV founder Rev. David Mainse
BURLINGTON, ON - The Reverend David Mainse, founder of Crossroads Christian Communications and the first host of religious talk show 100 Huntley Street, passed away Monday after a five-year battle with leukemia. Read more

CBC’s ‘Rick Mercer Report’ to wrap after 15 seasons
TORONTO – Comedian and political satirist Rick Mercer said Monday that his comedy series Rick Mercer Report will launch its 15th and final season Tuesday on CBC. Read more

Stingray Music mobile app to offer ads
MONTREAL – Stingray is now offering direct and programmatic buying on its Stingray Music mobile app. Read more

Network issue could result in 9-1-1- delays for Bell's Apple Watch Series 3 customers
MONTREAL – Bell is warning customers with the new Apple Watch Series 3 that their longitude and latitude location may not be supplied to 9-1-1 operators when the device is not paired with their iPhone via Bluetooth. Read more

New $70M data centre goes live in downtown Montreal
MONTREAL - The new downtown Montreal data centre officially opened its doors Friday, billed as the only true wholesale and purpose-built data centre in the city. Read more

Brigitte Vincent joins Groupe V Media as content VP
MONTREAL – Groupe V Media has named former Corus Media exec Brigitte Vincent as vice-president of content. Read more

Univision Canada to air live telecast in support of earthquake, hurrican relief efforts
TORONTO - Spanish-language TV channel Univision Canada will air a live special Saturday night to raise funds for the Canadian Red Cross relief efforts in support of Mexico’s earthquake victims and communities impacted by Hurricanes Maria, Read more

Groupe Média TFO feels the LUV at IBC Awards
TORONTO - Groupe Média TFO’s technology received international recognition this week after winning two awards at the IBC Innovation Awards 2017 in Amsterdam. Read more

OBITUARY: Cable veteran Carl Newton
TORONTO - Newton Cable founder Carl Newton was laid to rest in Toronto earlier this week after his passing on September 15. Read more

Food Network Canada bakes up new competition with General Mills
TORONTO - Corus Entertainment’s Food Network Canada is teaming up with food giant General Mills Canada on the first-ever, fully-integrated special for Pillsbury and Betty Crocker’s online baking contest, Bake it Possible. Read more

Newly acquired Sandvine takes on IoT, 5G
WATERLOO and FREMONT, CA - Francisco Partners’ backed Procera Networks has completed its $562 million acquisition of Read more

CTV Vancouver marks 20 years on the air
VANCOUVER – CTV Vancouver marked its 20th anniversary on the air Friday with a retrospective special that included guests from the station’s past and present in front of a live studio audience. Read more

Portfolio strikes first deal with China’s iQiYi Kids
TORONTO - Children’s content producer and distributor Portfolio Entertainment has signed its first deal with China’s iQiYi Kids video-on-demand platform for two of its series. Read more

Canada’s privacy protections must address consent challenges, says OPC report
OTTAWA – Canada’s federal private sector privacy law should include order-making powers and the ability to impose fines, like the U.S. Read more

CTV, TSN, RDS, Discovery ready Invictus Games coverage, programming
TORONTO – Bell Media’s extensive coverage of the Invictus Games Toronto 2017 kicks off Saturday and will air across CTV, TSN, RDS, and Discovery over the following eight days. Read more

BlackBerry to help power Delphi’s self-driving cars
WATERLOO – BlackBerry has finalized a commercial partnership agreement with UK headquartered firm Delphi Automotive to provide the operating system for its autonomous driving system. Read more

CommTech Shows call for seminars, papers
TORONTO - The annual Canadian CommTech Show and Seminars is seeking proposals for technical seminars, forums and workshops to be offered during both shows in 2018. Read more

Prime Time in Ottawa opens early bird registration
OTTAWA – Registration is now open for the CMPA’s Prime Time In Ottawa conference scheduled for January 31- February 2, 2018 at the Westin Ottawa. Read more

New tool aims to help reps, customers, find shows, while trimming call centre call times
HAMILTON – We all know the world of television has changed in myriad ways, especially with thousands of shows available on multiple channels or platforms. Read more


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