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Freedom offers new 100 GB Big Binge Bonus
CALGARY – Freedom Mobile today announced the launch of its big Christmas season selling push, the Big Binge Bonus, a limited-time offer which gives customers 100 GB of bonus LTE data in addition to their monthly data allotment. Read more

Smart speakers taking off in Canada
TORONTO – Expect a lot of Christmas wrapping to be torn from boxes containing smart home speakers this year, says Toronto’s Solutions Research Group. Read more

Low income broadband program Connecting Families has officially launched
OTTAWA – The Connecting Families program which was announced in June by Navdeep Bains, Minister of Industry, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) at the Telecom Summit, in Toronto was unveiled this week. Read more




More Breaking Stories

Alert Ready to be tested nationwide November 28
OAKVILLE – On Wednesday, November 28, provincial and territorial emergency management organizations will be issuing public test messages through Alert Ready, Canada's emergency alerting system, that will hit TVs, radios and wireless phones all Read more

Leclerc Communications seeks common ownership policy exemption in bid to buy stations from RNC Media
OTTAWA – The CRTC will hold a public hearing next February to consider Leclerc Communication’s proposal to buy French-language commercial radio stations CHOI-FM Québec and CKLX-FM Montréal from RNC Media for $19 million. Read more

Younger Canadians most likely to pirate content: MTM
OTTAWA – The majority of Canadians who report pirating TV and movie content also have a TV service or an over-the-top TV subscription, according to a new research from the Media Technology Monitor (MTM). Read more

Canadian creators sought for Latin American trade mission
OTTAWA - Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez is inviting participants from Canada’s creative industries to join him on trade mission to Latin America in February. Read more

Bell Media's TV, radio stations play Santa to needy GTA kids
TORONTO – Bell Media’s CP24 and CHUM 104.5 are counting down to Christmas with the 52nd annual CP24 CHUM Christmas Wish campaign, a city-wide toy drive and Read more

Sportsnet kicks it old school with Hockey Night in Canada Retro Jacket Night
TORONTO – Sportsnet is going retro this Saturday night, with its on-air team donning the vintage baby blue jackets featuring the original Hockey Night in Canada logo in support of Hockey Fights Cancer. Read more

CTAM Canada issues call for new BoD members
TORONTO - CTAM Canada is seeking eight new members to join its board of directors to serve in 2019/20. Read more

Crave gifts viewers more ‘Letterkenny’
TORONTO - With the festive season quickly approaching, Crave is offering fans of its hit comedy series Letterkenny a new Christmas-themed special plus will deliver a new “six-pack” of episodes on December 25. Read more

Family Channel stands up with Bullying Awareness Week
TORONTO - Family Channel has kicked off its annual Bullying Awareness Week with a social media campaign and weeklong programming event designed to inspire youth to stand up to bullying and be kind to others. Read more

CTV readies We Day 2018 broadcast
TORONTO - CTV is celebrating young change-makers with the broadcast premiere of We Day 2018, on Saturday, November 24 at 7:00 PM ET. Read more

BlackBerry drops $1.4B to acquire U.S. cybersecurity firm Cylance
WATERLOO – BlackBerry is buying AI-based cybersecurity company Cylance for US $1.4 billion in cash, the company announced Friday. Read more

Dejero wins Emmy
WATERLOO, ON – Dejero has won a Technology & Engineering Emmy Award for 'excellence in engineering creativity', capping a decade in the field of live transmission. Read more

Last call for seminars, papers for 2019 CommTech Shows
TORONTO – There’s still time to submit proposals for training sessions, forums and workshops to be offered during the two Canadian CommTech Show and Seminars in 2019. Read more

Canadian start-up creates new platform to track Earth’s sustainability
Receives $52M in federal, provincial funding MONTREAL - The governments of Canada and Quebec are throwing their support behind the development of NorthStar, a new global environment information platform that aims to help humanity track Read more

SSi Mobile drops rates
YELLOWKNIFE - SSi Micro has rolled out new lower rates for its mobile plans in a move that it says significantly undercuts “the principal competitor in the North.” Read more

Food Network Canada cooks up live Twitter series #OneDirtyDish
TORONTO – Food Network Canada is serving up its first short form content series on Twitter that will debut with two live episodes. Read more

Canadian performers, independent producers, hammer out new IPA
TORONTO - The Canadian Media Production Association (CMPA) and the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA), and the Read more


Job Board Postings

Journalist (Cultural) (French Services) - MON05175 - CBC

Network Analyst (MTIS) - TOR06669 - CBC

Data Analyst, Business Analysis & Strategic Planning (English Services) - CBC

Premise Equipment Material Control - Eastlink

Business Specialist - Shaw

Intermediate Data Analyst - Shaw

Specialist, BSS Operations - Freedom Mobile

Senior Data Scientist - Bell Canada

Digital Account Specialist, Bell Media

VideoJournalist - Bell Media

Big Data Developer - Rogers

Project Manager, Creative - Rogers Media

Systems Analyst - Corus Entertainment

Scrum Master/Project Manager - Corus Entertainment

Online Editor - Corus Entertainment

Reporter/Editor Inuktitut Language (CBC North) (English Services) - IQA00104 - Taleo

Accounting Analyst

Manager - Technology Strategy - Graduate Technology Leadership Program - TEC10774-18 - Telus

Strategy Manager - TELUS International - PLA03733-18 - Telus

Performance Analyst II - TELUS Data & Trust Office - PLA03844-18 - Telus

Executive Office Specialist - Freedom Mobile

Accountant - Shaw

Manager, Architecture & Governance - Shaw

Incident Manager - Bell

Senior Manager, Value Creation - Bell

Specialist, Revenue Management - Bell

Talent Sr. Business Analyst - Rogers

Web Instructional Developer - Rogers

Wireless Equipment Specialist - Rogers

Finance Manager - Corus

Digital Journalist

Account Coordinator - Corus entertainment

System Service Technician, FT (Parkland Area of MB)

Legal Counsel, Labour and Employment Law (Legal Services) - TOR06571 - Taleo

Technical Producer - Eastlink

Network Administrator - Eastlink

Manager, Corporate Tax - Eastlink

Customer Facing Technician- Welland (Permanent, Full-time) - Cogeco

Learning Technology Analyst - Development & Learning - Operations - TEC10751-18 - Telus

Developer Analyst III - TELUS Health - ROL03523-18 - Telus

Learning Technology Analyst - Development & Learning - Operations - TEC10751-18 - Telus

Senior DevOps Software Developer, Bell Media

Program Manager, Finance & IT Contracts Management - Bell Canada

Technician - Advanced, Cable Repair, Technician - Bell Canada

Web Encoding Operator - Rogers

Senior Analyst, Performance Planning - Rogers

Change Analyst- Cyber - Rogers Communications

Production Resource Specialist - Corus Entertainment

Production Accountant - Corus Entertainment

National Online Journalist – Politics - Corus Entertainment


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