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Freedom (with Will Arnett) set to disrupt Canadian wireless with no overage charges
TORONTO – The Canadian wireless market is about to face disruption akin to what T-Mobile wrought in the U.S., which will come as good news for Canadian consumers looking for much more data at a far lower price. Read more

An unintended consequence of the Wireless Code? Robbery
GATINEAU – On December 1st 2017, the CRTC’s new and improved Wireless Code came into effect, removing all restrictions on the unlocking of cellular phones, notably no more 90 days waiting period to do so and no Read more

CRTC to Big Three: Your skinny wireless is too fat (update #3)
GATINEAU – In a letter sent to all telecom intervenors in the lower-cost data-only (skinny wireless) proceeding, CRTC staff sent an unpleasant midsummer surprise to the three incumbent national wireless players by asking: Read more

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CRTC wants input into Quebec City radio market
Two new applicants for nearby communities OTTAWA — The CRTC is asking for more comments as it considers whether or not the radio market in and around Quebec City can sustain more stations. Read more

Xplore Mobile to launch this fall in Manitoba
WINNIPEG — Xplornet’s long-awaited move into the wireless market in Manitoba is now official, with the introduction of its Xplore Mobile brand on Wednesday and the announcement its wireless service will launch this fall. Read more

Stingray bolsters digital media business with Novramedia acquisition
MONTREAL — Stingray is growing again, announcing on Wednesday it is acquiring Toronto-based Novramedia, a leader in the design, development and implementation of digital media solutions. Read more

Global Calgary names Bindu Suri as new noon-hour anchor
CALGARY — As veteran newsman Tony Tighe prepares to anchor his last Global News at Noon broadcast on Thursday, Global Calgary announced the new anchor of its noon-hour newscast will be Bindu Suri (pictured centre), currently the Read more

CMF invests $6.1 million in 31 Canadian digital media projects
TORONTO — Digital media projects are the latest recipients of funding from the Canada Media Fund (CMF), with the CMF announcing Wednesday it is investing more than $6.1 million in prototyping and marketing support to 31 innovative projects as Read more

Bell MTS extends fibre network to 5,000 locations in Winkler, Man.
WINNIPEG — The city of Winkler, Man., will soon see a significant expansion of the Bell MTS all-fibre broadband network deployed in the city, with the announcement Wednesday that an additional 4,000 residences and businesses will have access to Read more

SCTE Foundation seeks applicants for Catherine Oakes Scholarship for Women
EXTON, PA — Applications are now being accepted for the Catherine Oakes Memorial Leadership Scholarship for Women, an award presented by the SCTE Foundation that recognizes, rewards and provides educational opportunities for women who aspire to Read more

‘Letterkenny’ begins production on Season 4
SUDBURY, ON — Season 4 of CraveTV’s hit comedy series Letterkenny is now in production in Sudbury and is set to debut later this year, with a number of new guest stars scheduled to appear. Read more

PGA extends SiriusXM broadcast agreement for another five years
TORONTO — The PGA of America and SiriusXM announced a five-year extension to their long-term broadcasting agreement as well as the launch of a new weekly talk show that will debut on August 8. Read more

Incognito partners with ASSIA for proactive Wi-Fi management
VANCOUVER and REDWOOD CITY, CA — A partnership between device management solution provider Incognito and Wi-Fi diagnostic software provider Adaptive Spectrum and Signal Alignment (ASSIA) has the aim to develop integrated Wi-Fi management and Read more

Netflix Calibrated Mode delivers studio-quality picture mastering to the living room
LOS GATOS, CA — Netflix and Sony announced they have collaboratively developed an enhanced display mode, known as Netflix Calibrated Mode, that configures the TV the same way creators calibrate their monitors in post production, promising to Read more

SOCAN and SODRAC integrate music rights management
MONTREAL and TORONTO — With its acquisition of SODRAC now closed, SOCAN announced Tuesday it will be able to offer music rights holders an integrated approach to managing both the performing rights and reproduction rights of composers, Read more

OMNI to air Blue Jays games in Tagalog every Sunday
TORONTO — Beginning this Sunday, August 5, OMNI Television will broadcast Toronto Blue Jays games in the Tagalog dialect, with a trio of sportscasters providing live play-by-play and colour commentary. Read more

One America News signs distribution deal with CCSA
SAN DIEGO — Conservative news channel One America News Network is a step closer to being carried in Canada, after parent company Herring Networks recently concluded a distribution agreement with the Canadian Communication Systems Alliance Read more

Ninety7’s battery bases bring portability to Google Home, Amazon Echo Dot
CHICAGO — Canadian users of Google Home and Amazon Echo Dot will be able to unplug and enjoy portability with their smart assistant devices thanks to Ninety7’s announcement on Tuesday that its portable battery base accessories are now Read more

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