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Future TV Ads: Why the Canadian TV industry needs to collaborate better
TORONTO – To compete with OTT players, does ad-funded TV in Canada need a ‘Big Hairy Audacious Goal’ to focus the entire industry? Read more

Copyright Act Review: Radio has its say on Parliament Hill
OTTAWA – Despite three tornados having torn through the city just days prior, the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology reconvened in Ottawa on Monday to further discuss the Statutory Review of the Copyright Act. Read more

Copyright Review: CNOC encourages MPs to reject FairPlay Canada
OTTAWA – After having paused for Parliament’s summer recess, the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology reconvened in the nation’s capital on Wednesday to continue its statutory review of the Copyright Act. Read more




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RADIO: What do long term ratings trends say about Toronto's format flips?
RADIO RATINGS ANALYSIS is a complex task, as we’ve been saying. Read more

DHX exits strategic review with new Peanuts agreement, focus on WildBrain
HALIFAX – Kids and family content maker and broadcaster DHX Media said late Monday it has concluded its strategic review, announcing that the company has signed a multi-million-dollar agency agreement for Peanuts in China and Asia with CAA Read more

Public alerting system saved lives in Ottawa, but needs more testing, public education: CRTC
OTTAWA – Despite issuing over 100 updates and wireless alerts warning of high-risk emergencies, Canadians still have questions about how the national public alerting system works and which devices are compatible, says CRTC chief consumer Read more

Bell MTS extends LTE Advanced wireless coverage in Southeastern Manitoba
WINNIPEG – Bell MTS has expanded its LTE Advanced (LTE-A) wireless coverage in Manitoba, extending wireless service for the first time to the Southeastern communities of Stuartburn, Woodridge and Zhoda. Read more

CTV asks viewers to “Get Into It” with new fall campaign
TORONTO – CTV said Monday that it is rolling out a new campaign, including a simplified logo, to mark the debut of its fall season. Read more

SSi Mobile marks Iqaluit launch with food centre donation
IQALUIT – Following Saturday's launch of SSi Micro’s wireless service in Iqaluit, the company donated a portion of the 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 30 - February 1, 2019 at the Westin Ottawa. Read more

TeraGo buys Mobilexchange for $5.7M
TORONTO – TeraGo is buying Mobilexchange Spectrum Inc. Read more

Access drops puck on 2018-19 WHL season
REGINA - Access Communications will once again provide local hockey coverage throughout Saskatchewan from the Western Hockey League (WHL), including 20 Regina Pats regular season games. Read more

Canadian series debunking health myths to stream on Netflix this week
TORONTO – Netflix has picked up a Canadian made docu-series challenging mass-marketed health trends. Read more

TLN drafts redtag.ca as Serie A Italian League Soccer sponsor
TORONTO - TLN Media Group Canada has announced Canadian travel company redtag.ca as a presenting sponsor of its coverage of Serie A Italian League Soccer for the 2018-2019 season. Read more

Global News adds new political series ‘Focus BC’
VANCOUVER – Global BC has launched a new weekly civic politics series that it says highlights the issues that affect residents the most. Read more

MAtv’s fall schedule reflects Greater Montréal area communities, says Videotron
MONTREAL - Videotron’s community channel MAtv is launching a new fall schedule that boasts a dozen new series made by and for local residents that reflect Montréal's social and cultural diversity. Read more

Heritage gets new deputy minister and associate deputy minister
OTTAWA – While ISED looks a model of stability, Canadian Heritage has seen in the recent months a new minister, Read more

Rogers to create new 5G innovation hub on UBC campus
VANCOUVER - Rogers and the University of British Columbia (UBC) are teaming up to build a real-world 5G hub on the UBC campus in Vancouver that will be “a testbed and blueprint for 5G innovation in Canada.” Read more

UPDATED: Over 80% of union approves agreement in principle with Radio-Canada
MONTREAL - The majority of members of the Syndicat des communications de Radio-Canada (FNC-CSN) have voted in favour of an agreement in principle reched with CBC/Radio-Canada on a new collective agreement. Read more

New BBC series ‘Dynasties’ to debut across all Blue Ant Media channels
TORONTO - All of Blue Ant Media's channels will air the premiere episode of a new BBC series from the creators of Planet Earth II when the series debuts later this fall. Read more

‘APTN Investigates’ marks a decade of investigative news
WINNIPEG – APTN is readying the 10th season of Canada’s only Indigenous investigative news program APTN Investigates that will kick off October Read more

CommTech Shows call for seminars, papers
TORONTO - The Canadian CommTech Show and Seminars is seeking proposals for training sessions, forums and workshops to be offered during both shows in 2019. Read more


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