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How a University of Waterloo startup is saving operators bandwidth - and money
SSIMWAVE assumes starring role in video quality A SMALL BUT SWIFTLY growing University of Waterloo tech startup is shaking up the TV and movie industries with a ground-breaking way of tracking video quality on any Read more

While "concerned" about the state of the market, Commission accepts Big Three's skinny wireless plans
New low-cost data only plans to be in market within 90 days GATINEAU – The CRTC announced today it has accepted the revised low-cost data only mobile wireless plans offered – at the demand of the Commission on the impetus of federal Read more

Vidéotron and Bell reach deal on Crave, ending lawsuit
MONTREAL — Bell is no longer accusing Vidéotron of pirating Crave TV. Read more

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Vista Radio buys three western stations
LETHBRIDGE, Alta. Read more

CRTC gives Bell Media a month to pay tangible benefits shortfall
OTTAWA – The CRTC has ordered Bell Media to pay over $400,000 in outstanding tangible benefits after denying the broadcaster’s request to overturn an earlier decision. Read more

ACTRA says ‘yes’ to new independent production deal
TORONTO - An overwhelming number of Canadian performers have voted in favour of ratifying their new Independent Production Agreement (IPA) governing English-language production in Canada. Read more

SaskTel launches interNET Extended 25 service in 18 more rural communities
REGINA - SaskTel has upgraded its internet speeds in more rural areas of the province, announcing Monday that its interNET Extended 25 service is now available in 18 additional communities. Read more

Peacock Alley Entertainment taps new SVP scripted content
TORONTO – Former Vice Media exec Chantal Jackson has joined Peacock Alley Entertainment (PAE) as senior vice president of scripted content. Read more

Thunderbird’s ‘Heavy Rescue: 401’ keeps on trucking on Discovery
VANCOUVER - Thunderbird Entertainment’s reality series Heavy Rescue: 401 will return to Discovery Canada with 14 new episodes starting next month. Read more

SSi Mobile expands to 23 Nunavut communities
YELLOWKNIFE - SSi Micro has launched in its 23rd wireless market in Nunavut. Read more

CMF awards $19.7M for 31 digital media, francophone minority projects
TORONTO - The Canada Media Fund (CMF) has announced that 31 projects will receive a total of $19.7 million in funding through three of its programs. Read more

DHX Media inks wave of distribution deals for adventure series ‘The Deep’
HALIFAX – DHX Media has has struck ten new distribution deals for the global hit series The Deep, bringing the total number of broadcasters and streaming platforms for the CGI-animated underwater adventure series up to 40 globally. Read more

CRTC mandates standards to improve message relay services
OTTAWA and GATINEAU – The CRTC has set new standards for text-based message relay services to help improve the service for hearing or speech impaired Canadians. Read more

Montreal home to next Digital Domain visual effects studio
LOS ANGELES and MONTREAL - Global VFX studio Digital Domain will open its ninth location in Montreal early next year. Read more

SaskTel launches maxTV Stream in 11 new communities
REGINA - SaskTel is bringing its maxTV Stream IPTV platform to 11 more rural communities. Read more

Netflix partners with Québec Cinéma to develop new filmmakers
MONTREAL - Québec Cinéma is teaming up with Netflix to help mentor and coach the next generation of Quebec filmmakers. Read more

Canadian Fiber Optics heads up extensive fibre upgrade to B.C.’s Haida Gwaii Islands
CALGARY - Canadian Fiber Optics said Thursday that it will lead a $4.9M project to install 40 km of fibre network throughout the remote Haida Gwaii region (formerly known as the Queen Charlotte Islands) in British Columbia. Read more

Super Channel adds two
EDMONTON – Super Channel has named Jenny Hacker as director of programming and Marlene Lone to the newly created role of director of affiliate marketing. Read more

CHCH to ice live hockey from OJHL
MISSISSAUGA and HAMILTON - CHCH-TV has struck a broadcast partnership with the Ontario Junior Hockey League to air six live games over the remainder of the 2018-2019 OJHL season. Read more

CRTC grants new Christian music stations in Kelowna/Kamloops, Saskatoon
OTTAWA – The CRTC awarded two new FM radio licences to International Harvesters for Christ Evangelistic Association Inc. Read more

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