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UPDATED: Ian Scott to be named CRTC chair
OTTAWA – On Tuesday morning, the federal government will name former Telesat and Telus executive Ian Scott as chairman of the CRTC, has learned. Read more

Super Channel elevates McDonald to president, CEO
EDMONTON - Super Channel has promoted Don McDonald to president and CEO, less than a year after awarding him the COO title. Read more

‘Must-see TV’ giving way to ‘much-stream TV’ in US: SRG
TORONTO – Streaming giant Netflix has cracked the list of the top four TV channels and services that U.S. Read more

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Cogeco Q3 revenues climb 4.5%
MONTREAL – Driven by growth at Cogeco Communications, Cogeco Inc. Read more

Telus to spend remaining deferral account funds on mobile accessibility
OTTAWA - The CRTC has approved some, but not all, of Telus’ ideas on how the telco should use the remaining $1.34 million of its deferral account funds to improve access to mobile wireless telecommunications services for persons with Read more

Sandvine scuttles Scalar deal; accepts $562M takeover bid from Francisco Partners
WATERLOO, ON – Less than two months after announcing that it was being bought by Scalar Acquireco Corp. for CAD $483 million, Read more

CBC ropes Calgary Stampede through 2019
TORONTO and CALGARY – CBC and the Calgary Stampede have extended their current media rights agreement through 2019. Read more

SWIFT unveils pre-qualified service providers
WYOMING, ON - The SouthWestern Integrated Fibre Technology (SWIFT) Network has released its list of pre-qualified service providers eligible to participate in the next stage of the procurement process for the project. Read more

Cable Cable adds new communications manager
FENELON FALLS, ON – Cable Cable has named Jayme Hughes as its new communications manager. Read more

First look at OAB Connection 2017
TORONTO - This year's agenda for Connection 2017, the Ontario Association of Broadcasters annual conference and awards gala, is taking shape with a lineup that will include sales to programming, to operational strategies and leadership. Read more

Half of Montreal metro’s underground network now online
MONTREAL – Half of Montreal’s metro is now plugged into an LTE mobile network, and the project is proceeding on schedule, according to the Société de transport de Montréal (STM). Read more

Otono launches eSIM enablement, orchestration, management solutions
VANCOUVER - eSIM enablement and orchestration solutions provider Otono Networks is offering a new platform to mobile network operators (MNOs), original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), and IoT companies looking to navigate the complexities of Read more

Canadians embrace mobile banking as satisfaction improves: J.D. Power
TORONTO - Mobile banking adoption in Canada is on the rise with mobile banking usage among customers nearly doubling over the past three years, according to new data from J.D. Power. Read more

QYou inks distribution agreement with Ericsson for millennial-focused content
TORONTO, DUBLIN and LOS ANGELES – Canadian media company QYou Media has struck a distribution agreement with Ericsson to bring its curated online video content to the Ericsson Unified Delivery Read more

Telus rolls out mobile call-handling for businesses
TORONTO – Telus is offering Canadian businesses a new cloud-based call-handling solution for smartphones and tablets. Read more

Access expands Internet and TV services in Canora
REGINA – Access Communications has brought its expanded Internet and TV services to Canora. Read more

Comedy streaming platform Laugh Out Loud debuts next month, but not here
LOS ANGELES - Comedian Kevin Hart’s Laugh Out Loud comedy brand is launching a new video streaming platform next month, but it won’t be available in Canada any time soon. Read more

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