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IIC 2018: Legislative review panel tells everyone to make their best case, first
OTTAWA - The final segment of the 16th Annual Conference of the International Institute of Communications, held in Ottawa on October 31st and November 1st, was unusually staged with the chair of the Broadcasting and Read more

IIC 2018: 5G not necessarily a win for Canadians, says consumer advocate
OTTAWA – After recently challenging the aggressive sales practices of telecom companies at a CRTC hearing in Gatineau the prior week, John Lawford was across the river in Ottawa taking another swipe at telcos at the annual conference of the Read more

Altering the Acts Commentary: What if it's already too late?
When U.S. studios go direct to consumer, will anything be left of the Canadian TV industry? I HAVE A Plan A, and a Plan B. Read more

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Legislative review panel announces extension to comment period
OTTAWA – Today, the Broadcasting and Telecommunications Legislative Review (BTLR) panel announced it has extended the period in which it will receive written comments until January 11th, 2019, has learned. Read more

IIC 2018: Dump the exemption order? Not so fast, says Scott; and some advice for the Act drafters
OTTAWA – Everyone always has ideas for what the CRTC should do – and there were no shortage of them this week at the IIC Canada conference in Ottawa, but today CRTC chair Ian Scott offered a key idea of his own to legislators as they examine Read more

IIC 2018: AI changing how newsrooms do journalism, TV broadcasters sell ads
OTTAWA – Smart phones and social media have changed the way we communicate and connect with each other. Read more

Altering the Acts: Synchronicities and contrasts as panel chair Yale meets the Senate
OTTAWA – As a coincidence, the Senate Committee on Transport and Communications heard as witnesses on Wednesday evening Janet Yale, head of the Broadcasting and Telecommunications Legislative Review expert panel and Monique Simard, one of its Read more

APTN launches brand new Ottawa and Toronto radio stations
LAST WEEK, FIRST Peoples Radio (FPR) , a subsidiary of APTN, launched ELMNT FM, an urban radio brand entirely devoted to Indigenous Peoples – but also targeting a wider audiences (24 to 50 years old) who will be exposed to Read more

Conway to leave CBC next month
TORONTO – Heather Conway, CBC’s Executive Vice President English services, has announced her departure from the public broadcaster to pursue other opportunities, the company announced today. Read more

Xplore Mobile will let Manitobans roll it over
Leftover data, that is WINNIPEG – In advance of November, 14th, the official day it will begin accepting new customers, Xplore Mobile unveiled today the Rollover, its new wireless plan which will allow customers to roll over Read more

Distributel bringing app-based TV to Canada with MobiTV
TORONTO – Independent telecommunications provider Distributel announced today it has partnered with MobiTV, a next-generation, white label TV platform provider. Read more

Bell Media merges TMN, CraveTV, HBO Canada into a single service
HBO programming now available without a TV subscription TORONTO – Bell Media has retooled its CraveTV streaming service into a new entity known as Crave that also includes The Movie Network (TMN). Read more

Evertz expands
BURLINGTON, Ont. Read more

Canadian SVOD AeroCinema buys France's Aerostar TV
TORONTO –Eureka! Read more

Wireless demand powers Q3 growth at BCE
Sets Q3 record with 178,000 wireless subscribers MONTREAL – A surge of new wireless customers helped to buoy third quarter revenues and profits at BCE. Read more

TeraGo to close Mobilexchange deal after earning ISED approval
TORONTO - TeraGo has received approval from Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) to transfer six 24 GHz spectrum licences from Mobilexchange Spectrum Inc. Read more

Thunderbird Entertainment Group goes public
VANCOUVER – After combining with Golden Secret Ventures earlier this week, Thunderbird Entertainment Group’s common shares are now trading on the TSX Venture Exchange under the ticker symbol "TBRD". Read more

Corus brings ‘Mo’ awareness to men’s health
TORONTO - Corus Entertainment has struck a new partnership with the Movember Foundation to help bring awareness to men’s health and raise funds for research and programs to enable men to Read more

TVA rebounds with $14M gain in Q3
MONTREAL - Quebecor’s broadcaster/TV producer/publisher TVA Group posted $14 million in net income attributable to shareholders in the third quarter, up from a $15.3 million net loss in the same period in 2017. Read more

CBC/Radio-Canada names Jack Nagler as new English Services ombudsperson
OTTAWA - Jack Nagler, currently CBC’s senior director of journalism (public accountability and engagement), has been appointed as the public broadcaster’s new English Services ombudsperson. Read more

Competition Bureau invites feedback on updated Intellectual Property Enforcement Guidelines
OTTAWA - The Competition Bureau is asking stakeholders to weigh in on its updated Intellectual Property Enforcement Guidelines (IPEGs). Read more

Northwestel brings faster Internet to three more Nunavut communities
IQALUIT, NU - Northwestel has expanded its new new high-speed broadband satellite network to three additional Nunavut communities. Read more

CMPA, NABET 700-M Unifor reach new agreement for Ontario crew members
TORONTO - The Canadian Media Producers Association and NABET 700-M Unifor have jointly announced the successful conclusion of negotiations on a new collective agreement. Read more

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