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THE INDEPENDENTS: Confounding commissioners (and others) for over 30 years
Cable Cable doesn’t own the Raptors... THERE WAS A TELLING MOMENT during last year’s CRTC review of basic telecommunications services which demonstrated just how differently independent network owners run their businesses compared to Read more

Counterpoint: Why a 5% PNI matters very much
GREG O’BRIEN MAKES SEVERAL VERY valid points in his analysis earlier this week: “Why 5% PNI Read more

CRTC’s Blais blasts media for “incorrect information”
OTTAWA – CRTC chairman and CEO Jean-Pierre Blais took the rather unusual step Wednesday of issuing an open letter to the editor (to all us editors) to “set the record straight” on erroneous media coverage in the wake of the Commission’s Read more

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New cord cutting tool by Canada’s Nuvyyo boasts OTA DVR
OTTAWA – Ottawa-based technology company Nuvyyo has unveiled its newest two-tuner over-the-air DVR, aimed at antenna using cord cutters seeking DVR functionality. Read more

TV screens still king amongst U.S. adults: Neilsen
NEW YORK – The vast majority of TV viewing by U.S. Read more

Telus to invest $4.7B in BC through 2020
VANCOUVER - Telus will invest $4.7 billion in new communications infrastructure and technology across British Columbia through 2020, including $1.2 billion this year alone, the company said Wednesday. Read more

Led by English-language dramas, CanCon coveted in Europe, U.S.: reports
OTTAWA and TORONTO – Canadian content is finding new audiences abroad, with European demand for Canadian film and television content now roughly equal to demand from the United States, says two new studies. Read more

CityWest to invest $10M to extend FTTH in Prince Rupert
PRINCE RUPERT, B.C. Read more

TSN, RDS continue as official broadcast partners of Canada Soccer
TORONTO and OTTAWA - TSN and RDS have renewed their partnership with Canada Soccer and will continue to broadcast National Team matches across their linear television and digital Read more

DHX Media strikes new deals in China for ‘Teletubbies’
HALIFAX – DHX Media’s popular series Teletubbies is seeking new pre-school audiences in China with two new deals with streaming platforms Youku and iQIYI. Read more

VOIS refuses to rejoin CCTS; CRTC to step in, again
OTTAWA – Delinquent telecom service provider VOIS Inc. has failed to rejoin the Commissioner for Complaints for Telecommunications Services (CCTS), contrary to a mandatory order Read more

CTV to add four new comedies, nine dramas to primetime
TORONTO – CTV aims to get funnier come Fall after scoring four new comedies among the raft of new series that it picked up at this year’s Los Angeles Screenings. Read more

Cisco launches 'Infinite Broadband'
COLOGNE, GERMANY – Cisco unveiled its ‘Infinite Broadband’ Remote PHY solution (RPHY) for Cable Access networks Tuesday at ANGA COM, billed as the answer to cable operator's demands for broadband improvements that support new applications Read more

Winnipeg’s MTS Centre gets a new name
WINNIPEG – The home ice of the Winnipeg Jets and Manitoba Moose is now officially known as the Bell MTS Place, reflecting Bell’s takeover of MTS earlier this year. Read more

DOC announces new executive director, board of directors
TORONTO - The Documentary Organization of Canada | l’Association des documentaristes du Canada (DOC) has named Judy Gladstone as its new executive director, replacing outgoing ED Pepita Ferrari. Read more


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