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THE INDEPENDENTS: Connecting the north takes a community to build a network
THE NINE CREE AND FOUR francophone communities that ring James Bay in Quebec’s far north may be nearly 1,000 kilometres from major cities, but the rest of the world is only fractions of a second away in most of them thanks to a recent Read more

LES INDÉPENDANTS: Brancher le Nord: Il faut un village pour élever un réseau
Les communautés cries et francophones parsemées autour de la Baie-James, au nord du Québec, sont à des centaines de kilomètres des grands centres, mais le reste du monde se trouve à quelques clics dans la plupart d’entre elles, Read more

NAFTA worries: PM says cultural exemption must remain
VANCOUVER - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that a new NAFTA must maintain an exemption for Canada’s cultural industries. Read more

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UPDATED: Northern Manitoba Connect to Innovate project stalling; ISED says it's "working in good faith" on approved project
First Nations leaders say ISED isn’t listening to them WINNIPEG – The federal government’s plan to boost high speed Internet in Manitoba First Nations communities appears to have hit a snag with First Nation leaders voicing Read more

Wow, Bell Media, close sale of Comedy Gold
VANCOUVER and TORONTO - Wow Unlimited Networks has wrapped up its purchase of specialty channel Comedy Gold from Bell Media. Read more

Gusto Worldwide Media serves up original fare to Pluto TV
OTTAWA – Gusto Worldwide Media has cooked up a deal with U.S. Read more

Primus adds UC platform to product portfolio
TORONTO – Primus said Wednesday that it is launching a new cloud communications platform that delivers enterprise-class collaboration for businesses of all sizes, known as Read more

CMF-led session at TIFF to talk Cancon branding
TORONTO - The Canada Media Fund (CMF), in partnership with the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), will host and participate in an industry session this Saturday during the industry track of the festival dedicated to “Engaging Today’s Read more

Made-in-Europe quotas for foreign OTTs to become law this year: report
THE EUROPEAN UNION will require that streaming giants like Amazon Prime Video and Netflix stock their libraries with at least 30% of local content by the end of this year. Read more

Quebecor, TVA Sports, gear up for Grands Prix Cyclistes de Québec et de Montréal
MONTREAL - Quebecor and TVA Sports are the major sponsor and official broadcaster for this weekend’s Grands Prix Cyclistes de Québec et de Montréal (GPCQM) for the seventh consecutive year. Read more

Access helps raise more than $28K for Regina Food Bank
REGINA - Access Communications once again threw its support behind the Regina Food Bank at its 12th annual Labour Day Show N Shine event. Read more

Ericsson boosts network automation capability with CENX acquisition
STOCKHOLM – Ericsson is acquiring 100% of the shares in U.S.-based service assurance technology company CENX, boosting Ericsson’s Operations Support Systems (OSS) portfolio with vendor-agnostic Read more

Bell wraps up Axia NetMedia buy; assumes all operations of Alberta's SuperNet broadband network
CALGARY – Bell announced Tuesday that it has completed its acquisition of Axia NetMedia Corporation, the Calgary-based operator of Alberta broadband network SuperNet. Read more

OUTtv to air in South Africa as a one month pop-up channel
VANCOUVER - OUTtv is continuing to expand its international reach, announcing Tuesday that it will broadcast as a pop-up channel in South Africa for one month starting in October. Read more

Hollywood Suite’s Ferris Bueller doc, VR, set for film festival debut
TORONTO – Hollywood Suite’s documentary Ferris’s Room and its accompanying VR experience, Ferris’s Room VR, are gearing up to make their film festival debut during Festival of International Virtual and Augmented Read more

Sprint, Ericsson partner on new virtualized network for IoT
OVERLAND PARK, KS - Sprint and Ericsson have announced a global partnership to build a distributed and virtualized core network dedicated specifically to Internet of Things (IoT), as well as an IoT operating system. Read more

SCTE•ISBE, Advanced Media Technologies, team up on new cable telecom training options
EXTON, PA - The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) and its global arm, the International Society of Broadband Experts (ISBE), have reached an agreement with Advanced Media Technologies (AMT) that it says will expand the Read more

Barbara Williams, Ross Kentner headed to OAB Hall of Fame
MARKHAM, ON - The Ontario Association of Broadcasters will present the 2018 Ontario Hall of Fame Award to both Barbara Williams and Ross Kentner at the organization’s fall conference. Read more

CTAM Canada sets dates for Montreal gathering, Broadcaster Forum
TORONTO – CTAM is asking members to save the dates for two upcoming events this fall. Read more

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