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THE INDEPENDENTS: Westman places rural communities "on level footing" with urban centres
IT’S NO SECRET that the lack of readily available high-speed internet has long been a headache for people who live in rural Manitoba. Read more

LES INDÉPENDANTES: Westman – brancher le Canada rural
CE N’EST PAS UNE SURPRISE pour personne vivant au milieu rural: les difficultés d’accéder à une connexion internet à haut débit sont une casse-tête depuis longtemps. Read more

Cogeco revenue, earnings rise on acquisition, tempered by soft radio ad sales
MONTREAL – Third quarter revenues at Cogeco Inc. Read more

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CRTC awards new radio licences for Grimsby/Beamsville, Georgina, in Ontario
OTTAWA – The CRTC handed out two new Ontario radio licences Wednesday, one for the Grimsby/Beamsville region and the other to serve the town of Georgina. Read more

Radio station runs afoul of codes by airing song with coarse language: CBSC
OTTAWA – A profanity filled song that aired on an Edmonton radio station’s morning show breached broadcasting codes, the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council (CBSC) has ruled. Read more

CRTC fines two companies $250,000 in malware investigation
OTTAWA and GATINEAU – The CRTC has caught and fined two online advertising companies for allegedly aiding in the distribution of malware through online ads, the first time it has done so under Canada’s anti-spam law. Read more

Gusto Worldwide Media taps Jeremy Clark as new GM
OTTAWA - Gusto Worldwide Media has named former CPAC exec Jeremy Clark as its new general manager. Read more

Wow can buy Comedy Gold from Bell Media, create new kids channel, says CRTC
VANCOUVER and TORONTO – The CRTC has approved Wow Unlimited Networks’ proposed acquisition of specialty channel Comedy Gold from Bell Media for $6.67 Read more

New Netflix event series to star eight Canadian comedians
HOLLYWOOD – Netlfix is readying a new stand-up comedy event series that will bring together comedians from around the world, including eight from Canada. Read more

Amazon Prime Video stocks Canada’s ‘Degrassi: The Next Generation’
SEATTLE - Amazon Prime Video in Canada is now screening Degrassi: The Next Generation, the Canadian teen drama that served as the launch pad for Aubrey Drake Graham, now known as international recording artist Drake, who played character Read more

Telesat teams up with General Dynamics Mission Systems on LEO satellite user terminals
OTTAWA - Telesat said Tuesday that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with U.S. Read more

Shaw cranks up speeds with new Internet 300 plan
CALGARY – Shaw has rolled out a faster Internet plan known as Internet 300 that offers unlimited data plus doubles its fastest residential speeds. Read more

Netflix makes downloading smarter
LOS GATOS, CA – Netflix rolled out Smart Downloads on Tuesday, a new feature that will delete a downloaded episode once it has been watched and then automatically download the next episode. Read more

Shaw helps businesses pick up speed with new SmartWiFi 300, Business Internet 300
CALGARY - Shaw Business has launched SmartWiFi 300 and Business Internet 300 — two new Internet plans designed to provide faster speeds and the unlimited data that businesses need to run their operations while keeping more of their customers’ Read more

9 Story snaps up kids and family library, development slate, from Breakthrough Entertainment
TORONTO - 9 Story Media Group is buying Breakthrough Entertainment’s kids and family library and development slate in a move that will boost its total distribution library Read more


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