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Industry pays tribute to Jay Switzer
THERE WAS NO PROUDER champion of Canadian television, Canadian creativity, and all the people working in it than Jay Switzer – and the industry is poorer today without him in it. Read more

COMMENTARY: It's time to block pirate websites in Canada
IF YOU’RE AGAINST THINGS like theft and plagiarism, then support of the FairPlay Coalition is a no-brainer. Read more

New coalition says CRTC, with help, needs to lead the fight against online piracy
Proposes new agency to battle billion-dollar problem OTTAWA – FairPlay Canada, a new coalition of Canadian artists, content creators, unions, guilds, Read more

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Why the Canadian broadcast industry is "in a death spiral"
TORONTO - The Canadian film, television and print production industry “is in a death spiral” that only government action can halt, several experts agreed at a digital media conference held Saturday in Toronto. Read more

Choose words wisely when asking for government support for Canadian content creators
TORONTO - Winning the struggle to get Canadians to pay attention to the financial problems of content producers hammered by the digital revolution will depend on how the debate is framed, experts told a digital media conference Saturday in Read more

Supreme Court denies Bell's request for Super Bowl stay
OTTAWA – As reported earlier this week, Bell Media filed for leave to appeal to the Read more

Rogers taps Vodafone exec as new CTO
Jorge Fernandes joining the company next week TORONTO – Rogers Communications has named now former Vodafone UK CTO as its new chief technology officer. Read more

CCSA calls everyone home for Connect 2018
QUISPAMSIS, N.B. Read more

Testing and trials start on Telesat’s phase 1 LEO satellite
OTTAWA - Telesat’s Phase 1 LEO satellite was launched in January 2018 and is now undergoing commissioning and orbit-raising, the company announced Monday. Read more

CTV's Super Bowl Watch to Win contest is back - with Russel Peters
TORONTO - With no luck on the court battle for simsub rights for this year's Super Bowl game, Bell Media has once again lined up an impressive array of prizing hoping to entice Canadians to watch the game on the Canadian broadcaster. Read more

Crave now available on Amazon Fire TV
TORONTO - Bell Media announced today that its streamer CraveTV is now available on Amazon Fire TV devices. Read more

SaskTel says FTTP Infinet coming to the Battlefords in 2018
REGINA - On Monday, SaskTel announced plans to expand its Infinet fibre optic network, to Battleford and North Battleford this year. Read more

Bell Let's Talk funding to develop national standard for student mental health
MONTREAL - Bell Let's Talk and The Rossy Family Foundation (The RFF) announced Monday a joint $1 million donation for the creation of a national standard for post-secondary student mental health to support student success on campuses across Read more

TekSavvy launches GigaSpeed in Quebec
CHATHAM, Ont. Read more

CRTC sets deadline for caller ID for VoIP calls as ongoing fight wages on against unwanted calls
OTTAWA – Canada’s telcos have until March 31, 2019 to implement caller ID technology for calls made over Internet Protocol (IP), the CRTC said Thursday. Read more

Canadians need stronger tools to help protect their online reputation: OPC
OTTAWA – Canadians need the right to ask search engines to de-index web pages that contain inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information in order to help protect their online reputation, says Canada’s Privacy Commissioner. Read more

CRTC denies consumer groups' call for affordability fund
OTTAWA – The CRTC has turned down a request from three consumer advocacy groups to review and vary its basic service objective decision over the affordability of telecommunications services. Read more

Shaw first Canadian member named to BoG at 5G Americas
BELLEVUE, WA – Shaw Communications has been elected to join the board of governors of 5G Americas, an industry trade association and voice of 5G and LTE for the Americas region. Read more

Four Ontario First Nation communities join SWIFT in support of better broadband
WYOMING, ON - Four First Nation communities in southwestern Ontario have become members of SouthWestern Integrated Fibre Technology (SWIFT). Read more

Minister Joly to dish on the state of the Canadian screen-based industries at Prime Time in Ottawa
OTTAWA - Canadian Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly will once again return to Prime Time in Ottawa (PTiO) for a sit down with CMPA president and CEO Reynolds Mastin on the state of the Canadian screen-based industries. Read more

Rogers’ wireless gains boost Q4 profits; revenue up 3%
CEO Natale “bullish” on 2018 TORONTO – Rogers returned to profit in the fourth quarter of 2017, capping off what president and CEO Joe Natale described as a year of “excellent results”. Read more

Denise Donlon to receive Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award during Juno Week
TORONTO – Broadcast and music industry pioneer Denise Donlon will be awarded the 2018 Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS). Read more

Canada’s Novacap buys Horizon Telcom in Ohio
MONTREAL – Canadian private equity firm Novacap is buying Ohio-based telco Horizon Telcom. Read more

Solange Attwood named EVP at Blue Ant International
TORONTO – Blue Ant Media has promoted Solange Attwood to executive vice president, international of its transatlantic content distribution division. Read more

Boat Rocker continues international expansion with FremantleMedia’s Kids & Family Entertainment
TORONTO and LONDON, UK – Boat Rocker Media is doubling down on children’s content after buying FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment, headquartered in London, UK, with offices in New York and Hong Kong. Read more

PTiO adds more topic tables, ‘Breakfast With’ options
OTTAWA - The CMPA’s Prime Time In Ottawa conference is opening up more slots for both its 'Breakfast With' and noon hour topic tables due to popular demand. Read more

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