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INTX 2016: Comcast has outgrown its cable history
BOSTON – It wasn’t long ago where cable leaders like Comcast CEO Brian Roberts felt constrained by – and complained about – the slow pace of technological development in the industry. Read more

COMMENTARY: Far more than 4% of Canadians can’t access 5 Mbps
Independent operators say minimum should be 10 Mbps down, 3 Mbps up We are at the end of the CRTC’s proceeding reviewing the basic telecommunications needs of Canadians. Read more

INTX 2016: We're not gatekeepers who need regulating, says NCTA
Show focused on disruption, but leaders fret about Commission’s disruptive influence BOSTON – This year’s theme for the 2016 INTX show (formerly the NCTA’s Cable Show) is “a little disruption never hurt” and with Read more

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VANCOUVER RADIO: Ethnic station groups vie for new AM and FM station licenses
VANCOUVER - The CRTC kicked off a review this morning of several applications for new AM and FM ethic radio stations in the Vancouver and Surrey markets. Read more

French tapped for CFO role at Telus after Gossling's surprising departure
VANCOUVER – Telus has promoted Doug French to Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer after John Gossling unexpectedly announced that he is leaving the company “to seek other opportunities”. Read more

CRTC to question three potentially non-compliant stations at Vancouver radio hearing
VANCOUVER – The CRTC is planning to cover a lot of ground at its Vancouver radio hearing that kicked off Monday at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Read more

New site urges FM chip activation in Canada
THE PUSH TO ACTIVATE the FM chips on Canadian smartphones has gained some traction thanks to a new website aptly called Free Radio On My Phone. Read more

Bell offers $1M in class action suit over 911 fees
YELLOWKNIFE, NT - Bell Mobility is offering a $1 million settlement in a class action lawsuit launched by two Yellowknife men who claimed that the mobile carrier charged for non-existent 911 services. Read more

Nearly 8 in 10 North American consumers mulling cutting TV spending: Amdocs
CHESTERFIELD, MO – Led by millennials, 79% of North American cable and satellite customers are considering reducing their pay-TV spending, says new survey data from customer experience software solutions provider Amdocs. Read more

Mobile Klinik chain arrives in Toronto
TORONTO – Canadian mobile repair service Mobile Klinik opened its third location Monday, located in Toronto’s financial district in the underground PATH system at Commerce Court. Read more

Q3 revenues, profits down at DHX Media
HALIFAX – Despite a drop in third quarter revenues and profits, DHX Media is on-track to become "the 'go-to' company for children's content”, says its CEO. Read more

SiriusXM Canada seeks to go private
TORONTO - Sirius XM Canada’s parent has agreed to recapitalize the company by way of a go-private transaction, the satellite radio service said Friday. Read more

TeraGo acquires AirVm’s international hosting business; Q1 revenue jumps 22%
TORONTO – TeraGo Inc. Read more

Bell Media Radio hosts move in front of the camera on CTV’s ‘The Social’
TORONTO – CTV’s daily talk series The Social kicks off ‘Radio Week’ Monday by welcoming Bell Media radio hosts from the company's network of stations across the country during the week of May 16 – 20. Read more

Cue Digital Media grows content, sales team
TORONTO – Cue Digital Media has expanded its content and sales team with three senior appointments, including Jake Labow as its VP of content. Read more

Specialty electronic retailers offer best wireless purchase experience; SaskTel ranked tops: J.D. Power study
TORONTO - While customer satisfaction with the wireless purchase experience is higher at carrier-branded stores and specialty electronics retailers, one-fourth of consumers choose to shop at big box stores. Read more

Vancouver radio hearing begins Monday
OTTAWA-GATINEAU – The CRTC will be at the at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver on Monday morning to consider a number of new radio applications vying to serve the Vancouver and Surrey markets. Read more

SOCAN buys U.S. music data company MediaNet
TORONTO and SEATTLE - The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) has acquired business-to-business music technology provider MediaNet in a move that could help Canadian artists to better collect their royalties. Read more

Quebecor’s Q1 rise in revenues, profits, led by Videotron
MONTREAL - Quebecor’s net income for the first quarter more than doubled, and the company hiked its quarterly dividend 29%, the Montreal-based giant said Thursday. Read more

Culture GDP in Canada up 2.8% in 2014: StatCan
OTTAWA – Led by Ontario, culture activities accounted for 3.0% of Canada's total gross domestic product (GDP) and 3.5% of jobs in 2014, according to new data from Statistics Canada. Read more

Afroglobal TV launches on Rogers
TORONTO - Afroglobal Television is now available to Rogers Cable subscribers on channel 708. Read more

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