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It’s time to drop "archaic" diversity of voices policy; consider more foreign ownership, says Corus CEO
TORONTO – Given how Canadians now consume video, and from where, measuring the level of industry consolidation here based on share of linear TV viewing is wrong, Corus Entertainment CEO Doug Murphy told an investors conference in Toronto Read more

BANFF 2018: NBCU honcho talks international expansion, urges Canadian broadcasters to work better together
BANFF - Kevin MacLellan, chairman, global distribution and international for NBCU, today sat in conversation with Barbara Williams, EVP and COO of Corus Entertainment, and gave a tour de force account of where he sees the business going and where Read more

ANALYSIS: Five questions need answers before we set new policy for a digital Canada (Question #4, the role of the CRTC)
WE'VE HEARD NOTHING but discussion and debate since the official launch of the review of the Broadcasting Act - along with the Telecom and Radiocommunication Act - and with another year of discussion and debate on the horizon, the best first Read more

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BANFF 2018: I get Premium beer, but Premium non-fiction?
BANFF – The term “premium” seems to be a favoured buzzword around the Banff World Media Fest this year, but there’s no doubt with more deep-pocketed platforms fortifying their non-fiction content strategies, linear networks are taking Read more

Shaw looking to sell off Corus, says report
TORONTO - According to a report this evening in the Globe and Mail, Shaw Communications is trying to sell all of its interest in Corus Entertainment. Read more

BANFF 2018: Minister Joly does more show, less tell
BANFF – Federal Heritage Minister Melanie Joly, as she has done for each of the last three years, delivered the opening keynote address at this year’s Banff World Media Festival and while in large part it was political self-congratulation for Read more

BANFF 2018: If the web was an amusement park, you'd have to be 12 feet tall to get on a ride!
BANFF – The internet is terrifying enough to me as an adult dealing with its underbelly of malice, lies, trolls, and subterfuge. Read more

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The facts on northern networks
I’M WRITING TO YOU as the chief development officer of SSi Micro Ltd. Read more

UPDATE #3: TFO cutting 37 employees, shows, amidst lack of provincial funding: union
CMG says Francophones "paying for questionable decisions" made by TFO senior management TORONTO - Ontario's French public broadcaster, Télévision française de l'Ontario (TFO), is laying off 37 employees and cutting programs due to Read more

More time to comment on CRTC proposal that TSPs block blatantly illegitimate phone numbers
OTTAWA – The CRTC has extended the deadline for comments on a proposal that would require all Canadian telecommunications service providers to implement technology to block calls with blatantly illegitimate caller identification. Read more

New community-owned ISP Envi aims to connect Newmarket
NEWMARKET, ON – The southern Ontario town of Newmarket has its own high-speed Internet service provider, known as Envi. Read more

DAZN Canada scoops up international cricket tournaments
TORONTO - DAZN Canada is adding elite international cricket tournaments to its growing list of events starting this month. Read more

CBS All Access to stream original drama series ‘Strange Angel’ in Canada
NEW YORK - CBS All Access said Wednesday that its latest original drama series, Strange Angel, will launch on its service in Canada on Thursday, June 14. Read more

SiriusXM Canada to air every 2018 CFL season game
TORONTO - SiriusXM Canada will once again offer subscribers every game of this year’s CFL season, including regular season and playoff games, starting Thursday, June 14. Read more

Michel Lorrain promoted to president of Cogeco Media
Richard Lachance named special advisor at Cogeco Inc. MONTREAL - Michel Lorrain will succeed Richard Lachance as president of Cogeco Media effective September 1st, the company said Tuesday. Read more

Distributel, Eeyou Communications Network, bring high speed broadband to Northern Quebec
MONTREAL - Distributel Communications and Eeyou Communications Network (ECN) have officially brought high speed Internet, TV and home phone services to the municipalities of the Eeyou Istchee Read more

Ride TV gallops on to Telus’ Optik TV lineup
FORT WORTH, TX and VANCOUVER - Equestrian lifestyle channel Ride TV is now available to all Telus Optik TV customers in Quebec, Alberta and British Columbia. Read more

Shaw Rocket Fund helps content creators keep kids safe online
BANFF - The Shaw Rocket Fund is backing a new kids' digital safety program to help Canadian producers ensure a safe environment for kids when creating digital experiences. Read more

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