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Jim Shaw was "one of a kind"
I WAS NOT SURPRISED to learn that one of Jim Shaw’s role models was former U.K. Read more

OBITUARY: Former Shaw Communications CEO Jim Shaw
CALGARY – Shaw Communications vice chair and former CEO Jim Shaw has died at the age of 60, the Shaw family announced today. Read more

Bell, Bloomberg, to launch "BNN Bloomberg" by spring after Channel Zero shutters Bloomberg TV Canada
TORONTO – Bell Media and Bloomberg Media announced today they will join forces to build a new multi-platform business news brand called BNN Bloomberg that will debut this spring. Read more

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CES 2018: Streaming services to drive $351 billion in consumer tech revenue this year
LAS VEGAS - Streaming services will help drive the U.S. Read more

CES 2018: I'm sorry Dave, your LG robot can't do that
LAS VEGAS – In the land of entertainment, one thing that can often be more memorable than the product announcements at CES are the technical screw ups. Read more

COMMENTARY: The enduring legacy of maverick media baron Jim Shaw
A hard-nosed businessman, he made a brilliant cable territory swap, competed ferociously with Telus and pulled Global television from the Canwest inferno FEW OCCASIONS BETTER illustrated the cultural divide between the world of Read more

CBC’s Lacroix still on the job as search for successor continues
OTTAWA – Hubert Lacroix, the outgoing president and CEO of CBC-Radio-Canada, will remain in the role he took on 10 years ago as the search continues for his successor. Read more

PIAC demands telco sales inquiry
GATINEAU – Thanks to two news stories in late 2017 which allege some unsavoury, high pressure sales tactics are being deployed by Bell Canada, the Public Interest Advocacy Centre is calling on the CRTC to launch a formal inquiry. Read more

Blue Ant Media elevates Jamie Schouela to Canadian media president
TORONTO – Blue Ant Media has promoted Jamie Schouela to president, Canadian Media. Read more

CIRA offers Amazon Web Services to public sector startups
OTTAWA - The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) has become the first Canadian public sector incubator to make Amazon Web Services (AWS) programs available to Canadian public sector startups. Read more

Feds seek digital skill-based internships for recent grads
OTTAWA – The federal government has unveiled a new program designed to connect underemployed recent post-secondary graduates with small businesses and not-for-profit organizations. Read more

Bell says AlarmForce deal will boost its connected home strategy
Sells off B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan customer accounts to Telus MONTREAL and VANCOUVER – Bell has concluded its purchase of Canadian Read more

CRTC partners with Japan regulator in fight against spam
OTTAWA-GATINEAU - The CRTC has signed a memorandum of cooperation with Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications to fight unsolicited commercial electronic messages Read more

Cogeco’s Atlantic Broadband finalizes MetroCast systems purchase
MONTREAL and QUINCY, MA - Cogeco Communications subsidiary Atlantic Broadband has wrapped up its acquisition of the MetroCast cable systems, expanding its operations across 11 states on the U.S. Read more

CTV’s ‘The Launch’ taps Disney as lead sponsor
TORONTO - Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Canada is the lead sponsorship partner in Canada of the inaugural season of CTV’s new music series The Launch. Read more

Bell Let’s Talk Day set for January 31
MONTREAL – The world's biggest conversation about mental health, Bell Let's Talk Day, will take place this year on January 31, 2018. Read more

CRTC asks Canadians why they listen, watch, content the way they do
OTTAWA-GATINEAU – After first asking Canadians to weigh in on future distribution models for Canadian programming, the Read more

DHX Media grows ‘Teletubbies’ brand in China with toy, publishing deals
HALIFAX - Teletubbies toys will be arriving in China later this year after DHX Media’s dedicated brand management and consumer products arm signed its first two consumer products deals in the country. Read more

CTV Regina’s Jones goes from sports to news
REGINA – CTV Regina has elevated sports director Lee Jones to co-anchor of CTV News At Six starting January 8. Read more

Stingray beefs up SVoD offering with Qello Concerts acquisition
MONTREAL – Stingray has acquired the assets of Qello Concerts in a move that it says makes it the world’s leading distributor of SVoD concerts. Read more

SiriusXM joins Apple TV lineup
TORONTO – SiriusXM has expanded its in-home listening options after announcing Wednesday that its channels are now available on Apple TV 4K and Apple TV (4th generation) via the SiriusXM app. Read more

U.S. sees brisk business in broadcast station M&A in 2017: Kagan
MONTEREY, CA - U.S. Read more

Super Channel nabs exclusive Canadian premiere of ‘Homeland’
EDMONTON – Super Channel has locked up the seventh season of hit drama series Homeland, which will air on SC1 day and date with its U.S. Read more

70 communities in Newfoundland, Labrador to benefit from faster Internet
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And the Grammy’s return to… City
TORONTO – With “Music’s Biggest Night” just around the corner, Rogers Media announced that City has extended its current deal with the Grammy Awards to continue as the Canadian broadcaster for another three years. Read more

Drexel’s new senior leadership team includes Jennifer Salmon, JD Abram
LONDON, ON – Former CCSA exec Jennifer Salmon is one of a number of new hires unveiled by logistics company Drexel Industries. Read more

Rogers completes wireless network coverage across SkyTrain system
VANCOUVER - Rogers and Fido customers are connected across Vancouver’s full SkyTrain system now that LTE and voice access expansion work in Burquitlam Tunnel on the Evergreen extension of the Millennium Line has wrapped up. Read more

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