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Joly’s panel of experts may be announced as soon as this morning
OTTAWA – With the CRTC’s report on the future of programming distribution in Canada now in hand, Read more

ANALYSIS: Five questions need answers before we set new policy for a digital Canada
OUR FEDERAL GOVERNMENT promised a review of the Broadcasting and Telecommunication Acts in its 2017 budget and last week the CRTC took the first step down this path when it issued: Harnessing Change: The Future of Read more

CTS 2018: Telus CTO renews push for 5G spectrum release
TORONTO – It was a stark slide which showed a big red “X” beside Canada. Read more

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CRTC to feds: To harness change, change the legislation - and get everyone to pay in (UPDATED)
GATINEAU – On the empirical side, unsurprisingly, data compiled and released today by the CRTC in response to a government request, show the slow decline of the popularity and revenues of traditional media. Read more

CTS 2018: Good service is about the micro-moments; hiring better and eventually, AI
TORONTO – Powering a customer journey with big data is a new way to look at providing an excellent customer experience, said executives at the 2018 Canadian Telecom Summit on Monday. Read more

First ever drop in subscription revenue weighs down 2017 TV sector results: StatCan
OTTAWA - The Canadian television broadcasting sector saw total operating revenues fall 4.8% from to $7.1 billion in 2017, while profits before interest and taxes jumped 10.5% to $940.7 million in 2017 from the year prior, according to Read more

Corus and Bell end Historia-Series+ deal UPDATE: Competition Bureau says why
TORONTO – Corus Entertainment and Bell Media have officially agreed to terminate their share purchase agreement for French-language specialty channels Historia and Séries+ since, as announced Monday, the Commissioner of Competition Read more

New golf OTT service to arrive in Canada next year as Discovery nabs global PGA Tour rights for $2B
NEW YORK and LONDON - Discovery Inc. Read more

Upfronts 2018: Corus loads up on comedies amidst slew of returning favourites, new dramas
TORONTO – Corus-owned Global will serve up two new dramas, four fresh comedies, and one new family-friendly reality show alongside 20 returning series in its fall primetime lineup, the broadcaster said Monday. Read more

Rogers readies Citytv, FX, companion streaming services
TORONTO – Rogers Media is launching companion streaming services for its Citytv and FX linear services this fall, allowing viewers to catch up on an episode or an entire season of their favourite shows. Read more

Radiothon raises over $1.3M for Montreal Children's Hospital
MONTREAL - Bell Media radio stations CJAD 800, 95.9 Virgin Radio, CHOM 97 7 and TSN Radio 690 raised $1,315,000 for the Montreal Children's Hospital's young patients during the 2018 edition of the Caring for Kids Radiothon that aired on May Read more

Twitter adds new Canadian content, including three shows from Corus
TORONTO – Twitter Canada announced a number of new livestreaming deals with some big Canadian brands Thursday at its first-ever #TwitterFronts event. Read more

OMNI to field Blue Jays games in Tagalog this summer
TORONTO - OMNI Television will air Toronto Blue Jays games in Tagalog every Saturday starting this summer. Read more

CraveTV hopes for next original hit with mockumentary ‘New Eden’
TORONTO - CraveTV unveiled details on its latest original series, a new mockumentary series entitled New Eden. Read more

ATN blames Internet piracy, illegal media, for Q1 losses
TORONTO - Asian Television Network (ATN) reported a net loss of $256,024 on revenues of $4.21 million for the first quarter ended March 31, 2018. Read more

Telus helps to connect Ontario youth leaving care
TORONTO - Telus is expanding its Mobility for Good program to Ontario, offering youth transitioning from foster care a free smartphone and fully subsidized plan for two years. Read more

CTV to add new dramas, dramedies, a comedy and talk show to primetime
TORONTO – CTV will be more dramatic this Fall after picking up seven new dramas among the slate of new series that it scored at this year’s Los Angeles Screenings. Read more

MAVTV gears up for Telus
TORONTO - MAVTV Motorsports Network is now available to all Telus Optik TV customers on channel 962. Read more

TLN campaign takes on elder abuse
TORONTO - TLN Media Group will mark Seniors’ Month in Ontario with a month-long national multilingual Elder Abuse Prevention Public Service Announcement campaign across its TV networks and online. Read more

New VMedia TV packages stacked with “channels you actually watch”
TORONTO - Independent telecom and TV service provider Vmedia rolled out new TV programming packages this week which it said will help keep the Canadian broadcasting industry relevant to consumers. Read more

Bell Media reps WatchMojo's Canadian ad sales
TORONTO – Bell Media is now the exclusive representative for Montreal-based WatchMojo's advertising sales in Canada. Read more

SSi Mobile expands to 11 Nunavut communities
YELLOWKNIFE - SSi Micro is continuing the expansion of its wireless service across Nunavut. Read more

"All players benefitting from the Canadian broadcasting system" should help fund it: CRTC report
OTTAWA-GATINEAU – The CRTC proposed some new tools and regulatory approaches Thursday designed to support the production and promotion of Canadian audio and video content. Read more


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