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The Last Must-Carry: Poking holes in the applicants
Telus, Shaw, say no licence should be granted, and especially not to Bell or Rogers GATINEAU – On Wednesday, phase II and III of the hearing into a mandatory carriage licence for a national, news oriented multilingual and multi-ethnic Read more

The Last Must-Carry: Commissioners challenge assumptions
GATINEAU – Day two of the hearing into the applications for a mandatory carriage licence for a national, multilingual and multi-ethnic television service saw the panel of commissioners pick at the shortcomings of the applications brought Read more

Copyright Act Review: More creation than ever, more viewership than ever, less revenue for creators than ever
OTTAWA – Late Monday afternoon, the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology heard from digital giants Facebook, Google, Spotify, as well as some interesting testimony from a fellow named Jeff Price during its mandatory review of Read more




More Breaking Stories



Michel Bissonnette named interim CBC EVP
OTTAWA – Michel Bissonnette will be working double-duty for a while. Read more

VMedia launches in all four Atlantic provinces
TORONTO – Independent TV, Internet and home phone provider VMedia brought its full suite of services to New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island Wednesday, completing its launch across all 10 provinces. Read more

HIFI breached responsibilities of CBSC participation, says council
OTTAWA – Blue Ant Media’s HIFI network has been chastised by the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council (CBSC) for failing to keep official copies of broadcasts that were the subject of a complaint. Read more

Discovery drives more ‘Highway Thru Hell’
VANCOUVER – Discovery Canada has commissioned an eighth series of Highway Thru Hell from Thunderbird Entertainment Group. Read more

Telesat’s LEO system to back DARPA’s Blackjack program
OTTAWA – Telesat’s low earth orbit satellite constellations may soon be used in future space-based communications by the U.S. Read more

Bell taps iBwave solution for quicker FTTP rollout in multi-dwelling units
MONTREAL – Bell has become the first operator to adopt iBwave's new FiberPass solution for fibre to the premises network builds in multi-dwelling units (MDUs). Read more

Espionage thriller ‘Berlin Station’ returns to Super Channel
EDMONTON - Super Channel has licensed a third season of contemporary spy drama Berlin Station from Paramount Pictures. Read more

5G subscriptions will account for 55% of mobile subscriptions in North America by 2024: Ericsson
5G SUBSCRIPTIONS FOR enhanced mobile broadband will hit 1.5 billion by the end of 2024, according to a new report by Ericsson. Read more

Blue Ant’s animation studio finds international buyers for new adult comedy
London, UK – CBC is among a number of broadcasters that have picked up adult animation series Gary and His Demons from Blue Ant International. Read more

Quebecor adds MP3 Disques label
MONTREAL - Quebecor's Music Division has acquired Quebec record label MP3 Disques. Read more

BlackBerry to co-develop chat app with Sarment
TORONTO – BlackBerry is teaming up with luxury lifestyle service provider Sarment Holding to co-develop a highly-encrypted messaging application known as Keyyes Chat. Read more


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Business Specialist - Shaw

Intermediate Data Analyst - Shaw

Specialist, BSS Operations - Freedom Mobile

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Project Manager, Creative - Rogers Media

Systems Analyst - Corus Entertainment

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