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The last must-carry slot is up for grabs
YES, A MUST-CARRY TV license is not the lottery win it once was and yes, making a linear ethnic programming service in various languages work as a business within the Canadian TV system has always been a challenge which has only grown more Read more

Why is Facebook advertising tax deductible when U.S. broadcast isn’t? Close the loophole, Friends tells Senate
OTTAWA – In 1974, in the middle of the night, a truck crossed the border towards Canada. Read more

CCSA unveils 2018 Tuned-In Canada winners
QUISPAMSIS, NB - The Canadian Cable Systems Alliance has announced the winners of its Tuned-in Canada: The CCSA Awards, a national, annual competition that highlights the great work done by independent, local providers of broadband, Read more

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Access throws in unlimited data to all Internet packages
REGINA - Access Communications has added unlimited data to all of its AccessInternet plans. Read more

Bell brings all-fibre broadband network to Chatham-Kent
CHATHAM-KENT, ON – Bell and the Municipality of Chatham-Kent said Wednesday that Bell will bring its all-fibre broadband network directly to approximately 38,000 residences and business locations in the Southwestern Ontario region, starting in Read more

Freedom Mobile connects wireless customers in Vancouver’s Dunsmuir Tunnel
CALGARY and VANCOUVER – Freedom Mobile customers travelling on Vancouver's SkyTrain transit service now have underground connectivity on the Metro Vancouver SkyTrain. Read more

Telus receives $22.1M from feds, province, to connect Basse-Côte-Nord region
NATASHQUAN, QC - Telus will bring improved broadband and cellular service to the Basse-Côte-Nord (Lower North Shore) region of Quebec thanks to $22.1 million from the federal and provincial governments. Read more

New 672 area code to debut next May in B.C.
VANCOUVER - Area code 672 will be rolled out in the region currently served by area codes 604, 250, 778 and 236 in British Columbia starting May 4, 2019, the Telecommunications Alliance said Wednesday. Read more

Digital channels, AI, help CSPs slash inbound support calls, truck rolls: Incognito
VANCOUVER – With well over half of customer support calls related to technical issues with a home network, communication service providers (CSPs) could save millions of dollars in operational costs by leveraging digital channels and zero touch Read more

SSi Mobile now in 10 Nunavut communities
YELLOWKNIFE - SSi Micro is continuing the expansion of its wireless service across Nunavut. Read more

Shaw completes first successful 5G technical trials
CALGARY – Shaw Communications on Tuesday announced the successful completion of its first 5G technical trials at its Barlow Campus Technology Centre in Calgary. Read more

Broadcasters, CMPA, allege conflict of interest in Bell Fund complaint
TORONTO and MONTREAL – A group of broadcasters along with the Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA) have filed a complaint against the Bell Fund pertaining to the guidelines of its new TV Program and the composition of its Board of Read more

Canadian game show ‘Just Like Mom and Dad’ renewed for new episodes
TORONTO – Family game show Just Like Mom and Dad will return with 22 new episodes this fall on Yes TV in Canada and BYUtv in the U.S., producer marblemedia said Tuesday. Read more

Telesat preps for live demos of its Phase 1 LEO satellite
OTTAWA - Telesat said Tuesday that orbit raising and payload testing on its Phase 1 LEO satellite have been completed and that the spacecraft is now ready to support live demonstrations of its capabilities. Read more

Love Nature’s orangutan docu-soap headed to UK’s Channel 4
TORONTO – Blue Ant International has brokered a pre-sale for docu-soap Orangutan Jungle School to UK media company Channel Four Television Corporation for Channel 4. Read more

CRTC slaps mandatory orders on two French-language radio station licenses
OTTAWA – The CRTC has attached a number of mandatory orders to the license renewals of two French-language radio stations. Read more

DHX Media original series snapped up by five more international broadcasters
HALIFAX – DHX Media has struck more new international broadcast agreements for its original series Massive Monster Mayhem, with five additional Read more

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