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Led by consumer goods, cross-screen video ad campaigns up 44%: Videology
TORONTO – Cross-screen video campaigns continued their year-over-year growth, with mobile advertising now part of the majority of advertising campaigns run in the Canadian marketplace, according to new data by Videology. Read more

Bell offers new products, enhanced services, for mobile accessibility
MONTREAL - Bell has unveiled new products and support services to help make mobile communications more accessible for customers with speech, cognitive, physical, hearing and vision related disabilities. Read more

Shaw Direct receives skinny basic exception
OTTAWA – Shaw Direct has received CRTC approval to modify its ‘skinny basic’ lineup of TV channels, specifically the local television stations that must be included. Read more

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Stingray inks strategic deal with UAE-based du
MONTREAL - Stingray Digital Group has entered the UAE market after striking a strategic agreement with telecom company du. Read more

Sandvine buys Teclo Networks AG, gains next generation TCP Acceleration solution
WATERLOO, ON – Sandvine has entered into an agreement to purchase the business of Teclo Networks AG, a Switzerland-based company that offers a TCP Acceleration solution to mobile operators, Read more

Darren B. Lamb unveiled as new Toronto radio host
TORONTO - Well known radio personality Darren B. Read more

CommTech East early bird savings end this week
TORONTO – This is the last week for early bird registration for CommTech East, scheduled for April 12-13 at the Mississauga Convention Centre in Mississauga. Read more

Despite stable revenues, Telesat ends 2015 in the red
OTTAWA - The struggling Canadian dollar continued to weigh on Telesat’s year-end results, which saw the global satellite operator end 2015 with a $267 million net loss, versus a $13 million profit in 2014. Read more

There’s still time to tell the CRTC about your broadband service
GATINEAU – More than five years after the CRTC issued its deferral accounts decision, some 287 rural and remote communities in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec now have access to broadband Internet services. Read more

Stakeholders applaud Ontario’s on-going support of film, TV, digital interactive industries
TORONTO - Organizations including ACTRA Toronto, Interactive Ontario, and FilmOntario offered a collective thumbs-up to the Ontario government’s decision to continue supporting the industry at existing levels in the 2016 Budget, released Read more

CTAM U deadline is March 4
TORONTO - CTAM Canada is again inviting its members to apply for a scholarship to attend the prestigious CTAM-U Executive Management Program at Harvard in June. Read more

Original Club illico series hits one million-viewer mark in under a month
MONTREAL - Club illico’s original drama series Blue Moon has surpassed the million-viewer mark in less than a month, a first for Videotron’s subscription video-on-demand service. Read more

Reliance Global Call offers Canadians more low cost international calling
NEW YORK - Calling card service provider Reliance Global Call is offering a plan that gives Canadian and U.S. Read more

Stingray appoints new Latin America GM
MONTREAL - Stingray Digital Group has named Alejandra Olea as general manager, Latin America, effective immediately. Read more

TV’s Rick Campanelli adds Toronto radio gig
TORONTO – Listeners of Corus’ 102.1 the Edge (CFNY-FM) in Toronto will soon hear a familiar voice during their morning drive, once Entertainment Tonight Canada’s Rick Campanelli signs on beginning June 27. Read more


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