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UPDATED: Why musicians and music video makers may be the first Talk TV unintended consequences
TORONTO — A growing number of voices in the music industry are raising concerns about proposed changes to the broadcast licences for Bell Media’s Much and M3 specialty channels as well as Corus Entertainment’s Country Music Television (CMT) Read more

SPECTRUM: Canada will harmonize 600 MHz band for mobile with U.S.; but what will happen to broadcasters already using it?
OTTAWA – To the surprise of few, Industry Canada has decided to repurpose most spectrum in the 600 MHz range now used by TV broadcasters and others so it can be used to feed the insatiable demand for cellular data bandwidth. Read more

ANALYSIS: How spectrum grew in the Canadian wireless market – and what’s left this year
OVER THE LAST TWO YEARS, the Canadian government’s ambitious Canada’s Wireless Policy took great steps from being a strategy to becoming a reality. Read more

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Wireless providers must notify customers twice before disconnecting for non-payment: CRTC
OTTAWA – Wireless customers who fail to pay their bills must receive two notices that they will lose their service before they actually do so, the CRTC has confirmed. Read more

Weather Network harnesses OTT technology for Android TV app
OAKVILLE, ON - The Weather Network’s popular app is now available worldwide on Android TV, bringing detailed weather information to Google’s new TV platform. Read more

Bell Mobility dealers allege unfair compensation in lawsuit
TORONTO – More wireless dealers have joined a lawsuit against Bell Mobility that claims that the wireless giant unfairly lowered their commissions in breach of franchise agreements. Read more

Wind slashes $45 plan by $6 for new and existing customers
TORONTO – Halloween is still weeks away, but Wind Mobile said Monday that its new promotional offer will put an end to “cell phone bill horror stories” and "scary data overages". Read more

Get the edge on the fall hiring season Friday with Media Intelligence
TORONTO – Recruitment and career management firm Media Intelligence (MI) is offering two advanced career and personal branding workshops to help readers get a jump on the Read more

BCE sells off Globe and Mail stake
MONTREAL - BCE said late Friday that it has sold its 15% equity position in the Globe and Mail Inc. Read more

Big drop in U.S. multichannel video subs elevates specter of cord cutting: SNL Kagan
MONTEREY, CA - U.S. multichannel subscribers fell sharply in the second quarter, producing the largest loss to date amid growing fears of cord cutting, says a new SNL Kagan report. Read more

Aboriginal Voices Radio remains on air pending appeal of CRTC decision to yank licences
OTTAWA - Aboriginal Voices Radio has been granted a temporary reprieve from a CRTC decision ordering it to shut down its radio stations in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton. Read more

News 1130 in ‘Good’ company starting September 8
VANCOUVER – Veteran broadcaster Bill Good is coming out of retirement and will join Rogers-owned News 1130 in Vancouver next month. Read more

Q2 revenues up, profits down at Newcap
DARTMOUTH – Newfoundland Capital Corporation’s new stations in Toronto and Vancouver continue to pay off, as second quarter revenues continued to grow at the radio broadcaster. Read more

Bell says its new Tri-band LTE-A is the “fastest mobile technology available anywhere in North America”
MONTREAL - Bell said that it is the first wireless carrier in North America to offer Tri-band LTE Advanced (LTE-A) network service that will deliver mobile data speeds of up to 290 Mbps. Read more

Anglophone Internet users embrace all four screens: MTM
OTTAWA – With more ways to connect to the Internet than ever, which screen do Canadians use to consume media when they have multiple screens? Read more

Bring Your Own Device programs carry risks for businesses and employees, says OPC
OTTAWA – Canada’s Privacy Commissioner issued words of caution, and some suggestions, for Canadian businesses thinking about implementing a bring your own device (BYOD) program for employees. Read more

CRTC seeks to apply 9-1-1 regulatory obligations directly to non-carriers
OTTAWA - The CRTC has kicked off a show cause proceeding to examine whether its existing 9-1-1 obligations should apply directly to non-carriers that provide Read more

Nominations open for OAB's community service awards
MARKHAM, ON – Calling all successful public service campaigns - the Ontario Association of Broadcasters is now accepting applications from its member stations for the annual Community Service Awards. Read more

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