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Letter to the Editor: How cord-cutters are just the visible tip of the iceberg
THE CORD-CUTTING ANALYSIS in Friday’s Summer Numbers: CRTC TV data dump highlights, lowlights says that 11.12 million Read more

Updated: YouTube launches dedicated Cancon channel
Its Canadian vids aren't CAVCO pointed TORONTO — Canadian content creators looking to become the next online sensation are getting a boost from YouTube with the launch of a dedicated Cancon channel that will showcase emerging and Read more

Telus rolls out Network as a Service solution
TORONTO and MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA — Telus is getting into the network as a service (NaaS) market thanks to a partnership with Nuage Networks, a Nokia venture focused on software-defined networks. Read more

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SUMMER NUMBERS: CRTC TV data dump highlights, lowlights
GATINEAU – Maybe it’s not so bad yet, after all… Read more

Global announces fall premiere TV schedule
TORONTO — Global Television announced the fall premiere dates for its upcoming season, which will see a number of comedies and action-packed series added to its primetime TV schedule. Read more

Rogers expands LTE coverage on Vancouver Island
VANCOUVER — Rogers Communications is increasing its LTE coverage across Vancouver Island to provide Rogers and Fido customers with faster speeds and more seamless network connectivity in several communities on the island. Read more

Updated: DragonWave enters into receivership
TORONTO — DragonWave, an Ottawa-based provider of carrier-grade packet microwave network solutions, announced late Monday a receiver has been appointed over DragonWave’s assets and undertakings as its creditors pursue a court-supervised sale Read more

Discovery Channel announces fall 2017 lineup
TORONTO — Discovery Channel’s fall 2017 lineup promises several new original programs alongside new episodes of returning favourites. Read more

St. John’s cannot sustain another radio station, CRTC says
OTTAWA — The St. John’s radio market cannot sustain an additional radio station at the present time, the CRTC announced in a decision on July 31. Read more

Discovery to acquire Scripps Networks for $14.6 billion
SILVER SPRING, MD and KNOXVILLE, TN — Discovery Communications Inc. confirmed Monday it is acquiring Scripps Networks Interactive Inc. Read more

Construction on new Maison de Radio-Canada to begin next week
MONTREAL - CBC/Radio-Canada’s new home in Montreal is one step closer after the public broadcaster and its partners officially signed agreements for the two main components of the Maison de Radio-Canada (MRC) redevelopment project: the Read more

Former Corus exec Gerry MacKrell to lead Canadian Broadcast Sales
TORONTO – Canadian Broadcast Sales has tapped sales industry veteran Gerry MacKrell as its new president, replacing outgoing president and founder Patrick Grierson. Read more

Investigation Discovery freeview includes new VR experience
TORONTO - Bell Media’s Investigation Discovery (ID) is offering viewers a new virtual reality experience tied to a new season of Fear Thy Neighbor. Read more

SaskTel continues to extend high speed Internet to rural communities
REGINA – SaskTel is bringing high speed Internet to seven new rural communities throughout southern Saskatchewan as part of its commitment to invest over $300 million in capital in the province in 2017/18 and $1.4 billion in capital Read more

CMF awards $4.3 million to 19 Canadian digital media projects
TORONTO - The Canada Media Fund will award more than $4.3 million in development and marketing support to digital media projects as part of the first round of funding in its 2017-2018 Experimental Stream’s Innovation Program. Read more

Q2 profits at Telesat hit $148M; new Latin America expansion plans announced
OTTAWA – Despite a decline in second quarter revenues, Telesat saw profits rise by $86 million in the period ended June 30, 2017. Read more

Wendy Mesley to host new Sunday morning talk show for CBC
TORONTO – The CBC’s Wendy Mesley will host a new Sunday morning talk show that will focus on the intersection of media, technology and politics starting in early 2018, the public broadcaster announced Thursday. Read more

SaskTel invested $2.75M in charitable, community causes in 2016/17
REGINA – SaskTel invested over $2.75 million in 888 organizations, community associations, venues, events and partnerships across 217 communities in the province last year, according to its corporate social responsibility report for the 2016/17 Read more

Mitel’s $430M acquisition of ShoreTel creates new UCaaS market leader
OTTAWA and SUNNYVALE, CA – Enterprise communications provider Mitel Networks is buying California-based ShoreTel in an all-cash deal valued at approximately $430 million, the companies said Read more

Treehouse adds more Wiggles
TORONTO – Corus’ preschool network Treehouse has expanded its partnership with ABC Commercial and children’s entertainment group The Wiggles, securing exclusive broadcast rights to Read more

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