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Liberals promise to lower cell bills is already happening, says wireless industry
OTTAWA – As part of its campaign pledge to “make life affordable for Canadian families,” the federal Liberal Party says that if it remains in power following next month’s election, it will “take strong action” to have cellphone Read more

CCSA Connect 2019: When it comes to TV, we're doing it wrong
KELOWNA – Offering television is still a must, but it’s time to move away from the old-fashioned way it’s still structured and priced, according to the closing panel of the annual 2019 Canadian Communication Systems Alliance conference. Read more

Is Sirius XM a BDU?
GATINEAU – 9(1)(h), the gift that keeps on giving. Read more




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Rural broadband conference adds to speaker line-up
NORTH BAY – Canada’s first annual Rural & Remote Broadband Conference has announced additional rural community influencers who will address conference attendees on November 12-14. Read more

Roku launches new streaming players, adds 14 live linear channels in Canada
TORONTO – When asked about new competition in the streaming market from heavyweights like Disney and Apple, Mike Duin, Roku Europe’s director of communications is all smiles. Read more

DHX Media reports 2019 revenue increase, net loss; reimagines its company brand — now named ‘WildBrain’
HALIFAX — DHX Media has had a major rethink about its corporate identity, announcing Monday it is rebranding as “WildBrain” as part of a company-wide organizational restructuring that also includes the appointment of a new chief financial Read more

Dragons’ Den returns with Desjardins and Canadian Tire as two new sponsors
TORONTO — CBC’s Dragons’ Den will kick off its 14th season this week with Desjardins and Canadian Tire joining standing sponsor BDC as new partners of the show. Read more

Corus unveils New Media Stage lineup for 2019 Elevate Tech Festival
TORONTO — As the lead media partner for the 2019 Elevate Tech Festival, taking place this week at the Design Exchange in Toronto, Corus Entertainment announced Monday the full lineup for the event’s New Media Stage, which will happen on Read more

UN-backed Broadband Commission report advocates for ‘meaningful universal connectivity’
NEW YORK — As global Internet growth stalls, there is an urgent need for governments around the world to adopt new collaborative strategies “to drive the concept of ‘meaningful universal connectivity’ through greater emphasis on resource Read more

CIRA asks Canadian businesses to be loyal to .CA domain
OTTAWA — In its first-ever broadcast campaign, the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) is asking Canadian businesses to kick the .com habit and register a .CA domain instead. Read more

CHOM 97 7 celebrating 50 years of rock in Montreal
MONTREAL — Montreal rock station CHOM 97 7 is marking its 50th anniversary with a special concert in October and weekly programming on Fridays that highlights memorable moments from the radio station’s past 50 years on the air. Read more

OAB announces radio sales & advertising pros to speak at Connection 2019
TORONTO — The Ontario Association of Broadcasters (OAB) announced more details about who is scheduled to speak at its annual Connection conference, to be held November 7 at the Marriott Toronto Airport Hotel. Read more

CIRA wants parties to adopt its Internet vision
OTTAWA – The Canadian Internet Registration Authority has put forward its vision for the future of Canada's internet and it wants all federal parties to sign on during this campaign. Read more

Broadcasters worried about reallocation of C-Band spectrum
TORONTO – With the likes of the FCC, OFCOM and other regulators pushing the potential C-Band broadcast spectrum (3.7 to 4.2 MHz) reassignment for 5G wireless services, the World Broadcasting Unions (WBU) said Friday it is concerned about Read more

Thunderbird signs game deal for The Last Kids on Earth
VANCOUVER – Atomic Cartoons, Cyber Group Studios and Outright Games have announced a new partnership to produce The Last Kids on Earth video game. Read more

DHX Media's Slugterra gets transmedia treatment
TORONTO - Independent content creation and distribution company Epic Story Media has signed an agreement to develop transmedia content for DHX Media’s Slugterra. Read more

Bell, Rogers, Telus each partner with AT&T for LTE-M roaming
MONTREAL, TORONTO and VANCOUVER — Bell, Rogers and Telus all announced Thursday they have each signed reciprocal roaming agreements with AT&T to provide their respective business customers with seamless access to AT&T’s LTE-M network Read more

Rogers awarded ‘Best in Test’ in P3 Mobile Benchmark Canada report
AACHEN, GERMANY and TORONTO — Rogers Communications has been named the “Best in Test” wireless carrier in Canada by P3, an international leader in benchmarking mobile networks. Read more

‘Refreshed’ Breakfast Television format in Calgary and Vancouver debuts Sept. 23
BT Montreal cancelled two weeks ago TORONTO — Citytv provided more details Thursday about the new format for its Breakfast Television shows in Calgary and Vancouver, exactly two weeks after Read more

FloSports now streaming US college football and basketball in Canada & Mexico
AUSTIN, TX — US college sports fans in Canada and Mexico are now able to live stream top college conference football and basketball games from subscription streaming service FloSports, the company announced Thursday. Read more


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