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Licence Renewals: CRTC standardizes Cancon spending, will spot check local programming
Will be harder to close stations GATINEAU – The CRTC has tweaked broadcasting policy in Canada by standardizing Canadian Programming Expenditure (CPE) requirement at 30% for the country’s major private broadcasters. Read more

TV License Renewal: OMNI must carry approved - for now
New competitive call and hearing coming GATINEAU – The CRTC today approved Rogers Media’s request that its OMNI-branded multicultural TV stations be converted to a must-carry, regionalized, specialty service - but only as an interim Read more

Bell’s new Alt TV a cheaper, skinnier, more mobile, less featured Fibe
MONTREAL — BCE CEO George Cope described it as a “game-changing” offer in the television industry: a digital pay TV service without a set-top box, but Bell’s Alt TV offer seems to be the regular Fibe TV offer that’s less expensive and Read more

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Dévoilement des gagnants du concours le canada branché: les prix de la CCSA
QUISPAMSIS, NB – La Canadian Cable Systems Alliance est heureuse de dévoiler les gagnants du concours Le Canada branché : les Prix de la CCSA, une célébration nationale annuelle qui souligne l’excellent travail accompli par les Read more

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

Hacker grabs Bell customer names, emails, phone numbers
MONTREAL – Bell Canada said late Monday that an anonymous hacker had gained access to about 1.9 million customer email addresses, along with far fewer names and/or telephone numbers. Read more

Bigloo to part ways with CCI Wireless
CALGARY – CCI Wireless CEO Amir Bigloo is leaving the Alberta-based rural internet provider next month to pursue other unspecified opportunities. Read more

TelcoBridges says new subscription-based virtual SBC cuts “CAPEX shock factor”
MONTREAL - Telecom equipment TelcoBridges is offering a new subscription-based virtual session border controller (SBC) that it says offers significant cost savings to service providers. Read more

Former Bell Canada, Blackberry exec Jaime Leverton joins Cogeco Peer 1
TORONTO – Cogeco Peer 1 has named Jaime Leverton to the role of vice-president and general manager for Canada and Asia Pacific (APAC). Read more

David Sparrow elected ACTRA National president
TORONTO - David Sparrow has been elected by ACTRA's National Council to a two-year term as national president. Read more

Only two weeks until CommTech West
VANCOUVER – Register now for CommTech West which this year will take place May 31 – June 1 at the Sheraton Airport Hotel in Vancouver. Read more

Twitter to offer live NFL content globally, including Canada
NEW YORK and SAN FRANCISCO - The National Football League and Twitter have inked a new multiyear deal to deliver official NFL video and other types of content to fans around the world daily, year-round. Read more

Postpaid wireless gains buoy Q1 revenues, profits, at Telus
VANCOUVER – Targeted promotions attracted more wireless customers for Telus, resulting in a 16.7% lift in first quarter profits, the company said Thursday. Read more

Xplornet launches faster satellite Internet service
WOODSTOCK, NB - Xplornet Communications is promising rural Canadians a dramatic improvement in Internet speed and capacity with its new satellite Internet service. Read more

Q1 revenues up, profits down at Quebecor
MONTREAL – Rising revenues were not enough to offset first quarter net losses at Quebecor, the company said Thursday. Read more

Euronews offers customized editions for audiences, operators, advertisers
LYON, FR - Multilingual news media service Euronews is overhauling its content delivery process to offer 12 distinct cross platform editions in an effort to meet the changing demands of consumers. Read more

Accedo unleashes DogTV on Amazon Fire, Roku
TORONTO - TV Everywhere solutions provider Accedo has extended the world’s first TV channel for dogs to Amazon Fire TV devices plus enhanced the user experience on Roku. Read more

CBC News’ Mark Mietkiewicz to receive Distinguished Service Award from RTDNA Canada
TORONTO - RTDNA Canada is recognizing CBC News’ Mark Mietkiewicz as the recipient of the 2017 Distinguished Service Award. Read more


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