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LOCAL NEWS: Journalists tell MPs more funding is needed
"Citizen journalists" don't follow same high standards as pros, says RTDNA OTTAWA - The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) told the Heritage Committee Tuesday that there has to be a way to deliver more local news to Read more

CRTC wades back in to net neutrality on pricing/packaging
New hearing in the fall GATINEAU - The CRTC is calling for comments into differential pricing practices related to Internet and wireless data plans in a review that will include a public hearing starting on October 31, Read more

INTX 2016: “There is not a massive defection from traditional television”
BOSTON – Bad news on the traditional TV front is not hard to find. Read more

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INTX 2016: The disappearing cable set top box
BOSTON – Even as the U.S. Read more

INTX 2016 postscript (and pictures)
BOSTON – For those who remember The Cable Show of old, INTX 2016 pales by comparison. Read more

NBA, BBTV tip off new online video network for YouTube creators
VANCOUVER and NEW YORK - The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Vancouver-based BroadbandTV (BBTV) are teaming up on a new community for video creators focused on basketball and basketball culture. Read more

Cogeco's public Wi-Fi network goes live in St. Catharines, Niagara Falls
MONTREAL - Cogeco Connexion has completed its new free wireless Internet network across St. Read more

Rogers unveils new support centres for small businesses
TORONTO - Rogers has opened 72 new Small Business Centres within existing Rogers retail locations across Canada, dedicated to helping small business owners succeed. Read more

Nokia returns to mobile device market through licensing deal
ESPOO, FINLAND – Nokia has signed a strategic brand and intellectual property licensing agreement enabling HMD Global Oy (HMD) to create new generation of Nokia-branded mobile phones and tablets for the next ten years. Read more

Microsoft sells off feature phone business for $350M
REDMOND, WA - Microsoft Corp. is selling its entry-level feature phone assets to FIH Mobile Ltd., a subsidiary of Hon Hai/Foxconn Technology Group, and HMD Global, Oy for $350 million. Read more

CRTC to refund over $300,000 in DNCL fees
OTTAWA – The CRTC is refunding more than $300,000 to telemarketers after the total amount paid for violations in 2015-16 exceeded its estimated regulatory costs. Read more

Cell phones tops in Canada as tablet adoption slows: MTM reports
OTTAWA – Cell phones have pulled ahead of tablets as Canadians’ technology of choice for staying connected, informed and entertained, according to two new reports from Media Technology Monitor (MTM). Read more

DHX Media, Iconix partner on new ‘Strawberry Shortcake’ content
HALIFAX – DHX Media and Iconix Brand Group have finalized a long-term agreement to co-develop and co-produce a new animated series based on the popular entertainment toy brand Strawberry Shortcake. Read more

TV trumps small screens for video ads: thinktv
TORONTO – With the Canadian television upfront sales kicking off in a couple of weeks, a new study says that how we pay attention – where and what we watch – is a much more important question for advertisers to consider rather than Read more

New analysis tool helps SOCAN members track their royalties
TORONTO - The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) has launched the royalties analysis dashboard Royalty Guru, a service that can do in seconds what otherwise would take hours, days or even weeks to determine. Read more

SaskTel to invest $1.4B across Saskatchewan through 2021
REGINA – SaskTel will invest $1.4 billion in capital in Saskatchewan over the next five years, including $331 million in this fiscal year. Read more

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