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Local TV Hearing: A big rethink is needed in order for local TV to compete, survive
Vice, Eastlink, Channel Zero and Bell offer new ideas to the CRTC Monday GATINEAU – With major and independent broadcasters cutting newsrooms because of high costs and low revenue, there can be little doubt that local news and TV Read more

Rogers Media to cut 200 jobs
TORONTO – Rogers Media is eliminating 4% of its workforce starting next month. Read more

CAB creating new radio marketing and advocacy organization
OTTAWA – The Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB) is building a new radio marketing and advocacy bureau designed to help promote the medium to advertisers. Read more

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Does local news matter? Tell the CRTC
OTTAWA-GATINEAU – As the CRTC kicked off its public hearing on local and community programming Monday, it reiterated its call for public feedback. Read more

Kids’ CBC brings two new executives on board
TORONTO - Kids’ CBC has hired Marie McCann and Drew Mullin as executives in charge of production for children’s content, the public broadcaster said Monday. Read more

Bell Let’s Talk calls for community fund applications; announces 2015 Bell True Patriot Love Fund grant recipients
MONTREAL – Bell has officially kicked off the $1 million annual Bell Let's Talk Community Fund for 2016. Read more

shomi stocks up on family-friendly fare by Nickelodeon
TORONTO – shomi has deepened its library of kids and family content after inking a deal with Corus Entertainment for a slate of Nickelodeon series. Read more

Can’t make it to Prime Time in Ottawa? CMPA to livestream three panel sessions
OTTAWA - Broadcasters and content producers who aren’t able to attend the Canadian Media Production Association’s Prime Time in Ottawa conference next week will have the Read more

Rogers’ Viceland readies for February 29 launch
TORONTO – New Rogers channel Viceland will debut in more than 7.5 million Canadian households when it launches on February 29, the company said Friday. Read more

Twitter Canada names new managing director
TORONTO – Twitter Canada has named Rory Capern as its new managing director, replacing Kirstine Stewart who became Twitter's VP of North American media in September 2014. Read more

SiriusXM Canada service now available via existing in-dash audio systems
TORONTO – SiriusXM Canada has unveiled a new touchscreen radio that lets listeners enjoy SiriusXM through the in-dash audio system of their vehicles without the need to replace the factory-installed radio. Read more

Toronto Blue Jay Josh Donaldson appears in new season of Vikings
TORONTO – Toronto Blue Jays third baseman and 2015 American League MVP Josh Donaldson is en route to Ireland to appear in an episode of History’s hit original series Vikings. Read more

Iristel helps Canadian NetTalk customers get back phone service, numbers
MARKHAM, ON - Toronto-area telecom Iristel Inc. Read more

Primus in court creditor protection, seeks sale to U.S. buyer
TORONTO - Telecom reseller Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc. has been granted protection under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) and is seeking approval of a plan to sell its business to U.S. Read more

Pacific Content hires ex-CBCer Chris Boyce
VANCOUVER – Former CBC Radio exec Chris Boyce has joined podcasting and branded content start-up Pacific Content as it seeks to expand east into the Toronto market. Read more

Bell Let’s Talk thanks supporters for fighting mental health stigma
MONTREAL - With just days to go before Bell Let's Talk Day on January 27, Bell issued a public thank you to the Canadian organizations supporting the initiative and promoting its messages around mental health. Read more

CRTC offers sessions on telco services rate setting
OTTAWA – The CRTC has announced plans to hold public informational sessions on telecommunication services costing principles and concepts in an effort to keep its processes transparent and allow Canadians to actively participate in them. Read more

SCTE Ontario adds Arni Lundale to BoD
BRAMPTON, ON - The SCTE Ontario Chapter has named Cogeco’s Arni Lundale to its Board of Directors for 2016. Read more


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