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MIPCOM 2018: CBC open for business, looking worldwide
CANNES – Newly-installed CBC/Radio Canada chief Catherine Tait by now has gotten used to people congratulating her on being the first woman to run the public broadcaster. Read more

Competition Bureau to update broadband market study progress this morning
Will launch consumer survey OTTAWA – The Competition Bureau will provide an update today on its Canadian broadband market study. Read more

PM urged to shut Huawei out of Canada's 5G future
OTTAWA – Two U.S. Read more




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CRTC grants Cogeco’s $18.5 million radio purchase
OTTAWA – The CRTC has given its blessing to Cogeco’s plan to buy 10 French-language regional radio stations in Quebec and Ontario from RNC Read more

Sportsnet adds new premium tier for OTT sports streaming service
SN Now+ offers exclusive content, including more NHL games TORONTO – Rogers is offering new and exclusive content to its sports streaming service subscribers via a new premium tier called SN Now+. Read more

Iristel bolsters wireless rollout with TDE acquisition
RIMOUSKI, QC – Iristel is buying digital mobile radio operator Télécommunications de l’Est (TDE) in a move designed to hasten its expansion plans in Quebec. Read more

Blue Ant Media buys Toronto producer Saloon Media
TORONTO – Blue Ant Media has acquired Toronto-based production company Saloon Media as it continues togrow its original content business in the Canadian and U.S. markets. Read more

New transmitters allow Borealis Broadcasting to expand to five northern radio stations
TAGISH, YT – Independent radio company Borealis Broadcasting has grown to five radio stations after the CRTC approved its request for three new transmitters. Read more

Second phase of emergency alert testing in the works
OTTAWA-GATINEAU - Wireless service providers may conduct more public alerting tests as early as next month to iron out any remaining wrinkles in the country’s emergency alert system. Read more

Training, awareness, key to thwarting cyberattacks: CIRA
OTTAWA – Just over half of small businesses provide cybersecurity training for their employees, even though phishing attacks - one of the most common forms of malware - directly exploits employees as a point of weakness, says new data from the Read more

Blue Ant International sells slate of wildlife and nature shows to CCTV
CANNES, FR - Blue Ant Media’s 4K wildlife and nature content distributor Blue Ant International inked a new content deal with China’s CCTV at MIPCOM. Read more

SSi Mobile expands to 17th Nunavut community
YELLOWKNIFE - SSi Micro is now available in 17 wireless markets in Nunavut. Read more

Gusto Worldwide Media cooks up content deal with Australia’s SBS Food
CANNES, FR - Gusto Worldwide Media has finalized the sale of over 40 hours of original programming to Read more

Martello boosts subscription-based software sales with Savision acquisition
OTTAWA – Martello Technologies Group is buying Amsterdam-based Savision B.V. Read more

Fédération des télévisions communautaires autonomes du Québec celebrates 20 years
VICTORIAVILLE, QC - Members of the Fédération des télévisions communautaires autonomes du Québec (Federation of Community Television in Quebec) marked the organization’s 20th Read more

CRTC Ontario Commissioner Monique Lafontaine to keynote OAB’s Connection 2018
TORONTO – The CRTC’s Ontario Commissioner Monique Lafontaine will be the keynote luncheon speaker next month at the Ontario Association of Broadcasters' (OAB) annual conference and awards gala, known as Connection '18. Read more

Canada joins new TV and film Global Creative Alliance to boost international collaboration
TORONTO - The Canadian Media Producers Association and 14 other TV and film trade associations from around the world are joining forces to form the Global Creative Alliance (GCA), a new partnership Read more

Stingray adds 10K new European commercial clients with DJ-Matic acquisition
MONTREAL – Stingray has arrived in the European market after acquiring in-store media provider DJ-Matic. Read more

autoTRADER.ca launches original content series about athletes and their garages
TORONTO - Automotive classified advertising business Auto Trader is in the original content business after launching a new online series that opens the doors of the garages of professional athletes. Read more

Global BC revamps morning show on-air lineup
VANCOUVER – Global BC will unveil some new faces on Global News Morning BC starting October 22. Read more

TeraGo to stage Toronto-area 5G fixed wireless trial
TORONTO – TeraGo has announced plans to conduct a 5G technical trial in the Greater Toronto Area utilizing fixed wireless 5G millimetre wave equipment from PHAZR Inc. Read more


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