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MIPCOM: Netflix's Canadian strategy? Just follow the money, to kids
CANNES - Heritage minister Mélanie Joly in late September surprised the industry by unveiling a $500-million agreement with Netflix to make Canadian content that was light on deal-points, including how much the U.S. Read more

BDU Licence Renewals: Set-top data demands and community TV cuts
GATINEAU - CRTC commisioner Christopher MacDonald’s persistent questioning on day one of the hearing into license renewals for several BDUs roughly translated to: “What’s taking so long with the set top box viewership data?” Read more

CRTC asks Canadians to share how they plan to find, consume, audio and video
OTTAWA–GATINEAU – The CRTC kicked off its part in the Broadcasting and Telecom Acts review Thursday by asking Canadians how they will access audio and video content in the coming years and its impact on the Canadian market. Read more

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Netflix to exceed $11 billion in revenue, will spend between $7 and $8 billion on content in 2017
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Numeris tests cross platform audience measurement in Canada
TORONTO - Numeris is one step closer to providing a cross platform audience measurement service after tapping Kantar Media as its technology partner to test the new measurement solution. Read more

Canadians’ cell phone use surpasses landlines for first time: CTA
OTTAWA - Canadians increasingly see connectivity as part of their daily lives, as the sale of smartphones, fitness trackers and smart home devices skyrocketed over the past year, says a new study by the Read more

Vancouver's Kiss Radio lets listeners pick the hits
VANCOUVER – Rogers’ Kiss Radio is shaking up the airwaves in Chilliwack, Abbotsford, and Vancouver by allowing listeners to take control of the station’s playlist. Read more

CWTA taps new regulatory affairs VP
OTTAWA – Former Blackberry exec Eric Smith has joined the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) as vice president, regulatory affairs, effective immediately. Read more

Rogers Media behind new local news service in Halifax
HALIFAX – Rogers Media delivered a new source of local news to Haligonians Monday with the launch of Read more

Sim Group rebrands under simplified banner
TORONTO – The Sim Group has merged its eight founding companies under the Sim banner in an effort to simplify its clients' experience. Read more

Xplornet opens new regional office in Cornwall
CORNWALL, ON – Xplornet officially opened the doors of its new regional offices in Cornwall, ON on Friday, a $40 million investment that it says has already brought over 120 full-time jobs to Eastern Ontario. Read more

France Lauzière to head TVA Group after Julie Tremblay departs
MONTREAL - TVA Group has promoted France Lauzière to president and CEO and chief content officer of Quebecor Content after Julie Tremblay stepped down on Friday. Read more

ACTRA urges “industry-wide effort” to ensure safe workspaces for performers
TORONTO – As allegations swirl about the conduct of American film producer and former film studio director Harvey Weinstein, ACTRA issued the following statement on Friday: Read more

Rogers extends low-cost Internet program to Brantford
BRANTFORD, ON - Rogers Communications rolled out its Connected for Success program in Ontario's Brant Region Friday, offering its inexpensive Internet service to more than 1,300 subsidized households in the City of Brantford and County of Read more

CRTC broadcasting vice-chair Caroline Simard to keynote OAB’s Connection 2017
TORONTO - New CRTC broadcasting vice-chair Caroline Simard (pictured) will make her first public address next month at the Ontario Association of Broadcasters (OAB) Connection 2017 annual conference and awards gala. Read more

CBSC rains on weather forecast complaint
OTTAWA – A weather forecast title that was a few days shorter than advertised was not significantly inaccurate enough to violate any broadcast codes, says the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council (CBSC). Read more

Cogeco adds CraveTV to Ontario lineup
TORONTO – Bell Media’s CraveTV is now available to Cogeco customers in Ontario. Read more

DHX Media strikes largest deal to date with Amazon Prime Video
HALIFAX – DHX Media has finalized a large-volume content deal for 13 of its kids' shows with Amazon Prime Video for its global subscription-video-on-demand (SVoD) service. Read more

SiriusXM expands streaming service with 75 new channels
TORONTO – SiriusXM Canada has beefed up its lineup with the addition of 75 new music, talk and sports channels to its SiriusXM Streaming service. Read more

Blue Ant’s new animation studio shops two original kids series
TORONTO - Blue Ant Media has unveiled its new animation studio, Look Mom! Read more

Clear-Com expands Montreal R&D facility
MONTREAL - Communications equipment provider Clear-Com will cut the ribbon on its newly expanded research and development facility in Montreal on Monday. Read more

Corus inks six international deals for original content ahead of MIPCOM 2017
TORONTO - Corus distribution division Corus Studios has finalized international content deals for six of its original lifestyle series ahead of MIPCOM. Read more

CMF awards $10.5M in funding under Convergent Digital Media Incentive
TORONTO - The Canada Media Fund (CMF) has announced $10.5 million in funding for 43 projects that applied for production funding through the 2017-2018 Convergent Digital Media Incentive. Read more

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