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MIPCOM: Peak TV surge from streaming services, cable, ignites Canadian deal-making
But there are drawbacks CANNES – It's peak TV, silly. Read more

Montreal AM radio license holders secure transmitters as launch deadline approaches
MONTREAL - There may yet be hope that a group of Montreal-based entrepreneurs will launch a pair of news-talk AM radio stations in Montreal almost five years after the first was approved for a licence by the CRTC. Read more

Corus to plate Cooking Channel on December 12
TORONTO – Corus will serve up the Cooking Channel later this year, a new to Canada network billed as complementary to the company’s Food Network Canada. Read more

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Google signs CBS for skinny web TV YouTube service: report
A WALL STREET JOURNAL report says CBS Corp. Read more

Canadians back CRTC decision, says TekSavvy survey
CHATHAM, ON – Canadian consumers understand and support the CRTC’s recent decision to cut wholesale Internet Read more

Shaw expands public Wi-Fi to all Calgary rec centres
CALGARY - The City of Calgary and Shaw Communications announced this week that free public Wi-Fi access is now available at 27 Calgary recreation locations across the city, including the most recent addition, the Calgary Soccer Centre. Read more

Nelvana unveils rebrand at MIPCOM
TORONTO – Corus Entertainment’s animation division, Nelvana, unveiled a brand refresh today that features a new logo and a slate of highly anticipated new series in development. Read more

Xplornet to invest $40M, add 130 new jobs, in Cornwall
WOODSTOCK, NB - Xplornet Communications is opening new regional offices in Cornwall, ON in a move that will create more than 130 new full-time jobs. Read more

Adult content airing in the afternoon needs viewer advisories: CBSC
OTTAWA – A program that contained sex toys and profanity should have contained viewer advisories, but the content was not so adult as to require a late evening broadcast, the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council (CBSC) has ruled. Read more

Minister Joly heads North for Canadian content consultations
IQALUIT - Minister of Canadian Heritage Mélanie Joly brought #DigiCanCon to Nunavut Wednesday, the fourth of six in-person discussions on Canada’s cultural and creative industries. Read more

Profits plunge during “transformational year” at Corus
TORONTO – Fourth quarter profits tumbled at Corus Entertainment as the company continued to absorb its acquisition of Shaw Media. Read more

Q3 subscriber gains buoy profits, revenues, at Netflix
LOS GATOS, CA – Netflix credited “excitement” around its original content for a third quarter surge in subscribers, as the streaming service saw its quarterly global streaming revenue jump 36% to exceeded $2 billion for the first time. Read more

CHCH seeks new Hamilton-area home
HAMILTON - Channel Zero-owned CHCH is asking viewers to help it find a new home in the Hamilton region of Ontario. Read more

Hollywood Suite readies exclusive premiere of ‘F For Franco’ documentary
TORONTO – Hollywood Suite has snapped up the James Franco documentary F for Franco, which will debut on November 5 at 9:00 PM ET on HS00. Read more

BeIN Sports Canada launches two mobile apps for sports fans on the move
TORONTO - beIN Sport Canada’s content and live streaming service are now available for Canadians on-the-go through two new mobile apps. Read more

MIPCOM sales brisk for Blue Ant International; over 300 hours of UHD content sold
CANNES, FR – Blue Ant Media’s 4K wildlife and nature content distributor Blue Ant International has sold over 300 hours of UHD programming to broadcasters across Asia and Western Read more

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