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Mobile TV is broadcasting, not telecom, says Bell
Bell argues at Federal Court the CRTC made a jurisdictional mistake TORONTO — Bell Mobility finally had its day in Federal Court on Tuesday, a year after the CRTC ruled the wireless provider had violated the Telecommunications Read more

What on earth are we going to do about local TV?
THERE CAN BE LITTLE DOUBT that local TV is in a difficult spot. Declining ad revenue, audience fragmentation and erosion, the challenges of digital platforms, a lack of a dual revenue stream and the list goes on. Read more

Cell phone only Canadians eschew traditional TV: MTM
OTTAWA – As more Canadians abandon their landlines in favour of wireless, these “cell phone only" households are distinct in their media habits, says a new report from Media Technology Monitoring (MTM). Read more

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CTV says Grease is the word
TORONTO – CTV will air the live television production of Grease, a modern take on the hit musical and 1978 feature film adaptation that will introduce a new generation to the show’s timeless love story and hit music. Read more

Profits soften as Netflix tops 75M customers
LOS GATOS, CA - Netflix added 5.59 million new streaming members in the fourth quarter of 2015, part of more than 17 million in 2015, which it says proves “how much the world is embracing Internet TV”. Read more

Samsung scores with Sportsnet NHL sponsorship
TORONTO - Sportsnet and Samsung Canada are teaming up on a new multi-media NHL media sponsorship agreement. Read more

Showcase harnesses the power of magic to promote new drama
TORONTO – Shaw Media’s Showcase is hoping its newest national, multiplatform marketing campaign will work like magic. Read more

SCTE seeks technical presentations for Cable-Tec Expo 2016
EXTON, PA - The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) is calling for papers and presentations for technical sessions to be conducted during Cable-Tec Expo 2016, which is set for September 26 – 29, in Philadelphia, PA. Read more

Canadians give CRTC an earful on broadband service
GATINEAU – Canadians seem to have a lot to say about their broadband service. Read more

Newfoundland’s Springdale area next to benefit from high-speed Internet
OTTAWA – Five communities in in central Newfoundland are the latest to benefit from high-speed Internet as part of the federal government’s Connecting Read more

Verizon trials new sponsored data service
NEW YORK – Verizon has launched a new sponsored data service that it says will help businesses drive better engagement with mobile content on its 4G LTE network. Read more

Gusto TV series headed for South Korea’s UMAX
OTTAWA - Gusto TV’s production and distribution arm Gusto Worldwide Media has sold the channel's original series A is for Apple to South Korean broadcaster UMAX. Read more

Forewarned is forearmed – cybersecurity a business imperative: Cisco
SAN JOSE, CA – Only 45% of organizations worldwide are confident in their security posture as today’s attackers launch more sophisticated, bold and resilient campaigns, according to new data from Cisco. Read more

Rosalie Trombley to receive Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award during Juno Week
TORONTO – Renowned radio exec and former music director Rosalie Trombley has been named as the recipient of the 2016 Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS). Read more

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