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MTS reports Q2 2016 results, provides update on BCE purchase
Still waiting on regulatory approvals WINNIPEG — With the release of its second quarter 2016 financial results late Wednesday afternoon, Manitoba Telecom Services (MTS) took the opportunity to update the investment community about its Read more

Bell Media promotes three as Vivolo departs
TORONTO – With Domenic Vivolo’s departure, reported first here last week, Bell Media announced today that his former duties Read more

Bell to shutter London’s CKSL-AM
Too expensive to fix transmitter site LONDON and GATINEAU – Bell Media will soon shut down London’s CKSL AM, currently operating as comedy station Funny 1410. Read more

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TV is the best screen for ad engagement, says Brainsights
TORONTO — When comparing the effectiveness of new product advertising across various platforms, the TV screen outperforms laptops and mobile phones in terms of engaging and connecting with customers. Read more

CRTC rejects Bell application to expand unbundled local loop framework
Bell wanted connecting links and line-sharing service included GATINEAU — The CRTC announced Tuesday it has denied an application from Bell Canada to expand previous regulatory policy determinations regarding the unbundled local loop Read more

Anthem Sports & Entertainment makes play for GameTV
TORONTO — Specialty channel operator Anthem Sports & Entertainment announced Tuesday it is acquiring The GameTV Corporation, currently held by Kilmer Enterprises Inc., for an undisclosed price. Read more

CRTC defers action on community TV complaints yet again, says CACTUS
OTTAWA – The Canadian Association of Community Television Users and Stations (CACTUS) said today it has received a letter from the CRTC indicating the Commission is deferring consideration of almost 60 complaints filed against community TV Read more

Faster Internet rolling out to northern Saskatchewan residents
REGINA — SaskTel announced it will upgrade high-speed Internet service for almost 2,700 homes across 26 communities in northern Saskatchewan by the end of 2016, as part of the federal government’s Connecting Canadians initiative. Read more

Telesat adds national security expert to its board
OTTAWA — Telesat has appointed Richard Fadden, a former national security advisor and deputy minister of defence, to its board of directors. Read more

Stingray reports 23.4% increase in first quarter revenues, plans more international expansion
MONTREAL — Although its net income and cash flow are down from its Q4 2016 results, Stingray Digital Group reported on Wednesday a Q1 2017 revenue increase of 23.4% when compared to the first quarter of 2016. Read more

Boat Rocker Media scoops up Jam Filled Entertainment
TORONTO — Production company Boat Rocker Media announced Wednesday it’s acquiring Ottawa-based animation studio Jam Filled Entertainment, as Boat Rocker looks to grow its family and kids content through strategic investments, the company Read more

Sugar Mobile lets Nextplus app users in Canada roam beyond WiFi
TORONTO — Sugar Mobile’s new partnership with California-based textPlus Inc. Read more

BlackBerry Hub+ apps now available for Android 6.0 smartphones
WATERLOO, ONT. Read more

CBC’s Rio 2016 app lets Canadians watch Olympics on the go - and in VR
TORONTO — With the world gearing up for the start of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games this weekend, CBC is making available two free apps that will not only allow Canadians to watch live-streaming coverage but to also experience virtual-reality feeds Read more

Canadian music industry settles piracy lawsuit against isoHunt
VANCOUVER — Two dozen Canadian and international music companies have scored a victory against music piracy to the tune of $65 million, with the settlement of a copyright infringement lawsuit originally filed six years ago against BitTorrent Read more

Tbaytel taps Redknee for digital transformation services
THUNDER BAY and TORONTO — As part of its efforts to modernize its business support systems, Tbaytel has signed a multi-million dollar digital transformation contract with Redknee Solutions Inc., a real-time monetization and subscriber Read more

TEC Edmonton teams with Telus to support Canadian tech startups
EDMONTON — Business incubator TEC Edmonton is joining forces with Telus to launch the T-Squared Accelerator, a joint initiative to provide early-stage technology companies with seed funding and 12 months of free incubation space and support in Read more

Stingray adds new head of US content distribution
MONTREAL — Stingray Digital Group announced it’s expanding its management team with the appointment of Rick Bergan as the head of content distribution for the United States. Read more

TVA Group reports $5.7 million quarterly loss
MONTREAL — The fact that no Canadian hockey teams made it to the NHL playoffs this spring and overall soft sales in soundstage and production equipment rentals contributed to a second quarter net loss attributable to shareholders of $5.7 Read more


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