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Music channel Vintage TV Canada launches
Radio legend Alan Cross to be creative director TORONTO - Vintage TV announced this morning its entrance to the Canadian market. Read more

Feds appealing Shoan decision; former commissioner loses panel selection complaint, too
OTTAWA – In a decision released earlier this month, the Federal Court of Appeal said it would hear an application made by the Attorney General of Canada to set aside the September decision by Justice Russell Zinn who said a finding of Read more

CRTC’s Communications Monitoring Report coming this week
GATINEAU – The annual and much-anticipated CRTC Communications Monitoring Report (CMR) will be released this week, according to the Commission. Read more

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Netflix: $3 billion in debt and spending $6 billion on content
A press release issued by Netflix today said Read more

Telus acquires YourLink B.C.
REVELSTOKE, BC – Last week, Telus purchased the British Columbia assets of independent cable and Internet service provider YourLink from Vecima Networks. Read more

CRTC names new enforcement chief
GATINEAU - Steven Harroun has been promoted to chief compliance and enforcement officer, the CRTC announced today. Read more

AT&T buys Time Warner: will more VI work Stateside?
NEW YORK – The U.S. appears to be following in Canada’s VI footsteps now that U.S. telecom giant AT&T has officially agreed to acquire Time Warner Inc. Read more

CraveTV nabs first-window deal for Showtime series
TORONTO - CraveTV will begin streaming new and current Showtime TV series day-and-date with Showtime in the U.S., the Bell Media service said Monday. Read more

Accedian announces new R&D head as part of international growth plans
MONTREAL - Accedian Networks has named former Ciena exec Martin Labelle as vice-president of Research and Development. Read more

Global BC newscast seeks new audiences on radio
VANCOUVER – Global BC television news show Global News Hour at 6 will be simulcast on Vancouver news talk radio station CKNW AM 980 starting November 7. Read more

CMF awards $3M in funding under Diverse Languages Program
TORONTO - The Canada Media Fund (CMF) announced $3 million in funding to 11 convergent projects that applied to its Diverse Languages Program. Read more

Univision Canada readies new community-based TV series
TORONTO - Spanish-language TV channel Univision Canada has launched a new weekly community-based series called Nash. Read more

CraveTV makes it Bond. James Bond
TORONTO – CraveTV has licensed the entire James Bond catalogue in Canada, a collection that spans more than 50 years and all six James Bond actors - from Connery to Craig. Read more

Referendum system for potential SaskTel sale needs an overhaul
REGINA – Elections Saskatchewan said that its current system would be unable to support a potential referendum relating to the sale of SaskTel. Read more

CHCH, OUA continue broadcast partnership for Yates Cup
BURLINGTON, ON – Channel Zero-owned CHCH will once again be the official home of Ontario University Athletics (OUA) this season. Read more

CRTC recognized for Let’s Talk TV consultation
OTTAWA-GATINEAU – Eight CRTC employees were honoured at a ceremony Thursday in Ottawa for the Commission’s Let’s Talk TV initiative. Read more

Shaw Charity Classic raises $5.2M for Alberta charities
CALGARY – The Shaw Charity Classic, the Champions Tour event for professional golfers over 50, has raised $5.2 million for youth-based charities in Alberta. Read more

Groupe V Media appoints new VP, CFO
MONTREAL - Groupe V Média has named Éric Marceau as vice-president and CFO effective October 31, 2016. Read more

Three radio stations rapped by CRTC for non-compliance
OTTAWA – The CRTC cracked down on three Vancouver-area radio broadcasters Thursday after determining that they operated radio stations without a broadcast licence and contrary to an exemption. Read more

Stingray inks distribution agreement with U.S. streamer KlowdTV
MONTREAL - Stingray Music services are now available on the live streaming website KlowdTV. Read more

SSi selects D-Link Wireless Gateway for Nunavut’s 4G Internet service
VANCOUVER - SSi Micro has tapped networking infrastructure provider D-Link as the supplier of the first Internet gateway on Nunavut’s new 4G network. Read more

Six convergent projects share more than $2M in CMF funding through Francophone Minority Program
TORONTO - The Canada Media Fund (CMF) has awarded $2.9 million to six convergent projects as part of the second round of financing under the Francophone Minority Program. Read more

SaskTel brings faster Internet to three Northern communities
REGINA - SaskTel has rolled out its high speed Internet service to residents of Creighton, Denare Beach, and Sturgeon Landing, boosting download speeds from 1.5 Mbps to 5 Mbps. Read more

CommTech Shows call for papers; offer early bird exhibitor savings
TORONTO – There’s still time to submit an application for a speaking slot for seminar, forum or workshop sessions at both of the 2017 CommTech Show and Seminars. Read more

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