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MUST-CARRIES: Rate increase for APTN but a cut to Weather
APTN, TV5/UNIS TV and Weather Networks all renewed GATINEAU – On the day before the expiry of their licences, the CRTC renewed the must-carry status of the Aboriginal People Television Network (APTN), TV5/UNIS TV and Read more

GROUP LICENSING: More CPE, more PNI, but will it be enough? (UPDATE)
Feds told CRTC to take another look GATINEAU – In decisions issued today, the CRTC determined that increases in Canadian production spending are required to preserve a Canadian presence in a changing viewing Read more

Quebec Liberals promise 100 Mbps to 90% and mobile coverage throughout the province by 2020
MONTREAL – Quebecers will go to the polls to elect a new government on October 1st and the ruling Liberals announced over the long weekend that it “wants to make high-speed and ultra-high-speed Internet access and cellular Read more

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NAFTA worries: Feds must retain culture exemption to prevent “catastrophic effects on cultural ecosystems”
MONTREAL - The Coalition for the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (a group comprised of the likes of the CMPA, ACTRA, the Director's Guild, SOCAN and others) is imploring the Canadian Read more

SaskTel extends DSL service
REGINA – SaskTel announced Friday it has expanded DSL internet service to the Villages of Veregin (70 kilometres northeast of Yorkton), Stenen (80 kms north of Yorkton), and the Hamlet of Neuanlage (40 kms north of Saskatoon). Read more

Cogeco expands gigabit offering in Ontario
MONTREAL – Cogeco Connexion today announced the availability of its residential and business gigabit Internet offering in many of its Ontario markets. Read more

Former CMF exec Stéphane Cardin named Netflix’s first Canadian employee
CMF adds new industry, market trends director MONTREAL and TORONTO – Netflix has tapped Stéphane Cardin as its new director of public policy for Canada where he will lead its regulatory affairs and industry relations. Read more

New area codes, 10-digit dialing, coming to New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador
OTTAWA - Ten-digit dialing is coming to New Brunswick as well as Newfoundland and Labrador by 2020, the CRTC announced Thursday. Read more

Corus adds U.S. syndicated radio show to Ottawa’s JUMP! 106.9
OTTAWA – Corus’ JUMP! Read more

CommTech opens exhibitor registration, early bird savings, for 2019 shows
TORONTO - Organizers of the annual Canadian CommTech Show and Seminars have opened exhibitor registration for both events, with early bird savings on now through October 28, 2018. Read more

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