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NAB 2016: Personalized ads needed as frustration mounts; blockers rise
Google gets into TV dynamic ad space LAS VEGAS —Despite a nascent move by U.S. Read more

BSO Hearing day 12: Market forces not working in rural Canada, say SILECs
Focus on transport, says Shaw GATINEAU – The Joint Task Force (JTF) of small incumbent local exchange carriers (SILECs) in Canada offered a rather different option to the CRTC on Tuesday when it comes to ensuring there is broadband to Read more

NAB 2016: 4K video stumbles forward
LAS VEGAS — In another sign that it still has plenty of maturing to do as a technology, 4K video took some steps both forward and backward at the NAB Show here last week. Read more

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Wind completes Calgary-area upgrade, starts on Edmonton
CALGARY – Wind Mobile has wrapped up its major network infrastructure upgrade in the Calgary area. Read more

With 100 days to go, CBC's Olympic coverage will include VR for first time
TORONTO – With the Rio 2016 Olympic Games fast approaching, CBC/Radio-Canada revealed more details of its multiplatform programming which will include, for the first time in Canadian Olympic Games history, 100 hours of immersive virtual reality Read more

CRTC, NFB to stage youth edition of Discoverability Summit
TORONTO – Just ahead of its Discoverability Summit next month, the CRTC and NFB announced plans to co-host a youth edition on Monday at the CBC Atrium in Toronto. Read more

Scott Adams named VP, GM for Canada at Cogeco Peer 1
TORONTO - Cogeco Peer 1 has named Scott Adams as vice-president and general manager for Canada, the company said Wednesday. Read more

Caribbean’s OCTV joins Clearcable’s Canadian CDN
HAMILTON and NEW YORK - Clearcable Networks has added One Caribbean Television (OCTV) to its Content Distribution Network (CDN). Read more

YouTubers now have own Space in Toronto
TORONTO – Canada now boasts its first YouTube Space after the creative industry incubator opened Wednesday at George Brown College in Toronto. Read more

Telesat receives two new prototypes for low earth orbit constellation
OTTAWA – Telesat has procured two prototype Ka-band satellites for operation in low earth orbit (LEO) that are expected to launch in mid-to-late 2017. Read more

Find out where your food comes from on new Gusto TV series
OTTAWA – Gusto TV is prepping a new original documentary series and website that follows the journey of unique and exotic Canadian ingredients from harvest to plate. Read more

DHX Media announces $65M share offering
HALIFAX – DHX Media it has entered into an agreement with a syndicate of underwriters led by Canaccord Genuity Corp. Read more

Despite ad gains, 2015 profits tumble 12% at ATN
TORONTO - Asian Television Network (ATN) reported a net income of $538,417 on revenues of $6.84 million for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2015. Read more

Content, speakers wanted for 2016 Canadian ISP Summit
TORONTO – Organizers of the 2016 Canadian ISP Summit have issued a call for speakers and content for this year’s event, scheduled for November 7 - 9, 2016 at the Toronto Hilton in Toronto. Read more

Register now for the 12th annual SCTE Ontario Cable Tec Games
REGISTRATION IS NOW open for the 2016 SCTE Ontario Chapter Cable Tec Games scheduled for June 13, 2016 at the Mississauga Grand Banquet Centre in Mississauga. Read more

Online video streaming, content sharing, on the rise in Canada: MTM reports
OTTAWA - More and more Canadians now share content online, and streaming video is now the norm, not the exception, according to two new reports from Media Technology Monitor (MTM). Read more

Turner readies new direct-to-consumer movie streaming service
ATLANTA - Turner has announced plans to launch the company's first direct-to-consumer product in the U.S., a movie streaming service known as FilmStruck. Read more

CBC expands digital studios to London, ON
TORONTO – CBC will use some of its funds from the recent federal budget to launch a new digital service centred in London, ON and to digitize more content from its archives. Read more

SiriusXM Canada disputes demand for $33.9M in “activation fees” from Sirius XM US
TORONTO - SiriusXM Canada said Tuesday that it has received a demand for payment of US$33.9 million from Sirius XM Radio Inc. Read more

2016 Corus Diverse TV Director students announced
WINNIPEG – Corus Entertainment and the National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI) have unveiled the five students accepted to the 2016 Corus Read more

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