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NAFTA: Why this could be the time when retrans fees for U.S. broadcasters come north
U.S. cable comes to the defence WASHINGTON – Every now and then the spectre of Canadian TV distributors having to pay retransmission fees for their carriage of American off-air TV channels rears its head. Read more

There will be no ISP tax, confirms the federal government
OTTAWA – A letter signed by Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly, ISED Minister Navdeep Bains and Finance Minister Bill Morneau confirms there will be no tax applied to Canadian ISPs in order to support Canadian content and journalism. Read more

MIPCOM 2017: Why it's time Canadians got on board the global drama gold rush
CANNES – Go worldwide, young man and woman. Read more

More Breaking Stories

BDU Licence Renewals: Whither local avails?
GATINEAU – It looks as though a portion of a CRTC decision that flew under the radar for many people has wrecked what was an excellent promotional outlet for Canadian specialty services and charities. Read more

CTV shifts Downie doc airing to this Friday
TORONTO – To celebrate the life of the unforgettable Gord Downie, CTV announced Wednesday afternoon it will now present the film about The Tragically Hip and its beloved frontman, Long Time Running, in a special advance, Read more

Freedom Mobile launches 10GB for $50 (this might shake things up…)
TORONTO - Freedom Mobile today announced the launch of what it’s calling “Big Gig”, a brand new plan giving customers 10GB of data for $50/month. Read more

Bell to buy Historia, Séries+ from Corus for $200M
TORONTO - Corus Entertainment today announced it will sell French-language specialty channels Historia and Séries+ to Bell Media for approximately $200 million. Read more

“Renewed focus” helps boost Q4 profits at Corus
TORONTO – Despite a dip in fourth quarter revenues, Corus saw profits jump by over $27 million from a year ago. Read more

Groupe V Média halts Eric Salvail's show amidst harassment allegations
MONTREAL - Groupe V Média has suspended popular V talk show En mode Savail amongst allegations of workplace harassment and misconduct levelled at host Eric Salvail. Read more

ICTC spearheads launch of Canadian blockchain ecosystem
OTTAWA - The Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) has announced plans to further develop a nationwide blockchain ecosystem. Read more

Bell offers new security, web performance options to businesses
MONTREAL – Bell has teamed up with cloud delivery platform Akamai to offer Canadian businesses more options for web security and performance. Read more

Westman launches new whole-home managed solution
BRANDON, MB - Westman Communications Group is offering a whole home Wi-Fi managed solution known as 'Unleash Your Wi-Fi'. Read more

Telus signs IoT connectivity agreement for HVAC
VANCOUVER – Telus has signed a multi-year reseller agreement with Universal-mCloud Corp. targeting the building heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) sector. Read more

CityWest sells Stewart cable system
PRINCE RUPERT, B.C. – CityWest has sold its analog cable TV system in Stewart, B.C. Read more

New Nelvana, Discovery Communications venture to produce made-in-Canada kids content
TORONTO and LONDON – Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana is joining forces with Discovery Communications on a new venture Read more

CRTC’s 9(1)(h) hearing scheduled for April 30
GATINEAU – The CRTC will review applications for channels wishing to renew their places in the basic programming package of the country’s television service providers at a hearing starting April 30. Read more

Addictive Mobility acquisition key to Pelmorex’s transition to data solutions provider
OAKVILLE, ON - Weather company Pelmorex has bought Canadian mobile advertising company Addictive Mobility as part of its planned transition to an information networks and data Read more

Cogeco continues to roll out faster Internet in Quebec
MONTREAL - Cogeco Connexion is extending its new UltraFibre 120 high-speed residential Internet package to more areas of Quebec as it continues to upgrade its network. Read more

Super Channel summons ‘American Gods’
EDMONTON – Super Channel has picked up the exclusive Canadian broadcast rights to the critically acclaimed television series American Gods from FremantleMedia International. Read more

Sasktel seeks old devices for Phones for a Fresh Start program
REGINA – SaskTel has kicked off a cellular device recycling drive in support of its Phones for a Fresh Start program after recently saving its 100,000 cellular device from the landfill since launching the program in June 2009. Read more

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