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Netflix and Creative Canada: A good deal explained horribly (CORRECTED)
THE NINE MOST FRIGHTENING words in the English language are “I’m from the government and I’m here to help,” according to an old joke popularized by former U.S. president Ronald Reagan. Read more

EBOX says Bell refusing to offer its TV services for distribution
MONTREAL — EBOX, an independent Internet and phone service provider in Quebec and Ontario, hasn’t yet launched its new television distribution service, but already it’s had to file a complaint against Canada’s biggest broadcaster, Read more

COMMENTARY: The iron rice bowl
Quebec’s TV lords are upset I RECALL THE DELEGATION of the Quebec media production types appearing before us – a panel of CRTC commissioners – when we were considering the extension of the Broadcasting Act to the Internet. Read more

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CRTC chair Ian Scott to keynote IIC Canada’s communications law and policy conference
OTTAWA – New CRTC chair and CEO Ian Scott (pictured) will make his first public speech at next month’s New Developments in Communications Law and Policy. Read more

Stingray Classica to premiere on Videotron
MONTREAL – Classical music television channel Stingray Classica will make its Canadian debut on Videotron. Read more

BBC Earth readies fall freeview that includes new Chris Hadfield series
TORONTO - BBC Earth kicks off a national two-month free preview on October 9 with new and exclusive Canadian premieres ranging from the scientific wonders of the human body to the fascination of space. Read more

PTiO adds new pitching session, networking options
OTTAWA – The CMPA’s Prime Time In Ottawa conference is offering new networking opportunities through one-to-one pitching sessions with buyers as well as lunchtime topic tables. Read more

Quebec may act and impose sales tax on Netflix
Netflix has said it would, if asked QUEBEC CITY – Both the Quebec Minister of Culture, Luc Fortin, and Finance Minister Carlos Leitao, told reporters Tuesday they want to force Netflix to collect sales tax from users in the province, Read more

Dialpad launches "desk phone killing service" in Canada; Erik Lagerway to head up Vancouver office
VANCOUVER - Cloud-based communications start-up Dialpad has arrived in Canada to further its self-proclaimed worldwide pursuit to "kill the desk phone" and offer workers new ways to connect and Read more

UPDATED: Telus restores services in southeastern Alberta after storm-related outages
CALGARY - Telus has restored service to customers in southeastern Alberta after power outages caused by a winter storm disrupted some wireless and home services in the region. Read more

Stingray raises $40 million
MONTREAL – Stingray is selling 4,348,000 subordinate voting shares worth $40 million to a syndicate of underwriters co-led by National Bank Financial Inc. Read more

MAVTV accelerates into Quebec market with CCAP
TORONTO - MAVTV Motorsports Network has launched on CCAP and will be available on free preview through December 31 to all CCAP customers on channels 177 and 777. Read more

SCTE•ISBE Cable-Tec Expo 2017 offers new customized experience to small, midsized MSOs
EXTON, PA - Executives and staff of small and midsized MSOs will have their own session geared towards their unique needs at this year’s SCTE•ISBE Cable-Tec Expo, scheduled for October 17 – 20 at the Colorado Convention Center in Read more

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