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Netflix subs in Canada top 5.2 million; Crave, Shomi trail considerably: report
Cord cutting intent strengthening, as is skinny basic awareness TORONTO – According to new research from Toronto’s Solutions Research Group, Netflix now counts more than 5 million subscribing households in Canada, while nascent Read more

Banff Fest 2016: “Within two years there will be 20% fewer TV channels and 20% fewer producers" (CORRECTED)
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Townsend out as CEO of CCSA
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Banff 2016: How the Heritage Minister missed the mark with her Banff Fest opener
BANFF – It is difficult to resist the evident charm and good intentions of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage. Read more

Upfront 2016: Corus fights “crazy programming inflation” and places a big bet on comedy
TORONTO – If top Canadian TV execs haven't watched A&E's Storage Wars, they may well after returning from the recent Los Angeles Screenings. Read more

Banff Fest 2016: Why Canadian broadcasters ponder becoming studios; and why next year’s L.A. screenings may be tipping point
BANFF – Inside the picturesque Banff Springs Hotel much is being said about monetization strategies for content development and distribution. Read more

CTS 2016: Change ongoing with too many empty TV calories, but linear will live on
TORONTO - Carriers, broadcasters, content providers and media companies wonder about what viewers want to consume these days as the digital world expands. Read more

Court grants broadcasters injunction in bid to stem “emerging trend” of pre-loaded set-top boxes
THE FEDERAL COURT OF CANADA recently granted three large broadcasters an order for an injunction against retailers of pre-loaded Read more

Why investing in culture is good business for everyone
Joly says 6,000 have responded to early culture consultation TORONTO – Businesses should invest in the cultural sector – including hiring artists – in order to help the economy grow and open new markets, Heritage Minister Mélanie Read more

Groupe Maskatel rolls out 1 Gbps service
SAINT-HYACINTHE, QC - Residential and business customers of Groupe Maskatel will soon have access to Internet speeds of up to 1 Gbps, the company annouced this week. Read more

New foreign ownership regs could help boost Canada’s productivity: OECD
MONTREAL – Removing barriers to competition in industries like telecommunications and broadcasting could help to improve Canada’s productivity, according to a new OECD report. Read more

Judge halts sale of digital TV boxes amidst copyright claims
OTTAWA – BCE, Rogers and Videotron have convinced the Federal Court to issue an interim ban on the sale of TV set top boxes pre-loaded with applications that they claim allows access to their copyrighted content. Read more

‘Anne of Green Gables’ picked up by PBS
TORONTO and WASHINGTON, DC - Canada’s own red-haired orphan Ann Shirley is heading Stateside after Breakthrough Entertainment inked an all-rights broadcast deal with PBS for the rebooted version of Anne of Green Gables. Read more

New Shaw TV channel connects Fort McMurray residents
CALGARY - Shaw has launched a new TV channel to help Fort McMurray residents stay on top of the latest community news and developments as they return home following last month’s devastating wildfires. Read more

TSN jumps in to VR with 360 video of ‘Sportscentre’ antics
TORONTO - TSN marked its first foray in virtual reality this week with the debut of a 360 video that immerses viewers in the Sportscentre newsroom. Read more

Pelmorex Media names new CRO
OAKVILLE, ON - Pelmorex Media has appointed Simon Jennings to the newly-created position of chief revenue officer, effective June 27, 2016. Read more

CRTC calls out Iristel, netTALK for disconnecting customers
OTTAWA – The CRTC has scolded Toronto-area telecom Iristel Inc. Read more

New Canadian TV, film studio backed by Vancouver Film Studios, EveryWhere Studios
VANCOUVER – The McLean Group's Vancouver Film Studios and EveryWhere Studios have teamed up to launch the new Read more

Canadian IP traffic will double by 2020: Cisco
SAN JOSE, CA - Global Internet Protocol (IP) traffic will increase nearly three-fold over the next five years due to more Internet users, devices, and connections, says a new report from Cisco. Read more

Sandvine behind internet as a public service initiative in Guyana
WATERLOO, ON – Sandvine is powering an initiative by the Government of Guyana and local telco GTT to provide Guyanese Read more

RTDNA Canada names 2015 national and network award winners
TORONTO - RTDNA Canada, The Association of Electronic Journalists, has crowned the winners of its national and network awards which recognize the best in storytelling on all platforms. Read more

Former Bell Media exec named VP scripted at marblemedia
TORONTO - marblemedia has named Carrie Paupst Shaughnessy to the newly created role of vice-president of scripted, effective immediately. Read more

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