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"Netflix tax" earns $38 million for Quebec
QUEBEC – Back in May, 2019, the province of Quebec reported it had collected from 102 suppliers of digital goods based outside Read more

TPIA: Cable companies get temporary stay of CRTC wholesale decision
OTTAWA – On Friday, the Federal Court of Appeal granted a temporary stay of CRTC Telecom Order 2019-288, the decision Read more

Liberals will tax and regulate digital giants if they win
OTTAWA – The federal Liberals want multinational tech giants, such as Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple, to “pay their fair share” and presumably help offset the $9.3 billion in new investments the Liberal Party announced for 2020-21 in Read more

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OUTtv launches the first LGBTQ+ channel on the Apple TV app
VANCOUVER — OUTtv, the world’s first and only premium LGBTQ+ television network, is now available on Apple TV channels. Read more

Bloc would create Quebec's own Commission
OTTAWA – Since we’ve reported on the broadcasting and telecommunications proposals of the Liberals, Read more

Telus announces Josh Blair is stepping down as chief corporate officer
VANCOUVER — Telus announced Thursday chief corporate officer and group president Josh Blair (pictured) has decided to leave the company at the end of the year. Read more

Bell Media and Stingray launch Audio360 advertising solution
MONTREAL — Bell Media and Stingray have partnered to introduce Audio360, an audio sales solution that gives advertisers access to 22 million weekly Canadian listeners through customizable multiplatform audio offerings. Read more

CBS officially opens 260,000-sq.-ft. production studio in Mississauga
MISSISSAUGA, ON — The grand opening of CBS Stages Canada took place Thursday, with local dignitaries, provincial representatives and cast members from CBS-produced television series on hand to take part in the ribbon cutting on the Read more

Stingray to buy Welland radio stations
MONTREAL – Stingray Radio has agreed to purchase CIXL-FM Welland, Ont. (Giant FM) and CKYY-FM Welland (Country 89) from R.B. Read more

Port Clements gets 4G LTE
Telus and B.C. Read more

Unlimited data on satellite from Xplornet
WOODSTOCK, N.B. Read more

Wildbrain and Mattel bring Fireman Sam back for season 12
HALIFAX – WildBrain (formerly DHX Media) and Mattel TV have greenlit season 12 of preschool series Fireman Sam. Read more

SaskTel expands wireless in four more hamlets
REGINA – SaskTel today announced it has turned on small cell sites in each of Wishart, Weyakwin, Tantallon and Otthon which will improve LTE cellular services in the communities and their surrounding areas. Read more

Every NHL game on SiriusXM
TORONTO – SiriusXM Canada today announced it will air every 2019-20 NHL game, right through to the Stanley Cup finals. Read more

One in seven Canadians are cord cutters: MTM
OTTAWA — The number of people in Canada who used to have a paid TV service in the past but no longer subscribe now stands at one in seven Canadians, according to a new report from the Media Technology Monitor (MTM). Read more

SaskTel offering interNET Extended 50 to 19 more rural communities
BIG RIVER, SK — Residents and businesses in the Town of Big River and 18 other rural Saskatchewan communities will soon be able to access SaskTel’s interNET Extended 50 service, the company announced Thursday. Read more

Unifor considering job action at SaskTel if collective agreement not reached soon
REGINA — Unifor national president Jerry Dias is calling on Saskatchewan premier Scott Moe to make a fair offer to unionized Crown workers in the province, including those working at telecom provider SaskTel, or face job action in the coming Read more

Bell partners with Canadian territories to fund new short film program
TORONTO — Bell Media’s The Harold Greenberg Fund, in partnership with the Northwest Territories Film Commission (NTFC), Nunavut Film Development Corporation (NFDC), and the Government of Yukon’s Media Development Unit, announced Thursday Read more

Bell Media reboots ‘Cook Like a Chef’ series for CTV Life Channel
TORONTO — In partnership with Gusto Worldwide Media, Bell Media’s CTV announced Thursday the reboot of the Cook Like a Chef series for its new lifestyle brand, CTV Life Channel. Read more

And Now Global filming new comedy series with former Cirque performer Pippo Crotti
VANCOUVER — TV distribution and development company And Now Global has started production on a brand-new, non-verbal series called Pippo, based on the comedic stylings of former Cirque du Soleil clown and performer Pippo Crotti Read more

AMI’s ‘No Vacancy: Vancouver’s Housing Crisis’ documentary nominated for MIPCOM diversity award
TORONTO — Accessible Media Inc.’s original documentary No Vacancy: Vancouver’s Housing Crisis has been shortlisted for a MIPCOM Diversify TV Excellence Award in the Representation of Disability – Non-Scripted category, AMI Read more

NEWSTALK 1010 launches podcast with former Toronto city planner Jennifer Keesmaat
TORONTO — iHeartRadio Canada’s NEWSTALK1010 is launching a new weekly podcast that will tackle the biggest challenges facing the city of Toronto today, to be hosted by former Toronto city planner Jennifer Keesmaat. Read more

Thunderbird appoints Brian Paes-Braga as new board chair
Ivan Fecan steps away from executive chair role VANCOUVER — Thunderbird Entertainment Group announced Thursday that industry veteran Ivan Fecan is transitioning from his role as executive chair of the board to focus on developing and Read more

Rogers to open customer solution centre in Kelowna in summer 2020
KELOWNA — Rogers said Thursday it will open a new customer solution centre in Kelowna, BC, next year, which will create initially 350 new high-quality jobs in the local market and will handle roughly one million Rogers and Fido customer Read more

Future of 5G lies with the enterprise, not consumers: ABI Research
OYSTER BAY, NY — Mobile service providers investing heavily in 5G networks will need to focus on the enterprise market to see a return on their investment any time soon, according to new research from global tech market advisory firm ABI Read more

Vecima revenues drop in Q4 but rise overall for fiscal 2019
VICTORIA — Vecima Networks Inc. Read more

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