Top Stories

New Ad Platforms: Canoe wants to build $200M VOD ad market in Canada
CANOE VENTURES IS hoping 2019 is the year where it begins to help build video on demand advertising together with BDUs and broadcasters into a $200 million marketplace. Read more

Increases in Q4 revenues, profits cap “an excellent year” at Quebecor
MONTREAL – “Strong numbers” at Videotron helped to push up fourth quarter revenues and profits at Quebecor, the company said Wednesday. Read more

New consortium creating addressable advertising standard; deployment planned for next year
NEW YORK – Big name U.S. Read more

More Breaking Stories

DAZN to add ads
OVER-THE-TOP sports service DAZN plans to begin showing advertising on its platform as part of a company-wide reorganization, according to Digital TV Europe. Read more

CRTC to review SiriusXM licence renewal, Stingray's planned $1.7 million acquisition of CHOO-FM, in May
GATINEAU - Stingray Radio’s proposed buy of Drumheller's CHOO-FM from Golden West Broadcasting is one of five applications that will be considered Read more

Changing viewer preferences see traditional U.S. pay TV subscriptions fall by almost 4M in 2018: Kagan
MONTEREY, CA – Legacy video subscribers in the U.S. Read more

Rogers boosts investments in B.C. for new fibre network, improved wireless, 5G technology
VANCOUVER - Rogers Communications pledged to double its investments in British Columbia this year to expand its LTE network, boost and densify its fibre-powered network in Vancouver, and to lay the groundwork for 5G in the province. Read more

CMF to revise 2019-2020 programs
TORONTO - The Canada Media Fund (CMF) will hold a webcast to provide an overview of changes to its 2019-2020 programs budget, guidelines and deadlines on April 9. Read more

Cameras roll on third season of CBC/Netflix series ‘Anne With An E’
TORONTO – Principal photography is underway for the third season of CBC and Netflix’s Anne with an E which is adding an Indigenous storyline and characters. Read more

ThinkTel seeks to transform connectivity in Canadian educational sector with Microsoft partnership
TORONTO - Distributel’s ThinkTel division has become the first Canadian communications provider to receive the Microsoft Authorized Education Partner (AEP) Read more

New BlackBerry subsidiary dedicated to U.S. government
WASHINGTON – BlackBerry said Tuesday that it is creating a new independent wholly-owned subsidiary in Washington, D.C. to better serve and deepen ties with U.S. Read more

RTDNA Canada announces 2019 regional award finalists
TORONTO - RTDNA Canada has released the regional finalists for its annual awards that honour the best journalists, programs, stations and newsgathering organizations in radio, television and digital. Read more

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American Cable Association Summit 26
March 19, 2019 to March 21, 2019
Washington, D.C.

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March 25, 2019 to March 27, 2019
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NAB Show 2020
April 18, 2020 to April 22, 2020
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Canadian Independent Telecommunications Association 2019 Showcase
April 7, 2019 to April 9, 2019
Fallsview Casino Resort, Niagara Falls, Ont.

CommTech Awards Gala 2019
April 15, 2019
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CommTech East 2019
April 16, 2019 to April 17, 2019
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Canadian Music Week
May 6, 2019 to May 12, 2019
Toronto, Ont.

RTDNA Canada 2019 National Conference & Awards Gala
May 10, 2019 to May 11, 2019
Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel

CommTech West 2019
May 29, 2019 to May 30, 2019
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Canadian Telecom Summit
June 15, 2020 to June 17, 2020
The International Centre, Toronto

June 4, 2019 to June 6, 2019
Cologne, Germany

Western Association of Broadcasters Conference
June 5, 2019 to June 6, 2019
Banff, AB

Banff World Media Festival 2019
June 9, 2019 to June 12, 2019
Banff Springs Hotel, Banff AB

Clearcable Technology Summit
June 27, 2019
White Oaks Conference Resort and Spa, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont.

The Independent Show (NCTC)
July 28, 2019 to July 31, 2019
Sheraton Grand, Chicago

Future TV Advertising Forum Canada
September 10, 2019
The Carlu, Toronto

IBC 2019
September 12, 2019 to September 17, 2019
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CCSA Connect 2019
September 16, 2019 to September 18, 2019
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SCTE Cable-tec Expo 2019
September 30, 2019 to October 1, 2019
New Orleans

October 14, 2019 to October 17, 2019
Cannes, France

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October 22, 2019 to October 24, 2019
Los Angeles, Calif.