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Minister Rodriguez makes a statement: New laws will mean "web giants" must contribute to Cancon
OTTAWA – Minister of Canadian Heritage Pablo Rodriguez has mostly been silent on the Canadian TV business since being appointed last July. Read more

Telus makes $75 re-price permanent with "endless data"
Family discounts and easier device payment plans launch, too VANCOUVER – The day after its three-week, $75/month with no overage charges wireless promotion officially ended, Telus has decided to make the lower price permanent – and Read more

Bell CEO George Cope to retire in January
COO Mirko Bibic to take over MONTREAL – Bell Canada today announced president and CEO George Cope will retire as of January 5, 2020 and will be replaced in the role by company COO Mirko Bibic. Read more

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Feds unveil new rural economic development broadband plan
NEW ROSS, NS – The federal government unveiled Canada’s first rural economic development strategy Thursday that, among other priorities, seeks to boost reliable and affordable high-speed Internet and mobile connectivity. Read more

$18 million for rural B.C. broadband
LYTTON, B.C. – The federal government today, along with the B.C. Read more

Wilson named CBC Sports chief
TORONTO – Chris Wilson has been appointed as executive director, sports and Olympics at the CBC. Read more

Clearcable Summit showcases how independents get things done
NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE – Consumers and the broadband industry spend a lot of time thinking about and fussing over the big companies, be they service providers like Bell, or vendors like Ericsson. Read more

New satellites will provide mobile broadband across the Arctic
LONDON – Global mobile satellite communications provider Inmarsat announced today it will deliver mobile broadband services to the Artic region via two new satellite payloads hosted on board Space Norway satellites. Read more

The West Block to hit the barbecue circuit
OTTAWA – With an election coming up, Global News has decided its political show The West Block not to take the summer off and instead track those pesky politicians through June and July as they talk policy with Canadians at various Read more

DHX names two to drive more animation
HALIFAX – Content producer and broadcaster DHX Media today announced Stephanie Betts (right) has been promoted to the role of executive vice president, content, and will be responsible for development and production of the company’s slate of Read more

Gusto sells DNA Dinners to Ovation
OTTAWA – Gusto Worldwide Media announced today its food program DNA Dinners will soon begin appearing on U.S. Read more

Club illico to produce its first reality show
MONTREAL – Vidéotron’s Club illico and corporate sister Quebecor Content announced last week they will create the very first reality series for the digital platform. Read more

Pearson Airport about to go all-Rogers
TORONTO – Rogers Communications has signed a multi-year partnership with Toronto’s Pearson Airport to be its official telecommunications partner. Read more

Rogers says device financing options coming July 10
TORONTO – Rogers Communications today announced its new device financing options mentioned last Read more

Bill Roberts joins WPBS-TV board
WATERTOWN, N.Y. – Long-time Canadian broadcasting executive (and correspondent) Bill Roberts has joined the board of directors at U.S. Read more

Telecommunications now second for most complaints on social media by industry: report
VANCOUVER – As social media’s reach and popularity across Canada continues to climb, users are showing an increasing propensity to use platforms to express dissatisfaction with brands, products, and services, says a new report by Canadian Read more

Mobile Klinik acquires Device Care
TORONTO – Canadian tablet/smartphone repair, service and sales chain Mobile Klinik, today announced the acquisition of Device Care, a smartphone accessories and repair chain with six locations in Ontario and Québec. Read more

OUTtv, Crave team up for Canadian version of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’
TORONTO - Canada’s LGBTQ network OUTtv is joining forces with Bell Media's streamer Crave on the Canadian adaptation of popular U.S. Read more

Quebec’s SCALE.AI supercluster unveils first four supply chain projects
MONTREAL – The first projects under the Quebec-based SCALE.AI Supercluster, one of four members of the Feds’ Read more

SaskTel brings maxTV Stream, faster Internet, to more communities in rural Saskatchewan
REGINA - SaskTel is launching its maxTV Stream IPTV platform and new Internet services in 34 more rural communities. Read more

Joli-Coeur receives new mandate atop NFB
GATINEAU - Claude Joli-Coeur will remain government film commissioner of the National Film Board (NFB) for another three years. Read more

Crave comes on as Wynonna Earp production partner
LOS ANGELES and TORONTO – IDW Entertainment, Seven24 Films, Space, and SYFY announced today that Wynonna Earp has been greenlit to start production for its fourth season. Read more

Access doubles speeds
REGINA – Today, Access Communications Co-operative announced the launch of HyperSpeed 300, a new offering which doubles Access's fastest residential download speeds, to 300 Mbps (and 20 Mbps upstream), and offers unlimited data. Read more

Friends says politicians should be no pal of Facebook
TORONTO – Watchdog group Friends of Canadian Broadcasting launched a newspaper ad campaign this morning urging Canadian political parties to “unfriend Facebook”. Read more

When Hope Calls comes to Super Channel Heart & Home
EDMONTON – Super Channel today announced When Hope Calls, a spinoff of the popular Hallmark Channel series When Calls the Heart, is coming to Super Channel Heart & Home this August. Read more

Nelvana to be Slime Rancher global agent
TORONTO – Corus Entertainment-owned kids content producer Nelvana announced today a new global licensing partnership with independent game studio, Monomi Park for its game, Slime Rancher. Read more

CBBC and Family commission new live action series Malory Towers
HALIFAX and LONDON – DHX Media and King Bert Productions announced Tuesday that the new live-action series, Malory Towers, has been greenlit by CBBC, the BBC’s channel for children aged 6-12, and DHX Television’s Family Read more

Waterloo's OpenText deploys its CEM with Brazilian carrier
WATERLOO, Ont. Read more

Stingray invests $6.7 million in homegrown talent in 2019
MONTREAL – Music, TV, radio and tech company Stingray announced Friday it will allocate $6.7 million to Canadian content development initiatives in 2019 through payments to music industry organizations and bursaries for up-and-coming artists, Read more

O'Farrell resigns as TFO chief
TORONTO - Glenn O’Farrell, President and CEO of Ontario provincial public broadcaster Groupe Média TFO announced today he has submitted his resignation and will be leaving August 16th. Read more

“Strong momentum” at Freedom Mobile pays off for Shaw in Q3
CALGARY – A surge of over 62,000 new wireless customers helped to propel third quarter revenues and profits at Shaw Communications, the company said Thursday. Read more

Bell nabs minority interest in esports, video game company OverActive Media
TORONTO – Bell has acquired a minority interest and signed on as a founding marketing partner with global esports entertainment organization Read more

Gusto Worldwide Media preps new way to search for food content
OTTAWA - Gusto Worldwide Media is behind a new online platform that it says will revolutionize the way people search and interact with recipes, food, and media. Read more

TLN Media Group adds to sales team
TORONTO - TLN Media Group has named Tim Kirby as national account manager. Read more

Versature adds free international calling to plans
OTTAWA – Canadian SaaS-based business VoIP communications solutions provider Versature is offering customers free international calling to more than 30 countries in South and Central America, Asia, the Middle East and Europe. Read more