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New Research: Netflix usage, connected TVs, skyrocketed over Christmas in Canada
Android boxes and voice assistants growing, too MORE CANADIANS THAN ever are streaming Netflix, and many are using connected televisions to do it, according to the latest research from Toronto’s Solutions Research Group. Read more

Rogers 5G demo day: Ottawa next as 5G testing to hit "multiple cities" this year
TORONTO – Rogers Communications has unveiled a multi-year network plan which includes working with Ericsson to bring Canadians even closer to 5G. Read more

Super Channel parent Allarco emerges from creditor protection
EDMONTON - Allarco Entertainment 2008 Inc. Read more

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NAB 2018: Next-gen video codec moves toward centre stage
LAS VEGAS – Even as one promising new video codec, High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), starts gaining widespread adoption by video service and content providers, an even more advanced next-gen codec, Audio Video Interleaved (AVI), is lining up Read more

UPDATED: CRTC to overhaul competitor quality of service regime; PIAC says re-sellers’ customers should “rejoice”
OTTAWA – The CRTC said Friday that the current competitor quality of service (Q of S) regime must be updated to keep pace with Canadians’ increasing reliance on broadband and mobile wireless services. Read more

COMMENTARY: CRTC needs to lift its shroud of mystery
MANY YEARS AGO, AFTER a particularly chaotic day in a newsroom, a couple of colleagues and I shared a deep breath, a relieved laugh and shook our heads in dismay. Read more

COMMENTARY: Competition does not happen at the cell tower
GEORGE SERENTSCHY WROTE an interesting piece in the Financial Post on Thursday, which I Read more

NAB 2018: Sony PS vue likes playing the OTT video game
LAS VEGAS – Don't tell Sony video-game makers can't play successfully in the OTT video market. Read more

COMMTECH EAST 2018: And the winners of the first ever awards gala are...
MISSISSAUGA – The Canadian CommTech Show and Seminars recognized the winners of its inaugural CommTech Information Communications Technology Awards gala Monday night at the Mississauga Convention Centre. Read more

CRTC to organize Women in Production event this fall
OTTAWA – At the Women in Communications and Technology Awards held in Ottawa Monday night, CRTC vice-chair broadcasting Caroline Simard announced that the Commission is organizing a Women in Production event this fall. Read more

China leads global race to 5G: report
Canada ranked on lowest tier for 5G readiness WASHINGTON – China holds a narrow lead in overall 5G readiness ahead of South Korea and the United States, according to a new report commissioned by Read more

PIAC and NPF want CRTC to mandate affordable pay-as-you-go wireless plans
OTTAWA – Seeking to address a “noticeable gap” in affordable, occasional-use pay-as-you-go wireless plans, the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) and National Pensioners Federation (NPF) have asked the CRTC to order the national Read more

Bravo readies new dramas for spring freeview
TORONTO – The second season of hit drama The Handmaid’s Tale will headline Bravo’s nation-wide free preview that will kick off April 24. Read more

iHeartRadio kicks off Boots and Hearts Radio as part of festival sponsorship
TORONTO - iHeartRadio Canada has added a new country music station after teaming with Boots and Hearts as the official radio partner of Canada’s largest country music festival. Read more

CBC/Radio-Canada tops amongst Canada’s trusted brands
TORONTO – CBC/Radio-Canada ranked first among Canadians’ most trusted brands, says a new study by Proof Inc. Read more

Sportsnet, Pinty’s extend curling sponsorship; coin new Pinty’s Cup
TORONTO - Sportsnet has extended its sponsorship with Pinty’s as the exclusive title sponsor of the Grand Slam of Curling as it seeks to establish the Grand Slam series as the world’s elite curling tour. Read more

Cogeco’s American broadband services drive Q2 profits, revenues
MetroCast acquisition “progressing according to plan” MONTREAL – Cogeco Communications said that deferred income taxes related to U.S. Read more

Copyright Act review starts Tuesday
OTTAWA - The Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology will kick off the statutorily mandated review of the Copyright Act on April 17. Read more

Stingray makes sweet music with Dick Clark Productions
MONTREAL – Stingray is joining forces with dick clark productions (dcp), the world's largest producer and proprietor of televised live events, as an official promotional partner for this year's Academy of Country Music Awards, Read more

RTDNA Canada announces East region’s two lifetime achievement recipients
DARTMOUTH - RTDNA Canada will recognize two individuals in the East region with lifetime achievement awards next week. Read more

Restructuring costs outweigh Q2 wireless gains at Shaw
CALGARY – Despite an influx of new wireless customers, Shaw Communications posted a second quarter net loss related to its voluntary departure and restructuring programs. Read more

Martin Scorsese to direct SCTV reunion for Netflix
TORONTO – Netflix is reuniting the comedy legends and former co-stars of SCTV in a new original comedy special that will be directed by Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese. Read more

CJF to honour Peter Mansbridge with Lifetime Achievement Award
TORONTO - Peter Mansbridge, the longtime anchor of CBC's The National, will receive The Canadian Journalism Foundation's (CJF) Lifetime Achievement Read more

Directwest enters Saskatchewan’s digital out of home ad market
REGINA - SaskTel subsidiary Directwest has acquired 20 digital boards across the province as it makes what it describes as an “aggressive push” into the digital out of home advertising space in Saskatchewan. Read more

SSi Mobile now in five Nunavut communities as expansion continues
YELLOWKNIFE - SSi Micro is continuing the expansion of its wireless service across Nunavut. Read more

AT&T shares 5G trial findings as it preps for deployment this year
AT&T SAYS THAT IT is aiming to be the first U.S. Read more

Competition seeks new solutions for monitoring & measurement, demand response, supply & control
EXTON, PA - SCTE•ISBE and cable heavyweights Comcast and Liberty Global are challenging the tech industry to devise new solutions to manage energy across broadband networks. Read more


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