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New tool aims to help reps, customers, find shows, while trimming call centre call times
HAMILTON – We all know the world of television has changed in myriad ways, especially with thousands of shows available on multiple channels or platforms. Read more

Much refresh to be anchored with Vice News Tonight
And no, that doesn’t impact Viceland TORONTO – Starting October 16th, the edgy Vice News Tonight will anchor prime time for Bell Media’s Much channel (it still seems weird not to call it Read more

Crowdfunder suspends Frank campaign
SAYING FRANK HAS violated its terms of use, crowdfunding platform Indiegogo has suspended the Canadian wannabe smartphone maker and refunded the cash contributed by its backers. Read more

More Breaking Stories

Commission denies CBC request to help launch Tamil radio station (CORRECTED)
GATINEAU – The CRTC told the CBC on Wednesday that it could not rent a multiplex of its Toronto radio signal to launch a Tamil-language radio station in that city. Read more

Cogeco rebrands community TV stations
MONTREAL – While some cable companies are eliminating Read more

Rogers launches $9.99 Internet service in Waterloo
WATERLOO, ON - Rogers Communications rolled out its Connected for Success program in the Region of Waterloo Wednesday, offering its inexpensive Internet service to approximately 12,000 low-income housing tenants in the surrounding Read more

City of Windsor contributes $275K to join SWIFT
WYOMING, ON - The City of Windsor has joined the Southwestern Integrated Fibre Technology (SWIFT) initiative, contributing $275,000 in capital funding towards the project. Read more

Shania Twain joins CTV’s ‘The Launch’
TORONTO - Homegrown musical star Shania Twain is the latest mentor confirmed for the inaugural season of CTV's new original music series and international TV format The Launch. Read more

New OUTtv series pits moms against matchmakers
VANCOUVER – OUTtv has picked up all three seasons of reality dating show Mom vs Matchmaker from Toronto-based Go Button Media. Read more

CRTC tells Canal Évasion to uphold its CPE level
OTTAWA – The CRTC has shot down a request by Canal Évasion to cut its Canadian programming expenditure (CPE) requirement from 46% to 32% of its previous year’s gross revenues. Read more

GameTV, FNTSY Sports Network join lineup at Bell Aliant Fibe TV
TORONTO - Anthem-owned GameTV and FNTSY Sports Network is now available onon Bell Aliant Fibe TV. Read more

V show takes contest winners to the skies
MONTREAL - Groupe V Media has kicked off a contest that will see viewers join V talk show host Eric Salvail in the air before attending a live taping of his show En mode Savail in Montreal. Read more

Telelatino adds Graeme Mackrell to sales team
TORONTO - Industry sales veteran Graeme Mackrell is joining the sales group at Telelatino as national account manager. Read more

Rogers to bring low-cost Internet program to Waterloo
WATERLOO, ON - Rogers Communications is planning to extend its Connected for Success program to Waterloo. Read more

Canadian Heritage seeks board members for TV5 Québec Canada
OTTAWA – Heritage Canada has kicked off a national search for two individuals to be nominated by Minister Mélanie Joly to the TV5 Québec Canada Board of Directors. Read more

TSN, Sportsnet split Toronto Raptors games; all home games in 4K
TORONTO - Sports rivals TSN and Sportsnet are once again sharing the Toronto Raptors broadcasts this year, each announcing plans to air 41 of the team’s regular season games during the 2017/18 NBA season. Read more

Rock Networks buys Nova Communications as step towards national wireless infrastructure company
OTTAWA - Halifax-based wireless voice and data communications supply company Nova Communications has been acquired by Rock Networks. Read more

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