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NextMEDIA 2015: It’s a new, Uberized, culture world
TORONTO – It was another first, as in my first communications or cultural industries conference that was trending in the top five on Twitter – along with the audience getting regular Twitter metrics updates at bio breaks and lunch. Read more

CCTS Hearing day four: Blais quizzes Bell about compensation for customer service; and is the CCTS visible enough?
GATINEAU – The nearly four days of testimony in the mandate review of the Commissioner for Complaints for Telecommunications Services’ (CCTS), could mostly be described as civil, maybe even sedate, but on Friday, CRTC chairman Jean-Pierre Read more

CCTS Hearing day three: Shaw and Quebecor agree on mandatory participation; Teksavvy needs deeper help
GATINEAU - The third day of the Commissioner for Complaints for Telecommunication Services (CCTS) mandate review saw telecom providers in the West and East agree on a few changes to the complaints body. Read more

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Rogers fills millennials gap with new, Canadian, Viceland
TORONTO - Rogers Media on Thursday made official something most knew – that its partnership with youth-centric Vice Media will lead to the launch of a new specialty TV channel, Viceland, in early 2016. Read more

IPTV growing at the cost of cable, satellite subscribers
OTTAWA - Canada’s publicly traded television service providers combined lost almost seven times more TV subscribers in the nine-month period ended August 31/September 30,2015 compared to the same period in 2014, according to new research Read more

Canadian NBA star Steve Nash behind new CBC basketball drama
LOS ANGELES – Retired NBA all-star Steve Nash and Insight Productions are teaming up on a new drama series for CBC that will be set in the world of youth basketball. Read more

CMPA teams up with online content marketplace RightsTrade to help promote CanCon
STUDIO CITY, CA - The Canadian Media Production Association (CMPA) has finalized a deal with RightsTrade, a B2B online marketplace for film and television rights. Read more

Reliance Global Call offers Canadians new low cost international calling
TORONTO – Calling card service provider Reliance Global Call is offering Canadians 1.25¢ per minute international calling to India and 24 other destinations. Read more

Q3 profits at BCE climb 12.5%
MONTREAL – Wireless gains helped to drive up third quarter revenues and profits at BCE. Read more

Videotron growth buoys Q3 revenues, profits, at Quebecor
MONTREAL – Quebecor saw its third quarter profits jump by $40 million from the same quarter last year as a result of growth in all of its business segments. Read more

Second ‘En route to the Discoverability Summit’ event set for December 3 in Montreal
MONTREAL – The CRTC has announced more details around its second pre-event leading up to its Discoverability Summit. Read more

Telus, Huawei to create 5G "Living Lab" in downtown Vancouver
SHENZHEN, CHINA – Huawei and Telus are teaming up to establish a 5G "Living Lab" in Vancouver. Read more

CBC’s ‘Murdoch Mysteries’ brand partnership incorporates The Hospital for Sick Children
TORONTO - CBC’s Murdoch Mysteries has kicked off its first brand partnership campaign with The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in order to mark the renowned paediatric hospital’s 140th anniversary. Read more

Bell Media Mix promotes Yellow Pages’ ‘Shop The Neighbourhood’ event
TORONTO - Bell Media has renewed its support for the third edition of Yellow Pages’ Shop The Neighbourhood campaign, a program designed to support small businesses by encouraging local shopping. Read more

Telus to eliminate 1,500 jobs to help lower expenses
VANCOUVER – Telus is cutting some 1,500 jobs in an effort to curb costs, amidst increases in third quarter revenues and profits. Read more

Q3 results at MTS Allstream "reflect an organization in transition"
WINNIPEG - In the midst of a transformation at MTS and the planned sale of its Toronto-based Allstream unit, MTS Allstream said late Wednesday that it’s all about free cash flow. Read more

Quebecor shifts music group under media umbrella
MONTREAL – Quebecor’s music distributor Distribution Select and its Musicor music label will now fall under Quebecor's Media Group, the communications giant announced this week. Read more

Two Nelvana preschool series find new homes in Quebec, Latin America
TORONTO - Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana has signed broadcast deals with Discovery Latin America and Société Radio-Canada (SRC) in Canada for two seasons of the animated preschool series Trucktown (pictured) as well as the third Read more


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