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OMNI licensing decision should be set aside and CRTC chair and vice-chair fired, says ICTV
GATINEAU – Jilted 9(1)(h) license applicant ICTV has filed a petition to the Governor-in-Council demanding federal Cabinet not only set aside the Read more Interview: Anna Maria Tremonti on technology, fake news and the truth
VETERAN JOURNALIST AND CBC stalwart Anna Maria Tremonti reversed her iconic role as interviewer and was the guest – in the same Toronto studio where she hosts The Current – on a special “Ask Me Anything” 26-minute segment on the Read more

Upfronts 2019: How Blue Ant pursues new audiences and advertisers with digital content partnerships
TORONTO – As Canadian media companies feel besieged by their industry's digital whirlwind, Blue Ant Media, like its larger rivals, has had to think about how to get bigger and wider to navigate the gathering and growing streaming storm. Read more

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Banff 2019: Why embattled public broadcasters may be the media world's best defence
BANFF – Ontario Premier Doug Ford's budget released last month unleashed major cuts to TVOntario... Read more

Sportsnet cuts staff
TORONTO – While many sports fans and others used social media to whipped themselves into a minor frenzy over the weekend, speculating the Read more

Cabinet appeal: Decision to grant ethnic must-carry to Rogers "defies logic"
OTTAWA – Corriere Canadese has formally appealed to federal Cabinet the CRTC decision to Read more

BDU losses pull down broadcasting revenues 1.2% in 2018: CRTC
OTTAWA - Total broadcasting revenues sank 1.2% from 2017 to 2018 as television distribution providers (BDUs) posted negative growth for the fourth consecutive year, according to the CRTC’s statistical and financial results for the industry. Read more

Sports radio’s Bob McCown leaving Sportsnet after 30 years
TORONTO - Sports talk radio stalwart Bob McCown is signing off as the host of Prime Time Sports on Sportsnet 590 The Fan and Sportsnet 360. Read more

CRTC to update Indigenous broadcasting policy
OTTAWA - The CRTC has kicked off a proceeding to co-develop a new framework for Indigenous broadcasting in Canada. Read more

Bell, Vidéotron, fight over wholesale roaming
OTTAWA – In another chapter of the ongoing saga between Bell and Quebecor, the CRTC has directed Bell to continue providing roaming services to Vidéotron, at least for now. Read more

New SiriusXM Canada streaming package designed for listening outside of vehicles
TORONTO – SiriusXM Canada is rolling out a new streaming subscription package aimed at those who don't have a car, or don't use one very much. Read more

Nahlah Ayed named new host of CBC Radio One’s ‘Ideas’
TORONTO – CBC News foreign correspondent Nahlah Ayed is returning to Canada where she will take over as the new host of CBC Radio One show Ideas beginning in September. Read more

CMF adds to BoD
TORONTO – The Canada Media Fund (CMF) has added two new members to its Board of Directors following its recent AGM in Montreal. Read more

Love Nature partners with Smithsonian, Arte, BBC on new series
LA ROCHELLE, FR - Love Nature 4K has greenlit and begun production of a new natural history trilogy series known as Stormborn (working title). Read more

NFB making good progress on Indigenous Action Plan; renews agreements with QEPC, ELAN
MONTREAL – The National Film Board of Canada says that it is one year ahead of schedule on its pledge to spend at least 15% of its production funding on Indigenous works. Read more

Availability, reliability of service key to TSP, ISP customer satisfaction: J.D. Power
Videotron, SaskTel score top marks for 7th time TORONTO – TV service providers who make it easy for their customers to binge-watch their favourite content score higher in customer satisfaction, according to new data from Read more

Telus launching 4K UHD channel Insight TV
TORONTO – Telus Optik TV will be the first Canadian provider to launch Insight TV’s 4K UHD feed. Read more

SCTE marks 50 years
EXTON, PA - The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE), the largest applied science organization in the cable telecommunications industry, celebrated its 50th anniversary Thursday at its Exton headquarters. Read more

TV still tops for driving awareness, purchases: TVB study
NEW YORK - Television’s impact on consumer purchasing behaviour is greater than all other media combined, says a new study from TVB, the trade association representing the local broadcast television industry in the U.S. Read more

Register now for CCSA Connect conference
QUISPAMSIS, NB – Registration is now open for the CCSA’s Connect 2019 conference which this year will take place September 16-18 at the Delta Hotels by Marriott, Grand Okanagan Resort in Kelowna, B.C. Read more

‘Corner Gas Animated’ returns during Comedy Network summer freeview
TORONTO – The sophomore season of Corner Gas Animated as well as some new late night laughs will headline The Comedy Network’s free preview from June 25 through July 25. Read more

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