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Ontario ISPs band together to fight pole rate increases
TORONTO – Internet service providers of every size and shape (except one big one) have launched a new coalition to rally Ontarians to help them battle large proposed rate increases for utility pole attachments. Read more

COMMENTARY: Canada's production industry is booming. Let's not forget why
FILM AND TELEVISION PRODUCTION in Canada is booming. Read more

Majority of Canadians are Olympics fans (mostly on TV still), but overall engagement dips
TORONTO - The Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games did a good job capturing imaginations this winter generating strong Canadian audiences for sponsors and advertisers on TV, digital and social channels according to a new report from Toronto’s Read more

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CRTC decision on Wi-Fi MVNOs coming at 4 p.m. Thursday
GATINEAU – Late Thursday afternoon we’ll know whether or not Wi-Fi based service providers can roam onto cellular networks. Read more

Bruce Power joins SWIFT in support of better broadband
WYOMING, ON - Bruce Power, the world's largest operating nuclear facility, is now a member of the SouthWestern Integrated Fibre Technology Inc. Read more

OPC investigates alleged Facebook data leaks
GATINEAU - The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) has opened a formal investigation in response to recent media reports over the unauthorized access and use of Facebook user profiles. Read more

Sportsnet to surf through NHL action with live streaming show on Twitter
TORONTO – Sportsnet is inviting hockey fans to join in on some Ice Surfing, a new Twitter live stream promising real-time NHL highlights from the night’s matchups. Read more

CRTC helps fight illegitimate online marketing activities abroad
OTTAWA-GATINEAU – The CRTC is continuing in its efforts to stamp out spam after teaming up with agencies from six other countries to investigate over 900 suspect international websites. Read more

Smithsonian Channel Canada to air new Stephen Hawking special Sunday
TORONTO - In celebration of a lifetime of great achievements, Smithsonian Channel Canada is premiering an hour-long special exploring Stephen Hawking’s controversial position that the survival of the species depends on inhabiting another planet Read more

Anthem sells off GameTV for $6.5M
OTTAWA – The CRTC has approved the sale of GameTV from Anthem Sports and Entertainment to Remuda Media Inc. for $6.5 million. Read more

Amazon Prime Video tees up sports docuseries under ‘All or Nothing’ banner
SEATTLE – Amazon Prime Video is launching new sports programming under the All or Nothing umbrella that promises unprecedented access to a team’s entire season, character-driven storytelling and compelling visuals. Read more

Nominations for inaugural CommTech Awards Gala due by April 1
TORONTO – There’s still time to submit a nomination for the CommTech Awards Gala for Excellence in Communications before the April 1st deadline. Read more

UPDATED: CRTC's seeks comments on Bell's proposed buy of Historia, Séries+
OTTAWA – Bell Media has officially petitioned the CRTC to grant it ownership and effective control of French-language specialty channels Historia and Séries+ after announcing plans to acquire them from Corus Entertainment. Read more

New “groundbreaking” CBC Kids series features an all-autistic cast
TORONTO - CBC Kids is readying the exclusive Canadian premiere of the new animated series Pablo, the first-ever children’s series to feature an autistic central character. Read more

Bristow adds new development VP ahead of U.S. expansion
TORONTO – Bristow Global Media has named Sean Connolly to the new position of VP development for its rapidly growing unscripted content, with a focus on creating original formats for the world and tailoring international formats for North Read more

Blue Ant Media promotes McKee ahead of Love Nature, ZooMoo’s EMEA debut
LONDON, UK - Blue Ant Media has launched its Kids & Global Networks division in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) via new carriage deals for Love Nature and ZooMoo. Read more


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