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OPINION: Writers Guild of Canada, provoked, responds to "End the bill tax for Cancon"
LAST WEEK, CARTT.CA's Greg O’Brien published an edited version of a presentation he gave as a “provocateur” at a roundtable session about Read more

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Cancon production policy can't be just about jobs and industry
I THINK YOUR SUGGESTION that the cultural industries should be funded entirely from the treasury, like the army, and eliminate all levies or Read more

Bell boosts Fibe Internet top speed to 1.5 Gbps
MONTREAL – Bell cranked up the top speed of its Gigabit Fibe Internet service Monday, saying that its access speeds of 1.5 Gbps are now the fastest access speed to the home available in Canada. Read more

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PIAC urges consumers, employees, to dish on telecom sales practices
“A once-in-a-lifetime chance to change the buyer-beware culture” OTTAWA – The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) is making it easier for both consumers as well as current and Read more

More time to weigh in on Quebec City radio market
OTTAWA – The CRTC has extended the deadline for comments and replies on whether or not the radio market in and around Quebec City can sustain more stations. Read more

Amazon to provide some ‘Frank’ competition for TiVo, Slingbox: report
AMAZON IS DEVELOPING A NEW device dubbed Frank that will record live TV and stream that video to smartphones, similar to offerings now available from TiVo and Dish Network’s Slingbox. Read more

CCSA signs deal for One Caribbean Television
QUISPAMSIS, NB - The Canadian Communication Systems Alliance (CCSA) has signed the first affiliation deal in Canada for the distribution of One Caribbean Television, a destination channel devoted to all things Caribbean. Read more

Register now for Canada Media Fund consultations
TORONTO – Registration is now open for the Canada Media Fund (CMF) cross-country consultations that it says will help to shape its policy and future programs. Read more

New fashion competition series ‘Stitched’ highlights Slice’s September freeview
TORONTO – The debut season of new fashion competition series Stitched will headline Slice’s nation-wide free preview that will run for the month of September. Read more

Network slicing represents lucrative new market for WSPs: report
LONDON, UK - Network slicing, a promising new vehicle that will become a fundamental 5G technology, represents a potential US$66B opportunity for wireless service providers (WSPs), says a new report from market research firm ABI Research. Read more

SSi Mobile expands to 14 Nunavut communities
YELLOWKNIFE - SSi Micro is continuing the expansion of its wireless service across Nunavut. Read more

Bell signs on as Vice Media’s Canadian broadcast partner
New agreement comes just months after Rogers ends joint venture with Vice TORONTO - Bell Media and Vice Media have struck a new, long-term broadcast agreement that will see Vice content premiere across Bell Media platforms starting this Read more

UPDATED: Eastlink to axe analog TV in rural communities in Newfoundland, Ontario, Alberta
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Canadian broadcasters unite on Stand Up To Cancer primetime special on September 7
TORONTO - All four of Canada's English-language network broadcasters will once again simultaneously air a Canadian-inclusive Stand Up To Cancer special next month. Read more

CBC to livestream Canada’s games from 2018 World Wheelchair Basketball Championship
OTTAWA - CBC has partnered with the Canadian Paralympic Committee to provide live streaming coverage of the 2018 World Wheelchair Basketball Championships starting August 17 through August 26 from Hamburg, Germany. Read more

Corus adds U.S. syndicated radio show to Edmonton’s CISN Country 103.9
EDMONTON – Corus’ CISN Country 103.9 in Edmonton is making room for “the most-awarded country music radio show in North America”, The Bobby Bones Show, which will debut starting Monday, August 20. Read more

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