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OTT movie streamer Filmatique expanding to Canada
FILMATIQUE, A U.S.-BASED video streaming service targeting fans of auteur movies, is expanding to Canada as a first step in its international roll-out. Read more

New CRTC chair Ian Scott ready to “regulate in the public interest”
OTTAWA-GATINEAU – Newly minted CRTC chairperson and CEO Ian Scott offered a glimpse into some of his first orders of business after less than two months on the job. Read more

CBC cuts profit participation, retransmission royalties from deals with Canadian independent producers
TORONTO - CBC said Monday that it has ended the collection of both profit participation and retransmission royalties on all projects that it has pre-licensed from Canadian independent producers, regardless of its level of investment, effective Read more

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Bell Media strikes new development, production deal with Motion Content Group
TORONTO - Bell Media Studios is teaming up with Motion Content Group, GroupM’s new global content investment and rights management company, in a strategic Read more

Mobile Klinik adds CFO; secures $6.85M in funding ahead of expansion
TORONTO - Smartphone and tablet repair company Mobile Klinik has secured $6.85 million in Series B funding to fuel its growth strategy. Read more

Rogers improves wireless service for Abbotsford shoppers
ABBOTSFORD, BC - Rogers and Fido customers shopping at Abbotsford’s Highstreet Shopping Centre are now enjoying improved wireless service. Read more

OBITUARY: Cable industry pioneer David Graham
TORONTO - Cablecasting Ltd. co-founder David R. Graham passed away September 2 in Toronto after suffering a serious stroke earlier this year. He was 80. Read more

“Uncertainty in our industry” prompts Canadian screenwriters, producers to extend IPA agreement
TORONTO - Canadian screenwriters and producers have agreed to extend the current independent production agreement (IPA) governing English-language screenwriting in Canada. Read more

CBC rides more equestrian events through 2020
TORONTO and CALGARY – CBC Sports will continue to be the home of championship show jumping competitions through the 2020 season thanks to a renewal of the network’s agreement with renowned Calgary equestrian event venue Read more

Rogers’ small business customers may work where and how they want
TORONTO – Rogers says that it wants to help Canadian small businesses create greater flexibility for their workforces with its Rogers Unison mobile solution. Read more

Family Channel once again stands up to bullying
TORONTO - Family Channel has kicked off its 15th annual Bullying Awareness Week campaign with the message to Stand UP! when bullying happens. Read more

Canada, South Africa, team up on audiovisual incentive
TORONTO - The Canada Media Fund (CMF) and the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture of the Republic of South Africa, are creating a Read more

TFO’s French educational content travels to students in France
TORONTO - Groupe Média TFO will see its French educational content distributed across France via a new strategic partnership with Paris-based Beneylu, the company that operates the school platform Beneylu Spot. Read more

Telus Pitch contest seeks Canadian small business owners needing a leg up
TORONTO – Telus has teamed up with entrepreneur and Dragon’s Den judge Arlene Dickinson on a new contest aimed at helping small businesses succeed. Read more

CBC Breaking Barriers Film Fund selects three new projects
TORONTO – Three new feature films have been selected as recipients of CBC’s Breaking Barriers Film Fund for Read more

Free Wi-Fi available at all Toronto subway stations
TORONTO - The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) and BAI Canada say that every station in the Toronto subway system now has free Wi-Fi service available. Read more

Help set the media roadmap for Canadian colleges and universities
TORONTO – Career strategy and recruitment firm mediaINTELLIGENCE is calling on media employers to help educators prepare students seeking to enter the media workforce. Read more

Bell Media elevates as three as Garvie departs
TORONTO – Bell Media tweaked its senior leadership team Thursday, promoting Stewart Johnston to president of media sales, marketing, and TSN following the departure of former Bell Media Sales president Stuart Garvie. Read more

Cinespace to build two more film studios in Toronto to keep pace with demand
TORONTO – Just in time for the start of the Toronto International Film Festival, Cinespace Film Studios said Thursday that it is building two new film studios in the west end of Toronto to capitalize on Canada’s thriving film, video and Read more

Blue Ant Media unveils new global networks division, headed up by Ward Platt
TORONTO – Blue Ant Media has launched a global networks division to support its international expansion efforts that will be led by Ward Platt in the newly created role of CEO, global networks & kids. Read more

TVA Sports smacks down French version of WWE’s 'Raw'
MONTREAL – TVA Sports has inked a multi-year agreement with WWE to air a weekly, one-hour edition of WWE's flagship program Raw, in French, beginning October 18 at 10:00 PM. Read more

Canadian Paralympic Broadcast Media Consortium takes home gold for Rio 2016
ABU DHABI, UAE - The Canadian Paralympic Broadcast Media Consortium has won the 2017 Paralympic Media Award in the broadcast category for its coverage of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Read more

Corus’ Q107 morning show hits the road in Toronto
TORONTO – Corus’ Toronto radio station Q107 is taking its morning show on the road to get stuck in traffic with listeners. Read more

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