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OTT players may be willing to outspend Canadian broadcasters for content, says new report
Wireless growth to remain strong, too ALTHOUGH THERE ARE far fewer over-the-top video options in Canada as compared to the U.S., if Amazon, DAZN, and Netflix (not to mention the possibility of Apple, Facebook or Google entering the Read more

Rules must change because small companies can better fill rural broadband gaps
$7 billion needed to get to everyone, everywhere OTTAWA – The federal government must adopt policies and alter regulatory frameworks and wireless spectrum allocation rules in order to clear a path for smaller, independent telecom Read more

NAB 2018: New tech standard can make OTA broadcasters IP-based powerhouses
LAS VEGAS – With the official introduction of the new ATSC 3.0 broadcast TV transmission standard last month and two pilot market launches last week, U.S. Read more

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Commission asks for public input on multi-ethnic must carry TV channel; hearing coming in October
GATINEAU – The CRTC today invited Canadians “to share their opinions on applications received to operate a multilingual, multi-ethnic channel with mandatory distribution across Canada.” Read more

MAVTV launches on Shaw Direct
TORONTO – MAVTV Motorsports Network announced today it is now available to all Shaw Direct Satellite TV customers. Read more

SaskTel program to divert old handsets from landfills, help those fleeing domestic violence
REGINA – This week SaskTel announced the launch of its second Phones for a Fresh Start cellphone drive. Read more

Bell's BNN Bloomberg ramping up with new show, new radio station
TORONTO and NEW YORK – BNN Bloomberg will officially launch Monday, April 30, channel owner Bell Media announced today. Read more

DHX overhauls executive suite; co-founder DeNure departs
HALIFAX – Broadcaster and kids content maker DHX Media this week announced Aaron Ames has been appointed to the position of chief operating officer, Josh Scherba has been promoted to president, and Anne Loi has been promoted to the newly Read more

SaskTel boosts broadband speeds in three Indigenous communities
REGINA – The communities of Nekaneet First Nation, Poundmaker Cree Nation, and Sweetgrass First Nation now have access to faster internet having been upgraded to SaskTel’s interNET Extended 5 service with download speeds of up to 5 Read more

ATX announces new sales and marketing leaders
AJAX, Ont. Read more

Diversity of Voices mentorship initiative to launch at Banff
TORONTO – The Canada Media Fund (CMF), the Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC), and the Indigenous Screen Office have partnered with The Banff World Media Festival (BANFF) to launch a national mentorship and Read more

COMMTECH EAST 2018: Record numbers chat Remote Phy, FTTX, 5G
MISSISSAUGA - CommTech East wrapped up Wednesday in Mississauga after a record high number of attendees from the cable, wireless, ISP and related ICT industries packed the two-day event. Read more

Klingons have to be violent after 9 p.m., says CBSC
OTTAWA – If you’re going to show Klingons relieving Federation pilots of certain organs, it’s got to be done after 9 p.m., the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council reminded Bell Media today. Read more

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