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Péladeau is back as Quebecor reports solid fiscal 2016, closing in on a million wireless subs
Says the company is in no hurry to sell spectrum outside of Quebec MONTREAL – Quebecor turned in a good fiscal 2016 on Wednesday as revenues and income climbed on wireless additions and better than expected cable subscriber Read more

Cable loses fewer customers while IPTV growth flattens
OTTAWA – While Canadian viewers continue to cut their TV cords, they still remain a small fraction of the total TV market, says new research released Wednesday. Read more

UPDATE: Bell, others, changing its sports packaging for restaurants and bars
Rogers Media, Bell Media, boost commerical wholesale rates TORONTO – As of May 1st, TSN, RDS and Sportsnet will no longer be included in the basic TV packages of businesses which have a liquor licence (outside Quebec), Bell Read more

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Twitter, National Lacrosse League, strike exclusive streaming partnership
SAN FRANCISCO – Twitter has finalized a two-year live streaming partnership with the National Lacrosse League (NLL) for regular season and playoff games, including those from the League's four Read more

Eurimages membership will boost Canadian/European co-pros, says Minister Joly
GATINEAU – Canada has become the first country outside of Europe to join Eurimages, the Council of Europe's common film coproduction fund. Read more

TSN kicks off NCAA Madness Thursday
TORONTO – TSN’s live multiplatform coverage of the NCAA basketball tournament best known as March Madness will tip off March 16 at 12:00 PM ET. Read more

Titanic SvoD channel floats ill-fated ship’s history
NASHVILLE – The RMS Titanic is getting its own SVoD channel available on computers, tablets and phones. Read more

Rogers offers cybersecurity solution to Canadian businesses on social media
TORONTO – Rogers is helping Canadian businesses to better safeguard themselves online with a new cloud-based service designed to protect their social media accounts. Read more

National Geographic readies new 10-part series on Albert Einstein
TORONTO – National Geographic’s first scripted series will chronicle the extraordinary life of Albert Einstein, and will debut April 25 during the channel’s four week Canadian free preview. Read more

Cisco, Sky, team up on new foreign entertainment OTT service
SAN JOSE, CA - Consumers in the UK, Italy and Germany may now access foreign language film, television and news channels in one place via OnPrime TV, a new app-based streaming service developed by Cisco in collaboration with Sky. Read more

Letterkenny-themed shop pops up in Toronto for St. Patrick’s Day
TORONTO – CraveTV’s hit comedy series Letterkenny is getting its own pop-up shop in downtown Toronto this weekend. Read more

Quebecor throws support behind Cross-Country World Cup in Quebec City
MONTREAL - Quebecor is once again teaming up with the International Ski Federation (FIS) as a major partner of this weekend’s Cross-Country World Cup finals. Read more

5G Huddle coming to National Capital Region
OTTAWA and GATINEAU – Registration is now open for the 5G Huddle which this year will take place May 31 – June 1, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Gatineau-Ottawa in Gatineau. Read more

SCTE/ISBE Standards, MoCA, create new operational practice for DOCSIS 3.1-MoCA interoperability
EXTON, PA - The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE), its global arm the International Society of Broadband Experts (ISBE), and the Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) have announced a new SCTE/ISBE Standards operational practice Read more

Bell Media taps Influicity to connect advertisers with social influencers
TORONTO – Bell Media is teaming up with adtech company Influicity to offer its advertisers access to global social influencers. Read more


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