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Phase 2 of BDU licence renewal starts Monday
GATINEAU – New CRTC chairman Ian Scott will preside over his first hearing in his new post beginning Monday morning – the second phase of the licence renewal process for terrestrial broadcast distribution undertakings (BDUs). Read more

Bell, Rogers, reveal differences over copyright, retrans fees, when it comes to NAFTA
OTTAWA – Bell Canada and Rogers Communications showed off some different philosophies when it came to the federal government’s NAFTA negotiations when they appeared recently in front of a recent meeting of the Standing Committee on Read more

COMMENTARY: Bell Canada has a problem
AT CIRA, WE BELIEVE Canadians have a right to a safe, reliable, and open internet—but we also believe in staying within the boundaries of the law. Read more

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Netflix shoots down "conspiracy theories" over Canadian investment
NETFLIX SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT Tuesday, tackling some of the questions – and controversy - that have swirled since word of its $500 million production investment in original Canadian content was announced. Read more

Distributel acquires TNW assets as part of western expansion
TORONTO – Distributel Communications has firmed up its foothold in western Canada after announcing Wednesday that it is buying some of the assets of the Navigata-Westel division of TNW. Read more

Half of TV viewing will be mobile by 2020, most on the smartphone alone: Ericsson
TORONTO – With time spent watching TV and video content at an all-time high, on-demand viewing will make up almost half of total viewing by 2020, says a new report by Ericsson. Read more

CMPA study brands TV’s ‘Heartland’ a galloping success
OTTAWA - Canada’s longest-running one-hour drama, Heartland, has spurred $469 million in economic activity over its first ten seasons, says a new study released by the Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA). Read more

Bell to dig deep to bring FTTH to Sarnia
SARNIA, ON - Bell Canada is bringing its fibre-optic cables to Sarnia and Point Edward to connect about 20,000 homes. Read more

New Stingray app has kids singing
MONTREAL and FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – Little singers will soon have their own music on hand with the launch of Stingray Kids’ Karaoke, a new app for Android tablets. Read more

Anthem takes new wrestling service OTT
TORONTO and NASHVILLE – Wrestling fans now have instant access to the biggest events plus classic content with the launch of Global Wrestling Network, a new multi-platform digital service from Impact Wrestling parent Anthem Sports & Read more

Bell to bridge digital divide in northwestern Ontario through Feds’ rural broadband program
OTTAWA - Six northwestern Ontario communities will receive improved high-speed Internet access under the Federal Government’s rural broadband program Read more

‘Ransom’ returns to Global
TORONTO – Hostage negotiator drama Ransom will be back on Global after being greenlit for a second season. Read more

Groupe V Media grows creative solutions team
MONTREAL - Groupe V Média has added three new members to its revamped creative solutions team. Read more

Canadian short TV series for children take centre stage at MIPJunior
TORONTO and MONTREAL - Telefilm Canada and the Canada Media Fund (CMF) will showcase four short TV series this weekend at MIPJunior, the annual international event in Cannes that attracts producers, buyers, sellers, broadcasters, and content Read more

Third season of Canadian drama 'Cardinal' underway
TORONTO and MONTREAL - Production has begun on the third cycle of hit original drama Cardinal, produced by Sienna Films and Entertainment One (eOne) in association with CTV and Super Écran. Read more

Adara customizes UTS solution for Tier 1 cable operator
TORONTO - Adara Technologies says that it is working with a large, unnamed Tier 1 North American operator with multiple million subscribers to provide its Utilities and Tools Suite (UTS) solution in order to improve service visibility and Read more

CTAM Canada Broadcaster’s Forum to cover advertising, piracy, new research
TORONTO – Tickets are now on sale for the 5th annual CTAM Canada Broadcaster Forum scheduled for Wednesday, October 25. Read more


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