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Primetime online: Canadian Netflix users now watching more than 90 minutes a day
OTT leader climbs into top five favourite TV brands TORONTO – New research shows that American streamer Netflix has climbed into the top five favourite TV brands among English-speaking Canadians – and is number one among Read more

CES 2018: The dawn of 5G (it's nearly here) brings great opportunities and challenges
LAS VEGAS – The buzz around 5G can be seen almost everywhere as you walk on the show floor of the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show, where it becomes clear that its impact will reach far beyond just enabling super-fast smartphones. Read more

Vidéotron drops AMC, saying price is too high (updated)
MONTREAL — Five years after it finally added the American cable channel to its television service, Vidéotron is dropping AMC, refusing to renew its carriage contract. Read more

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Corus' Q1 “below expectations” as TV ad market stalls
TORONTO – A weak TV advertising market weighed down first quarter results at Corus Entertainment. Read more

CES 2018: Audiences worldwide now spending 20% of lives watching or searching for video, says TiVo
LAS VEGAS - A TiVo study released today found that the average global viewer spends 4.4 hours each day watching some sort of video. Read more

Want TVO's ‘The Agenda’? Ask Alexa
TORONTO – TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin is now accessible to Ontarians by a simple voice command. Read more

Twitter to serve up new live entertainment show from PeopleTV
NEW YORK – Time’s PeopleTV is readying a new nightly interactive entertainment series for Twitter audiences, including those in Canada. Read more

Super Channel picks up new thriller ‘Mr. Merecedes’, crime drama ‘The Oath’
EDMONTON – Super Channel is upping the drama factor with two new gripping titles from Sony Pictures Television. Read more

CES 2018; Intel says it will make flawed chips safe in one week, which will be needed to deal with data tsunami
LAS VEGAS - Intel’s opening CES keynotes are usually big splashy celebrations about the future, unfortunately this time the company’s past got in the way. Read more

CES 2018: Nvidia partners with Uber, Volkswagen and Baidu on driverless cars
LAS VEGAS - Chipmaker Nvidia is continuing its relentless push into the nascent autonomous vehicle market announcing partnerships with Uber, Volkswagen and China's Baidu at CES. Read more

Lacavera heads up new blockchain company; IPO planned for summer
TORONTO and NEW YORK – Wind Mobile founder Anthony Lacavera has been named chairman and CEO of Globalive Technology Partners (GTP), a new company focused on developing software and hardware technology stacks to commercialize machine Read more

Rural communities in Manitoba receive $83.9M to boost high-speed Internet coverage
WINNIPEG – More than 100 rural communities in Manitoba will soon be able to get online and access high-speed Internet through a combined investment of $83.9 million led by the Federal Government’s rural broadband program Read more

Gary Slaight tapped for Juno's 2018 Humanitarian Award
TORONTO - Broadcast and music industry veteran and philanthropist Gary Slaight will receive the 2018 Humanitarian Award at this year’s Juno Awards. Read more

CES 2018: World Cup games to be streamed in 4K HDR with Hisense TV app (but not in Canada)
LAS VEGAS - At CES, TV manufacturer Hisense has announced it will be launching an exclusive version of the Fox Sports Go app that will allow owners of new Hisense TVs to stream 2018 World Cup Games in 4K and HDR, with access to as many as 37 Read more

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