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Private equity firm launches $750 million lawsuit over 2014 sale of Wind Mobile
TORONTO – Private equity firm Catalyst Capital has launched a $750 million lawsuit against the former owners of Wind Mobile, claiming breach of contract, misuse of confidential information and conspiracy. Read more

ADR-TV owner goes on the offensive on the Hill even after channel goes dark
Newspaper ad targets Heritage Minister MONTREAL – Avis de recherche, the Quebec TV channel devoted to public safety, is off the air. Read more

Talk Broadband: What the industry thinks of the chairman’s strategic broadband challenge
GATINEAU – The basic service objective (BSO) hearing changed mid-stream when CRTC chair Jean-Pierre Blais made the unprecedented move of delivering a statement declaring broadband “vital” to Canadians. Read more

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Letter to the Editor: Prior comment on ad load needs more clarity
IN THE MIDST OF a busy upfront event last week, I made a comment that was published in an article earlier this Read more

LOCAL NEWS: TVA union decries move to centralize production
MONTREAL - The union representing employees of three of TVA’s smaller-market TV stations sounded the alarm on Wednesday about a move by management that it says will result in pre-taped local newscasts and more regional editorial decisions being Read more

BSO Hearing: Why ISPs say let government funding and market forces work
GATNIEAU – Many broadband Internet providers say the CRTC must refrain from adopting new funding mechanisms for the deployment of high-speed networks to under-served and unserved areas of the country and let the market play it out. Read more

Mascon rolls out 100 Mbps Internet speeds
SALMON ARM, B.C. Read more

Bell Media goes 4K for all original scripted series
TORONTO – Bell Media’s CTV has proclaimed itself as the first North American broadcaster to commit to 4K after announcing Wednesday that all new original scripted series will be produced in that standard. Read more

Led by Western Europe, IoT to surpass mobile phones in next two years: Ericsson
TORONTO - The Internet of Things (IoT) is set to overtake mobile phones as the largest category of connected device by 2018, according to a new report by Ericsson. Read more

Telus wraps up subsidiary sale; Moody’s places ratings on review for downgrade
VANCOUVER and HONG KONG – Telus has closed the sale of the 35% stake of Telus International to Baring Private Equity Asia, the company said Wednesday. Read more

Cogeco launches Telelatino Network channels in Ontario
TORONTO – Cogeco has added Telelatino’s seven TV channels to its Ontario lineup. Read more

New 548 area code arrives in southwestern Ontario Saturday
OTTAWA – Area code 548 will be rolled out in in the region currently served by area codes 226 and 519 in southwestern Ontario starting this weekend. Read more

Quebecor Fund grants $2.9M to 11 production companies, programs
MONTREAL – Eleven Canadian production companies will receive more than $2 million in funding under the Quebecor Fund's Main Television Production Assistance Program (MPAP) following April 1, 2016 submissions. Read more

Banff World Media Festival adds four HBO Master Class sessions
BANFF – With less than two weeks until the 37th annual Banff World Media Festival opens its doors, organizers have announced four ‘HBO Super-Sessions’ featuring some of the biggest names in the global entertainment programming and creative Read more

Four provinces to receive new area codes
10-digit local dialing coming to New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador Read more

Trina McQueen appointed vice-chair of TVO's BoD
TORONTO – Television industry luminary Trina McQueen has been appointed to TVO’s Board of Directors as the new vice-chair for a three year-term through May 2019. Read more

Bell Total Connect expands to small businesses in Ontario, Quebec
MONTREAL - Bell is extending its suite of IP phone services known as Bell Total Connect to small business customers across Ontario and Quebec. Read more

TableRock Media names Finkelstein to BoD
TORONTO - TableRock Media has added veteran music executive Bernie Finkelstein to its Board of Directors as it readies the launch of its first app-based content streaming service this year. Read more

DHX Brands, Sony Pictures sign global home entertainment distribution deal for ‘Teletubbies’
HALIFAX and CULVER CITY, CA – DHX Media’s brand-management and consumer-products arm DHX Brands has finalized a global home entertainment distribution deal with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) for all new and classic episodes of Read more

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