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Quebec government appeals court ruling on Telecom Act's authority
Likely to go to the Supreme Court, eventually QUEBEC CITY – In a ruling issued a month ago, the Court of Quebec determined Read more

CRTC raps broadcasters who'd rather not provide digital data (updated)
OTTAWA – The CRTC has ordered a bevy of broadcasters to get it the information that it asked for so that it may move forward with its plan to update the policy Read more

Canada should be better at pursuing global broadcasting markets, says OUTtv CEO
We're "well positioned" to do it OTTAWA – During this time of major upheaval in broadcasting, which has seen the ascension of Apple TV and Amazon Prime Video, and The Walt Disney Company’s acquisition of FOX in March, Canadian Read more

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Quebecor appeals CRTC's TVA Sports-Bell dispute decision
MONTREAL – To no great surprise, Québecor has appealed CRTC decision compelling TVA Sports to continue providing its signal to Bell TV customers while in Read more

Why the Canadian communications system needs its own single ministry
OTTAWA – The federal government should revive the department of communications as part of its review of broadcasting, telecommunications and radiocommunication legislation, a University of Calgary expert on the relationship between Read more

Hale, Corus, part ways
TORONTO – Friday was Maria Hale’s last day at Corus Entertainment. Read more

Jobs changing at CTV News
The union representing local TV news staff across the CTV chain has made it clear to Bell Media that its restructuring plans cannot leave media workers out in the cold. Read more

NBC to launch free streaming service in 2020
NBCUniversal will launch a streaming service next year that will be free to Americans with a traditional pay-TV subscription, including competitors. Read more

Majority of Canadians favour regulating foreign online media companies, says FCB survey
TORONTO – The Canadian government should hold social media companies responsible for what they publish, just as traditional media are, according to a new Nanos Research survey. Read more

CMF's Encore+ tops 8M views as subscribers dig in to CanCon
TORONTO – The YouTube channel showcasing classic Canadian TV shows and films recently topped 8 million public views and 42,000 subscribers, the Canadian Media Fund announced Monday. Read more

New Global News podcast digs deeper into the headlines
TORONTO - Global News is launching its first original daily news podcast that seeks to provide listeners with deeper context and understanding of current events. Read more

Rebranded Game+ channel rolls the dice on sports betting content
TORONTO and LAS VEGAS – Canadian sports fans may now tune in to Vegas-based sports betting show A Numbers Game on Anthem Sports & Entertainment’s newly relaunched Game+ channel. Read more

"Best of the best" National award winners unveiled by RTDNA Canada
TORONTO - RTDNA Canada also announced its national RTDNA Awards of Excellence winners, honouring the best journalists, programs, stations and newsgathering organizations in radio, television and digital. Read more

RTDNA Canada crowns 2019 Network award winners
TORONTO - RTDNA Canada recognized journalistic excellence over the weekend, announcing the winners of its Network RTDNA Awards of Excellence. Read more

Mark Prasuhn to head up WPBS-TV
WATERTOWN, NY – Broadcast veteran Mark Prasuhn has been named president and general manager of U.S. Read more

Videotron powers Q1 revenue, profits at Quebecor
MONTREAL – Quebecor more than doubled its quarterly dividend amidst first quarter gains in revenues and profits, the company said Thursday. Read more

Feds step in to bridge funding shortfall at Telefilm Canada
GATINEAU – The Feds are directing an additional $7.5 million in new funding to Telefilm Canada to help top up a financial shortfall in funding French-language productions in 2019–2020. Read more

CommTech West opens registration
CALGARY - Registration is now open for the Canadian CommTech West show happening in Calgary from May 28–30 at the Best Western Premier Calgary Plaza Hotel and Conference Centre. Read more

Wireless carriers must ensure plans meet customers’ data needs, expectations: J.D. Power
Telus Mobility tops for network quality across Canada TORONTO – While Canadian wireless carriers’ investments in their infrastructure have largely translated into improved customer satisfaction with network quality, carriers’ Read more

CRTC to examine broadband speeds again
OTTAWA–GATINEAU – The CRTC is once again seeking volunteers to help it measure the performance of home wireline broadband Internet services provided by the country’s major Internet service providers. Read more

Q1 revenues, profits on the rise at Telus
VANCOUVER - Higher wireless and wireline data services revenue helped to power first quarter profits and revenues at Telus, the company said Thursday. Read more

Netflix backs Canadian documentary industry through Forum RIDM partnership
MONTREAL – The Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) is teaming up with Netflix to help develop Canadian documentary talent. Read more

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