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Rogers banking on IPTV to start reversing video erosion in 2017
Three key wireless drivers are “video, video and video” TORONTO – It was a quarter of good news at Rogers Read more

Twitter to live-stream NHL, MLB games - but not in Canada
SAN FRANCISCO – Twitter has announced plans to live stream weekly games from Major League Baseball (MLB) and the National Hockey League (NHL), but existing licensing agreements will prevent most of that content from being seen here. Read more

Quadro completes 10 year, fibre network build
KIRKTON, ON – Quadro Communications Co-op has completed an overbuild of its legacy copper network to a 100% fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network in its original serving area in southwestern Ontario. Read more

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Netflix, 20th Century Fox Television Distribution ink first global agreement, except Canada
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - Netflix has grabbed the exclusive streaming rights for FX's American Crime Story franchise everywhere except in Canada after finalizing an SVoD licensing agreement with 20th Century Fox Television Distribution. Read more

“Why raid community TV?”, CACTUS asks CRTC over new policy
OTTAWA – The CRTC’s new policy framework for local and community television is a “crippling blow” to Canada’s community TV industry, says the Canadian Association of Community Television Users and Stations (CACTUS). Read more

Rogers expands low-cost Internet program across New Brunswick
SAINT JOHN – Rogers Communications has officially brought its Connected for Success program to New Brunswick, offering an inexpensive Internet service to families and individuals living in rent-geared-to-income non-profit housing. Read more

Ericsson ousts CEO; kicks off search for replacement
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN - Hans Vestberg has stepped down as president, CEO and member of the Board of Directors of Ericsson effective immediately, the company announced early Monday. Read more

DHX Media, Amazon Prime strike U.S. exclusive on new kids’ series
HALIFAX – DHX Media has licensed the first season of its new animated comedy series Looped exclusively to Amazon Prime in the U.S. Read more

ATN becomes largest cricket distributor in Canada
TORONTO - Asian Television Network International Limited (ATN) has wrapped up the exclusive Canadian broadcast rights for Cricket Australia, England Cricket Board, Cricket Ireland and Caribbean Premiere League. Read more

BlackBerry wins U.S. patent infringement lawsuit
WATERLOO – A U.S. federal jury has ruled in favour of BlackBerry in a patent infringement case brought by Mobile Telecommunications (MTel) in the U.S. Read more

Rogers lights up Vancouver’s Dunsmuir Tunnel with wireless service
VANCOUVER - Rogers has flipped the switch on its wireless service in the SkyTrain’s Dunsmuir Tunnel, allowing TransLink passengers across Metro Vancouver to stay connected. Read more

SOCAN buys digital rights organization Audiam
TORONTO and NEW YORK - The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) has acquired digital rights organization Audiam, a deal that it says will enable it to better collect performing rights royalties on digital rights Read more

DHX Media begins production on new zoo-themed kids series for CBBC
HALIFAX – DHX Media is collaborating with the BBC Natural History Unit on a new series starring star animals at the UK's Paignton Zoo. Read more

CTV’s ‘Your Morning’ dawns August 22
TORONTO – CTV’s new morning show Your Morning will debut on August 22 on CTV and CTV News Channel, the broadcaster said Thursday. Read more

Q2 profits at Rogers buoyed by Blue Jays, wireless
TORONTO – Gains in its wireless and media division helped to boost second quarter profits at Rogers Communications by 9%, the company announced Thursday. Read more

VMedia rolls out Internet in Saskatchewan, Manitoba; TV service to follow
TORONTO – Broadband and IPTV provider VMedia has launched its high speed internet service in Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Read more

APTN seeks changes to its HD service
OTTAWA – In an effort to boost its audiences, Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) has asked the CRTC for scheduling and programming flexibility for its national HD feed. Read more

SaskTel to boost wireless broadband Internet in rural areas
REGINA - SaskTel has announced plans to enhance its High Speed Fusion Internet network in a number of rural areas in the province. Read more

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