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Rogers, Bell, Quebecor, win appeal against TVAddons
OTTAWA – The Federal Court of Appeal ruled late yesterday that a Montreal man was indeed enabling the pirating copyrighted content by making TV shows from Rogers, Bell and Quebecor available online through a website dubbed TVAddons - and that Read more

CBC's Olympics coverage watched by more than 82% of Canadians so far
TORONTO – Some 29 million Canadians (or 82% of the population) have watched some part of CBC/Radio-Canada’s coverage of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 across all English and French television networks and platforms during the first Read more

Old songs with "outdated, inappropriate" lyrics breach today's broadcast codes: CBSC
OTTAWA – SiriusXM has been rebuked by the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council (CBSC) for playing a 60-year-old country song containing demeaning descriptions of Indigenous women. Read more

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CCTS reminds consumers that service providers must be given first chance to fix problems
OTTAWA – After being deluged with over 1,600 complaints from Public Mobile customers last week after the company decided to increase a popular promotional pricing plan by $10 a month (which it subsequently backed down on), the Read more INVESTIGATES: How to tackle the "Netflix issue"
Part IV in our series on rewriting the Broadcasting and Telecom Acts THE CANADIAN TV INDUSTRY faces a growing crisis. Read more Enquête: Comment gérer «l’effet Netflix»
4e partie dans notre série sur la révision des Lois sur la radiodiffusion et des télécommunications L'INDUSTRIE CANADIENNE DE LA télévision fait face à une crise aiguë. Read more

Amazon touts new drama exclusive to Canadian Prime members
TORONTO – Amazon confirmed today new drama The Looming Tower will be coming to Canada on March 1st as an Amazon Prime Video exclusive. Read more

TeraGo results reflect ongoing strategic shift
TORONTO – Business connectivity supplier TeraGo’s 2017 financial results show decreases across the board as the company shifts its focus. Read more

More time to weigh in on FairPlay’s anti-piracy application
OTTAWA – The CRTC has granted stakeholders more time to comment on the idea of an Independent Piracy Review Agency (IPRA) that would help to identify websites blatantly engaged in content theft, as proposed by Read more

OUTtv partners on new AVoD service in New Zealand as part of international expansion plans
VANCOUVER – OUTtv is teaming up with New Zealand broadcaster TVNZ on a new AVoD service offering its LGBTQI+ series, movies and documentaries. Read more

Blue Ant rolls out rebranded Digital Studios as it launches new series; eyes new genres
LOS ANGELES – Blue Ant Media has rebranded subsidiary Omnia Media’s production arm as Blue Ant Digital Studios just as three of its new digital series debut on Facebook’s streaming video service Facebook Watch. Read more

Eastlink upgrades VoLTE services with Ericsson
HALIFAX - Eastlink has tapped Ericsson as its lead core network supplier for its voice over LTE (VoLTE) upgrades that it says will lay the foundation for Wi-Fi calling and future 5G services. Read more

Groupe Média TFO introduces its made-in-Canada blockchain prototype to the world
TORONTO - Groupe Média TFO showed off its new blockchain royalty model for audiovisual content to international producers earlier this week at the Berlinale European film market. Read more

Nominations open for inaugural CommTech East Awards Gala
TORONTO – Nominations are now being accepted for the CommTech ICT industry awards gala that will take place on the eve of April's CommTech East Show and Seminars. Read more

School is in at Food Network Canada
TORONTO – Calling all aspiring chefs - Food Network Canada is serving up free one-on-one cooking lessons with top culinary talent. Read more

Media consumption can increase only if users are not confined to keyboards, screens: CMF
TORONTO – With technology, artificial intelligence and robotics triggering lightning fast developments in the cultural and creative industries, Canadian content creators, producers, and broadcasters must find innovative new ways to remain Read more

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