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Rogers-Spotify partnership about driving (and monetizing) data consumption
TORONTO — Encouraging its wireless customers to use ever more data is at the core of Rogers’s new strategic partnership with music streamer Spotify which provides its Share Everything customers with access to the latter’s Premium Read more

Former Rogers and Wind presidents backing new mobile retail chain
OTTAWA - Ever had to go through the harrowing experience of handing off your wireless device – the handheld tether for your entire life – to your service provider because it’s on the fritz only to have to wait a week or longer to get it Read more

CRTC turns its policy spotlight on community TV
OTTAWA – The CRTC has officially kicked off its review of the policy framework for local and community television programming. Read more

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Hollywood Suite to go by the numbers in rebranding its movie channels
TORONTO - Today Hollywood Suite announced that its four HD movie channels will be relaunched on November 2nd as Hollywood Suite 70s Movies, Hollywood Suite 80s Movies, Hollywood Suite 90s Movies and Hollywood Suite 2000s Movies. Read more

Bell Media brings another music exec on board
TORONTO – Bell Media has named Tyson Parker to the newly created position of head of artist and music industry relations, the company said Monday. Read more

Super Channel funding 15 new projects
EDMONTON - Canada’s national pay television network Super Channel is financing 15 new Canadian projects through the Super Channel Development Fund. Read more

Blue Ant International inks worldwide distribution deal for ‘The Weapon Hunter’
TORONTO – Blue Ant International is bolstering its factual slate with the addition of its latest series, The Weapon Hunter. Read more

9 Story Media Group appoints Claudia Balzer Scott-Hansen to VP Distribution
TORONTO - 9 Story Media Group has named Claudia Balzer Scott-Hansen to the newly created position of vice-president, distribution. Read more

CFC, eOne partner on new TV adaption lab
TORONTO - The Canadian Film Centre (CFC) and Entertainment One (eOne) are teaming up on a unique initiative that aims to workshop and develop pilot scripts based off of underlying literary works Read more

Gusto TV cooks up new original productions for Mipcom 2015
OTTAWA - Independent food and lifestyle channel Gusto TV has prepped five new original food series for Mipcom next month. Read more

City readies online sneak peek of ‘The Mindy Project’
TORONTO – City is offering fans of The Mindy Project an online sneak peek of the series this week, ahead of its November television premiere. Read more

Bohn tells Jack FM to hit the road
VANCOUVER - Broadcast consultancy Bohn & Associates Media has sold off the Jack FM radio brand in a move that will see it return to an independent position in the Canadian radio industry. Read more

Videotron looking to raise $375 million
MONTREAL - Videotron Ltd. Read more

CMPA inks agreement with Producers Guild of America
TORONTO - The Canadian Media Production Association (CMPA) has signed an international affiliation agreement with the Producers Guild of America (PGA) to expand opportunities for co-production between Canadian and U.S. Read more

Former Harris exec Steve Richeson joins Advantech Wireless
MONTREAL - Advantech Wireless has named Steve Richeson as SVP of global sales and business development. Read more

Telus Fund seeks new health, wellness content
VANCOUVER – The Telus Fund has $2.5 million in financing available for Canadian producers creating innovative health and wellness content. Read more

Shaw kicks CFL partnership in to high gear
CALGARY – Shaw Communications has launched a number of new programs designed to bring sports fans even closer to their favourite Canadian Football League teams and players. Read more

Ericsson’s MediaFirst platform combines best of traditional Pay TV with OTT; Telus on-board
TORONTO - Ericsson has announced the commercial availability of Ericsson MediaFirst, a cloud-based end-to-end service and delivery platform for the creation, management and delivery of next-generation Pay TV. Read more

Former e-talker Tanya Kim hits the red carpet for Rogers
TORONTO – Former etalk co-host Tanya Kim has found a new gig at Rogers, just in time for this year’s Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). Read more

New CBC original digital docs project seeks content from emerging Canadian filmmakers
TORONTO – Calling all aspiring filmmakers, the CBC wants to hear from you. Read more

Call for papers: SCTE Ontario Fall Meeting and Vendor Show
MISSISSAUGA – The SCTE Ontario Chapter is seeking papers for presentations at its Fall Meeting and Vendor Show scheduled for November 3, 2015. Read more

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