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Shaw’s new BlueSky "a different way to interact with your home," says Mehr, Werner
X1-powered, voice-controlled CALGARY – Shaw Communications upped the ante in Canada’s television and broadband market Wednesday, launching a new voice-controlled platform it has dubbed BlueSky TV. Read more

Deloitte Predictions: Machine learning in consumer tech will transform, frighten, and save lives
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Cogeco Q1 revenue flat but EBITDA, cash flow, rises
MONTREAL – Cogeco Inc.'s revenue remained essentially the same at $583.1 million in the first quarter of its fiscal year, ended November 30th 2016, compared to $582.9 million in Q1 2015, the company said in a release Wednesday Read more

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Special effects have no place in news reports: CBSC
OTTAWA – Added special effects rendered a news report unfair and biased in contravention of broadcast codes, the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council (CBSC) has ruled. Read more

Corus Q1 revenues, profits, buoyed by Shaw Media acquisition
TORONTO – Corus Entertainment’s acquisition of Shaw Media appears to paying off as the company reported a 72% lift in profits and a 105% jump in revenues for its first quarter ended November 30, 2016. Read more

Cogeco rolls out faster Internet in Quebec
MONTREAL - Cogeco Connexion launched its new UltraFibre 120 high-speed residential Internet package in several regions of Quebec Wednesday. Read more

OUTtv unveils new ownership, management
VANCOUVER – OUTtv has announced Vancouver-based private equity firm Stern Partners as its new majority owner, and promoted Brad Danks to CEO. Read more

Fuss joins Sortable as CRO
WATERLOO, ON – Former Vice Media Canada exec Ryan Fuss has been named chief revenue officer at Waterloo start-up Sortable. Read more

DHX Media licenses more ‘Teletubbies’ to Nick Jr. in U.S. exclusive
HALIFAX – DHX Media has licensed exclusive U.S. Read more

Student-athletes, university sport conferences, throw support behind Bell Let’s Talk Day
MONTREAL - More than 20,000 student-athletes will take part in Bell Let’s Talk Day, joining with fellow students and others in the university community to discuss the impact of mental illness and how to fight the stigma that keeps many from Read more

CRTC’s next-gen 9-1-1 hearing begins Monday
GATINEAU – The CRTC will open a public hearing on January 16 as it seeks to establish a regulatory framework for next-generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) in Canada. Read more

TSN, TVA Sports, kick off new agreements with Major League Soccer
TORONTO and MONTREAL - TSN has inked a new, multi-year media rights extension with Major League Soccer to become Canada’s exclusive English-language broadcaster of MLS. Read more

Lindsay’s HFC LTE small cell connectivity, power solutions, picked up by major MSO
PETERBOROUGH, ON – Lindsay Broadband has confirmed that an unnamed major MSO has begun a large scale deployment of its HFC LTE small cell gateway solution. Read more

CRTC seeks more feedback on how to eliminate caller ID spoofing
OTTAWA – The CRTC has announced plans for another proceeding to help cut down on the number of unwanted telemarketing calls that Canadians receive. Read more

thinktv presents Mark Ritson at FFWD Advertising & Marketing Week
TORONTO – Television marketing and research association thinktv is sponsoring a presentation by branding professor, marketing consultant and writer Mark Ritson at Read more

OTT voice, texting, will take $104B bite from mobile revenues: Juniper Research
HAMPSHIRE, UK - The consumer migration from operator voice and text services to OTT messaging services and social media will cost network operators nearly $104 billion this year, equivalent to 12% of their service revenues, according to new data Read more

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