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Shaw closing three community stations; funds to be re-directed to Global News
CALGARY – Shaw Communications announced today that it will close its community cable TV stations in Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver and redirect $10 million annually that would normally fund those stations to Corus Entertainment’s Global Read more

Telus launches new contract free, location free (within the footprint), skinny TV service
$20/month Pik TV aimed at cord-nevers VANCOUVER – Telus has soft-launched a new, live, subscription television service to seven communities in British Columbia and Alberta. Read more

BCE Q1 profits sag under weight of MTS deal, waning TV subscribers; new OTT TV product coming soon
MONTREAL – The acquisition of MTS combined with slowing television and Internet subscribers helped to pull down first quarter profits by 4.4%, BCE said Wednesday. Read more

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CRTC call for comments: Much to consider as Commission sets up new broadband fund
GATINEAU – The CRTC has opened up the public proceeding to decide on the setup, governance, operating, and accountability frameworks, as well as eligibility and Read more

TV Everywhere, OTT, drives growing preference to watch TV content on devices other than TVs: report
NEW YORK – Global consumers are opting for laptops and desktops over televisions sets when watching TV shows, says new data from Accenture. Read more

Telus connects Jewish General Hospital to free Wi-Fi
MONTREAL – The Jewish General Hospital (JGH) and Telus today announced the successful implementation of a new telecommunications network to improve wireless reception in the hospital. Read more

Sirius XM Canada will go private with CRTC approval
GATINEAU – Today, the CRTC approved satellite radio company Sirius XM Canada’s ownership change as it goes from a public traded company to one that is privately held. Read more

Teachers slam CBC series for “taking liberties with history”
OTTAWA - The Canadian Teachers' Federation (CTF) is the latest organization to voice concerns over the CBC’s docu-drama series Canada: The Story Of Us. Read more

Hockey mad Canadians devour playoff coverage on Sportsnet, CBC
TORONTO - Nearly two-thirds of all Canadians watched NHL playoff action these past two weeks on Sportsnet and CBC, with the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs reaching 22.2 million Canadians, says Sportsnet. Read more

CMAC calls for action against CRTC’s “systemic and overt racism”
MONTREAL - The Community Media Advocacy Centre (CMAC) is accusing the CRTC of “systemic and overt racism and a colonial mentality” and wants the Governor General, the Prime Read more

Distributel’s Xinflix Media backs new Canada-China martial arts competition
TORONTO – Distributel’s TV and broadband provider Xinflix Media is teaming up with Chinese provincial broadcaster HNTV to co-promote a China-Canada martial arts competition here in Canada. Read more

Tbaytel pays out $17.4 million dividend to city
THUNDER BAY, ON – Municipally-owned carrier Tbaytel told its city that it has paid a $17.4 million dividend to them when it released its 2016 report to the community at the company’s annual general meeting held Monday. Read more

Sportsnet to launch all-sports station in Vancouver this fall
Buys CISL 650 from Newcap VANCOUVER – Rogers announced Tuesday it has purchased CISL 650 from Newfoundland Capital Corporation – and that it will turn the AM station into an all-sports format, under the Sportsnet brand, this Read more

Cell Clinic says used smartphone fraud is on the rise
VANCOUVER – Independent cell phone service and sales retailer Cell Clinic put out a press release today saying it is witnessing first hand “an alarming increase in the number of individuals falling victim to fraudsters” in the used Read more

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