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UPDATED: Shaw takes the wireless plunge, buying Wind for $1.6B
CALGARY and TORONTO – Shaw Communications announced late Wednesday it has agreed to purchase Wind Mobile. Read more

CORRECTED: TekSavvy fails to halt coax removal, or gain broader access to Rogers’ fibre in Toronto neighbourhood
TORONTO – The CRTC has rebuffed an attempt by TekSavvy Solutions to stop Rogers Communications from removing a coax cable network in a Toronto townhouse complex. Read more

Rogers 4K cable box, Ignite Gigabit Internet, now available
TORONTO – Rogers Communications CEO Guy Laurence said in the fall he hoped this would be the Christmas of 4K TV. Read more

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CRTC must do more to spur independent ISP investment in transport, says Bell
GATINEAU - Without provisions explicitly requiring investment in transport facilities, independent ISPs simply won’t spend the money, contends Bell Canada in reply comments to its appeal of Telecom Regulatory Policy 2015-326. Read more

All the best to everyone in 2016; no newsletter until January 5th
IT’S BEEN A YEAR LIKE no other in the Canadian cable, radio, television and telecom sectors. Read more

CHCH denies allegations of union-busting; union seeks donations for fired employees
HAMILTON - CHCH-TV Hamilton is denying claims that it cut staff, declared bankruptcy and then re-formed as a new company in order to sidestep contractual obligations to its union. Read more

DHX Media inks long-term partnership with Mattel
HALIFAX and EL SEGUNDO, CA - DHX Media has struck a long-term partnership with toy maker Mattel Inc. for new multi-platform content inspired by popular Mattel brands Bob the Builder, Read more

TV still most influential way to connect with audiences (even millennials): thinktv
TORONTO - Television is still the most effective way to connect with and influence consumers of all ages, according to a study commissioned by thinktv, formerly the Television Bureau of Canada (TVB). Read more

Habs’ docu-reality series 24CH laces up for fourth season
MONTREAL – The Montreal Canadiens and Bell are teaming up for the fourth season of documentary series 24CH, with weekly episodes starting January 2 on Canal D, RDS, CTV Montreal and the Bell Fibe TV app. Read more

Rogers teams up with Trustwave on cybersecurity for businesses
TORONTO – Rogers is rolling out new leapfrog cybersecurity solutions that it says will help Canadian businesses to detect and prevent against global cyber-attacks. Read more

Bell Media names Kristie Painting as VP digital sales
TORONTO - Senior advertising executive Kristie Painting is joining Bell Media as VP of digital sales effective January 4. Read more

Hollywood Suite elevates Kumaria
TORONTO - Julie Kumaria has been promoted to VP of marketing and content distribution at Hollywood Suite. Read more

Historia to profile hockey legend Jean Béliveau
MONTREAL – Corus Media’s Historia is developing a new historic drama series based on the gentleman of hockey, Jean Béliveau. Read more

Xplornet acquires Alberta's Platinum Communications
WOODSTOCK, NB - Xplornet Communications has bought Calgary-based ISP Platinum Communications Corporation in a move that it says provides it with a business unit focused on commercial and Read more

Wind boosts network performance in Vancouver
VANCOUVER - Wind Mobile has begun its planned network upgrade with improvements in the Vancouver area. Read more

CTV, TSN, RDS tee up exclusive coverage of The Masters
TORONTO - CTV, TSN, and RDS have shut out Global to become the exclusive Canadian broadcasters of golf’s The Masters, beginning with the 80th edition of the tournament in April 2016. Read more

Telesat’s new bird operational three weeks after launch
OTTAWA – Telesat’s newly launched Telstar 12 Vantage satellite is now fully operational at 15 degrees West, the satellite operator announced Tuesday. Read more

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