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Shaw turns to the cloud to offer subscribers mobile access to its content with FreeRange
CALGARY and LAS VEGAS – Shaw Communications has announced the launch of FreeRange TV, a new service which provides its 2.6 million subscribers access to live broadcasts of their favourite programming in one app, whenever and wherever they want Read more

Competitors urge federal cabinet to ignore Bell’s claims; others believe fibre builds will slow down
OTTAWA - Independent ISPs and consumer groups are telling the federal government not to buy Bell Canada’s assertions that investments in next-generation fibre networks will come to a standstill if the CRTC’s wholesale fibre access Read more

Let's Talk TV needs "tweaking" or we face millions in lost funding, thousands more job cuts
OTTAWA – Changes to the Canadian broadcast industry stemming from the CRTC’s Let’s Talk TV decisions could lead to sweeping job losses and funding cuts to Canadian programming, according to a new study commissioned by advocacy groups and Read more

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CES 2016: Netflix adding 130 countries, but not China …yet
LAS VEGAS – Netflix announced at the Consumer Electronics Show that it’s launching its service globally, bringing its brand of Internet TV and movies to more than 130 new countries around the world. Read more

Bell Media to bring iHeartRadio brand to Canada
NEW YORK and TORONTO – Bell Media and U.S. Read more

CES 2016: Wanna be auto-trailed by your own drone? Have a Segway-bot? A chip in everything? Intel says you do
LAS VEGAS – As the opening keynoter at CES, Intel’s CEO Brian Krzanich proved he knows how to put on a heck of a show. Read more

CES 2016: The fridge as the home hub?
LAS VEGAS - Samsung announced a number of new products Tuesday which the Korean company says will leverage the Internet of Things (IoT) by always being connected to the Internet (assuming we’ll want that). Read more

CES 2016: LG launches K series smartphones and HDR-enabled OLED TVs
LAS VEGAS - LG Electronics kicked off press day here at CES by unveiling its new K Series of “mass-tier” smartphones (pictured) that cater to a younger, active audience and responded to skeptics by showcasing 4K HDR-enabled OLED TVs. Read more

CES 2016: WATCHing your health
LAS VEGAS - Remember when your watch just told time? Read more

Rogers proclaims Sportsnet Canada's top sports media brand in 2015
TORONTO – Gains in Sportsnet’s television and radio audiences as well as triple-digit growth on and mobile made 2015 the best year in the brand’s history, Rogers said Wednesday. Read more

2016 promises ramped up wireless competition: report
TORONTO – A new fourth player in Canada’s wireless industry combined with increased wireline competition are two factors poised to significantly impact the Canadian telecom industry in 2016, says Canaccord Genuity. Read more

New Structure, Tower and Antenna Council promotes communications antenna construction safety
OTTAWA – Canada has a new organization dedicated to promoting safe industry practices in the communications antenna construction industry. Read more

Corus finalizes two more international broadcast deals for original content
TORONTO – Corus Entertainment has secured new international broadcast deals for two of its unscripted lifestyle series. Read more

ACTRA elevates McAllister to director of performers’ rights society
TORONTO – Laurie McAllister has been promoted to the new director of ACTRA's Performers’ Rights Society and Recording Artists’ Collecting Society, the organization said Wednesday. Read more

Bell Media executive producer accelerator announces participants
TORONTO - Bell Media has revealed the five applicants selected to participate in the 2016 Executive Producer Accelerator Lab program that Read more

Cogeco sells off Metromedia to Bell Media
MONTREAL – Cogeco’s radio subsidiary Cogeco Diffusion Inc. has sold off Métromédia CMR Plus Inc. Read more

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