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Simplicity of skinny basic complicated, CRTC hears
GATINEAU – It took more than a few hours but some sparks did fly at the CRTC’s flexible channel packaging hearing on Wednesday when commissioner Christopher MacDonald (right) questioned Bell on the timing of a company press release a day Read more

SUPER BOWL DECISION: Court says Bell’s appeal was too soon; company will try again
Time is tight though as CRTC took 19 months to issue order A FEDERAL COURT of Appeal decision released Friday said no to Bell Media’s request to strike down the CRTC’s decision to ban the simultaneous substitution of the broadcast of Read more

CHCH to bring back weekend news
HAMILTON - Channel Zero announced today that CHCH will return to providing live weekend news broadcasts this fall. Read more

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CommTech West shifts to Vancouver
VANCOUVER - The 2017 CommTech West trade show and seminars is going further west next year, moving from Calgary to Vancouver. Read more

Rogers offers small businesses help with cloud-based apps
TORONTO - Small businesses in Canada today manage approximately five cloud applications to run their business – email, payroll, accounting, scheduling – all at once, says Rogers Communications. Read more

Globalive unloads Yak Communications, OneConnect Services, Canopco
TORONTO – Globalive Capital has sold off Yak Communications, OneConnect Services, and its hospitality communications provider Canopco in two separate transactions, as it eyes new ventures and plans for expansion. Read more

Bell to offer Fibe TV as a standalone service in early 2017
MONTREAL – Bell has announced plans to consciously uncouple its Fibe TV service from its Internet service starting early next year for new customers in Ontario and Quebec. Read more

Rogers ‘Hometown Hockey’ hits the road again
TORONTO - Rogers is once again taking “Canada's ultimate hockey festival” on the road, unveiling the third Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour that will touch down in 24 new hockey hotbeds throughout the 2016-17 NHL season. Read more

Former NFB exec named QFTC national commissioner
MONTREAL - The Quebec Film and Television Council (QFTC) has appointed Chanelle Routhier as its national commissioner. Read more

Samsung offers free device to Canadian Galaxy Note7 owners
MISSISSAUGA, ON – Samsung Electronics is offering a Canadian product exchange program for Galaxy Note7 owners in response to the widely reported battery cell issues with the device. Read more

Bell Media jumps in to live theatre with Iconic Entertainment Studios partnership
TORONTO and LONDON - Bell Media is venturing into live theatrical production via a partnership with Canadian producer Michael Cohl's Iconic Entertainment Studios. Read more

Eastlink eyes foray into Newfoundland’s wireless market
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Court approves SiriusXM Canada’s plans to go private
TORONTO - SiriusXM Canada has received a final order from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Commercial List) approving its plan to recapitalize the company by way of a go-private transaction. Read more

CACTUS calls for second look at CRTC’s community TV policy
OTTAWA – The CRTC should either reconsider its recent community TV policy decision or hold a new hearing that focuses exclusively on community TV and media, says the Canadian Association of Community Television Users and Stations (CACTUS). Read more

Kevin Newman takes the reins of CTV’s W5
TORONTO – Veteran journalist Kevin Newman has been named host and managing editor of CTV’s long-running investigative series W5, replacing Lloyd Robertson. Read more

SaskTel’s ‘I Am Stronger’ returns to help youth tackle bullying
REGINA - As students head back to school this week, SaskTel is ramping up its program designed to help youth put an end to bullying. Read more

Love Nature, WWF join forces on wildlife, nature conservation
LONDON, UK – Natural history producer Love Nature and conservation organization WWF International are teaming up on a new content partnership that will see both organizations work together to Read more

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