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Skinny basic: CRTC only renews BDU licenses for 12 months (UPDATED)
Also offers up new best practices: PIAC says not far enough GATINEAU – While noting Canadian subscription TV carriers are operating within the rules, the CRTC made the unprecedented decision to renew the large carriers' broadcast Read more

VMedia, Bell argue what internet retransmission is, and is not
TORONTO – Bell Media told an Ontario Superior Court of Justice this week that VMedia is in breach of its agreement to distribute Bell Media content, in part because the small company is using the public internet instead of a private managed Read more

Wind Mobile rebrands as Freedom Mobile; readies new LTE network
TORONTO – Farewell Wind Mobile and welcome Freedom Mobile. Read more

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IIC Canada: Why adapting to innovative disruption is difficult
OTTAWA – Whether it’s the move to super fast broadband speeds and the applications they enable or personalized TV viewing experiences brought on by on-demand, online providers, players in this sector are struggling to adapt with the times. Read more

Videotron offers pick-and pay, new programming packs
MONTREAL - Videotron is now offering all television channels on a pick-and-pay basis plus has rolled out six new television packages. Read more

Belt out your holiday standards with your smartphone and Stingray
MONTREAL and FT. Read more

New World TV day data shows television delivers huge audiences
TORONTO - CBC and Radio-Canada viewers may have noticed a new promo spot airing Monday in honour of the 20th anniversary of World Television Day, the UN’s celebration of the global cultural impact of television. Read more

CTAM Canada Broadcaster’s Forum to examine content innovation, relevance, virtual reality
TORONTO - Tickets are now on sale for next month’s CTAM Canada Broadcaster Forum. Read more

TSC host Richard Nester to step down
TORONTO - The Shopping Channel personality Richard Nester will retire from his hosting duties on December 16 after 21 years at the Rogers-owned station. Read more

Segal to head Videology’s Canadian business
TORONTO - Bryan Segal has been named managing director for Videology’s Canadian business, succeeding Ryan Ladisa who is leaving the company after a transitional period to pursue outside interests. Read more

OBITUARY: Cable trailblazer, Canadian Telecommunications Hall of Fame inductee Israel “Sruki” Switzer
PHOENIX – Israel “Sruki” Switzer will be laid to rest on Monday, November 21 in Calgary after passing away at his home in Phoenix earlier this week at the age of 87. Read more

CMF highlights export support programs for Canadian producers
TORONTO - Canadian producers seeking to develop new markets have access to 25 national and regional programs, according to an overview of Canada’s audiovisual export support programs published Thursday by the Canada Media Fund (CMF). Read more

SaskTel brings Netflix to infiNET maxTV customers
REGINA – SaskTel has integrated Netflix into its maxTV set top boxes, allowing its infiNET maxTV customers to stream its content from any television in their home. Read more

Alcatel announces VP sales for North America
IRVINE, CA – Alcatel has named Wayne White as vice-president of sales for North America. Read more

CRTC, FCC, sign robo-call agreement
GATINEAU – The CRTC has signed a memorandum of understanding with the U.S. Read more

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