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SKINNY BASIC: Why the CRTC has to force carriers to provide promotion, clarity
GATINEAU – Consumers’ associations say the CRTC must ensure broadcast distribution undertakings (BDUs) do a better job of promoting the availability of a small entry level package as well as explaining it more clearly to interested Read more

Vidéotron focused on innovation as it opens smart living lab in Montreal
MONTREAL – The fifth generation mobile network is still in the testing phase, and the Internet of Things is still in its infancy. Read more

CCSA Connect 2016 in pictures
WHISTLER – The staff of the Canadian Cable Systems Alliance put together another strong Connect conference where independent operators met, networked and celebrated their own. Read more

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CCSA Connect 2016: Believe the data, even if it looks bad – and good
WHISTLER – One of the world’s top technology, media and telecommunications trends forecasters, Deloitte Canada’s Duncan Stewart, spent an hour on stage Tuesday urging CCSA delegates to try and view all tech hype with a skeptic’s eye – Read more

CCSA Connect 2016: Don’t put millennials in a box
WHISTLER – If there’s one thing millennials hate, it’s to be thought of as one homogeneous group – and to market to them, or employ them, thinking that way is a sure road to disaster. Read more

CRTC sets out rules for disaggregated wholesale broadband
OTTAWA - Rogers Communications and Videotron must go back to the drawing board for parts of their respective disaggregated wholesale broadband offerings after the CRTC said Wednesday that while some of their head-ends meet the criteria, others do Read more

Thema launching French-language hunting and fishing channel SEASONS in Canada
MONTREAL – SEASONS, a French-language channel dedicated to all things hunting, fishing and nature across the world was launched today by THEMA - a CANAL+ company, perhaps best known here as the distributor of Planete+. Read more

Less than half of Canada's top selling smartphones have FM chip activated: NABA
TORONTO and WASHINGTON, DC – Only 30% of the top selling smartphones in Canada have their FM chip activated, and that excludes iPhones, says new research from the North American Broadcasters Association (NABA). Read more

New Canadian version of launches Thursday
TORONTO – BBC is launching a dedicated version of the North American edition of ‪ for Canadian audiences on September 22. Read more

BlackBerry, Zimperium team up on mobile threat protection
WATERLOO, ON and SAN FRANCISCO – BlackBerry is partnering with mobile security provider Zimperium to offer mobile threat detection, risk analysis and prevention for both iOS and Android Read more

Twitter to live-stream Bloomberg’s U.S. presidential debate coverage
SAN FRANCISCO and NEW YORK - Twitter will stream Bloomberg Television's live broadcast of the scheduled U.S. Read more

Corus readies new lifestyle series for international distribution at MIPCOM 2016
TORONTO - Corus Entertainment will be shopping three of its new, original unscripted lifestyle series for international sale at MIPCOM. Read more

Kirstine Stewart joins lifestyle site Diply
LONDON, ON – Former CBC and Twitter exec Kirstine Stewart has been named chief strategy officer at London-based lifestyle and entertainment media company Diply. Read more

New CTV series gets presidential treatment in Toronto
TORONTO – Bell Media’s Astral Out of Home has unveiled a new campaign in Toronto that transforms street furniture into the White House to drum up interest in CTV’s new political conspiracy thriller Designated Survivor. Read more

DHX Media ups the cute factor with worldwide rights for ‘Air Bud’ films
HALIFAX - DHX Media has signed a deal with Air Bud Entertainment for the global distribution rights to the Air Bud franchises, the live-action, direct-to-video movies starring a host of Read more

Jeffrey Elliott named Interactive Ontario chair
TORONTO - Interactive Ontario has elected TableRock Media CEO and longtime board member Jeffrey Elliott to the position of chair, replacing outgoing chair Peter Miller. Read more

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