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Skinny Wireless: More data for the deaf community and other replies
GATINEAU – Although the CRTC proceeding on lower-cost data-only plans or skinny wireless was not supposed to be targeted towards a means-tested subset of low-income households, the deaf, deaf-blind or hard of hearing Canadians (DDBHH), seem to Read more

New Telesat satellite to deliver higher-speed Internet to Nunavut this summer
Even faster speeds to follow thanks to Telesat and Kepler’s LEO plans OTTAWA - Residents of Nunavut will soon be able to watch movies over the web just like other Canadians down south through a high-speed broadband Read more

Acts review panel had its first meeting this week; consultations coming in September
OTTAWA – The panel whose job it is to come up with recommendations to overhaul the Broadcasting, Telecommunications and Radiocommunication Act had its first meetings Tuesday and Wednesday. Read more

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Vubble, Seneca, partner on AI video categorization project
TORONTO - Online video discovery and distribution company Vubble is teaming up with ​Seneca​ College ​on a new research project targeted at ​advancing video categorization. Read more

Bell wins Alberta SuperNet contract; moves to buy competitor Axia NetMedia
CALGARY and EDMONTON – Just days after being awarded a multi-year contract from the Alberta government to operate the province’s SuperNet, Bell also announced its intention to buy competing SuperNet provider Axia NetMedia. Read more

Bell Fibe TV app customers can now download and go
TORONTO – Bell has added a new feature to its Bell Fibe TV app that allows users to download their recordings to their mobile device and watch them later, even without Wi-Fi. Read more

Roger Petersen unveiled as new co-host of Breakfast Television Toronto
TORONTO - Citytv has named veteran reporter and anchor Roger Petersen as the new co-host of its Toronto’s morning show, Read more

City of London contributes $690K to join SWIFT
WYOMING and LONDON, ON - The City of London has joined the Southwestern Integrated Fibre Technology (SWIFT) initiative as a capital contributing member. Read more

Telus connecting Richmond, Steveston to its PureFibre network
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Former B.C. premier Christy Clark joins Shaw’s BoD
CALGARY – Shaw Communications has named former B.C. Read more

Eastern Ontario Federal MPs back plan to boost cell service in region
BELLEVILLE, ON - The Eastern Ontario Regional Broadband Network (EORN) is praising Eastern Ontario Federal MPs for supporting its proposal that the federal government help to fund proposed cell service improvements for the region. Read more

ATN official Canadian broadcaster of inaugural Global T20 Canada
TORONTO - Asian Television Network International Limited (ATN) is the exclusive Canadian television rightsholder for the first professional Twenty20 cricket league in North America. Read more

TPX to peddle Corus podcasts in Canada, U.S.
TORONTO - Corus Entertainment has struck a sales partnership with TPX (The Podcast Exchange) to sell its podcasts in Canada and the U.S. Read more

WBU seeks C-Band protection
TORONTO - The World Broadcasting Unions are asking satellite service providers and government regulators to protect the availability of the upper part of the C-Band spectrum, where the band has been allocated to satellite services and is Read more

Shaw rebuild leads to down Q3
CALGARY – Shaw Communications lost more cable and internet subscribers than anticipated during its third quarter, and reported a $91 million loss, while adding a large number of wireless customers. Read more

Sling TV subscribers can sing along to Stingray Karaoke this Independence Day
MONTREAL – Stingray said Thursday that Stingray Karaoke will join Sling TV’s offering in the U.S. Read more

TCL to launch TV brand in Canada
CORONA, CA – Canadians will soon be able to get their hands on a TCL Roku TV after the Chinese manufacturer announced plans to expand its TV business into Canada this fall. Read more

TSN ups the excitement with live mics, ref-cams, in CFL matchups
TORONTO – TSN is bringing back the use of live mics and adding a ref-cam to select CFL broadcasts starting Friday, June 29 when the Winnipeg Blue Bombers visit the Hamilton Tiger-Cats at 7:00 PM ET. Read more

CBSC says talk show’s sexual themes ok for daytime
OTTAWA - A French-language TV talk show that included interviews with a sexologist and a swinger-porn actor was not explicit enough to violate any broadcast codes, the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council (CBSC) has determined. Read more

Telefilm Canada, Talent Fund, select 45 projects under expanded Talent to Watch Program
TORONTO and MONTREAL - Telefilm Canada and the Talent Fund have announced the first 45 English- and French-language projects selected under the new Talent to Watch Program (formerly known as the Micro-Budget Production Program). Read more

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