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A smarter, funnier, edgier CBC TV growing under Ellis
TORONTO - The CBC in recent years has gone from comfort food like Heartland and Battle of the Blades to high-concept shows like Strange Empire and X Company, now in its second season. Read more

Local TV Day 8: Community media should not sacrifice funds to VI companies
GATINEAU – Access Communications Co-operative told the CRTC Wednesday while it’s not opposed to the establishment of a local news fund, it shouldn’t mean cuts to community channel funding. Read more

Local TV Day 7: Creating new news fund won’t solve local TV problem, says Shaw and Telus
GATINEAU - A new fund or reallocated money dedicated to supporting local news, would do little to provide a long-term solution to the financial situation facing local TV, Shaw Communications and Telus told the CRTC on Tuesday. Read more

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Prime Time in Ottawa gets under way Thursday
OTTAWA – The Westin Hotel will play host to over 600 people from feature film, television, interactive media, broadcasting and telecommunications industries during the Canadian Media Production Association’s Prime Time conference, beginning Read more

CRTC calls for feedback on Super Bowl simsub ban
OTTAWA – With just days until Super Bowl 50 kicks off, the CRTC has tabled a distribution order that would implement its decision to prohibit simultaneous substitution for the Super Bowl starting next year. Read more

Canadian consumers will limit spending on telecom services: Conference Board report
OTTAWA - High levels of personal debt and limited job prospects are affecting Canadian consumers' ability to afford their current telecom services, according to The Conference Board of Canada. Read more

CBSC rules out conflict of interest allegations over Global, CTV reports
OTTAWA - Television stations are allowed to report on the activities of other divisions owned by the same parent company, the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council (CBSC) has ruled. Read more

MTS tweaks brand to reflect customer focus
WINNIPEG – MTS has relaunched its brand as to include the new tagline ‘We're with you’. Read more

Video will represent 75% of mobile traffic by 2020: Cisco
SAN JOSE, CA - Worldwide mobile data traffic will increase nearly eight-fold over the next five years due to growth in smart devices, mobile video and 4G networks, predicts a new report from Cisco. Read more

31 new digital media projects share more than $6M in CMF funding
TORONTO - The Canada Media Fund (CMF) provided $6.3 million to 31 digital media projects as part of its 2015-2016 Experimental Stream second round of funding for development and marketing support. Read more

Whites, camera, action
TORONTO - Comweb Corp. and William F. Read more

Temple Street rocks the boat with new parent company, expansion plans
TORONTO - Television, film and digital production company Temple Street Productions is expanding operations after receiving a “significant” capital investment from Fairfax Financial. Read more

NEWS 1130 marks 20 years
VANCOUVER – Vancouver’s NEWS 1130 is gearing up to celebrate 20 years as that city’s only all-news station. Read more

Cogeco begins FTTP work in Saint-Jérôme-de-Matane
MONTREAL - Cogeco Connexion is investing more than $250,000 to roll out its fibre optic network to serve the city of Saint-Jérôme-de-Matane. Read more

DHX Brands grows global presence
HALIFAX – DHX Brands, the dedicated brand-management and consumer-products arm of DHX Media, is expanding its team with three key hires across its LA and London offices. Read more

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