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TekSavvy to CRTC: You broke the CMR. Why?
Independent ISP demands answers to altered methodology - and a fixed report CHATHAM, ON – TekSavvy Solutions is calling on the CRTC to fix its “flawed” 2018 Communications Monitoring Report and for the Commission to explain why it Read more

CBC/Radio-Canada doubles down on kids programming
MIAMI – CBC has a picked up a slate of new kids content for its OTT platforms CBC Gem and French-language ICI after announcing an expanded commitment to serving young audiences. Read more

Broadband Fund: Stick with the formula, CRTC is told
GATINEAU – When the CRTC released its Broadband Fund Decision in September 2018, it set out a methodology to allot the disbursement Read more

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CMF invests $10 million in 49 digital media projects
TORONTO - The Canada Media Fund announced today 49 digital media projects would receive a total of $10 million in funding through two of its programs. Read more

FLOW is back
TORONTO – In one of its first branding moves since acquiring Newcap Radio, Stingray announced the return of FLOW 93-5, Canada’s first and only hip-hop radio station, in Toronto. Read more

SSIMWAVE adds veteran leadership
WATERLOO – SSIMWAVE today announced that it will expand its global market presence with the addition of two new executives – Carlos Hernandez and Brent Ross. Read more

SaskTel connects more small towns
REGINA – SaskTel today announced another expansion of its interNET Extended 25 service to 20 more communities in rural Saskatchewan. Read more

ISED rolls out new Patent Collective pilot program
OTTAWA – The Feds have launched a new pilot program designed to assist small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) with their patent and other IP needs. Read more

TVA Group finalizes Évasion, Zeste acquisition
MONTREAL - Quebecor Media’s TVA Group has closed its deal to buy French-language specialty channels Évasion and Zeste as part of its acquisition of parent company Serdy Media. Read more

Gains in WildBrain unit can’t offset Q2 losses at DHX Media
Structural re-org to separate business lines HALIFAX - DHX Media saw revenues dip and recorded a $17.9 million net loss attributable to its shareholders for its second quarter ended December 31, 2018. Read more

Global Toronto readies new morning show with familiar faces
TORONTO - Global News Toronto has revamped its local news programming and will debut a new local morning program, Global News Morning Toronto, starting next month. Read more

CRTC sets QoS threshold for jitter
OTTAWA – The CRTC has established an appropriate quality of service (QoS) metric for jitter as it continues to define the broadband portion of the Read more

Saturday’s ‘Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada’ watched by 9.6M viewers
TORONTO - One in four Canadians tuned-in to Saturday’s 12 ½ hour marathon broadcast of Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada on Sportsnet, Citytv and CBC. Read more

CTAM U deadline is March 4
TORONTO - CTAM Canada is once again inviting its members to apply for a scholarship to attend the prestigious Cable Executive Management course at Harvard Business School in June. Read more

marblemedia’s AVoD channel receives CAVCO certification; readies first original series
TORONTO – marblemedia has rolled out its rebranded YouTube channel marblekids that will include its first original digital series Smashalot! Read more

SaskTel to launch infiNET network in five more communities
REGINA - SaskTel has announced plans to bring its infiNET fibre optic network to Humboldt, Melfort, Melville, Nipawin, and Tisdale this year. Read more

Radiothon raises over $6M for Alberta Children’s Hospital
CALGARY – Corus-owned Calgary radio station Country 105 (CKRY-FM) helped to raise over $6 million for the Alberta Children’s Hospital during the 16th annual Caring Read more

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