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Telecom, Internet gripes lead 73% surge in complaints to CCTS
OTTAWA – Complaints to the Commission for Complaints for Telecom-television Services (CCTS) shot up 73% over last year, led by Canadian wireless customers’ grievances over non-disclosure or inaccurate information about their terms of Read more

Murphy says "steady progress" lifts Corus Q2 profit to $40M
TORONTO – A slight thaw in the TV advertising market combined with gains in its TV merchandising and distribution segment helped to boost second quarter profits at Corus Entertainment, the company said Thursday. Read more

CBC bids farewell to ‘Rick Mercer Report’ Tuesday
TORONTO – CBC’s award-winning and popular series Rick Mercer Report will wrap up its 15-season run with an hour-long series finale on Tuesday, April 10 at 8:00 PM ET (8:30 NT) on CBC and Read more

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Judging underway for 5th annual Tuned-in Canada: The CCSA Awards
QUISPAMSIS, NB – Nominations are now closed and judging is underway for Tuned-in Canada: The CCSA Awards 2018. Read more

Minister Joly leads Canada's first creative industries trade mission to China
OTTAWA - Heritage Minister Melanie Joly has embarked upon Canada’s first creative industries trade mission to China. Read more

Google Home offers news updates from Bell Media’s CTV News, BNN, TSN
TORONTO – Canadians asking Google for the day’s top stories may now receive reports from CTV News, TSN and BNN. Read more

RTDNA Canada announces West region’s three lifetime achievement recipients
VANCOUVER - RTDNA Canada will recognize three individuals in the West region with lifetime achievement awards next week. Read more

New program helps Indigenous, Francophone, female creative producers attend Banff World Media Festival
TORONTO - The Banff World Media Festival has unveiled a new national mentorship and market access program that will assist 100 emerging and established independent Canadian creators in attending the confab in June. Read more

Access airs Humboldt Broncos vigil
REGINA – Access Communications aired Sunday night’s emotional vigil in honour of the Humboldt Broncos hockey team live on its community channels province-wide. Read more

Canadian content front and centre at MIPTV in Cannes
TORONTO and MONTREAL - Canadian creativity and stories will be spotlighted at several events at global television and digital content market MIPTV next week, including the inaugural presentation of the Cannes International Series Festival Read more

You.i TV helps Weather Group get hyper-local
OTTAWA and ATLANTA - You.i TV technology has been tapped by The Weather Group to improve their digital apps starting with Local Now, a streaming service that offers access to local weather, Read more

OUTtv stocks up on new original series for fall
VANCOUVER – OUTtv has commissioned three new series plus ordered a fourth season of reality series Don’t Quit Your Gay Job as it continues to add to its original content. Read more

Bell connects Toronto to its all-fibre broadband network
TORONTO – Bell flipped the switch on its all-fibre optic network in Toronto Thursday, in what the company described as North America's largest urban fibre deployment. Read more

Super Channel brings back ‘Pure’ for second season
EDMONTON – Super Channel has commissioned the second season of Canadian Mennonite drug drama Pure. Read more

Telus tackles home dead zones with Boost Wi-Fi
VANCOUVER – Telus is offering its Internet customers a new system that extends the reach of their in-home Wi-Fi signals to ensure that every corner of their home receives a strong and reliable Internet connection. Read more

Crosslake Fibre taps cable, HDD shore end suppliers for subsea cable project
TORONTO and BUFFALO – Crosslake Fibre has selected Sweden’s Hexatronic Cables & Interconnect Systems AB to supply the high-fibre-count submarine fibre optic cable and Greece-headquartered Maritech International LTD to construct the Read more

Corus shops slate of original lifestyle series ahead of MIPTV
TORONTO - Corus Studios has finalized new broadcast deals for a number of its unscripted lifestyle series ahead of MIPTV. Read more

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