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Telecom Sales Practices: Angry consumers launch the hearing
GATINEAU – "I'm doing this for everyone." Read more

Altering the Acts: No need for change because the broadcasting sector is healthy (corrected)
OTTAWA – While most witnesses have insisted the Broadcasting Act is woefully out of date and the sky is falling on the industry, the Senate Committee on Transport and Communications reviewing that piece of legislation as well as the Read more

Alberta court strikes down Calgary telecom bylaw
Telecom Act takes precedence when it comes to rights of way, siting, etc. CALGARY – The Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta told the city of Calgary in no uncertain terms that it has no right to regulate where, when, why and how Read more




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SOCAN launches Dataclef music services
TORONTO – Canadian music licensing and collection society SOCAN has launched a new services arm known as Dataclef in support of global rights. Read more

Telus launches new charitable foundation to offer a hand to vulnerable Canadian youth
Record donation VANCOUVER - Telus is donating $120 million to kick start a new independent charitable organization mandated to address the social and economic challenges facing Canada’s disadvantaged youth. Read more

SSi Mobile crowned Startup Canada’s National High-Growth Entrepreneurship winner
Wireless service launches in 19th wireless market in Nunavut OTTAWA - SSi Micro has won Startup Canada’s National High-Growth Entrepreneurship Award in recognition of the launch of its new SSi Mobile cell phone service in Nunavut. Read more

New Encore+ playlist offers Canadian Indigenous film collection
TORONTO - Encore+ is partnering with the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival to stream a curated selection of Canadian shorts and feature-length films by some of the country's most accomplished Indigenous filmmakers. Read more

Cable 14 – Hamilton opts for Evertz’ DreamCatcher production platform
BURLINGTON, ON – Hamilton-area community television channel Cable 14 has completed its upgrade to the DreamCatcher (DC-ONE) replay system and live production suite offered by Evertz Read more

Cost controls begin to pay off for Corus, as Q4 profits climb
TORONTO – Corus says “prudent cost control” helped to lift fourth quarter profits and mitigate a dip in revenues. Read more

Pinewood Toronto Studios set to expand
TORONTO - Pinewood Toronto Studios hosted an ‘explosive’ event Friday as it broke ground on its multi-stage expansion. Read more

Wireless, cable growth drive Q3 profits at Rogers
TORONTO – Led by gains in its wireless and cable division, Rogers Communications saw third quarter profits jump 17%, the company said Friday. Read more

Copyright review to include legal testimony in phase three; requests due by November 10
OTTAWA - The Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology is inviting lawyers and legal scholars to testify in phase three of its statutorily mandated review of the Copyright Act. Read more

Bell unveils cloud-based Virtual Network Services platform
MONTREAL – Bell has launched a cloud-based Virtual Network Services (VNS) platform for its enterprise business customers that it says is the first of its kind in Canada. Read more

Rogers to launch national LTE-M network to drive IoT
Ontario launch set for this year, national rollout by 2020 TORONTO – Rogers is launching a national LTE-M (Long Term Evolution for Machines) to help businesses connect and track their assets in real time. Read more

Bell, Ford, partner on in-car Wi-Fi
MONTREAL – Bell is teaming up with Ford to enable built-in Wi-Fi hotspots in supported Ford and Lincoln vehicles with its Connected Car – Built In service starting Read more

CBSC says coarse and vulgar language during live news did not cross the line
OTTAWA – An instance of “mic-bombing” that saw a bystander shout a profanity during a live news report did not violate any broadcasting codes, the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council (CBSC) Read more

Sportsnet readies CHL coverage
TORONTO – Sportsnet will drop the puck on its exclusive national English-language coverage of the 2018-19 CHL season this weekend. Read more

CMF awards $9M in funding under Convergent Digital Media Incentive
TORONTO - The Canada Media Fund (CMF) has announced $9 million in funding for 43 projects that applied for production funding through the 2018-2019 Convergent Digital Media Incentive. Read more


Job Board Postings

Reporter/Editor, focus on Indigenous News and Content (English Services) - VAN00827 - CBC

Analyst, Insurance and Treasury (Finance and Administration) - OTT01984 - CBC

Senior Business Analyst - Shaw Communications

Digital Product Manager - Freedom Mobile

Strategic Sourcing & Category Manager - Shaw Communications

Reporter/Editor specializing in Meteorology (CBC North) - YEL00232 - CBC

Senior IMS Core Network Engineer - Eastlink

Senior Payroll Coordinator (14 Month Term Position) - Eastlink

Technical Manager - Yarmouth, NS - Eastlink

Senior Security Sales Engineer - SAL03744-18 - Telus

Technology Specialist - TELUS Health - HEA03817-18

Senior Financial Analyst - Consumer Products & Services - Telus

Senior Security Solutions Consultant Firewall Integrator - Montréal - Bell

P/T Video Journalist - Bell

Finance Manager - Bell

Bilingual Fraud Analyst - Rogers Communications

Sr. Planning Analyst, Learning & Development - Rogers Communications

Manager, Capital Planning - Rogers Communications

Business Analyst - Corus Entertainment

Global News – National Online Journalist, Smart Living - Corus Entertainment

Program Rights Administrator- Corus Entertainment

Affiliate Relations & Sales Operations Coordinator | Coordonnateur/Coordonnatrice Ventes et Relations aux Affiliés - Stingray

Director of Public Affairs & Communications - Motion Picture Association – Canada

Technical Manager - Yarmouth, NS - Eastlink

Solutions Architect - Rogers Communications

Director Finance, Cable Ops - Rogers Communications

TV Planner - Corus Entertainment

General Accountant - Corus Entertainment

Master Control Operator

Contract Administrator - Blue Ant Media

Controller

Director, Affiliate Marketing

Director of Programming


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