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There are challenges in local TV, but CRTC tells Heritage there remains plenty of money in the system
MP fumes his local anchors are now in Toronto OTTAWA – The ongoing local television struggles were the topic of the day at the Heritage Committee this week as it kicked off its study on the media and local communities Read more

Corus/Shaw Media: Interveners want a public hearing, safeguards and a benefits payout
GATINEAU – Many of the 40 companies and individuals who filed interventions in response to the CRTC’s call for comments on the proposed Read more

Film groups want Quebec to lead the virtual way
MONTREAL - Could Quebec become a leading hub for the development of a production industry focused on virtual and augmented reality? Read more

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Corus hits back at published claims made by investor over Shaw deal
Rejects newspaper report on investor Catalyst Group concerns TORONTO – Late Tuesday, Corus Entertainment slammed a newspaper report which quoted one of the company’s shareholders saying it had serious concerns over disclosure of Read more

Former Vision TV chief suit against Zoomer awaiting court decision
TORONTO - Former Vision TV CEO Bill Roberts may soon receive a judge’s decision in his ongoing lawsuit against ZoomerMedia Ltd. Read more

Bloomberg TV Canada launches Bloomberg North
TORONTO - Channel Zero’s new all-business channel Bloomberg TV Canada, today announced the launch of its latest Canadian program, Bloomberg North, a 30-minute show airing weeknights at 6pm and 9pm ET. Read more

ACTRA to ask feds for Netflix tax
OTTAWA – The Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA) wants the federal government to force Internet broadcasters like Netflix to pay “their fair share when it comes to supporting Canadian culture”. Read more

Stingray buys Numedia
MONTREAL - Stingray Digital Group has bought in-store media solution provider Nümedia in a transaction valued at $2 million. Read more

BlackBerry buys UK’s Encription, launches new cybersecurity services
WATERLOO, ON – BlackBerry has unveiled its new Professional Cybersecurity Services practice, designed to offer organizations new consulting services, tools and best practices to assess and thwart ever-changing cybersecurity risks. Read more

Gestion Audem sells off Cogeco shares
MONTREAL - Cogeco Inc. said Tuesday that Audet family holding company Gestion Audem Inc. Read more

TeraGo enhances its VMware-based RackForce cloud services
TORONTO - TeraGo Inc. Read more

Hollywood Suite home of the Film Independent Spirit Awards
TORONTO – Hollywood Suite will have live, exclusive coverage of the 2016 Film Independent Spirit Awards on February 27 starting at 5:00 PM ET. Read more

TVA’s ‘Vol 920’ takes flight to Italy, Australia
MONTREAL – Quebecor Content has sold Vol 920 in Italy and Australia. Read more

Writers Guild of Canada marks 25 years
TORONTO - The Writers Guild of Canada is celebrating 25 years of working on behalf of Canadian screenwriters. Read more

Cogeco backs program easing integration of Syrian refugees
MONTREAL – Cogeco is partnering with Centraide of Greater Montreal to support an innovative project designed to help foster the successful integration of Syrian refugees in Canada. Read more

12 companies want to provide radio to urban Indigenous Canadians
GATINEAU – The CRTC today announced that it has received 12 applications to operate radio stations serving urban Indigenous Canadians in major markets. Read more

Doctor Who to travel time and space in Canada exclusively on Bell Media
TORONTO - Bell Media and BBC Worldwide North America announced today a new multiplatform licensing agreement for Doctor Who, which will see the series continue as an anchor in the Space lineup. Read more


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