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TPIA: Cablecos, Bell, want to cancel Christmas for their regulatory groups
Incumbents ask for two more months to file their R&V of the wholesale rates decision GATINEAU – Following the August CRTC decision on final rates for aggregated wholesale high-speed internet access services (CRTC Read more

ISP Summit: Distributel's Stein hopes we’re seeing the dawn of a new era in Canadian telecom
TORONTO – "I wish I could say as Canadians we could have as much pride in the state of the telecommunications industry as we do in our sports teams," CNOC president and CEO of Distributel Communications Matt Stein told attendees at the Read more

Commission has hard questions for Super Channel
GATINEAU – When Allarco won a pay television licence back in 2006, some wondered whether the company had promised too much in order to Read more

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UBC’s 5G-powered smart campus goes live
VANCOUVER — Rogers Communications and the University of British Columbia (UBC) announced Tuesday they have launched the country’s first 5G-powered smart campus, which will be used by university researchers to test 5G applications in a Read more

Nextologies launches new operation in Dubai Media City
DUBAI MEDIA CITY, UAE — As part of its global expansion plans, Markham, Ont.-based Nextologies Limited is launching a new operation in United Arab Emirates and has hired a Dubai-based television industry veteran to oversee the company’s move Read more

Canadian radio drives Stingray growth
Signs new deal with Metro MONTREAL – Music platform and radio broadcaster Stingray Group say overall second quarter revenues rise by 120.7% to $76.6 million, due largely to Read more

AVOD growth boosts Wildbrain
Canadian TV division shrinks HALIFAX – Kids and family content company DHX Media, now Wildbrain, saw some positive impact on its first quarter results from the ad-driven online video on demand business. Read more

Telus closes deal to buy ADT Canada
VANCOUVER – Telus announced today it has completed the previously announced $700 million acquisition Read more

The Hardy Boys will debut on YTV and Hulu in 2020
TORONTO – Nelvana and Lambur Productions announced today production is underway on a new live-action Canadian original series, The Hardy Boys (13 episodes x 60 minutes). Read more

Telstar Vantage satellites drive revenue growth for Telesat in Q3 2019
OTTAWA — Despite a net loss in its third quarter of 2019, Telesat’s year-to-date income increased to $185 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2019, compared to a net income of $96 million for the same nine-month period in 2018, Read more

Don Morrison named executive chairman of BAI’s Canadian business
TORONTO — BAI Communications today announced the appointment of Don Morrison (pictured) as the executive chairman of its Canadian operation, effective November 11, 2019. Read more

National Research Council of Canada time signal celebrates 80th anniversary
OTTAWA — It was 80 years ago today that CBC Radio listeners first heard the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) time signal, which thereafter becoming a daily feature of CBC’s afternoon radio broadcast. Read more

APTN appoints Monika Ille as new CEO
WINNIPEG — After a nearly year-long executive search process, APTN announced Monday the selection of Monika Ille as the new CEO of the national Indigenous television network. Read more

Netflix invests in TIFF’s Talent Accelerator program
TORONTO — Netflix is committing to a three-year investment in Canadian film industry programs through a new partnership with the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), the two organizations announced Tuesday. Read more

Canadian Internet customers frustrated with large telecom providers, according to Leger
TORONTO — A new study by market research firm Leger, conducted on behalf of Distributel Communications, found the majority of customers of large telecom companies in Canada feel dissatisfied and frustrated to be paying some of the highest Read more

Digital gender divide widening globally, says new ITU report
GENEVA — Although Internet usage between men and women is at almost near-parity in the Americas, the digital gender gap is widening globally with women in most countries still trailing men in benefiting from the transformational power of Read more

Execulink brings device charging station to Thedford’s Legacy Centre
WOODSTOCK, ON — Execulink Telecom is sponsoring the installation of a new device charging station in the Legacy Recreation Centre in Thedford, Ont, for the use of the centre and its patrons. Read more

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