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TV Advertising: "I've heard a lot of reasons why things can't change. It's all bullshit."
TORONTO – Irwin Gotlieb’s company is in charge of a third of the world’s advertising budget and he came to Toronto last week to tell Canada’s broadcasters to get on with addressable advertising, measure better, and work Read more

UPDATED: Vidéotron offside with Unlimited Music as CRTC bans preferential pricing
GATINEAU – The CRTC took a big step towards ensuring that net neutrality reigns in Canada with its decision today to order Vidéotron to no longer zero-rate its Unlimited Music service. Read more

LES INDEPENDANTES: La large bande est la meilleure stratégie pour retenir les jeunes en milieu rural (et les entreprises)
L’EDIFICE QUI ABRITE LES BUREAUX de Brooke Telecom à Inwood, Ontario, est également le bureau local de la société canadienne des postes. Read more

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DHX Media content finds new home, viewers, on Playster
MONTREAL - Entertainment streaming service Playster has added 165 episodes of educational and entertaining TV content from DHX Media to its multimedia catalog. Read more

Eastlink recognizes community TV volunteers, mentors
HALIFAX - Eastlink TV is celebrating its Community TV programming volunteers who help to produce and share stories about the people, places and events that shape local communities. Read more

OAB Connection 2017 set for November 9
TORONTO – Save the date for the Ontario Association of Broadcasters (OAB)’s fall conference Connection 2017. Read more

CBSC divided on whether cheeky promos were exploitative, degrading
OTTAWA – Suggestive televised promotional spots for a Toronto radio station have resulted in a split panel at the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council (CBSC). Read more

beIN Sports Connect launches on Roku streaming devices in Canada
TORONTO - Sports streaming service beIN Sports Connect is now available on Roku streaming players and Roku TVs in Canada. Read more

Costco shoppers may stock up on Primus services, including 250 Mbps Internet speeds
TORONTO - Primus has renewed its long-standing partnership with Costco Wholesale Canada as the exclusive national provider of residential telecommunications services to Costco Canada members. Read more

New History series shines light on Canada’s growing cannabis culture
TORONTO – Corus’ History has begun production on a new original docu-series exploring Canada’s controversial marijuana industry as the federal government moves to end pot prohibition. Read more

Telus brings C-RAN wireless technology to Quebec; connects Old Port of Montréal
MONTREAL – Telus has signed a 20-year partnership with the Old Port of Montréal Corporation (OPMC) to equip the historic site with the latest next-generation wireless Read more

CTV drops the mic on new music series, international TV format
TORONTO – CTV has unveiled a new international television format that promises viewers an authentic behind-the-scenes look at the creation of a series of hit songs. Read more

Vote now for CCSA’s Tuned-in Canada awards
SAINT JOHN, NB – Voting is now open for for the 2017 Tuned-in Canada awards, the annual nation-wide competition highlighting the efforts of local, independent providers of television and communications services in Canada. Read more

Bell boosts Canadian mobile speeds with Quad Band LTE-A service
MONTREAL - Bell said Thursday that its LTE wireless network is now the first in North America capable of delivering Quad Band LTE Advanced (LTE-A) service, offering customers access to the fastest mobile data speeds available. Read more

Attention cell phone hoarders: recycle those old devices for Earth Day
OTTAWA - The country’s free cellphone recycling program Recycle My Cell is calling on Canadians to join in the Earth Day celebrations this Saturday by responsibly Read more

And the 2017 Canadian Radio Music Award winners are…
TORONTO - Canadian songstress Alessia Cara picked up three wins, followed by fellow musicians Ruth B, Justin Bieber and The Strumbellas with two awards each from the 20th annual Canadian Radio Music Awards (CRMA) handed out Wednesday in Read more

CBC/Radio-Canada’s global content distribution market Panora.tv preps for Fall launch
MONTREAL - CBC/Radio-Canada and the National Film Board (NFB) are joining forces with international broadcasters and distributors to launch a new content export initiative dubbed Read more

Globalstar’s SPOT satellite devices credited with over 5,000 worldwide rescues
MISSISSAUGA – Globalstar Canada Satellite says that its location-based messaging and a lifesaving products have surpassed the milestone of initiating 5,000 rescues since launching in 2007. Read more

Terry Milewski, Charles Adler, to receive lifetime achievement awards from RTDNA Canada
TORONTO – CBC News’ Terry Milewski and Corus Entertainment’s Charles Adler are the inaugural recipients of Lifetime Achievement Awards for Network Programming by RTDNA Canada. Read more


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