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TV Licence Renewal: “Legacy” spend, must-carry and new CoLs all challenged on final day
GATINEAU – Using a rear-view mirror approach when it comes to spending requirements will only hobble Canadian broadcasters in an environment of global competition, the three major English-language broadcasters told the CRTC on Thursday. Read more

CTAM Canada Forum: Risk and opportunity as TV customers ponder cutbacks
TORONTO - The focal point of CTAM’s annual Broadcaster Forum conference is the consumer trends reveal. Read more

Competition for attention: Social Media usage continues to rise among Canadians
TV has to fight many more battlefronts TORONTO – New research from Solutions Research Group (SRG) shows more than four of every five online Canadians – approximately 22.9 million people – currently use at least one social media Read more

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Goodbye Radx, hello BBC Earth
TORONTO – BBC Worldwide North America and Blue Ant Media announced early Tuesday that they have entered into an agreement to launch BBC Earth in Canada. Read more

CTAM Canada Forum: 4K and VR and CBC and…
TORONTO – Part social powwow and part professional revelation, the annual CTAM Canada Broadcaster Forum unspooled a ribbon of timely data points and commentary on new technology trends, a VR state-of-the-nation and even reflections on Read more

Tablets top smartphones, TV, as kids' screen of choice: DHX Media survey
HALIFAX and TORONTO – The majority of children consume content daily from streaming services such as YouTube and Netflix, and tablets are their screen of choice, says a new global survey commissioned by DHX Media. Read more

MAVTV signs deal with CCSA; to launch in January
TORONTO — MAVTV Motorsports Network, in partnership with media executive Mike Garrow, announced Monday that a distribution agreement has been signed making the channel available to all 115 Canadian Cable Systems Alliance members across Read more

CityWest community TV going HD

Telus Extend’s non-compliance poses public safety risk, says CRTC
OTTAWA – The CRTC has ordered Telus to add 9-1-1 emergency service to its nomadic local VoIP service Telus Extend by the end of the year. Read more

Disney|ABC recognized as Company of Distinction at Banff
BANFF - Juggernaut media company Disney|ABC Television Group will be honoured as the Company of Distinction at the 2017 Banff World Media Festival. Read more

Majority of Anglophones stream audio online: MTM
OTTAWA – With a tremendous amount of choices at their fingertips, YouTube is the most popular way that Canadian consumers listen to online audio, says a new report from Media Technology Monitor (MTM). Read more

Stingray offers free online music player
MONTREAL - Stingray has launched a new online music player to its global audiences, making Stingray Music available seamlessly across all platforms. Read more

Access teams up with WHL
REGINA - Access Communications has signed a three-year broadcast agreement with the Western Hockey League (WHL) to provide local hockey coverage throughout Saskatchewan. Read more

Beanfield questions who benefits from TV channel pick and pay
TORONTO - Beanfield Metroconnect says that the new pick and pay regime will benefit some, but not all of its TV customers. Read more

Videotron adds services to Unlimited Music catalog while CRTC ponders DPP
MONTREAL – Videotron took the rather bold step of announcing the addition of Apple Music to its controversial Unlimited Music service, while it awaits the CRTC’s ruling on differential pricing practices (DPP). Read more

CRTC’s Blais fetes arrival of greater TV choices
GATINEAU – CRTC chairman Jean-Pierre Blais took a moment to herald the arrival of pick-and-pay Thursday morning , calling it “the last step” in the implementation of new TV choices stemming from the Commission’s Let’s Talk TV Read more

Text with 9-1-1 services now available nationwide
TORONTO and – Canadians who are members of the deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired (DHHSI) community are now one step closer to using the Text with 9-1-1 service (T9-1-1) in every region of the country. Read more

Hollywood Suite kicks off five week free preview
TORONTO – Hollywood Suite is marking its 5th birthday with a five-week national free preview promising more than 500 movies. Read more

Groupe V Media questions cost of CBC’s ad-free proposal
MONTREAL - Groupe V Media expressed cautious optimism over CBC/Radio-Canada’s proposal to eliminate advertising on all of its Read more

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