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TV Wholesale Code: "It's not for the CRTC to come along and put its thumbs on the scale," says Bell at Federal Court
OTTAWA—Public policy should not dictate matters of jurisdiction, lawyers for Bell Canada argued on Tuesday before the Federal Court of Appeal in the company’s nearly two-year-long quest to have the court overturn the CRTC’s mandatory Read more

How CRTC chair Ian Scott will be serving the public interest without always being in the public eye
OTTAWA – This new guy is definitely different from the last one. Read more

IIC Canada: Is site blocking a reasonable approach to piracy, or overkill?
OTTAWA – Piracy continues to be a major problem for the international content industry. Whether it’s the Premier League football in the UK or HBO’s Game of Thrones, rights holders are under pressure to find ways to stem the piracy tide. Read more

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IIC Canada: How deep does copyright review need to go?
OTTAWA – It’s been five years since Canada’s copyright laws got a major makeover and now the federal government is going to determine whether more changes are needed (a re-examination every five years is now part of the rules). Read more

IIC Canada: Spectrum set asides are inappropriate says FCC commissioner
OTTAWA – Brendan Carr, recently appointed commissioner of the U.S. Read more

Almost half of Canadians would order the internet over fries: CIRA
OTTAWA – Canadians are so reliant upon their internet service that some 46% said that they’d give up fast food for a year rather than disconnect, says a report this week by the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA). Read more

Union, Corus, struggle to reach deal for ops employees
TORONTO – When Corus purchased Shaw Media last year, along with the company came 15 union members who belonged to the Canadian Media Guild. Read more

Canadian broadcasters on board as Amazon launches Alexa, Echo and Prime Music in Canada
SEATTLE – Amazon’s voice-activated digital assistant Alexa is coming to Canada and bringing the company’s voice-controlled Echo speakers. Read more

Videotron’s mobile plans now include Club illico service
MONTREAL – Videotron is packaging the mobile version of its SVoD service Club illico in with every new mobile plan subscription. Read more

Canadians proud of homegrown content, support international promotion: report
MONTREAL – Canadians are watching more television now than they did last year, and engagement towards Canadian films is steadily rising, says a new report. Read more

Blue Ant Media adds to new kids, global networks division
TORONTO – Blue Ant Media has added two more to its recently launched Kids & Global Networks division. Read more

Xplornet rolls out LTE Internet in rural Newfoundland
WOODSTOCK, NB – Residents in rural Newfoundland will soon have the option of faster Internet service with the launch of Xplornet Communications’ LTE Internet service. Read more

Bloomberg’s new Twitter network arrives in Canada next month
BLOOMBERG’S new 24-hour social news network on Twitter will launch next month, including in Canada. Read more

Q1 revenues, profits on the rise at DHX Media
HALIFAX – The new Peanuts and Strawberry Shortcake assets are paying off for DHX Media which saw a jump in first quarter revenues and profits. Read more

Rick Gibbons returns to radio to join Rogers’ 1310 NEWS in Ottawa
OTTAWA - Ottawa radio listeners will once again share their afternoons with celebrated broadcaster, journalist, and community leader Rick Gibbons. Read more

Univision Canada readies Latin Grammy Awards
TORONTO – The biggest night in Latin music will take place Thursday and be available exclusively on Univision Canada. Read more

CASL’s consumer, privacy benefits outweigh “burden of compliance”: CRTC’s Harroun
OTTAWA - Canada’s anti-spam legislation may be burdensome for businesses, but it is beginning to pay off, says Steven Harroun, the CRTC’s chief compliance and enforcement officer. Read more

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