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Undue preference #1: "Rogers should not have to pay anyone else to do what it can do itself"
Company asks CRTC to step into toll free dispute with Bell GATINEAU – Frustrated with stalled negotiations with Bell Canada on how toll-free calls should be handled going forward, Rogers Communications last week filed a Part 1 Read more

Undue preference #2: Bell says Vidéotron is hiding Super Écran
GATINEAU – The Bell vs. Read more

CNIB asks Canadians to demand the CRTC make broadcasters hit described video targets
TORONTO – Canada’s three big private broadcasters, Bell Media, Corus Entertainment, and Rogers Media, have petitioned the CRTC to exempt them from providing described video to non-Canadian programs received less than 72 hours prior to Read more

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New partnership will see community radio better track its French language audience
OTTAWA – The Alliance des radios communautaires du Canada (ARC) and StatsRadio this week announced a collaboration to provide the organization's member radio stations with access to StatsRadio's sales and performance analysis Read more

Videotron, Ericsson, turn on 5G test
MONTREAL – The partners in Montreal’s Open-Air Laboratory for Smart Living (LabVI) announced this week a 5G site recently went live in the Montreal's Quartier de l'Innovation. Read more

Telus to trial edge computing with MobiledgeX
VANCOUVER - Telus will trial mobile edge computing after teaming up with San Francisco-based MobiledgeX Inc. Read more

Freedom Mobile grapples with data breach impacting 15,000 customers
CALGARY - The data of about 15,000 Freedom Mobile customers was exposed by a security breach from late March to late April, the Shaw-owned carrier confirmed Wednesday. Read more

New SOCAN, Re:Sound venture will simplify music licensing
TORONTO – Canadian songwriters, composers, publishers, labels and performers will now receive their royalties quicker with the arrival of Entandem, a new joint venture between rights management organization Read more

CCI Wireless expands footprint in Western Canada with WiBand acquisition
CALGARY - Corridor Communications Inc. (CCI Wireless) says that it is now Canada's second-largest wireless internet service provider (WISP) after acquiring WiBand Communications Corp. Read more

Bell adds Stingray Qello, Stingray Karaoke, to Fibe lineup
MONTREAL – Two more Stingray music television channels are available to Bell Fibe TV subscribers as part of an expanded distribution agreement between the two companies. Read more

Huawei readies 5G-ready smartphone for Canadian launch this year
TORONTO – While questions over security continue to swirl around its global operations, Huawei Canada announced three new commitments that it says will help to bring the next generation 5G mobile network to Canada. Read more

DHX Media’s new kids SvoD service will debut first in U.S.
HALIFAX - DHX Media is launching a new children’s subscription-based video on demand service this summer called Kids Room with shows drawn exclusively from its library of kids and family content. Read more

SaskTel to invest $321M in capital in 2019-2020
REGINA - SaskTel pledged to invest more than $1.4 billion in capital in Saskatchewan over the next five years, including approximately $321 million in this fiscal year alone. Read more

TVA sees Q1 profits tumble as revenues inch up
MONTREAL - Quebecor’s broadcaster/TV producer/publisher TVA Group posted a $6.72 million net loss attributable to shareholders in the first quarter, compared to a $4.92 million loss in the same period in 2018. Read more

Telesat’s LEO program teams finish system definition, risk management phase
OTTAWA - The two teams contracted by Telesat to develop system designs for its global low earth orbit (LEO) satellite constellation have successfully completed the system definition and risk management phase of the program, the global satellite Read more

Corus harnesses linear, social, and digital platforms in ‘sweet’ new campaign
TORONTO - Corus’ in-house social content studio so.da and lifestyle content provider Kin have baked up a new campaign in support of Philadelphia Cream Cheese Frosting that includes a new Twitter series and the use of content designed to provoke Read more

Broadcasters rally to bring Gord Kidder home
THE CANADIAN BROADCAST industry is pulling together in support of long-time radio salesperson Gord Kidder. Read more

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