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UPDATE: Rodriguez mandate letter outlines difficult tasks ahead; Seniors' Minister to help defend high pressure telecom sales
OTTAWA – The Minister of Canadian Heritage, Pablo Rodriguez, has his work cut out for him with the continuation of former Minister Mélanie Joly’s work on the renewal of the Broadcasting, Telecom, Radiocommunication and Copyright Acts, in Read more

NDP would tax web giants like Netflix
MONTREAL – Federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh, in Montreal for the nomination of the candidate in Outremont to replace Tom Mulcair, announced five measures he said will protect Quebec’s culture and end the preferential treatment of web giants Read more

UPDATED: Northern Manitoba Connect to Innovate project stalling; ISED says it's "working in good faith" on approved project
First Nations leaders say ISED isn’t listening to them WINNIPEG – The federal government’s plan to boost high speed Internet in Manitoba First Nations communities appears to have hit a snag with First Nation leaders voicing Read more

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ATN hangs Q2 losses on ongoing Internet piracy, illegal media
TORONTO - Asian Television Network (ATN) reported a second quarter net loss of $426,270, a steep drop of 311% compared to Q2 last year, on revenues of $3.96 million for the second quarter ended June 30, 2018. Read more

PQ wants to develop a culture of culture, more Quebec content on Netflix, others
QUEBEC – In a campaign stop in Quebec City today, Parti Québecois leader Jean-François Lisée launched his party’s cultural platform, in the context of Quebec’s provincial election campaign just under way. Read more

CPAC renewed as must-carry amidst more licence renewal decisions
OTTAWA – The CRTC has renewed the broadcast licence for the national discretionary services known as Cable Public Affairs Channel (CPAC), as well as their mandatory distribution Read more

SaskTel extends interNET Extended 25 service to six more rural communities
REGINA - SaskTel continues to upgrade internet speeds in rural areas of the province, announcing Wednesday that its interNET Extended 25 service is now available in six more communities. Read more

Corus rebrands two Ontario stations under Global News; announces new weekend anchor
TORONTO – Corus’ local news affiliates Peterborough’s CHEX and Kingston’s CKWS have been rebranded to Global Peterborough and Global Kingston respectively, formally bringing them under the Global News umbrella. Read more

DHX Television readies new fall schedule for Family Channel, Family CHRGD, Family Jr.
TORONTO – DHX Television has unveiled a slate of new series and returning favourites that will kick off in September. Read more

Bell subscribers can groove to eight new Stingray TV channels
MONTREAL - Bell Fibe TV, Bell Alt TV and Bell Aliant Fibe TV subscribers now have access to eight new linear television channels from Stingray as part of the Read more

New CBC series goes deep within the creative process
TORONTO – CBC is readying a new original documentary series that promises to take Canadians on an intimate and story-driven journey inside the creative process of Canada’s leading artists. Read more

Groupe V Media offers advertisers new multi-screen ad break
MONTREAL - Groupe V Média is offering advertisers the opportunity to air their campaigns simultaneously on all its platforms, including V, MAX, MusiquePlus and Read more

Rogers serves up free events in Toronto at ‘Ignite TV Command House’
TORONTO – Visitors to this weekend’s Fan Expo in Toronto are invited to drop by Rogers’ ‘Ignite TV Command House’ for a house party that includes a demo the company’s new IPTV service. Read more

CRTC continues to renew broadcast licences
OTTAWA – As the end of the broadcast year draws near, the CRTC has finalized a number of broadcast licence renewals. Read more

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