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UPDATED (#3): Federal government bringing in new CRTC vice-chair, just prior to French TV hearing
OTTAWA – According to sources close to the process, Judith A. Read more

OAB Connection: Radio is still strong, but where are all the radios hiding?
Hint: Check your pocket TORONTO – When Doug Bingley, CEO of Central Ontario Broadcasting, went to a Best Buy recently in search of a clock radio he was shocked to find out there are almost no more radios for sale in the country’s Read more

Beanfield Metroconnect staff put their best face forward in company’s first marketing campaign
TORONTO - Toronto-based independent telco Beanfield Metroconnect has stepped up efforts to compete and stand out with its first ever marketing campaign after 20 years of business. Read more

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Rogers’ customers may now track tech to doorstep
TORONTO – Rogers is rolling out a new tool designed to save their customers time by allowing them to use their phone to track exactly when a technician will arrive for an installation or service call. Read more

Huawei to invest $3M in University of Waterloo research projects
SHENZHEN, CHINA - Huawei and the University of Waterloo have struck a strategic research partnership agreement that will see the company invest $3 million to further develop research projects with the University over the next three years. Read more

Blue Ant International sells over 55 hours of content prior to MIPCancun
TORONTO – Blue Ant International has sold more than 55 hours of lifestyle and factual entertainment series in the U.S., U.S. Read more

OAB Connection: And the award goes to…
TORONTO – Fresh off of its fall conference last week, the Ontario Association of Broadcasters unveiled its 2016 award winners. Read more

Telefilm Canada unveils gender parity measures for feature film production financing
MONTREAL – Telefilm Canada is aiming for a balanced production portfolio (at all budget levels) by 2020 that reflects gender parity in the roles of director, writer and producer. Read more

Primus pumps its call-filtering service
TORONTO – Primus was quick to tout its free telephone spam filtering service, just days after the CRTC told Read more

CFL to livestream Grey Cup playoffs
TORONTO – In an effort to expand its global reach, the Canadian Football League (CFL) will livestream the 104th Grey Cup Playoffs and 104th Grey Cup presented by Shaw on to some 150 countries. Read more

Boat Rocker Media elevates two to C-suite
TORONTO - Boat Rocker Media has elevated Samantha Traub to Chief Operating Officer and Michel Pratte to Chief Revenue Officer. Read more

Bell Media Sales offers custom targeting, increased campaign performance
TORONTO - Bell Media Sales has unveiled two new digital products designed to give advertisers expanded and more accurate targeting against Bell Media audiences. Read more

PTiO adds to speaker lineup
OTTAWA – Entertainment One Canada president Jocelyn Hamilton, A+E Networks’ acquisitions VP Meghan Hooper-White and SuperGravity Pictures founder and CEO Marc Hustvedt are among the new speakers confirmed for CMPA’s Prime Time In Ottawa Read more

Corus launches History Vault SVoD service
TORONTO – Corus has launched History’s direct-to-consumer subscription video on demand service in Canada. Read more

Acquisitions help drive up Q2 revenues 15.1% at Stingray
MONTREAL – Despite a drop in quarterly profits, Stingray Digital Group credited acquisitions and international growth for a 15.1% jump in second quarter revenues, the company said Thursday. Read more

CRFC announces new executive director
OTTAWA - The Community Radio Fund of Canada has named Amély Friolet-O’Neil as its new executive director. Read more

Bell renews mental health partnership supporting Canadian military families
MONTREAL - Bell has extended its support of the Bell True Patriot Love Fund, a $1 million partnership that will continue to support community mental health programs serving members of the Canadian Armed Forces, veterans and their families, Read more

Canada Media Fund fetes Canadian talent at Showcase Event
TORONTO - The Canada Media Fund (CMF) is staging its inaugural Showcase Event on Parliament Hill designed to highlight Canadian talent. Read more

CBC debuts new $7.5M fund in support of underrepresented Canadian creators
TORONTO – CBC is throwing its support behind underrepresented Canadian creators with a new $7.5 million fund called the CBC Breaking Barriers Film Fund. Read more

Telesat Canada revises proposed notes offering
OTTAWA – Telesat Canada has dropped the price of its senior notes offering to US$500 million aggregate principal amount from US$750 million announced Read more

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