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UPDATED: BCE presents policy test to federal government with MTS deal
TORONTO – BCE’s proposed acquisition of MTS will not only contradict the previous government’s push for four Read more

UPDATED: BCE to purchase MTS for $3.9 billion; Telus to get one-third of MTS wireless subs
MONTREAL and WINNIPEG – BCE Inc. Read more

BSO Hearing Day 13 and 14: Don’t reinvent the broadband wheel, says Quebecor
GATINEAU - The telecommunications regulator should let market forces and targeted government funding finish the broadband job, according to Quebecor Media. Read more

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NAB 2016: Broadcasters embrace OTT, grapple with TV Everywhere
LAS VEGAS - Encouraged by their early results, U.S. Read more

Corus appoints Pam Westman as head of Nelvana Enterprises
TORONTO – Corus Entertainment’s animation and licensing division Nelvana today announced the appointment of Pam Westman to Head, Nelvana Enterprises. Read more

Péladeau retires from politics; Quebecor won't say if he's returning
MONTREAL - Pierre Karl Péladeau is quitting politics after less than a year on the job, but it remains unclear whether he will return to Quebecor. Read more

King joins Sony Pictures Television as SVP distribution for Canada
TORONTO – Former Bell Media exec Phil King has been named senior vice president of distribution for Canada at Sony Pictures Television (SPT). Read more

4-in-1 Family Channel app designed for whole family
TORONTO – DHX Television has launched the Family Channel app, a one-stop destination for the entire family that offers programming from Family Channel, Family CHRGD, Family Jr. Read more

ASC names Jani Yates as new president, CEO
TORONTO – Canadian advertising veteran Jani Yates has been named president and CEO of Advertising Standards Canada (ASC) effective June 13, 2016. Read more

Harmonic recognizes Capella with top sales award
PETERBOROUGH, ON – Capella Telecommunications has received the highest sales achievement award from Harmonic Inc. Read more

Rovi buys TiVo for $1.1B
SAN CARLOS and SAN JOSE, CA – Rovi is buying TiVo in a cash and stock deal worth US$1.1 billion, and will assume the “iconic” TiVo brand as the new company name, the companies announced Friday morning. Read more

CRTC mulls new radio station for Sudbury
OTTAWA - Sudbury, ON could soon have a new radio station after the CRTC issued a call for comments on market capacity and on the appropriateness of issuing a call for radio applications to serve the area. Read more

Bell Media and TSN lock up Invictus Games Toronto 2017
TORONTO – Bell Media is the exclusive Canadian broadcast partner of the Invictus Games , including Invictus Games Toronto 2017 and May's Invictus Games Orlando 2016. Read more

Fido rolls out new roaming plan
TORONTO – Fido customers planning on some summer travel will be able to stay connected without sweating the bill. Read more

Q1 profits at Telesat top $230M
OTTAWA - Foreign exchange rates weighed down first quarter revenues at Telesat, but profits bounded back to the black. Read more

Online self-service tools help wireless carriers stand out from their competitors: J.D. Power study
TORONTO – Telus’ Koodo Mobile ranks highest in wireless customer satisfaction, followed closely by Videotron and SaskTel, says an annual study by J.D. Read more

CRTC considers new radio station for Quebec City
OTTAWA – Quebec City may soon have a new radio station after the CRTC issued a call for comments on market capacity and on the appropriateness of issuing a call for radio applications to serve the area. Read more

Wireless gains help boost Q1 profits 30% at BCE
MONTREAL – Growth in BCE’s wireless, wireline and media divisions helped to drive up first quarter profits by 30%, the company said Thursday. Read more

shomi launching on Xbox One
TORONTO – shomi fans can start thinking “inside the box” when the streaming service launches on Xbox One May 3. Read more

Canadian businesses divided on IoT: Telus study
TORONTO - Nearly half of Canadian businesses have no plans to implement Internet of Things technology, while the other half is ready to jump on board, says a new study commissioned by Telus. Read more

WCT’s new program designed to boost careers of women in science, technology
OTTAWA - Women in Communications and Technology (WCT) has announced a new career development program aimed at advancing the careers of young women in science and technology. Read more

Fight Network, FNTSY Sports go OTT with YipTV
TORONTO - Fight Network and FNTSY Sports Network have launched on U.S.-based mobile cable Internet streaming service YipTV, said the channels' parent Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corp. Read more


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