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UPDATED: Commission okays Corus takeover of Shaw Media
Commissioner Shoan wanted a hearing GATINEAU – After the close of trading Wednesday, the CRTC announced it has approved the $2.65 billion purchase of Shaw Media by Corus Entertainment. Read more

Budget 2016: More cash for CBC, rural broadband
Digital strategy, broadband for urban poor, not addressed OTTAWA – After years of neglect, outright disdain and budget cuts from the previous government, CBC/Radio-Canada is getting what some consider a much needed infusion of cash. Read more

COMMENTARY: John Kasich Trumped by Canada’s anti-spam law?
CASL needs to be fixed, or killed LAST WEEK I RECEIVED several unsolicited emails, including the one shown below, asking for a donation to support Republican party leader hopeful John Kasich. Read more

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CRTC’s Blais urges Canadian marketers to “get on side” with CASL, telemarketing regs
TORONTO - Canada’s anti-spam legislation and the unsolicited telecommunications rules are here to stay, something that should be welcomed by the country’s “legitimate marketers”, CRTC chair Jean-Pierre Blais told the Canadian Marketing Read more

Execulink begins FTTH rollout
WOODSTOCK, ON - Execulink Telecom is in the final stages of their Fibre-to-the-Home project in Melrose, ON, the first community to benefit from funding received from the federal government’s Connecting Canadians program. Read more

Corus hires new content VP for Corus Kids
TORONTO - Corus Entertainment has named Deirdre Brennan as vice-president of content, Corus Kids. Read more

Cogeco's public Wi-Fi network now live in Hamilton
MONTREAL - Cogeco Connexion has completed its new free wireless Internet network in the Ontario city of Hamilton. Read more

Karaoke partnership strikes the right chord for Stingray
MONTREAL and FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – The continued karaoke partnership between Stingray Digital Group and The Singing Machine Company has resulted in significant growth in customers, Read more

Videotron’s Héroux off to CTAM U at Harvard
TORONTO - Videotron’s Valérie Héroux is headed to Harvard in June as this year’s recipient of the CTAM Canada Fellowship Award, also known as CTAM U. Read more

CPA Ontario backs TVO’s ‘The Agenda’ for ninth year
TORONTO - The Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario has renewed its sponsorship in support of TVO’s flagship current affairs program The Agenda with Steve Paikin. Read more

IPTV subscriber growth continues, especially in Atlantic Canada: MTM
OTTAWA – With Canada’s paid TV subscriptions in decline, fibre optic (IPTV) TV service subscriptions continue to grow and have overtaken satellite for second place behind cable distribution, says a new report from Media Technology Monitoring Read more

Tricon adds three
TORONTO - Tricon Films & Television is expanding its factual development division and adding to its kids & family production arm with three new hires. Read more

CBC Sports home to FIS and IBSF rights for five more years
TORONTO - CBC Sports will continue its hold on rights to the World Cup and World Championship Alpine, Nordic, Freestyle, Snowboard, Bobsleigh and Skeleton events after inking a new agreement with Infront Sports & Media. Read more

Telus re-issues ‘The Challenge’ to small businesses
TORONTO - Telus is once again teaming up with The Globe and Mail on a contest aimed at shining a spotlight on Canada's small business community and the challenges it faces. Read more

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