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UPDATED: Netflix tries hard to scoop new shows from Canadian broadcasters at L.A. Screenings
TORONTO - Canadian broadcasters have returned from the Los Angeles Screenings, where they were wrong-footed by Netflix snatching must-have U.S. series from under their noses for the first time. Read more

Quebec passes web-blocking legislation; ISPs will have to do the dirty work
QUEBEC – A new law requiring Quebec-based Internet service providers to block certain gambling websites has passed the province’s National Assembly and been signed into law, despite strong concerns expressed by opposition parties, ISPs and Read more

UPDATED: Super Channel parent granted creditor protection, owing $115.7 million
EDMONTON – The Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta today granted Allarco Entertainment 2008 Inc. Read more

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UPFRONTS 2016: CBC eyes lightening the ad load as viewers' expectations shift
TORONTO – The CBC is looking at cutting back on its ad load, even allowing Canadians to watch hit shows online without commercial interruption, as TV viewers gain more control over the medium. Read more

CRTC unveils inaugural policy research winners
OTTAWA-GATINEAU – The first recipients of the CRTC’s prize for academic research were honoured Monday at the annual conference of the Canadian Communication Association (CCA) in Read more

CFC, eOne name first participants in TV adaption lab
TORONTO - The Canadian Film Centre (CFC) and Entertainment One (eOne) have selected three creators for the inaugural CFC / eOne TV Adaptation Lab. Read more

ATN sees Q1 profits fall 44%
TORONTO - Asian Television Network (ATN) reported a net income of $200,653 on revenues of $6.1 million for the first quarter ended March 31, 2016. Read more

MTS, managers/professionals union, ratify new collective agreement
WINNIPEG - MTS said late Friday that the Telecommunications Employees Association of Manitoba (TEAM-IFPTE Local 161) has ratified a new three year collective agreement. Read more

Fight Network strikes global TV deal with Insane Championship Wrestling
TORONTO and NEW YORK – Fight Network has inked a programming deal with U.K.-based Insane Championship Wrestling (ICW) to air a weekly wrestling series in Canada, the U.S., and Read more

Bell to rebate wireless customers $11.8M for unwanted premium text charges
OTTAWA – Bell is third big wireless provider to reach an agreement with the Competition Bureau to credit or refund its customers who were charged for premium text messages that they had been led to believe were free. Read more

CBC exec fired over Ghomeshi affair launches lawsuit
TORONTO – A former CBC executive who was dismissed in the wake of the Jian Ghomeshi issue is suing the public broadcaster Read more

SaskTel undertakes risk review in light of proposed MTS acquisition
REGINA - SaskTel has selected Mark H. Goldberg & Associates Inc. Read more

CBC’s fall TV slate stocks 25 returning series, 9 new originals
TORONTO – Anchored by Canadian content, CBC’s 2016–17 television lineup will include 9 new original series and 25 returning titles. Read more

Quebec broadcasters call out CBC/Radio-Canada's Lacroix for "ferocious competition"
VANCOUVER and MONTREAL – The heads of three private Québec broadcasters have taken exception to comments made by CBC/Radio-Canada president and CEO Hubert Lacroix this week that they claim “mischaracterized” their position on the role of Read more

Eastlink Wireless readies Nothern Ontario launch
TIMMINS, ON – Eastlink Wireless will officially arrive in Northern Ontario next month. Read more

Registration opens for CWTS 2016
TORONTO – Registration is now open for the 2016 Canadian Wireless Trade Show, scheduled for October 26 - 27 at the Toronto Congress Centre in Toronto. Read more

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