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Upfront 2016: For Canadian media giants, Netflix has become the ultimate frenemy
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Feature Interview: With incumbents who “want to kill us” Brouillette explains why her company needs help
Sees no way to add video to Unlimited offer TORONTO – Despite having spent $2 billion so far on spectrum, plus a network build, then an upgrade to LTE all between 2010 and now, Vidéotron sees more spending on the horizon as 5G Read more

CTS 2016: Industry needs informal, amicable, communications with the Commission again
Commission should also call Quebec government on the carpet TORONTO – The CRTC should bring back informal closed door meetings with the industry to improve the regulator's knowledge, cool down temperatures at formal hearings and allow Read more

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CTS 2016: Be vigilant when cops ask for subscriber data, privacy commissioner tells network owners
Urges all to be more transparent, too TORONTO – The federal privacy commissioner urged telecommunications companies to stand up to police if they ask for subscriber data without a court order. Read more

Privacy Commissioner vetoes cableco’s online shaming of delinquent customers
GATINEAU – The Privacy Commissioner has cracked down on a cable company for a Facebook post containing the names of customers with overdue accounts. Read more

Manitobans worry BCE/MTS deal will mean price hikes, data caps
TORONTO – Manitoba consumers are concerned that BCE’s proposed merger with MTS will result in higher wireless and internet service rates as well as the implementation of expensive data caps, according to a new poll. Read more

Stingray refutes Music Choice’s “desperate” patent lawsuit
MONTREAL - Stingray Digital Group was quick to fire back at Music Choice’s patent infringement complaint, which it Read more

Former Telus exec named CFO at Corus
TORONTO – John Gossling has been named executive vice-president and chief financial officer at Corus Entertainment where he will replace the retiring Tom Peddie. Read more

MTS shareholders urged to vote yes for BCE merger
WINNIPEG - An independent proxy advisory research firm is recommending that MTS shareholders vote in favour of BCE’s proposed $3.9 billion acquisition of the regional player. Read more

Cinépop marks 10 years with new look
MONTREAL – Bell Media’s Cinépop has unveiled a new tagline and branding in an effort to appeal to a wider audience. Read more

Telus Health spearheads solution to improve communication between healthcare providers
TORONTO and VANCOUVER - Telus Health and electronic medical record (EMR) provider QHR Technologies are teaming up to improve communications between healthcare providers across Canada. Read more

CraveTV’s second original series stars Russell Peters
TORONTO – Canadian comedian Russell Peters will star in CraveTV’s second original series Russell Peters Is The Indian Detective. Read more

Corus unveils new lineup, returning favourites, for Global, specialty services
TORONTO – Corus Entertainment is bringing the Real Housewives reality franchise to Toronto this season plus will serve up Top Chef Canada All-Stars and The Bachelorette Canada, the broadcaster announced this week. Read more

CTS 2016: Spectrum must be allocated on an equitable basis, says Videotron’s Brouillette
TORONTO - Videotron CEO Manon Brouillette gave the federal government a thumbs-up for its efforts to promote competition in Canada’s wireless industry, and called for its continued support of four competitors on every market. Read more

CTS 2016: Bernier calls for deregulation of telecom industry
TORONTO – True competition in Canada’s telecommunications industry will require foreign investments and phasing out the CRTC’s role as telecom regulator, according to former Industry Minister and Conservative party leadership hopeful Maxime Read more

Xplornet launches national VoIP home phone service
WOODSTOCK, NB – Rural broadband provider Xplornet Communications jumped in to the home phone market Tuesday with what it calls a low cost, “feature-rich” service. Read more

Rogers expands Ignite Gigabit service to Moncton
MONCTON – Rogers is taking its Ignite Gigabit and Ignite for business Gigabit Internet services east, launching Tuesday in the Greater Moncton area. Read more

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