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UPDATED: Upfronts 2018: Why Blue Ant holds the key to happiness beyond the cable box
TORONTO - Now that the glitzy Canadian Upfront presentations are wrapped and local broadcasters are done dazzling advertisers with magical thinking to sell ads, Blue Ant Media has a simple formula for happiness: Own your TV audiences, don't rent Read more

Licence writedown sees Corus report $936 million loss while company slashes dividend and unveils new strategy to combat OTT
TORONTO – As widely expected, Corus Entertainment today slashed its dividend as part of a plan to reduce debt and re-invest in its core business as it struggles to compete with Facebook, Google, OTT providers, internet radio and global change Read more

CRTC announces three-year phase-out of local service subsidy regime; seeks feedback on price cap, local forbearance regimes
OTTAWA – The CRTC has laid out its plan to phase out the local service subsidy over three years as it continues to shift the focus of its regulatory frameworks from wireline voice services to broadband Internet access services. Read more

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Happy Canada Day! No newsletter Tuesday
SCHOOL'S OUT AND Canada Day is this Sunday, with a long weekend Monday, so we here at intend to enjoy a nice long weekend away from our desks trying not to think about work! Read more

Strategic review continues at DHX Media; new director joins BoD
HALIFAX - Family Channel owner DHX Media said that its strategic review is ongoing as the Special Committee of the Board continues “to process multiple opportunities”. Read more

CIRA, Canadian Centre for Child Protection, team up to help protect children from abuse
OTTAWA - The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) has signed an agreement with the Canadian Centre for Child Protection to incorporate the data from its Project Arachnid platform into Read more

BlackBerry, Samsung, partner on enhanced digital transformation solutions
WATERLOO, ON – BlackBerry has a struck a multi-year strategic relationship with Samsung Electronics to collaboratively develop and bring to market integrated solutions to accelerate the digital transformation and Enterprise of Things Read more

Anthem Sports & Entertainment unveils new COO
LONDON and TORONTO – Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corp. Read more

Christa Dickenson tapped as new Telefilm Canada executive director
GATINEAU - Christa Dickenson is the new executive director of Telefilm Canada for a five year term effective July 30, Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly announced Tuesday. Read more

UPDATED: Feds pledge $125M towards new export strategy, funding, for Canada's creative industries
Creative community applauds move that acknowledges "the full potential of Canada’s creative sector" MONTREAL – The federal government will spend $125 million over five years to help boost the country’s creative exports with a range Read more

CBC, Creative BC behind new $300K digital creator fund
VANCOUVER – CBC and Creative BC have struck a new funding partnership that will support the creation of short-form digital content developed by BC storytellers. Read more

Gusto TV begins international expansion in Singapore
OTTAWA - Gusto Worldwide Media is launching its linear channel Gusto TV in Singapore this summer, marking the first time that the food and lifestyle channel will be available internationally. Read more

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