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Why Family is going to be just fine without Disney
WHEN DHX MEDIA ANNOUNCED in April it wouldn’t renew a licensing deal with The Walt Disney Co. Read more

Use wholesale wireline decision to drop regs on unbundled local loops, Bell urges CRTC
GATINEAU – Bell Canada wants the CRTC to expand certain rulings announced in its recent wholesale wireline Read more

Shaw Go WiFi arrives in Mission
MISSION, BC - Shaw Communications is now offering free WiFi service with guest access to visitors to the Mission Leisure Centre and many other public spaces in Mission. Read more

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Nelvana finalizes multiple global SVOD deals for kids series
TORONTO – Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana has sold over 800 episodes of content from its library of children’s animated and live-action to various subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service providers around the world. Read more

Schwartz returns to Telesat as SVP corporate, business development
OTTAWA – Michael Schwartz has left Sprint Corp. Read more

ATN nets rights for Hockey World League Finals 2015
TORONTO - Asian Television Network International has acquired the exclusive broadcast rights for international field hockey competition Hockey World League Finals. Read more

Shaw Business offers SMBs managed WiFi, network security
CALGARY – Shaw Communications has rolled out two new connectivity solutions for small and medium businesses called SmartWiFi and SmartSecurity. Read more

CRTC executes first-ever warrant during telemarketing investigation
OTTAWA–GATINEAU – The CRTC teamed up with Peel Regional Police Services in Ontario on Tuesday to enter and inspect a property in Brampton as part of an ongoing investigation of a “significant telemarketing operation”. Read more

Hollywood Suite readies national free preview
TORONTO - Hollywood Suite tis gearing up for a national free preview of its four HDTV movie channels, from December 8 through to January 12. Read more

On-demand viewing provides "bonus audiences": Numeris
TORONTO – While live viewing commands a significant share of total television viewing in Canada, Numeris is now measuring on-demand viewing, which is says delivers “bonus audiences” for programs. Read more

Estevan, Weyburn next for SaskTel’s infiNET network
REGINA - SaskTel has targeted the residential areas of Estevan and Weyburn as next in line to receive its fibre optic network infiNET. Read more

Expert participants revealed for next week's 'En Route to the Discoverability Summit' events
OTTAWA – With its two Discoverability Summit pre-events set for next week, the CRTC has unveiled the expert participants tapped for the ‘En route to the Discoverability Summit’ confabs in Vancouver and Montreal. Read more

DHX Media’s Donovan honoured as EY Entrepreneur Of The Year
HALIFAX – DHX Media co-founder and executive chairman Michael Donovan was named Canada's 2015 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year at a gala event in Toronto earlier this week. Read more

CRFC seeks new executive director
OTTAWA - The Community Radio Fund of Canada (CRFC) is looking for a new executive director as Jean Malavoy departs from that role. Read more

Gusto TV series destined for foodies in Middle East, Greece
OTTAWA – Gusto TV’s production and distribution arm Gusto Worldwide Media has sold the channel's original 4K food series One World Kitchen to broadcasters in the Middle East and Greece. Read more

Starz’s Penney announced as CMPA’s Prime Time opening keynote
OTTAWA – Starz chief strategy officer John Penney will be the opening keynote speaker for the upcoming Prime Time in Ottawa 2016 conference. Read more

SCTE seeks proposals for Spring Technical Forum
EXTON, PA - The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) is calling for papers for the Spring Technical Forum taking place at INTX: The Internet & Read more

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