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Why fighting content piracy is so hard and so necessary
TORONTO — Canada’s major media companies are presenting a united front as they prepare to combat piracy of their TV content. Read more

CTAM Canada: More data means better advertising and increased revenue. So why aren't we there yet?
TORONTO — While Canada may still lag a little behind other countries in rolling out more advanced advertising such as addressable ads, Canadian media companies are seeing some success with using data-enhanced TV capabilities to provide value Read more

DNCL complaints, registrations, slow in 2016-17: report
OTTAWA – Canadians filed fewer complaints over the National Do Not Call List in 2016-17, despite a 489% jump in the number of telemarketers registered with the National DNCL operator, says the CRTC’s Read more

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Wireless, internet growth boost Q4 profits at Shaw; CEO “delighted” with 2017 results; iPhone coming
CALGARY – Shaw Communications saw fourth quarter profits more than triple, helped by a lift in wireless and internet subscribers, the company reported Thursday. Read more

Eleven Canadian municipalities vie for Smart21 Communities of 2018
NEW YORK CITY – The Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) has selected 11 Canadian municipalities to join the list of the world’s Smart21 Communities of 2018. Read more

Telus International expands to India with Xavient acquisition
TORONTO and SIMI VALLEY, CA – Telus International is buying U.S.-based global IT consulting and software services company Xavient Information Systems for approximately US$250 million, the Read more

DAZN, Channel Plus, join LG’s smart TVs
TORONTO – The webOS smart TV platform from LG Electronics has added Channel Plus and sports streaming service DAZN to the 2017 LG webOS UHD smart TV models. Read more

CityWest adds former CEO to BoD
PRINCE RUPERT, B.C. – CityWest’s former CEO Don Holkestad has been appointed to its Board of Directors. Read more

Jagmeet Singh, Doug Ford cozy up on new TVO series ‘Political Blind Date’
TORONTO – TVO is readying a new original series that brings politicians with different points-of-view together on a "date". Read more

Ted Rogers among new Canada Walk of Fame inductees
TORONTO – Rogers Communications' founder and visionary business leader Ted Rogers is among this year’s inductees that will receive a star on Canada's Walk of Fame. Read more

Askida joins coalition to promote Quebec’s technology industry
MONTREAL – Software development and quality assurance tester Askida has joined the Technopolys initiative, a strategy to bring together the best technology companies in Québec to help them stand out at the national and international level. Read more

Massive MIMO deployment takes Verizon one step closer to 5G
IRVINE, CA - Verizon and Ericsson have teamed up on their first deployment of FDD (Frequency Division Duplexing) Massive MIMO (Multiple Input – Multiple Output) on Verizon’s wireless network in Irvine. Read more

CRTC extends deadline for comments on future programming distribution models
OTTAWA–GATINEAU – Canadians now have more time to tell the CRTC how they plan to find and consume audio and video content in the coming years and its impact on the Canadian market. Read more

Freedom Mobile’s network upgrades make it easier to BYOD
CALGARY – Shaw’s Freedom Mobile has announced plans to deploy its recently acquired spectrum to enhance its network Read more

QYou’s new esports series to air first on Super Channel
TORONTO, DUBLIN and LOS ANGELES – Canadian media company QYou Media is readying a new daily show of curated esports content that will air on Super Channel’s GINX Esports TV Canada. Read more

APTN nabs world premiere of new series about the Americas before Columbus
VICTORIA – APTN will present the world premiere of an Indigenous-produced docu-drama series revealing the untold history of the Americas before the arrival of explorer Christopher Columbus. Read more

Middlesex County contributes $784K to join SWIFT
WYOMING, ON - Middlesex County has joined the Southwestern Integrated Fibre Technology (SWIFT) initiative, committing more than $784,000 in capital funding towards the project. Read more

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