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Why media concentration in Canada is a myth
BANFF – Canada has a long history of playing catch-up when it comes to setting policy for electronic media, starting with radio in the early part of last century and then with conventional television and cable TV through the 1950s, 60s and 70s. Read more

Judge finds CRTC chair’s actions “very troubling” in Shoan case
TORONTO – Ontario CRTC Commissioner Raj Shoan got his day in court Tuesday in his attempt to quash a finding of workplace harassment levelled against him last year. Read more

Stingray buys MuchLoud, MuchRetro, MuchVibe, Juicebox services from Bell Media
MONTREAL – Stingray Digital Group is buying music video channels MuchLoud, MuchRetro, MuchVibe and Juicebox from Bell Media, the companies announced early Tuesday morning. Read more

More Breaking Stories

Streaming jumps to 71% of peak North American traffic: Sandvine
WATERLOO - Streaming audio and video now accounts for 71% of evening traffic in North American fixed access networks, and is projected to reach 80% by 2020, according to data from Sandvine. Read more

Vice, Groupe V Media, partner to launch Viceland in French Canada
MONTREAL – Vice Media and Montreal’s Groupe V Media announced Wednesday a new multifaceted partnership for French Canada. Read more

The Comedy Network stocks up on funny for summer freeview
TORONTO – Bell Media’s The Comedy Network is readying new series and epsiodes as it preps for a free preview from June 30 – August 4. Read more

Majority of Canadian travellers decline to unplug while on vacation: Intel Security study
MARKHAM, ON – With summer travel season on the horizon, a new survey by Intel Security says that Canadian millennials are more likely to unplug while on vacation than Gen X, and that men are better at unplugging than women. Read more

Shaw offers IT security for small and medium-sized businesses
CALGARY – Shaw Communications has launched a managed network security service known as SmartSecurity that it says is designed specifically for the small and medium business (SMB) market. Read more

School is in with return of Family Channel’s ‘Degrassi: Next Class’
TORONTO - Family Channel will premiere the second season of its popular teen series Degrassi: Next Class on July 19 at 9:45 PM ET/PT, the broadcaster said Wednesday. Read more

Bell Media elevates Moses to head Astral Out of Home as Quétel departs
TORONTO – Bell Media has promoted Karine Moses to president of Astral Out of Home following Luc Quétel’s decision to leave the organization, the company said Wednesday. Read more

New CBC-Netflix minseries based on Atwood’s ‘Alias Grace’
TORONTO - CBC and Netflix are joining forces with Halfire Entertainment to adapt Margaret Atwood’s award-winning novel Alias Grace into a new six-hour miniseries. Read more

Solomon named new host of CTV’s ‘Question Period’
OTTAWA - Evan Solomon is returning to television as the new host of CTV’s long-running political affairs program Question Period. Read more

‘Teletubbies’ brand coming to young readers in North America
HALIFAX - DHX Brands is teaming up with children’s book publishers Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing on a new publishing program based on the popular pre-school property Teletubbies. Read more

Nelvana, Sony Pictures Animation, license new ‘Hotel Transylvania’ TV series to Disney Channels
TORONTO – Corus’ Nelvana and Sony Pictures Animation have licensed the global broadcast and on-demand rights for the new animated series Hotel Transylvania: The Television Series to Disney Channels Worldwide. Read more

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