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Why this new wireless company needs multiple MVNO agreements
TORONTO – Two guys who helped Wind Mobile get off the ground and then build its follower Freedom Mobile are the latest in a line of Canadian companies hoping to shake up the wireless market here. Read more

Wireless, Internet gains boost Q4 revenues at BCE; Crave now profitable with linear additions
MONTREAL – Despite an uptick in revenue, BCE saw its fourth quarter profits sag under the weight of an asset writedown and other expenses, the company said Thursday. Read more

CHOI-FM’s 2017 electoral programming did not breach regulations, CRTC tells listener
OTTAWA – The term “equitable” is not synonymous with “equal” as it pertains to the allocation of air time to registered political parties and candidates, the CRTC has told a listener of Quebec City’s CHOI-FM station. Read more




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New Nelvana, Discovery Communications venture redknot readies first two kids series
TORONTO – The new kids production joint venture between Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana and Discovery Inc. Read more

CBC taps Trish Williams to oversee drama, comedy, film slate
TORONTO - Former Bell Media and Temple Street exec Trish Williams is now executive director, scripted content at CBC. Read more

Canadian version of BBC’s ‘Life Below Zero’ coming to Cottage Life
TORONTO – Blue Ant Media has greenlit the Canadian version of the hit BBC documentary series Life Below Zero. Read more

Freedom Mobile arrives in Victoria, Red Deer
CALGARY – Freedom Mobile has launched in Victoria, B.C. Read more

Stingray’s acquisition of NCC begins to pay off as Q3 revenues double
MONTREAL – Stingray credited its recent acquisition of Newfoundland Capital Corporation Inc. Read more

Telus is tops in 4G availability, speeds: OpenSignal
LONDON, UK – With the 5G era on the horizon, all three of Canada's national mobile operators averaged impressive download speeds across their mobile broadband networks, but Telus has taken the lead for 4G availability, says OpenSignal in its Read more

MVNO dot.mobile to launch Canadian wireless service in 2020
TORONTO - Two ex-WIND Mobile product architects are behind a “tiny” new wireless provider that plans to launch in Canada next year. Read more

Starz to launch in Canada March 1; will stream as an add-on to Crave
TORONTO – Bell Media pay TV channel Encore will rebrand as Starz on March 1st and go direct to consumer the following week packaged with homegrown streamer Crave, the broadcaster said early Thursday. Read more


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