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Why regs have to constantly change, and why Netflix has to be regulated (updated)
Whatever the future of TV may hold GATINEAU – The rise of online TV distribution platforms such as Netflix, Amazon Prime and others are upending the delicate balance of the Canadian broadcasting system and that means the federal Read more

Connecting the North Part V: A solution
FOR A TRUE FIX TO THE northern broadband problem to come to fruition and be feasible, there are a few key requirements. Read more

Leading Quebeckers demand equal taxes on digital outsiders like Netflix
MONTREAL – Over 100 Quebec business, culture and other leaders have put their names to a new push in the province urging all levels of government to make sure foreign companies selling goods and services digitally in Canada are subject to the Read more

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Hay Communications launches new, uncapped and symmetrical, $50 basic broadband
100 Mbps – up and down – is the goal for all customers ZURICH, Ont. Read more

Reconsideration means consumers can re-comment on broadcasters' re-proposals
GATINEAU – The CRTC said Tuesday it wants the opinions of Canadians about additional information provided by the large French- and English- language television groups as part of the reconsideration of decisions to renew their television Read more

Optik app now lets Telus customers watch anywhere
VANCOUVER – Telus announced Wednesday a new, enhanced app for Optik TV which will allow customers to watch their favourite shows at any time, on any device. Read more

Amazon Prime video app is now on Apple TV in Canada, more than 100 other countries
SEATTLE – Amazon today announced its Prime Video app is available on Apple TV 4K and previous generations of Apple TV in over 100 countries, including Canada. Read more

Provincial government to boost broadband in rural Saskatchewan
REGINA - The Government of Saskatchewan this week launched a brand new four-phase initiative with the goal of providing rural communities with enhanced access to wireless and high speed wired internet services. Read more

New fund aimed at making digital technologies more accessible to Canadians with disabilities
OTTAWA - A new $22.3 million program will allow more Canadians with disabilities to have access to the digital tools they need to fully participate in society and get access to the well-paying jobs of today and tomorrow, says the federal Read more

DHX Media and China’s Tencent strike streaming deal
HALIFAX – Teletubbies, Inspector Gadget, Strawberry Shortcake and others are among over 450 half-hours of DHX Media's children's content which the company has licensed to China internet giant Tencent in a multi-year Read more

Telecom Summit registrations now open
TORONTO - Now in its 17th year, The Canadian Telecom Summit’s 2018 theme is Innovation and Disruption in ICT and in-depth panels will examine: Read more

Filmmaker Shaftesbury branches out to health care with VR unit
LOS ANGELES and TORONTO – SONIFI Health is this week announced a new partnership with Toronto film and TV producer Shaftesbury, through its VR division, to bring specialized therapeutic virtual reality and augmented reality products to Read more

Stingray expands on Amazon, Comcast
MONTREAL - Following the June 2017 launch of Stingray Classica, DJAZZ, Karaoke with Amazon Channels in the U.S., music service Stingray announced it has added certain channels to the Amazon lineups in Germany and the U.K., as well as on Read more

CWTA launches cross-sector 5G Canada Council
OTTAWA – The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association has announced the launch of the 5G Canada Council (5GCC), the opening of 5GCC memberships beyond CWTA Members, and a formal kick-off event in the New Year. Read more

Drexel to purchase Affinity Electronics
LONDON and BARRIE – Logistics company Drexel Industries this week announced it will acquire mobile phone accessories and consumer electronics devices company Affinity Electronics of Canada. Read more

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