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Why Rogers should let Cogeco go
TORONTO – Rogers Communications has held a significant stake in Cogeco Communications and Cogeco Inc. for quite some time, but it’s now time for Rogers to sell that stake, according to one Bay St. analyst. Read more

Nineteen groups demand Minister Joly set aside PNI decision
OTTAWA – The Canadian Media Producers Association, Film Ontario, the Directors Guild of Canada, the Writers Guild of Canada, Unifor and 14 other trade groups and unions have banded together to continue to push Heritage Minster Mélanie Joly to Read more

Rogers under Natale: Changing the culture, better
TORONTO – Rogers Communications has 26,000 employees and about one third of those are front line staffers who deal with the customer all day, every day. Read more

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CRTC Broadband Fund: At risk of another deferral account fiasco (UPDATED)
GATINEAU – Some of the project evaluation and eligibility criteria proposed by the CRTC for its new broadband deployment fund must be altered or it risks repeating the deferral account fiasco, according to comments on a new broadband funding Read more

Videotron, Shaw, wrap up $430M spectrum sale
MONTREAL and CALGARY – Quebecor said Monday that it has finalized the sale of seven wireless spectrum licences outside of Quebec to Shaw after receiving regulatory approval from both the Competition Bureau and Innovation, Science and Economic Read more

Stingray’s Canadian-made music app surpasses 2M downloads
MONTREAL - Stingray said Monday that its free Stingray Music mobile app has reached 2 million downloads, doubling its user base since the same time last year. Read more

High speed Internet coming to rural, northern Quebec
SAINT-DAMIEN, QC – Rural and northern Quebec is next in line to benefit from faster, more reliable high-speed Internet as part of the federal government’s Connecting Read more

“Powerful fan response” brings ‘Big Brother Canada’ back for sixth season
TORONTO – Corus will reprise the Big Brother Canada reality franchise in 2018, cutting short the show’s previously announced hiatus. Read more

Cue Digital Media expands to new digs in Montreal
TORONTO and MONTREAL - Cue Digital Media is continuing to expand, opening a new office in Montreal and bringing aboard two new senior leaders. Read more

Shaw opens free Wi-Fi in Winnipeg for Canada Summer Games
WINNIPEG – Just in time for Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg, Shaw Communications said that it will be providing residents and visitors with free access to Shaw Go WiFi at thousands of hotspots across the city from Friday, July 21 to Monday, Read more

CCSA signs deal for Ride TV
QUISPAMSIS, NB - The Canadian Cable Systems Alliance (CCSA) has finalized a master affiliate agreement for the distribution of Ride TV, a programming service devoted exclusively to the horse and rural living lifestyle. Read more

Seven in ten Anglophones now stream audio online: MTM
OTTAWA – Despite a near limitless amount of choice of online audio choices, YouTube remains the most popular way that Canadian consumers listen to online audio, says a new report from Media Technology Monitor (MTM). Read more

Dark comedy ‘Get Shorty’ to premiere September 20 on Super Channel
EDMONTON - Super Channel has acquired the dark comedy Get Shorty from MGM Television. Read more

Mediamorph helps Telus automate subscriber fee calculations, contract management
VANCOUVER and NEW YORK – Telus has tapped U.S. Read more

ACTRA strikes new national commercial deal with advertisers
TORONTO – The Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA) has reached a tentative agreement for the renewal of their National Commercial Agreement (NCA) with advertisers. Read more

Live sports streaming service DAZN launches in Canada with NFL Game Pass
TORONTO – Live sports streaming service DAZN has arrived in Canada, promising football fans the digital subscription product NFL Game Pass with every live NFL game of the 2017 season, including pre-season, regular season, the playoffs, and the Read more

CRTC seeks input as it reconsiders wholesale mobile wireless roaming
OTTAWA – The CRTC is calling for comments on wholesale mobile wireless roaming as it prepares to reconsider its Read more

Wireless gains offset cable losses at Rogers as Q2 profits leap 35%
New president and CEO Natale “extremely excited” about company’s future TORONTO – A surge in new wireless customers buoyed second quarter profits and revenues at Rogers Communications, the company announced Thursday. Read more

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