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Why we now have to decide whether or not we can keep a Canadian rights market
OTTAWA – Can Canada maintain a rights market of its own for cultural content in the face of rampant and rapid technological change? If so, how? Should we? At what costs? Read more

Is net neutrality still a thing?
OTTAWA – The short answer to that question is yes. Read more

CTV preps for crowd-sourced special ‘Canada In A Day’
TORONTO - CTV has ordered a two-hour event special entitled Canada In A Day that will air in 2017 in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary. Read more

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Content discoverability “top-priority challenge” for Canada’s audiovisual production sector: CMF report
TORONTO – The issue of “content discoverability” may force Canada’s audiovisual production sector to reinvent itself, and change the dynamic between producers, broadcasters and distributors, says a new report from stakeholders on the eve Read more

Radio host sues Cogeco for wrongful dismissal
MONTREAL – Former politician turned radio host Nathalie Normandeau is suing Cogeco for wrongful dismissal after the company allegedly suspended her without pay following her arrest in March. Read more

MTS reaches tentative deal with managers, professionals union
WINNIPEG - Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. Read more

BlackBerry strengthens Enterprise Partner Program
WATERLOO, ON – BlackBerry has enhanced its Enterprise Partner Program to provide its partners with best practices that enhance their skills to offer and support BlackBerry's cross platform security and productivity solutions, the company said Read more

Shaw to credit accounts of Fort McMurray customers
CALGARY - Shaw Communications will provide a one-month service credit to all customers in Fort McMurray and surrounding Northern Alberta communities affected by the recent wildfires that swept through the city, the company said Saturday. Read more

FilmOntario names new managing director, counsel
TORONTO - Cynthia Lynch has been named managing director and counsel of FilmOntario. Read more

CTAM Canada’s Leadership Forum, BBQ returns June 20
TORONTO - CTAM Canada is kicking off summer with its second annual Leadership Forum followed by a BBQ atop Corus Quay on Toronto's waterfront. Read more

New tool lets Rogers, Fido customers check network status
TORONTO – Rogers and Fido wireless customers can now do a real time check of their wireless network on their phones. Read more

Axia sale approved by shareholders
CALGARY - Axia NetMedia Corporation has received shareholder approval for its going private transaction. Read more

Rogers’ wireless customers can call Mom for free Sunday
TORONTO – To encourage customers to call their Mom’s on Mother’s Day, Rogers is offering wireless customers one hour of free long-distance calling on May 8. Read more

CTV’s Hutcheson calls it a career after 40 years
TORONTO – CTV’s veteran sports and weather anchor Jeff Hutcheson said Friday that he will wrap up 40 years in broadcasting, including 18 years at Canada AM, early this summer. Read more

CBC Docs brand expands into digital space with new accessible, shareable content
TORONTO - CBC Docs has launched its first foray into the realm of short-form digital documentaries. Read more

Cogeco extends FTTP to Quebec’s Orford Township
MONTREAL - Cogeco Connexion is investing $250,000 to expand its fibre optic network to the residential area surrounding the 13e Rang road, in the Municipality of Orford Township in Quebec. Read more

WWE Network wrestles a spot on Access Communications
REGINA – Access Communications is offering customers non-stop wrestling action after launching the WWE Network this week. Read more

Competition, not regulation, should drive Canada’s broadband rollout: Montreal Economic Institute
MONTREAL - The federal government and CRTC should allow “competitive pressure” to spur the telecommunications industry’s investments in new broadband infrastructure, and not repeat the “mistakes" caused by intervening in the wireless Read more

Telus sells off 35% of subsidiary as Q1 profits tumble 9.1%
VANCOUVER – Telus is selling 35% of its international call centre and business process services subsidiary Telus International to an Asian private equity firm in a deal worth about $600 million. Read more

CBC/Radio-Canada “optimistic about the future and eager to work on new ideas”, says Lacroix
TORONTO – The public broadcaster’s ongoing transformation in the way it serves Canadians hasn’t been easy, but “the need for a Canadian public space” is more important than ever, according to CBC/Radio-Canada president and CEO Hubert Read more

CRTC offers clarifications around 30-day cancellation policies
OTTAWA-GATINEAU - Telecommunications service providers cannot charge for a service that is not, and cannot be, provided following a cancellation, the CRTC stressed Thursday. Read more

TV ad spend linked to business growth: thinktv
TORONTO – Despite television’s reign as the most-watched medium across all demographics, growth in TV advertising in Canada is stagnant, says a new paper by media agency MediaCom Canada. Read more

WIFT-T unveils winner of 2016 William F. White production manager mentorship
TORONTO - Women in Film & Television – Toronto (WIFT-T) has named Jackie English as the recipient of the 2016 Read more

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