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Wireless Review: Competition Bureau wants CRTC to reconsider and force cellcos to give more data
Needs local data for a proper analysis OTTAWA – It’s rare for a bureaucratic back-and-forth to be quite so public, but with so much at stake, the Commissioner for Competition doesn’t want to take no for an answer when it comes to Read more

Legislative review can rebalance the cultural playing field, says CBC CEO
Digital giants need to commit more MONTREAL – When Catherine Tait became president and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada, the strategic review that her predecessor, Hubert Lacroix had put in place was in its last phase and therefore she jumped Read more

Ericsson adds new AI hub in Montreal
MONTREAL — An announcement of new jobs that won't even fill a school bus isn't usually enough to warrant a visit from the federal industry minister, but 30 new jobs in artificial intelligence at a global high-tech company working on the latest Read more

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YouTube's originals to be ad supported, available globally
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VMedia launches home security
TORONTO – VMedia entered the home security business Monday with the launch of its new wireless home security system called VMedia Protect. Read more

Kim’s Convenience takes flight in pursuit of international audiences
VANCOUVER - Kim's Convenience creator Thunderbird Entertainment has struck a distribution deal with Encore Inflight Limited for the first two seasons of the Canadian hit comedy. Read more

Cross-Canada voting begins for Tuned-In Canada Awards
QUISPAMSIS, NB – The Canadian Communication Systems Alliance said Monday voting is now open for the 2019 edition of the Tuned-in Canada: the CCSA Awards. Read more

Quebec's Estrie region gets broadband funding from feds
COATICOOK, QC – All 12 municipalities in Quebec’s Coaticook Regional County Municipality in southeastern Quebec will soon have additional access to high-speed Internet through a $3.4 million investment from Federal Government’s rural Read more

Love Island set to anchor CTV's summer sked
TORONTO – CTV has nailed the exclusive, multi-platform Canadian rights to the U.S. Read more

Citytv rolling out fresh slate of summer shows
TORONTO – While there’s still a few weeks until summer, Rogers’ Citytv kicked off its summer schedule on Monday which this year will include six new series and six returning favourites. Read more

RTDNA Canada taps Gerry Belec as 2019 recipient of the Bill Hutton Award of Excellence
TORONTO - Global News’ Gerry Belec has been named the 2019 recipient of the Bill Hutton Award of Excellence from RTDNA Canada. Read more

ATN losses grow as competition heats up
TORONTO - Asian Television Network (ATN) last week reported a net loss of $1.5 million for 2018, a much larger loss compared to 2017, on revenues of $14.83 million for the full year ended December 31, 2018. Read more

Alberta, Saskatchewan to receive new area codes
OTTAWA - New area codes are coming to Alberta and Saskatchewan in 2021. Read more

Super Channel has some explaining to do at its licence renewal
OTTAWA – Super Channel will have some explaining to do before the CRTC will renew its broadcasting licence. Read more

Next Alert Ready test set for Wednesday, but not in Ontario or Quebec
OTTAWA-GATINEAU – The next test of Canada’s National Public Alerting System has been scheduled for Wednesday, May 8, though Ontario and Quebec will not take part due to issues with ongoing flooding in parts of those Read more

BCE credits wireless performance for 12% lift in Q1 profits
MONTREAL – BCE said Thursday that its “strong wireless execution” in the first quarter of 2019 helped to generate gains in revenues and profits. Read more

Canadian Journalism Foundation vows to help Canadians distinguish between real, fake news
40% of Canadians struggle to differentiate between truth and misinformation in news TORONTO – The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) is ramping up its fight against fake news after Read more

Impact Wrestling goes to the mat with new SVoD service
TORONTO - Impact Wrestling is rolling out a new SVoD service that promises viewers live specials, original content, and access to every classic pay-per-view event from its 17-year library. Read more

SaskTel cranks up Internet speeds in 12 more communities
REGINA – SaskTel expanded its interNET 50 to a dozen more communities this week as it continues to upgrade its Internet services across the Read more

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