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Wireless Review: Why mandated MVNOs will damage regional wireless players
GATINEAU – Would you rather fight a horse-sized duck, or 100 duck-sized horses? Read more

Vidéotron abandons set-top ratings working group
A NATIONAL RATINGS service which includes set top box data from all major TV carriers looks like it may not happen. Read more

Viewers want Shaw to keep free satellite TV program
Independent broadcasters want their HD added to satellite services MONTREAL — The licence renewal applications of Bell and Shaw’s satellite TV distribution services prompted 156 replies, the vast majority of which were comments from Read more

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Former commissioner says the CRTC needs to be retooled
OTTAWA – The CRTC needs to be “split up in terms of the kinds of people making broadcasting decisions and the kinds of personnel making telecom decisions,” said Tim Denton, chairman of the Internet Society Canada Chapter (ISCC) at the Read more

ISED committee to study rural digital infrastructure starting Thursday
OTTAWA – After 276 members of Parliament voted earlier this month to support a private members motion, M-208, which calls for expanded digital infrastructure (wireless and wired) in rural areas, the standing committee on Industry, Science and Read more

Shaw unloads Corus stake but retains control
CALGARY – Shaw Communications is selling off its stake in Corus Entertainment in a deal valued at approximately $548 million. Read more

DHX Media’s write-down leads to $18.4M Q3 loss as CEO hunt starts
HALIFAX - DHX Media saw revenues fall and recorded a $18.4 million net loss attributable to its shareholders for its third quarter ended March 31, 2019. Read more

MusiquePlus to become Elle Fictions
MONTREAL - Groupe V Média is turning its MusiquePlus service into a new channel known as Elle Fictions aimed at “active women aged 25 to 54”. Read more

New advisory council to help position Canada as an AI leader
OTTAWA – Fifteen researchers, academics and business executives have been named to Canada’s new Advisory Council on Artificial Intelligence to help guide the federal government on “how best to build on Canada’s AI strengths, identify Read more

Numeris founds new global alliance with three international viewership measurement agencies
TORONTO – Canadian broadcast audience measurement company Numeris is joining forces with media measurement bodies from France, Japan and India to form a new entity called the Global Alliance for the Measurement Of Media Audiences (GAMMA). Read more

Blue Ant scoops up Jelly Jamm
LOS ANGELES - Blue Ant Media has bought preschool IP Jelly Jamm from Spain’s Vodka Capital as it continues to grow its library of children’s content. Read more

Mobile Klinik secures $27.5M to help fund expansion
TORONTO - Smartphone and tablet repair company Mobile Klinik has closed an equity capital funding raise of CAD $27.5 million as it forges ahead with its planned rollout of 200 Canadian stores by 2022. Read more

Shawn Mendes, Imagine Dragons, among new concerts joining Stingray Festival 4K
MONTREAL – Stingray’s arts and culture TV service Stingray Festival 4K is stocking a slate of new live concerts after inking a three year global licensing deal with music distribution company Read more

New area code, 10-digit dialing, coming to New Brunswick
FREDERICTON - Ten-digit dialing and area code 428 will be arriving in New Brunswick next year. Read more

Global TV now streaming on Roku
TORONTO – Global TV is now streaming across all Roku devices in Canada after becoming the first broadcaster to sign on to the streaming service north of the border. Read more

New Jean-Luc Picard led ‘Star Trek’ series lands on Space, Z, Crave
LOS ANGELES – Bell Media has scored the exclusive linear television and subscription video on demand (SVoD) rights in English and French for the new untitled Star Trek Jean-Luc Picard television series in Canada. Read more

Linode opens first Canadian data centre in Toronto
TORONTO – U.S. Read more

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