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New Streaming Service Offers Content for Visually Impaired

December 9, 2016 by Bill Brioux   “They kiss; we tell.”  That’s the cheeky motto behind TellMe TV, a new streaming service aimed at providing Described Video on-demand to visually impaired Canadians.  The service, which costs $6.99 a month, launched in November and is currently available…
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BravoFACT Partners with WIFT-T for Pitch Competition

December 9, 2016   Bell Media’s BravoFACT (Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent) announced today their continued partnership with Women in Film & Television  – Toronto (WIFT-T) for the second annual WIFT-T BravoFACT pitch competition. An exciting initiative exclusive to WIFT-T members, the contest…
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Lionsgate Closes Starz Acquisition

December 9, 2016  Lionsgate and Starz  announced the closing of the transaction under which Lionsgate has acquired Starz for approximately $4.4 billion in cash and stock.  The deal creates a vertically integrated global content platform that includes one of the largest independent television…
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OBITUARY — JOHN BADHAM

December 9, 2016 Veteran sports Broadcaster John Badham has died, in Peterborough, Ontario, following a short battle with cancer.  He was 79. Badham was born and raised in Saskatchewan.   After high school, Badham worked at the Weyburn Mental Hospital where he met his…
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SCTE Foundation Launches New Campaign to Fund Education Programs

December 8, 2016 The SCTE Foundation today announced the launch of a new campaign that is intended to build a fund of $10 million or more—money that can be used to sustain educational, training, and diversity initiatives for the cable telecommunications workforce indefinitely…
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Numeris Overview: New PPM Ratings

December 8, 2016 by David Bray   As we brace for the winter cold, get ready for something hot off the presses… the  release of the latest radio ratings.  The new PPM release from Numeris (formerly BBM) completes the thirteen week period covering August 29th to…
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BCAB Registration Opens for 2017 Conference

December 7, 2016 Registration & Housing is now open for BCAB 2017 (May 16-18, 2017) Dear broadcasters & friends, Registration & Housing is now live and ready for you to register for the 70th Annual Conference, May 16-18, 2017, at the beautiful Watermark Beach Resort, in Osoyoos,…
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CBC Announces ‘Canada 150’ Programming Line-up

December 7, 2016 With only 25 days until 2017, CBC/Radio-Canada announced today a line-up of special Canada 150 programs. The public broadcaster will be at the heart of Canada’s anniversary year, sharing Canadian stories to celebrate the past, the present and the future,…
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WAB Announces Speakers for 2017 Conference

December 7, 2016   The Western Association of Broadcasters Conference has announced their lineup of speakers for their 83rd Annual Conference in Banff,  Alberta, taking place June 7-8, 2017. Their strong speaker program includes award-winning journalist, Amanda Lang with Bloomberg TV Canada speaking on…
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Videotron Adds Napster and Tidal to Music Streaming Service

December 6, 2016 A few days after announcing the addition of another music streaming service to its catalogue, Videotron’s Unlimited Music service has announced two more additions, Napster and global music and entertainment platform, Tidal, bringing the total number of supported apps to…