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    Rogers accused of threatening producers

    March 12, 2024 Ottawa – The Friends of Canadian Broadcasting has asked the CRTC to order Rogers Communications to immediately retract a letter it sent to film and television producers. The group says the letter, which asks producers to support Rogers’ right to…

    Calgary gets 3 new FM radio stations

    March 12, 2024 The CRTC has approved three new FM radio stations for the Calgary area. Telemedia will run a smooth jazz station, Standard will offer a urban rhythm sound and a Aboriginal-language station controlled by Aboriginal Voices Radio (AVR) will also air.…

    CEA conference features hot debates over copyright issues

    March 9, 2024 Arlington, VA – The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)’s one-day conference, Digital Download: Public Access to Content in a Digital World, held yesterday in Washington, DC, presented several debates and discussions on the proper balance between home recording and fair use…

    Iceberg to use Sound Source as ad rep

    March 9, 2024 Toronto, Ont. – Streaming media broadcaster Iceberg Inc. says it will use Sound Source Networks as its national advertising sales representative. As part of this agreement, Sound Source will add the Iceberg network of Internet radio channels to its…

    Jays announcer Dan Shulman becomes a “Team” player

    March 8, 2024 TORONTO – The Team – Canada’s Sports Radio Network confirmed today that TSN play-by-play announcer, Dan Shulman, will call 11 Blue Jays games on radio this season. Shulman, TSN’s Toronto Blue Jays and NBA announcer will fill in for The…

    Moffat sells WTN to Corus for $205 million (March 08, 2024)

    March 8, 2024 Moffat Communications Ltd. has agreed to sell the Women’s Television Network (WTN) specialty channel for $205 million to Corus Entertainment Inc. In January, Moffat agreed to a $1.2-billion takeover by Shaw Communications of Calgary, pending federal approval. Corus also announced…

    Wescam revenues drop in first quarter

    March 8, 2024 Burlington, Ont. – Mobile camera manufacturer Wescam says first quarter revenues are down over $5 million from the year before. Consolidated net revenue was $29.1 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2024, compared with $34.5 million for the first…

    Napster says it will block copyright abuse

    March 7, 2024 Online music service Napster says it will attempt to stay open while complying with a court order to block the trading of copyrighted songs, but it was unclear whether the company could overcome the technical challenges. Napster says the 9th…

    U.S. lab squeezes HDTV into standard TV channel

    March 7, 2024 LOS ALAMOS, N.M. – Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Los Alamos National Laboratory have developed a technology that could make the coming transition from current analog television to high-definition television a whole lot easier. The technology is a new…

    24/7 Media Canada to be Bell’s B2B portal advertiser

    March 6, 2024 24/7 Media Canada and Bell ActiMedia, a subsidiary of Bell Canada, today announced the signing of an exclusive Web site advertising and email sales partnership agreement for Bell’s new portal for Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Under the…