Recent Canadian Heritage contracts
Canadian Heritage has disclosed its fourth quarter 2004/5 contracts. Of note are contracts awarded to:
Far East represents opportunities for Canadian firms, but pitfalls exist: panel
The roaring digital economies of the Far East, and especially of China and India, represent exciting business opportunities, a panel audience recently heard, though pitfalls exist that must be considered by Canadian firms considering doing business overseas. A session at Toronto’s Digital Exchange venue held May 30 called
NMBA promotes staffer as association to grow membership, activities
Ontario’s New Media Business Alliance (NMBA) is set to embark on a major expansion in membership and scope of activities in keeping with new momentum in the interactive media industry. To stickhandle the bolstered roster of initiatives, head Ian Kelso has given Kathleen Webb, hired a year and half ago (CNM, March 3/04), a promotion. She takes on the title of director, programs and development, and will largely have responsibility for seeing the association through a growth phase that will see NMBA reach out to the e-learning community as well as others to expand the communities it serves in the province.
CAB presses CRTC to look into plans to bring TV channels to cell phones
With shades of the acrimonious debate over Internet retransmission, the Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB) has written to the CRTC to voice its opposition to using the 1999 New Media Exemption Order to bypass broadcasting regulations as they might affect the delivery of TV content to mobile devices. This spring, both Rogers Wireless and Bell Mobility announced plans to make content from MobiTV available to their subscribers. Neither has a license specifically for the service, but at least Rogers is counting on the provisions of the exemption order to protect it from regulation by the commission. In a quiet note to the regulator, the CAB takes exception to Rogers’ interpretation of the law.
Regulating based on today’s reality, not on tomorrow’s promise
Telehop Communications Inc. has appointed Ruth Batholomeusz as president and CEO of the company. Batholomeusz has been serving as president of the company since 2000. Also at Telehop, Barry Dixon has been appointed to the board following senior positions at Bell Canada, Bell Canada International and as senior VP of wholesale services for BCE Enterprises.