Telesat Canada and Ciel Satellite Group appear headed for another showdown for control of Canadian direct-to-home (DTH) satellite bandwidth, but Telesat contends that Ciel’s interest is nothing more than an attempt to block access.
Channel Zero, has signed a deal that will see its short movie channel Movieola receiving branded video music from the UK and Los Angeles-based music distribution company LP33.TV. In line with Movieola’s short film and documentary trademark, LP33.TV will supply content that is under 40 minutes. This will include short music documentaries, music videos, short interviews and news stories about the music industry.
Wireless carriers have one year to implement the technologies necessary to offer enhanced 911 location capabilities and will have to pay their own way, the CRTC ruled today. New entrant wireless carriers will also have to offer this new level of enhanced 911 services when they launch.
A new slate of MPs have been selected for the House of Commons standing committees. They include:
The Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB) believes it can find a more sympathetic ear from federal politicians and senior bureaucrats than from the CRTC when it comes to influencing copyright and broadcasting policy. But to direct our industry’s attention away from an informed and independent CRTC and towards quixotic politicians is a mistake.
Corus Entertainment Inc. has reached a partnership deal with StreamTheWorld, which will ensure delivery of broadcast content from Corus’ 52 radio stations via an iPhone streaming application. In a statement, Corus says the application is fully compatible with iPhone and iPod touch, enabling users to search stations by call letters or by city. David Huszar, VP and general manager, interactive division, said the portability of the application, will enable users to access content anywhere. Users of the application will enjoy quality sound said Samuel Sousa, solution engineer for StreamTheWorld, a streaming technology and services company.
Trent Punnett, senior VP, marketing and corporate development has resigned from Vancouver-based Sierra Wireless, Inc., as part of cost-cutting measures announced January 29. The company has internally reallocated Punnett’s responsibilities and has no immediate plans to fill the position.