Astral rolls out outdoor augmented reality advertising

Astral Media Inc.’s outdoor advertising division teamed up with Nova Scotia’s Ad-Dispatch to roll out the “first ever universal augmented reality application” for outdoor signage ads.

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CBC consulting on programming for Canada Day 2017

CBC/Radio-Canada said it will hold a series of regional events across the country to hear from Canadians for programming ideas to celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary in 2017.

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Canadian fibre providers ‘blessed’ with shorter loop lines, analysts say

Closer multi-family homes and shorter “loop lines” allow fibre-to-the-node network providers in Canada to offer faster Internet speeds with fewer capital-intensive upgrades than comparable networks in the United States, industry analysts said.

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Paradis nods to regulators for ruling on Bell-Astral deal

Industry Minister Christian Paradis referred to the independence of the CRTC and the Competition Bureau when asked about the federal government’s role in approving BCE Inc.’s $3.38 billion bid to acquire Astral Media Inc.

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U.S. rights value for baseball content doubles

ESPN Inc., operator of America’s largest sports television network, has agreed to pay a record-breaking $5.6 billion US for the television and digital rights to Major League Baseball content from 2014 through 2021, Reuters reported Tuesday.

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CRTC issues FM licence to B.C. nonprofit

The CRTC granted the Smithers Community Radio Society a broadcast licence to operate a low-power community FM radio station in Smithers, B.C., the commission said Wednesday.

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Bell Aliant, Bragg, potential suitors among 13 parties interested in Ontera: analysts

BCE Inc.'s Bell Aliant, Bragg Communications Inc., MTS Allstream Inc. and smaller “niche” service providers are potential suitors to purchase Ontera, the government of Ontario’s northern telecom division, industry analysts say.

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CRTC opens consultations on radio licence renewals

The CRTC issued five notices of consultation calling for comments on 123 radio licence renewal applications.

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Industry Canada consulting on public safety 700 MHz framework

Industry Canada is consulting on a plan to use an undesignated block of 700 MHz spectrum for public safety purposes, the department said in a notice posted on its website Saturday.

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Consumer groups campaign against Bell-Astral deal

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) and advocacy group OpenMedia.ca formed a “broad-based coalition of groups” to oppose BCE Inc.’s $3.38 billion bid to acquire Astral Media Inc., the groups said Tuesday.

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