Sirius Canada now available on the Sonos Music System

Sonos, makers of wireless music systems for the home, and subscription satellite radio provider Sirius Canada week announced today that Sirius Canada is now available to Sonos users.

Beginning today, Sonos users can add Sirius via the “More Music” tab on any Sonos controller.

Rogers buys SCN and will launch CityTV Saskatchewan

Rogers Communications this week announced its intent to acquire a 100 per cent stake in Saskatchewan Communications Network (SCN) and launch CityTV Saskatchewan.

Originally created by the Saskatchewan government as a commercial free educational channel, the station was bought last year by private concerns who aired Commercial-free educational and cultural programming between 6 a.m. and 3 p.m. local time and commercial programming from the mid-afternoon on.

Food Network HD now on Shaw Direct

The Food Network HD, a high definition version of the Canada digital specialty channel, is now available on Shaw Direct (formerly Star Choice).

The station, which is a joint venture between Shaw Media and the Food Network in the U.S, will be on free preview to Shaw Direct through April 6th.

Industry Canada puts moratorium on the use of television channel 51

In a letter to the CRTC last month, Industry Canada says it has put a moratorium on the use of television channel 51, the current upper limit of the broadcast spectrum band.

The Canadian move follows similar actions by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) last August.

Canada’s Corel Corporation to acquire Roxio

Corel Corporation last week announced it has signed an agreement with the Rovi Coporation to purchase the Roxio line of software products which includes Roxio creator and Roxio Toast.

Latest numbers show Canada has over 25.5 million wireless customers

The number of wireless telephone subscribers in Canada topped 25.5 million at the end of September 2011 according to numbers compiled by industry trade group, the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA).

That number was up 6.2% from 24 million at the end of September 2010 and up just under 4% year to date.

Average American watches almost 33 hours of television each week

The average American watched traditional television for an average of 32 hours and 47 minutes a week according to a recent Nielsen research report entitled “State of the Media: Consumer Usage Report 2011.”

The ratings giant said that American Seniors (Adults 65+) watched the most television, a whopping 46 hours and 16 minutes per week, followed by adults 50-64 who watched 41 hours per week.

Global PC sales fall in final quarter of 2011

After six months of increases, global sales of personal computers totalled 92.2 million units in the fourth quarter of 2011, a 1.4 decline increase from the same period last year according to a recent report from Gartner.

The research firm says weakening demand for computers among consumers, caused by economic uncertainty, was the primary reason for the decline.

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