Rogers Cable launches Sportsnews barker channel

Rogers Communications today launched Sportsnews, a free barker channel which provides Rogers digital cable customers with up-to-date sports scores and promos for its sports services and content available on Rogers Cable.

The SportsNews screen will consist of a sports scoreboard which includes scores, pre and post-game notes and other stats along with a Twitter feed from Sportsnet personalities and a headline zone featuring breaking news.

Unintentional pocket calls to 9-1-1 a growing problem in Ontario

unintentional 9-1-1 calls, which the Ontario 9-1-1 Advisory Board (OAB) and the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) said today represents a serious threat to public safety.

Pocket dials happen when a keypad on a mobile device carried in a pocket, purse, backpack, etc. is accidentally pressed. Unintentional 9-1-1 calls are generated from a mobile device and are not intended as emergency calls.

Cogeco dropping HDNet at the end of January

Cogeco, the country’s fourth largest cable television operator, has announced that it will drop HDNet from its high definition (HD) television line-up at the end of this month.

Wind Mobile continues to expand wireless service into new cities

Wind Mobile said this week it has officially launched wireless network coverage in Abbotsford, British Columbia and Cambridge, Ontario. The company also said it was in the final stages of testing in London Ontario with service beginning very soon.

In fact, Digital Home readers report that service is already available in London along with several new stores at Dundas and Richmond and the Sherwood forest malls.

Primus Canada expands VoIP service area

Primus Canada today announced a major expansion of its Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephone services.

The company says its VoIP services are now available in an additional 240 exchanges across Canada, specifically in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec.

Bell jacking up prices of Phone, Internet and TV in New Year

Telecommunications giant Bell Canada this week began notifying consumers that it is raising phone, internet and television rates in the New Year.

Effective January 1st, 2012, Bell is raising television rates by $3 a month, phone rates by $2 a month and internet rates by $2 per month plus the maximum usage overage fee will be increased by $20.

Funny Radio launching in London on New Year’s Day

Montreal based Astral Radio said today it will be launching a comedy radio station in London Ontario on New Year’s day.

Funny 1410 AM, which Astral says is Canada’s first all comedy radio, will feature comedy bits featuring the biggest names in stand up from Canada and around the world.

CRTC approves new radio stations for Port Hope and Prescott Ontario

In two broadcasting decisions handed down yesterday the CRTC has approved applications for new English-language FM radio stations in Prescott and Port Hope Ontario.

In Port Hope Ontario, the federal regulator approved an application from Small Town Radio to operate a not-for-profit community FM station controlled by its board of directors.

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