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  1. Items for Sale
    I have two HDTC-2US networked ATSC tuners. One is new-in-box, the other box was opened to test out the unit. I bought them a while back to upgrade my older HDHomeRun units, but then ended up going with a TiVo Roamio for over-the-air viewing instead. See here for product details: HDTC-2US -...
  2. Bell Mobility, Solo and Virgin Mobile
    Hey there, could anyone share Bell's actual current coverage specifics for the Ottawa area? In particular I'm wondering about Orleans. The maps shows everything, but I'm clearly not getting an LTE signal here and the guys at the Bell mobility store, while sympathetic, could only really tell me...
  3. Industry News
    Grocery giant Metro and Mobilicity today announced a test-pilot program that would see the opening of Mobilicity wireless kiosks in nine Metro grocery stores in Ottawa and Toronto. The young wireless company currently offers wireless plans in Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver...
  4. AM/ FM, Internet Radio and Music Industry
    Multiple tweets from http://twitter.com/#!/jayhaed over the last few days saying I listened in today and it appears to be a lot of dance music. DJ Jay and DJ Angeo are billing the station as MIX-FM in Ottawa (CKLI at 106.5 FM) although to my knowledge this is only an online station.
  5. Industry News
    Bell Media said today that its local weekend news and information programs in Ottawa are getting a new on-air look including changes to two of Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec's more popular local shows The CTV News at Six with Kimothy Walker, Ottawa's most watched weekend news show, will...
  6. Industry News
    CHCH-TV, Hamilton, Ontario is making the analog to digital transition two weeks ahead of deadline. Rather than waiting for the August 31 deadline, CHCH says it will make the switch today, Monday August 15th, at 9:30 a.m, moving from analog over-the-air (OTA) transmitters to digital. All major...
  7. Industry News
    Mobilicity today announced a distribution agreement with Walmart Canada which would see the firm`s wireless phones and airtime bundles sold in approximately 50 Walmart stores across Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver. Today’s announcement complements Mobilicity’s existing retail...
  8. Industry News
    Rogers Communications Inc. this week announce that its commercial Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless network in Ottawa was now operational. Once again, the company also announced that LTE would rollout to Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal later this fall. The benefits of LTE for Rogers are...
  9. Industry News
    EZ Rock FM in Ottawa has switched formats. Starting last Thursday, the Astral owned station began playing music from the 70's, 80's and 90's which the station says is programmed to appeal to "vibrant 35-54 year-old women living and working in Ottawa". The launch of boom in Ottawa follows...
  10. Industry News
    Rogers Communications Inc. said today it will launch its commercial Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless network in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Ottawa this year. The launch comes after Rogers and its technology partner, Ericsson Canada, successfully conducted technical trials in Ottawa last...
  11. Industry News
    Just two years after Astral Radio switched The Bear in Ottawa to Virgin Radio, Canada's largest radio broadcaster is switching it back. Starting this week, Astral says The Bear will "return to more of the rock music that they know and love drawn from a deeper, wider musical catalogue." Going...
  12. Industry News
    Cogeco and Corus Entertainment yesterday announced the sale of Corus' Quebec radio stations to Cogeco Inc. for $80 million has closed. The deal was approved by the CRTC in December after Cogeco agreed to establish a news agency called Cogeco Nouvelles, which will provide local stations with...
  13. Industry News
    Upstart wireless phone provider Mobilicity has announced that it would soon launch wireless service in Vancouver, Edmonton and Ottawa. The privately owned Toronto-based company did not provide an exact date for when it would launch service in the three cities but did say it would happen in...
  14. Industry News
    CIWW, a Rogers Broadcasting owned Ottawa radio station, which currently bills itself at 1310 Oldies music will switch formats next Monday and become an All News Radio Station. 1310 News will provide listeners in the capital region local, regional, national and international news 24 hours a day...
  15. Industry News
    CIDG-FM, a new Canadian station which is calling itself DAWG FM, is now testing on air in Ottawa at 101.9 FM. DAWG is expected to officially launch later this spring or early this summer. With the recent launch of FM 99.7 in Ottawa, the Ottawa-Gatineau English-language radio market now has...
  16. Industry News
    Astral Media officially debuts Ottawa's newest FM radio station next Thursday May 27th at 6:00 PM. CJOT-FM, currently dubbed Ottawa 99.7 but said to be launching as Love FM, will be Astral’s 84th radio station in Canada and with a peak radiated power of 100,000 watts, it will be one of Ottawa's...
  17. Industry News
    In Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2010-235 issued today, the CRTC has approved an application by Rogers Broadcasting Limited to add a transitional digital rebroadcasting transmitter in Ottawa for CITY-DT Toronto. The transitional digital channel will be 17C with a maximum effective radiated power...
  18. Industry News
    A new Canadian radio station from Astra Media, Canada's largest radio broadcaster, is now on air in Ottawa. The official launch date for Ottawa 99.7 FM, whose format is described as hot adult contemporary, is slated for May 27th, 2010. Ottawa radio enthusiasts the station is now testing but is...
  19. Industry News
    Wind Mobile, Canada's newest wireless phone provider has announced it will be launching mobile phone service in the Ottawa market this Friday March 26th. Ottawa is the fourth city that Wind will be offering service in. The company has been offering wireless phone service in Toronto and Calgary...
  20. Industry News
    In a case of Déjà Vu all over again, Industry Canada and the RCMP are reported to be trying to shut down a pirate radio station which has been operating in Ottawa since October. The Ottawa Sun is reporting that just before noon today, federal officials were outside the Saade International Hotel...
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