Radio & Television

Gem comes into focus; CBC’s rebranded streamer looks to partner with third party content makers

TORONTO - CBC news and current affairs isn't about to elbow aside Game of Thrones or The Crown in the Canadian over-the-top streaming arena.But the pubcaster, as it unveiled details on its rebranded CBC Gem streaming platform Tuesday, has underlined how it will work with third party content providers to open up the long tail, in part with an ad-free, premium streaming option.First up is the Toronto social storytelling startup Wattpad, which helps authors develop projects for film and TV. "That (Wattpad) deal is more representative of the types of relationships we will continue to create, and the underpinning is a...

Our industry and COVID-19

We've gathered a number of links where Canadian cable, radio, television, telecom and wireless companies have posted their responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.