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COMMENTARY: Rescuing local TV will take some savvy answers to tough questions
THE MILLIONS OF dollars collected from cable/satellite/ IPTV customers’ subscription TV fees for the production of local Canadian content seems certain to be reallocated when the CRTC announces its decision on how to prop up traditional Read more

ANALYSIS: CBC’s cable-like shows are garnering cable-sized audiences
I WANT TO BELIEVE in the CBC Etan Vlessing sees, which he wrote about here last week. Read more

CRTC approval moves Bell, City of Hamilton closer to new MAA
OTTAWA – The CTRC is helping Bell Canada and the City of Hamilton to kiss and makeup. Read more

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Rebooted ‘Magic School Bus’ travels over to Netflix
TORONTO - 9 Story Media Group has partnered with Netflix and Scholastic to produce a new version of the Emmy award winning 1990s animated children’s series The Magic School Bus. Read more

Cook joins Cimoroni & Company as president
TORONTO – Former Bell Media exec Nathalie Cook has been named president of the Toronto-based client services and content development company Cimoroni & Company (C&C). Read more

Ross Video adds to BoD
OTTAWA – Ross Video has chosen Bruce Joyce to join its board of directors. Read more

Global News named presenting partner of the Toronto Black Film Festival
TORONTO - Shaw Media’s Global News will be the presenting sponsor of the Toronto Black Film Festival (TBFF) for the fourth year in a row. Read more

CableLabs, Cisco unveil open source software for future of virtualization in cable
ORLANDO, FL - CableLabs and Cisco announced the creation of a new software project for the Remote PHY Device (RPD) labeled “OpenRPD”. Read more

Media agency promotes higher viewability standards for digital advertising
TORONTO - Quebecor, Rogers, the Globe and Mail, and Yahoo are among the digital media companies that have signed on to adhere to new standards developed by GroupM that measure viewability for Read more

Canadian YouTuber granted OMDC funding
TORONTO – The Domestic Geek is the first YouTube channel to receive funding from the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC), a major industry shift towards recognizing YouTubers and online content creators as established contributors to Read more

CTV stocks up on sponsors for new ‘Masterchef Canada’ series
TORONTO – CTV is bringing back Masterchef Canada for a third season on Valentine’s Day, along with a full plate of sponsors. Read more

Early bird rates available for 2016 Canadian Telecom Summit
TORONTO – There’s only three more weeks to receive an early bird registration rate for the 2016 Canadian Telecom Summit, scheduled for June 6 – 8 at the Toronto Congress Centre in Toronto. Read more


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