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Prime Time in Ottawa: Taking data to new, necessary, heights
OTTAWA - Producers, broadcasters and distributors have talked for years about the critical importance of having deeper access and understanding of customer or viewer data. Read more

Commission asks Netflix (and others) for viewership, subscriber, data
Promises confidentiality GATINEAU – As part of the report on current Canadian content consumption patterns which the federal government Read more

Prime Time in Ottawa: Netflix exec lauds the golden age of the storyteller
OTTAWA - Today’s TV content market may one day be referred to as the golden age of the storyteller where creators, no longer limited by the linear requirements of the traditional broadcast industry, turned in great numbers to online Read more

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Prime Time in Ottawa: Evaluating the digital disruption, opportunities and challenges
OTTAWA – Digital disruption has opened up tremendous opportunity for broadcasters, distributors and producers alike, but has also created significant challenges, according to speakers in the first panel session at the Canadian Media Read more

Prime Time in Ottawa: Shorter form, virtual reality content, showing promise
OTTAWA - The significant uptake of digital only platforms has enabled content producers to push the envelope and find new ways to deliver content to audiences. Read more

Prime Time in Ottawa: Film/TV production soars in Canada
OTTAWA - According to the latest figures released today by the Canadian Media Producers Association, overall production volume in Canada soared to an all-time high of $8.38 billion in 2016/17. Read more

Bell Media rolls out short-form video app Snackable TV
TORONTO – Bell Media is going after consumers of bite-sized content with Snackable TV, a new mobile app that serves up short-form video content to viewers on mobile devices. Read more

5G Canada Council stages first event Wednesday
OTTAWA - The 5G Canada Council (5GCC) will host its formal kick-off event Wednesday, known as the 5G Canada 2018 conference, at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. Read more

Twitter enhances TV event viewing, says Twitter
TORONTO - Using Twitter while watching live television and ads provides a more memorable and engaging experience, according to new research commissioned by Twitter. Read more

ATX Networks taps Charlie Vogt as new president, CEO
AJAX, ON – Former Imagine Communications head Charlie Vogt has been named president and CEO of ATX Networks, replacing Ken Wildgoose who will remain as an advisor and continue to serve on the company’s board of directors. Read more

CTAM U deadline is March 2
TORONTO - CTAM Canada is once again inviting its members to apply for a scholarship to attend the prestigious Cable Executive Management course at Harvard Business School (HBS) in June. Read more

Makeful says ‘I Do’ to fresh wedding-themed content during freeview
TORONTO – Just in time for wedding season, Blue Ant Media’s Makeful is offering up a new slate of wedding-themed content across its various platforms. Read more

Join RTDNA Canada, Journalists For Human Rights, for an evening focused on the stories that affect the world
TORONTO - RTDNA Canada is teaming up with Journalists For Human Rights on an interactive panel presentation entitled ‘Forgotten Datelines - Journalism Abroad: How reporting on human rights remains essential for our audiences’. Read more

Bell hits Gigabit LTE speeds; enhanced network to roll out this year with GB-capable devices
MONTREAL - Bell said Friday that it has become the first wireless provider in Canada to achieve Gigabit LTE speeds, hitting the milestone during recent deployment testing conducted in Mississauga. Read more

SaskTel to bring infiNET to four more communities
REGINA - SaskTel is expanding its fibre optic network infiNET to Emerald Park, Martensville, Warman and White City beginning later this year. Read more

CBC Olympic coverage to blanket TV; include streaming, VR, new podcast
TORONTO - With just days to go until the start of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, CBC revealed plans to air 18 hours of live coverage daily, plus offer free live-streaming and on-demand coverage from every event. Read more

SSi Mobile scraps long distance charges for calls within Nunavut
YELLOWKNIFE - SSi Micro has brought mobile voice and data services to Nunavut’s Clyde River and Chesterfield Inlet for the first time ever as it continues to expand its wireless service across the territory. Read more

HGTV Canada readies freeview in time for third season of ‘Home To Win’
HGTV Canada kicks off national free preview April 27 - June 30 TORONTO - Canada's top builders and designers are back under one roof in Season 3 of HGTV Canada's original series Read more

Early bird registration opens for Canadian CommTech shows
TORONTO - Early bird registration is now open for the two Canadian CommTech shows happening this spring in the Toronto area and in Calgary. Read more

Netflix scoops up French-Canadian zombie film; Canadian subscribers have to wait a year
HOLLYWOOD – The award-winning French-Canadian film Les Affamés has been picked up by Netflix and will be available internationally starting next month, though not in Canada. Read more

Despite lift in revenues, SOCAN says “remuneration for digital music must be corrected”
TORONTO – While the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) saw Internet-based revenues jump 46% in 2017, the majority of members who received payment for their streamed music only received less than $40 Read more

Bell Let’s Talk Day sets new record with over 138M messages of support for mental health
MONTREAL - Bell will donate a further $6.92 million to Canadian mental health programs after Wednesday’s Bell Let’s Talk Day recorded over 138 million calls, tweets, texts and shares. Read more

DHX Media serves up second helping of ‘Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs’ TV series
HALIFAX – DHX Media is cooking up a second season of its animated television series Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs: The Series, based on the Sony Pictures Animation blockbuster film franchise. Read more

Canadian Communications Foundation is seeking board members
TORONTO - The Canadian Communications Foundation is seeking new members for its board of directors. Read more

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