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Upfront 2016: Why Internet TV isn't winning the war yet
TORONTO - The big story out of the recent Los Angeles Screenings, as reported by Cartt.ca, was Canadian broadcasters are now horse-trading for new American shows against Netflix as video streaming continues to transform TV. Read more

CTS 2016: “Carriers still pay lip service to customer experience”
TORONTO – There’s no shortage of speeches, books, news articles, research papers and executive presentations on the value of improving customer experience to the bottom line. Read more

Music Choice sues Montreal’s Stingray for patent infringement
NEW YORK – TV music distributor Music Choice today filed a Complaint in the U.S. Read more

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Ethnic Channels Group to launch Dr. Oz’s OTT service in Canada
SAN FRANCISCO – Ethnic Channels Group and broadcast video distribution company Nextologies (a partner of ECG) are teaming up to bring new global OTT service JungoTV to Canada this Fall. Read more

New real estate marketing platform offers fresh take on community programming
HALIFAX - Capital Networks has launched the country’s first real estate marketing platform in Halifax, providing home hunters with local property listings and real estate content around the clock. Read more

CTV readies “new style of morning television”
TORONTO – Fresh off the cancellation of its long running morning show Canada AM, CTV announced plans for Your Read more

Shomi serves up Kid-Approved Collections
TORONTO – Just in time for summer, shomi is offering new Kid-Approved Collections, curated by the children of shomi employees. Read more

TV dominates video around the world: thinktv
TORONTO – As television upfront week begins in Canada, thinktv is reminding marketers of the medium’s strength as an advertising medium. Read more

CCSA Connect 2016 opens registration Wednesday
WHISTLER – Registration will open June 8 for the CCSA’s Connect 2016 conference which this year will take place September 19 – 21 at the Fairmont Château Whistler in Whistler, BC. Read more

Bell Media taps Videology for cross-platform programmatic TV, video advertising
TORONTO - Bell Media has selected Videology’s programmatic TV technology to bring greater efficiencies and holistic planning capabilities to its television and digital video inventory portfolio. Read more

CRTC pushes back submission deadline in differential pricing review
GATINEAU – The CRTC has extended the deadline for submission of interventions into its highly anticipated review into differential pricing Read more

Bell Media gets funnier with new Comedy Central deal
TORONTO - Bell Media has signed a long-term content licensing agreement with Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) for exclusive rights to Comedy Central content in Canada. Read more

CTV’s ‘Canada AM’ cancelled after 43 years
TORONTO – Friday’s episode of Canada AM will be its last after CTV said early Thursday that it is pulling the plug on the long running morning show. Read more

Skinny basic TV, pick and pay, score high marks with Canadians: J.D. Power
TORONTO – TV service providers offering cost and channel choices through skinny basic TV programming packages receive higher marks in customer satisfaction, according to new data from J.D. Read more

Shaftesbury's Scott Garvie named new CMPA chair
TORONTO - Scott Garvie, SVP business and legal affairs at Shaftesbury, was named the new chair of the Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA) this week by the CMPA board of directors. Read more

TVO announces new VP of talent, engagement
TORONTO - TVO has named Jennifer Hinshelwood as the new vice-president of talent and engagement, replacing Clara Arnold who will retire in July following 23 years at the provincial broadcaster. Read more


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