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What on earth are we going to do about local TV?
THERE CAN BE LITTLE DOUBT that local TV is in a difficult spot. Declining ad revenue, audience fragmentation and erosion, the challenges of digital platforms, a lack of a dual revenue stream and the list goes on. Read more

UPDATED: Bell Media employees wait anxiously for word on 380 more job cuts, which may come Friday
TORONTO – After restructuring and thinning out the executive ranks through the summer and fall, as we’ve Read more

NextMEDIA 2015: Raptors, cakes, comedy, consistency, smart-bombing and influencers. Whew!
TORONTO - According to speakers like Sean Buckley, Founder & Executive Producer, Buck Productions, print, radio and TV should not be first to mind anymore. Read more

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OAB 2015: CRTC’s Shoan urges radio industry to blow its own horn
TORONTO – Despite flat revenues and stagnant listening hours, now is not the time for the radio industry to sound the alarm bells, CRTC Ontario Commissioner Raj Shoan told attendees during the closed portion of the Ontario Association of Read more

Canadian ISP Summit: Sell smarter or risk going under, Canadian operators told
TORONTO - The country's independent Internet service providers have been warned to change the way they market and sell themselves or risk being wiped out by more agile competitors. Read more

Canadian ISP Summit: Sell smarter or risk going under, Canadian operators told
TORONTO - The country's independent Internet service providers have been warned to change the way they market and sell themselves or risk being wiped out by more agile competitors. Read more

Farina out at Rogers Radio
TORONTO – Rob Farina, hired in May as vice-president of content and programming at Rogers Radio, has been let go by the company, Cartt.ca has learned. Read more

Stingray expands presence in Asia through MCA alliance
MONTREAL – Stingray Digital Group has entered into a strategic relationship with Multi Channels Asia (MCA), a Singapore-based media company that owns, represents and distributes Read more

Canada’s best digital media projects feted at Digi Awards
TORONTO - NextMedia crowned the 2015 Digi Award winners Tuesday night, recognizing remarkable digital content in the fields of video, marketing, advertising, mobile, and gaming from Canadian companies. Read more

New bird coming for Telesat
OTTAWA – Telesat has announced plans to acquire a new satellite that could launch as early as 2018. Read more

Gardner takes on VP, media insights role at TVB
TORONTO – Former Shaw Media exec Kathy Gardner has been named to the newly created position of vice-president, media insights at the Television Bureau of Canada (TVB), effective immediately. Read more

‘Pubcaster wants Canadians to say it with CBC emojis
TORONTO – CBC has created emoji stickers in the likeness of more than 60 current and “vintage” CBC characters, personalities, and symbols. Read more

Shaftesbury elevates Bennett to SVP creative, innovation
TORONTO - Shaftesbury has promoted Jay Bennett to senior vice-president, creative and innovation. Read more

Much Digital Studios adds 15 more creators to talent roster
TORONTO - Much Digital Studios is adding 15 new Canadian creators to its roster of YouTube creators and digital influencers. Read more

Cano named new CPAC president, GM
OTTAWA – Former Société Radio-Canada exec Catherine Cano has been named as the new president and general manager of CPAC, effective January 11, 2016. Read more

Canadians peruse YouTube for videos, personalized audio: MTM
OTTAWA – YouTube has become one of the biggest online video sharing platforms ever, with nearly two thirds of Canadians now using it. Read more

CommTech Show calls for sessions, technical papers
TORONTO – There’s just over a week left to submit a session application or technical paper for both of the annual CommTech Show and Seminars. Read more

Carleton University establishes research chair dedicated to Internet of Things
OTTAWA - Carleton University and Cisco Canada have announced a $1.8-million grant over the next nine years to establish a research chair in sensor technology for the Internet of Things, and appointed Dr. Read more

CraveTV’s first original series ‘Letterkenny’ to debut Super Bowl Sunday
TORONTO – CraveTV’s first original comedy series Letterkenny will begin streaming on February 7 (a.k.a. Read more


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Contracts Administrator, Shaw Media

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Marketing Communications Manager

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Program Manager

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