Broadcasting industry needs relief from Covid, Netflix impacts By Denis Carmel GATINEAU – Back in July, the newly invigorated Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB) requested measures to provide regulatory relief... Continue Reading
But Commission won’t entertain issues related to merits of Covid contact-tracing apps GATINEAU — After dismissing the Public Interest Advocacy Centre’s (PIAC) request in May for the CRTC to clarify... Continue Reading
TORONTO — CBC announced today award-winning journalist and anchor Ginella Massa (above) is joining CBC News as a new national primetime host. Massa comes to CBC from Citytv’s CityNews in... Continue Reading
TORONTO — Rogers today announced its customers can now access Amazon Music directly through their Ignite TV box, allowing them to listen to their favourite music as well as thousands... Continue Reading
MONTREAL — TVA Group’s Incendo production company announced today filming has begun on Cupids on Beacon Street, its newest TV movie being produced for Rogers Sports and Media to air... Continue Reading
Will Canada’s big media companies even show up for the streaming wars?
By Brad Danks
LIKE MANY PEOPLE IN THE INDUSTRY, I wasn’t surprised to see Jeffrey Katzenberg’s Quibi shut down last week after rapidly blowing through $1.8 billion in start-up financing. The business model had so many flaws it was just a matter of when it would implode, rather than if.
A staff member reminded me I predicted at Quibi’s launch that they wouldn’t last six months; they made it to seven so I was off by a month. However, predictions aren’t important. What is important is looking at the reasons…
TORONTO – Bell Media’s 24-hour news network CTV News Channel has launched a nationwide free preview, the broadcaster announced today. The free preview is available through participating television service providers... Continue Reading
By Greg O'Brien TORONTO – While reminding that the Covid pandemic continues to have an impact on business – and cautioning there remains considerable uncertainty, Rogers Communications reported a solid... Continue Reading