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CBC Should Focus on Public Affairs Says Conservative Leadership Hopeful

November 23, 2016 Conservative leadership hopeful Maxime Bernier wants the CBC to refocus its mandate with fewer cooking shows, sporting events and Canadian knockoffs of popular U.S. programs. The Quebec MP says the Crown corporation should stick to its mandate by upgrading public…
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CRFC Announces New Funding Round for Radiometres Program

November 16, 2016   The Community Radio Fund of Canada is pleased to announce the launch of the seventh round of funding under the Radiometres program. Radiometres is a results-based program built around three outcomes: The improvement of local programming (music and/or spoken…
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Corus Launches ‘History Vault’ on Apple Devices

November 11, 2016 Corus Entertainment announced today the official launch of History Vault, History’s direct-to-consumer subscription video on demand service. Now available in Canada on iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. History Vault features hundreds of hours of content within the History library, including…
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CRTC Enlists Telcos to Help Block Unsolicited Calls

November 7, 2016 The CRTC says telephone companies must help block unsolicited and illegitimate calls to their customers. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has given telecommunications providers 90 days to develop technical solutions to block these nuisance calls. The solutions will be…
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New Report Looks at Gender Imbalance in TV and Film Directing

November 7, 2016 The number of male directors working in Canadian film and TV “is alarmingly disproportionate,” suggests a new report, which calls for an industry-wide shift to fix the gender imbalance. Amanda Coles, author of the report for the Canadian Unions for…
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OAB to Feature Millenial Focus Group at Connection 2016

November 3, 2016 The Demystifying Millennials focus group will bring you up close and personal with the generation raised on the technologies that have transformed the media landscape. Millennials bring with them a whole new set of demands from broadcast media-and some of…
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CMF Releases Report on Drama Series Produced in Small TV Markets

October 19, 2016 The Canada Media Fund announced today the publication of its most recent report, entitled National Fictions on the Small Screen.  The report concerns a study on the local and international performance of drama series produced in nine small television markets. The…
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OAB Announces Session on ‘Performance Thinking’

September 19, 2016 These are challenging times for the broadcasting industry- new competition across various platforms, declining ad revenues, internal restructuring in most companies and lots of uncertainty.  How is one supposed to stay focused and do their best work? In this seminar,…
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Blue Ant International Inks Deal with CMJ Productions

September 16, 2016 Blue Ant International, a division of Blue Ant Media announced today its multi-year distribution and production output deal with CMJ Productions II Inc. This exclusive distribution output deal provides 39 hours of new and premium unscripted content annually, as well as the…
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Bell Media Announces Senior Organizational Changes

August 2, 2016   Bell Media President Mary Ann Turcke announced today several key changes in the leadership of the company’s content, distribution, and English-language programming teams. Randy Lennox becomes President, Broadcasting and Content; Tracey Pearce becomes President, Distribution and Pay; and Mike…