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Three big media takeaways from Deloitte’s 2020 predictions

From antenna trends to (naturally) podcasts, here are the biggest trends that Deloitte thinks will affect media next year.

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Purdys steps in to sponsor new Food Network original

Great Chocolate Showdown will feature four challenges centered around the retailer’s signature treats.

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Kawhi’s Toronto return breaks NBA viewing records

Former Toronto Raptor’s first game back with L.A. Clippers drew more than 3.2 million viewers.

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Jean Mongeau on weaning off hockey and the future of broadcasting

The outgoing CRO of CBC/Radio-Canada’s media solutions is the first subject of our annual tradition, but despite his impending departure, his passion for a healthy industry is stronger than ever.

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ICYMI: Farewell to the Farce, Lainey Lui to helm etalk

Plus, CBC names Chris Howden the new co-host of ‘As It Happens’ and Wattpad goes east.

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Who bears the responsibility for fake news?

Media Technology Monitor finds Canadians still trust traditional news sources but lay repsonsibility for fake news at the hands of others.

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EQ Works secures $4.6 million in private funding

The funding will support the continued build out of data platforms and science, as well as expansion into the U.S.

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Global to bring FBI spinoff, Kids Say reboot for midseason

The midseason lineup will also feature the series finale of The Good Place and a new timeslot for The Unicorn.’

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Verizon Media axes 150 jobs, including Canadian positions

For the second time this year, the global media company has announced layoffs across its brands.

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Scott Moore on Uninterrupted’s new TSN deal

CEO Scott Moore and CCO Vinay Virmani discuss the strategy to lead with an exclusive partner with multiplatform capabilities for their diverse content slate.

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Lift & Co.’s cannabis data platform goes programmatic

The cannabis website developed a consumer insights platform, partnered with Adobe Advertising Cloud’s DSP for advertising capabilities.

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What Twitter has learned from observing the top Canadian brands

From Bell to No Name, #TwitterNext’s Jamie Michaels shares what the top players say about the state of media.

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Citytv drops mid-season lineup

Returning favourites like The Bachelor air alongside two new series, Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector and Duncanville.

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The Good Doctor rises back to the top: Numeris

Global’s hit hospital draws more than 2 million viewers nationwide followed by ‘Survivor’ and ‘The Rookie’.

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Is there a ‘Raptor factor’ in Canada’s 2019 ad spend?

The red-hot Raps and a federal election had an impact on ad spending, but can we say the same for 2020?