Etan Vlessing

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CBC shortens news, talks job cuts, to save $15M

DigitalRadioTelevision

The pubcaster outlines its four-screen approach to local news as it goes from 90-minute shows to one-hour or half-hour formats in major TV markets.



CraveTV to launch Dec. 11 for ‘price of a latte’

DigitalMobileTelevision

The TV streaming service is an add-on to Bell Media’s pay TV offerings and will also be available on Eastlink and Telus’ Optik TV.



Big winners in Canadian fall 2014 TV season revealed

Television

CTV has top-rated TV series in The Big Bang Theory returning to Thursday nights and Gotham as the most-watched new show.



Project Latte grabs Seinfeld Canadian SVOD Rights

DigitalMobileTelevision

All 180 episodes of the cult sitcom will be available for binge-viewing after the Bell Media streamer launches by the end of the year.



CBC/Radio-Canada: dumbing down or shaping up for the digital age?

News

The pubcaster’s chaotic town hall on Wednesday debated the pluses and minuses of Vice Media and its mobile-first strategy as the embattled network makes a digital turn.



Shomi unveils content licensing deal with Walt Disney, Disney/ABC

DigitalMobileTelevision

The film and TV catalogue deal is the latest sign that the market for SVOD rights in Canada for Hollywood fare has tightened.



‘Bite-size’ M&A deals the new trend for media cos: report

Research

A new report from tax consultant EY says M&A activity in the media and entertainment sector is at a three-year high.



Cineplex Q3 earnings hit by soft summer box office

Out Of Home

Higher concessions revenue offset the impact of dud movies and falling attendance.



Why freemium content is the better route to digital riches

DigitalMobileResearch

A new Canada Media Fund report argues the freemium business model works best for digital content creators getting their product into the market.



CTV orders fourth season of Saving Hope

Television

The commission will bring the medical drama to 67 hours.