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ICYMI: The Launch goes global

Plus, new stand-up specials are coming to Crave, and Sportsnet bolsters its radio talent.

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Cossette Media defends Quebec government account

The CSPQ again names the agency as the official steward of its $260 million media buying operations.

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ICYMI: Restructuring leads to 80 job losses at Global

Plus, CSA hosts announced, and a new chatbot tool from Adobe.

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DHX revenues up, but ad dollars drop

But ad revenues decline as company struggles with scale across its for family-themed specialty channels.

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Google unveils AMP Stories with publisher partners

Publishers are testing the (so far) ad-free format that competes with Snapchat and Instagram’s products.

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Judge denies Quebecor’s JFL sale injunction

Contracts with Just For Laughs won’t prevent higher bids from outside parties, judge rules.

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Media in the mix on Toyota’s tactical review

The automaker and regional dealer associations are looking for a single agency to handle the newly combined assignment.

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Multi-screen campaigns still rising: report

Videology’s latest at-a-glace study also shows view-through-rate continues to slide as a priority.

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Kit Kat’s quick hits take a Super Bowl strategy social

After pushing its contest hashtag all season, Kit Kat makes its Super Bowl play on TV, Twitter and Snapchat.

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ICYMI: CBC’s Olympics schedule, Bell’s big Let’s Talk numbers

CBC will broadcast a total of 21 hours of Olympic content per day, 18 of them being live.

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Tangerine becomes the Raptors’ official bank

Scotiabank positions its subsidiary as part of a wide-ranging deal with MLSE.

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Jay Switzer remembered

Friends and former colleagues recall their time with a giant in Canadian television and film.

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ICYMI: Vice layoffs begin, Starz comes to Canada

Plus, is Toronto Public Library a new Netflix competitor?

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Spotted! Bottled air for sale

Enercare’s phony holiday pop-up marked the beginning of a full product awareness and education campaign.

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Bell Media brings big HBO properties to CraveTV

Winter is coming to the streaming service as it adds Game of Thrones and other series to its slate.