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ICYMI: Four new originals from Corus

Plus, Instagram changes its feed (again) and Birks partners with a mobile app to grow in the Chinese market.

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ICYMI: A Raptors record on Sportsnet, programming news at CBC

Plus, a new addition to COMMB and an expansion of Pressboard’s offerings.

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Postmedia, Torstar investigated for ‘anti-competitive conduct’

A warrant was served at Postmedia’s Toronto office Monday as its 41-newspaper deal goes under the microscope.

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TVA’s broadcast dollars up, but magazines are down

The company’s French language magazines showed readership gains.

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MKTG names Matthew Logue president

S&E founder Brian Cooper will stay on as CEO of the agency he’s steered for a decade.

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AcuityAds sees increased revenues in 2017

The Toronto-based self-serve programmatic platform sees continued growth in the U.S., but reports a loss for 2017.

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Committee recommends opt-in changes for PIPEDA

Industry groups are poring over 19 proposed changes to online privacy and data collection rules.

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Federal budget offers little to print media

The CMF gets a bump, but a $50-million pledge to support local journalism is received with indifference by print media.

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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.