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CBS SVOD heading north

CBS All Access is coming to Canada in early 2018, though no details on how this service will affect licensing deals with Canadian broadcasters.

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ICYMI: Ad fires back over CRTC appeal

In case you missed it: Postmedia will use the money from its sold printing facility to pay down debt, Instagram Stories releases usage stats one year in and Will & Grace get more episodes.

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Bell Media revenue up slightly in Q2

Advertising and subscription revenues were up in the quarter, helping to offset increased operating costs.

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Playoff hockey hurt Cineplex Media’s Q2 ad revenue

Despite ad revenue dips, the company posted gains in overall revenue for the quarter.

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Bell offers up new solution, asks CRTC to reverse simsub ban

Accompanying the application was a Bell Media-commissioned report arguing the decision has already cost the Canadian economy an estimated $158 million.

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New hosts, new format for CBC’s flagship newscast

A team of four will lead the pubcaster’s flagship news show as of this November.

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SourceKnowledge expands to Toronto

President and co-founder, Patrick Hopf, on expansion plans that have the Montreal company putting boots on the ground in Toronto and Los Angeles.

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Global unveils fall premiere dates

Corus Entertainment fills out its premier week with new ventures from Jeremy Piven, Anne Heche and Andrea Martin.

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Twitter ad revenue drops in Q2

The social media company saw year-over-year user gains, but plateauing numbers from Q1.

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ICYMI: Stingray’s new milestone, Waze hit Android Auto

Plus: Love Nature brings its 4K offering to Videotron.

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Discovery unveils new season sked

The Bell Media-owned specialty has set the premiere date for new Canadian original Last Stop Garage and scripted series Frontier.

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Facebook ad revenue jumps in Q2

The social media company posted higher daily active users and monthly active users year-over-year.

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Cineplex tees off with new partnership

The company’s partnership with TopGolf will help its strategy to become known as a broader entertainment company, and will integrate digital OOH advertising opportunities.

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ICYMI: Cameras roll on CBC drama, Toronto gets colourful with AR

Plus, UB Media is the first cinema advertising company to join COMB, and a set of new creative AOR announcements.

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People Moves: Dentsu Aegis Network, Rumble and SportBox

Dentsu Aegis Network has hired its first-ever global chief technology officer to support its goal to go 100% digital by 2020.