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CRTC denies Bell Media’s request to suspend simsub ban

Despite the apparent overturn of the CRTC’s simsub ban in the trilateral USMCA pact, the commission declined to consider the matter while it is still before the Supreme Court.

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Women rule Canadian media consumption: report

Plus, live TV still comes out ahead of SVOD, according to the latest Global Media Intelligence Report by eMarketer.

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Distributel tunes into IPTV

The telco will work with California-based MobiTV to expand its offering, creating opportunities for custom ad delivery and interactive advertising.

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Big Bang stays at #1: Numeris

The Big Bang Theory is not in its fourth week at the top, taking every english-language market except for Vancouver/Victoria, which opted for New Amsterdam.

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Former Rogers Media exec Leslie Sole dies

Sole oversaw the expansion of Citytv, OMNI and Rogers’ specialty portfolio during his 25 years with the company.

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MiC roundtable: Who’s on the main stage of content?

As content production ramps up, so do the complications. Our mix of agency leaders, studio heads and marketers discuss how to overcome these new challenges.

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ICYMI: MediaCom hosts its first hackathon

Plus, Omni launches a new original.

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Rumours of TV’s death exaggerated, says GroupM

“The State of Video” report from GroupM calls Amazon, Youtube and Google the three “forces” but says linear TV is far from dead.

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CBC unveils mid-season premiere dates

The winter slate will feature three scripted female-led procedurals and a new series starring Arlene Dickinson.

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Bell Media rebrands TMN, launches tiered OTT service

The company reveals a major overhaul of its pay TV and OTT strategy, opening access to programming previously restricted to linear subscribers.

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Not all media trust is equal: study

Traditional media is seen as more trustworthy, but skepticism varies across provinces and demographics.

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Big Bang stays at #1: Numeris

CTV shows took the top three shows this week, according to Numeris.

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Bell Media realigns Discovery Networks under Mike Cosentino

The retirement of Discovery GM and VP Ken MacDonald sees a host of structural and executive changes for the suite of factual channels.

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ICYMI: Amazon’s ad business grows

Plus, First Peoples Radio launches a new station and Stingray closes its deal with Newfoundland Capital Corporation.

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Corus, Hallmark ink exclusive content deal

W Network has the exclusive Canadian licensing rights to all movies and scripted shows produced by Crown Media for Hallmark Channel.