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The Good Doctor returns: Numeris

Reality series’ continue to draw viewers as well as CFL and NHL action in the western markets.

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Bell Media confirms layoffs across the country

Longtime Winnipeg anchor Gord Leclerc and Niagara talk radio host Larry Fedoruk among those ousted.

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Corus defends its CanCon flexibility request

“Fundamentally, Corus seeks additional timing flexibility, nothing more. No spending reductions will result,” said the media company.

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Sobeys ventures into IGTV for holiday campaign

As the grocer invests more heavily in mobile and digital video, it’s using IGTV to amplify the reach of its TV spot.

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Budweiser takes PWHPA support national

After sponsoring the association’s premier tour, it’s put national buying power behind a powerful video spot.

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Bell Media, Ski-Doo bring digital series to linear

Extreme excursion series Escape Mountain will be amplified to linear as Ski-Doo builds mass brand awareness this winter.

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CBC cuts budget, issues redundancy notices

According to the Canadian Media Guild, fewer than 10 redundancy notices have been issued thus far.

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Disney+ lays down the gauntlet, adds 10M subs on first day

Despite a number of technical glitches, the streaming service exceeded expectations in its launch in the U.S., Canada and Netherlands.

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Four lessons in media Mark Ritson brought to Toronto

Are all CPMs created equal? Is ROI everything? Ritson’s short answer is no. Read his long answers below.

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TV and digital outpacing print news: study

TV and digital outlets top sources for Anglophones, 20% of whom consider themselves news enthusiasts.

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Corus’ request for CanCon flexibility met with opposition

The entertainment giant has asked the CRTC fo increase its maximum “under-expenditure” on Canadian programming, and some guilds are unhappy.

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Survivor takes the week: Numeris

‘Hockey Night In Canada’ draws viewers in Toronto/Hamilton while ‘The Conners’ debuts on the charts for the first time this season, in Montreal.

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TLN, Eataly pair on Serie A halftime show

To mark its Canadian opening, the international chain has paired with the multicultural network to catch the attention of soccer fans.

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Sour Grapes: Don Cherry, diversity and the future of hockey

Buyers and analysts weigh in on the changing landscape of the sport following the controversial personality’s firing from Sportsnet.

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Quebecor revenues up, but advertising weakens slightly

Media revenues were down, but acquisitions helped to offset advertising setbacks.