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NFL continues fight for sim sub

The league’s Canadian managing director has written to the U.S. Ambassador to Canada.

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Grey Cup wins the week: Numeris

The 104th annual sporting event earned more single-night viewers than any other daily program for the week of Nov. 20 to 26.

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Canada’s digital ad market share outpaces global average: study

The latest research by GroupM sees moderate growth across the ad world, with digital ad spend expected to represent nearly half of Canada’s ad market by 2017.

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Blue Ant Media brings BBC Earth to Canada

The Toronto media co has partnered with BBC Worldwide North America and will launch the factual channel early next year.

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How skinny basic fared through 2016: report

Eight in 10 Canadians made no significant changes to their cable packages, but half of subscribers are considered “at risk” of cutting the cord.

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Toronto/Montreal game beats previous MLS record on TSN and RDS

Wednesday night’s MLS Eastern Conference Championship was up 35% over the previous record.

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Telus takes on VIs for ‘bonus’ advertising: CRTC hearings

The telco accused vertically integrated services, specifically Bell, of freezing out Telus when it comes to soft news.

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W commissions The Bachelor Canada

After two seasons on Roger’s owned City, the reality series ran is headed to the Corus-owned specialty.

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Bell Media on turning the legacy ship and shuttering OTA transmitters: CRTC hearings

The media co’s representatives pushed for across-the-board parity in regulations on day two of the CRTC’s English hearing.

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Big Bang Theory takes the week: Numeris

The comedy series on CTV brought in more single-night viewers than any other daily program for the week of Nov. 13 to 19.

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Rogers Media makes its case for OMNI Regional: CRTC hearings

The media co also defended the shomi closure and discussed its approach to content ownership.

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Corus ask for flexibility to compete against SVODs: CRTC hearings

Execs from the entertainment company cited increased competition from SVODs – for programming, not just viewers – as one of the industry’s biggest challenges.

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Broadcasters call for new funding models

Increased flexibility, changes to the tax credit system and a debate over rights ownership: the media cos make their cases for operating in a new digital world.

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Grey Cup reach up 3% on broadcast, 35% on digital

The game’s audience saw growth in the key male 18 to 34 demographic, along with six-figure traffic on Twitter and Snapchat.

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CBC proposes ad-free model in Heritage filing

The pubcaster said it should move to a model akin to the BBC, which would require almost $400 million in additional government funding.