NFL continues fight for sim sub
The league’s Canadian managing director has written to the U.S. Ambassador to Canada.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
W commissions The Bachelor Canada
After two seasons on Roger’s owned City, the reality series ran is headed to the Corus-owned specialty.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.