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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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Groupe V dives into e-commerce

Pairing with Communications Voir’s Media Boutique platform, the company is diversifying revenue streams by providing advertisers with a new direct-to-consumer offering.

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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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Spotted! Hendrick’s Gin pipes up at the Eaton Centre

A pipe organ with cucumbers instead of keys may seem quirky, but senior brand manager Beth-Anne Perry says it’s the most on-brand way to reach new audiences.

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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 to close LOULOU, revive Châtelaine

Despite interest from buyers, LOULOU magazine is closing, as the media co announces other changes to its French-language publications.

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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.

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Sears buys the top: Media Monitors

The retailer bought the most radio advertising for the week of Nov. 21 to 27.

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Cadillac Fairview launches largest ever campaign

The company is focusing on fewer, more impactful activites to bring joy to its malls this holiday season.

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Twitter and Dive partner for Grey Cup

The partners worked on an in-game display unique to the game.

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YouTube names up-and-coming Canadian creators

A total of 15 YouTubers have been selected as part of the platform’s NextUp program to learn how to market themselves and grow their audiences.