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CCMA Awards moves to Global from CBC

The deal will include multi-year exclusive broadcast rights to the ceremony, on multiple platforms.

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Havas staffs up in accounts and tech

Mike Cortiula will manage buying for Reckitt Benckiser, while Jonathan Dick will lead programmatic efforts.

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Stingray shifts its monetization model

Ryan Fuss gives a peek into the company’s advertising ambitions.

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Bell, Quebecor carriage dispute escalates

Quebecor is reportedly set to pull its TVA Sports channel from Bell TV at 7 p.m today, coinciding with the first game of the NHL playoffs.

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PHD takes Grand Prix at Internationalist

Among global networks, PHD took home 30% of all hardware.

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Another week on top for 9-1-1

Global’s first-responder drama drew 2.23 million viewers in English Canada.

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Cue bolsters its exec ranks

The digital media co has hired its first CRO and promoted two within its own ranks.

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Spotted! Pizza Pizza temporarily changes its colours

One central Winnipeg location is making a splash to court fans of the Jets.

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True Media staffs up amidst Canadian growth

Three new hires will join the ranks as the independent agency tackles assignments from Lakes of Muskoka Brewery and Turkey Farmers of Canada.

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CBC cancels Street Legal reboot after one season

The pubcaster, which saw big views for new series such as Coroner and Burden of Truth, couldn’t find the same magic with the reboot.

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Spotted! The Grand Tour hits Toronto (sort of)

Hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May couldn’t be at the activation, but they were there in hockey-themed spirit.

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RBC buys on top: Media Monitors

The financial institution knocked the top players out in both Montreal and Toronto.

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Traditional ads viewed more favourably: study

Plus, Canadians have a precarious relationship with influencer marketing.

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M32 Connect makes a big move in Ontario

The digital network has added hundreds of community newspapers, with circulations as high as 160,000, to its digital roster.

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Growth and losses in Canadian ad spend to stabilize: Report

Digital will continue to grow as other media see losses, but the rates of loss and gains have become more consistent, according to Zenith.