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Five biggest SVODs will have half-billion subs by 2025: report

Of the new streamers, Disney will comfortably lead the pack with 101 million subscriber additions within five years, says Digital TV Research.

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Wiser’s takes over Sportsnet’s morning show

In the third iteration of the Alumni Whisky Series, the Corby brand will take to the radio airwaves to tell the stories of some of Canada’s favourite hockey stars.

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Stingray more than doubles revenues in Q2

Canadian radio acquisitions drove the company’s growth this quarter, accounting for nearly 50% of overall revenue.

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Spotted! Uniqlo freezes out Yonge and Dundas

The Japanese retailer created an icy atmosphere to test the limits of its winter gear.

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ICYMI: A new CEO for ComScore, a new image for Facebook

Plus, senior journalists in Canada shuffle about as Andrew Coyne leaves Postmedia and Don Martin announces his retirement.

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How The Discourse reconciles its work with Facebook’s news accelerator

Founder and CEO Erin Millar explains how she expanded her media company’s reach and how she’s passing on the knowledge she gained.

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Quebecor revenues up, but advertising weakens slightly

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

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Sun Life keeps Rudy dancing with the Raptors

Expanding its sponsorship with the NBA champs, the health and wealth brand builds a new campaign on the importance of good advice.

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Marketers are putting programmatic back in agencies’ hands: study

This year’s Digital Pulse survey paints a more nuanced picture of the in-housing trend.

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Metro keeps it local, pairing with the Royal Winter Fair

Grocer’s campaign highlighting and attracting local vendors to its stores kicks off at the annual agriculture event.

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APTN’s new CEO on branching out and building up

MiC gets up-close and personal with Monika Ille, who wants to grow the profile of APTN while staying true to its cultural roots.

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Canadians tune in for CBC election coverage: Numeris

The pubcaster won the week with more than 2 million viewers to its election special, while NHL action drew in western markets.

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Postmedia offers another round of buyouts in Vancouver

Unclear if layoffs will follow initiative designed to, ‘extend legacy runway, grow digital revenue and align cost structure,’ according to the company

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Media Experts harnesses change with new data services

Audience and Analytics is the agency’s response to how data has disrupted traditional media buying.

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CBC Sports, Red Bull expand Gem’s sports offerings

The three-year deal gives the pubcaster rights to Red Bull Media House’s Signature Series back catalogue and future live events coverage.