Bell Media asks CRTC for specialty category changes

Television

The media co is willing to forgo its must-carry status for eight channels in preparation for the upcoming Let’s Talk TV changes.



Media Director of the Year entries now open

Awards

It’s time to throw your fearless leader’s name in the ring. But be quick about it, submissions close July 31.



GroupM looks to decode social media cues

Digital

A partnership with Networked Insights gives all of GroupM’s media agencies access to a data-crunching tool on the social web.



What’s the future of French-language music on radio, CRTC asks

Radio

The CRTC’s latest proceedings examine whether there is enough French-language music programming.



Cadillac takes the week: Media Monitors

Radio

Ads for the General Motors car had the most airtime for the week of July 13 to 19.



Clear Channel upgrades Dundas Square screen

Out Of Home

The OOH company has updated one of its digital screens on the Bay Media Tower where daily footfalls reach 137,000.



Tuning in for a first view of Pluto

Television

Discovery’s original special, Pluto: First Encounter, produced a winning night for the factual channel.



Pragmatic parents: How millennials are buying

Research

Jeff Fromm, president of millennial-focused agency, Futurecast, shares numbers ahead of a Toronto presentation later this month.



Revving up for VR executions

DigitalExperientialFeatures

As VR enters the mainstream, media agencies are examining how the new tech can work for clients.



NFL cries foul on simsub

Television

Calling the decision “unreasonable,” the football league has filed a motion to intervene in Bell Media’s appeal of the CRTC’s simsub ruling.