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DAZN retools leadership as it pursues betting and ecommerce

New sole CEO Shay Segev has been tasked with pursuing new “fan engagements” for the sports streamer.

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Torstar hires new head of digital ad products

Chris Patheiger will lead development as the publisher continues to invest in data and performance.

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People Moves: Stingray adds new strategy exec to research arm

Plus, Rogers makes Staffieri’s CEO role permanent and CTV picks a new leader for its news division.

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Connected TVs are leaping ahead in household penetration

MTM’s latest analysis also shows use goes way up for families with children.

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Karine Courtemanche named chair of CMDC

The CEO of PHD and Touche! begins a two-year term effective immediately.

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Corus continues to grow ad revenue in Q1

The company attributed growth to the strength of its fall TV schedule and momentum behind StackTV.

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Thinktv’s Kathy Gardner announces her retirement

The organization’s VP of media insights has had a major impact on measurement and data over her 38 years in the industry.

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Cossette Media names a pair of new VPs

Kim Joubert returns to the agency to lead its Quebec and East region, while Genevieve Marchand takes a new activation leadership role.

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Cogeco debuts live ad reads on Montreal radio stations

The format is meant to capitalize on the familiarity of loyal listeners and avoid redundancy in messages.

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PHD and Sid Lee Media win Grand Prix at WARC Awards for Media

Air Transat’s “Vacation Intervention” campaign took the top prize in the Effective Channel Integration category.

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Radio-Canada pulls in major numbers on New Year’s Eve: Numeris

Bye-bye was once again a ratings smash, lifting the viewership for the broadcaster’s other shows.

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Salah Bachir leaves Cineplex Media

The long-time leader of the theatre chain’s media arm is focusing on other endeavors.

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Astral Media co-founder Ian Greenberg passes away

Greenberg was the company’s CEO when it was acquired by Bell, with which he served as a director until his death.

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Touche! names new strategy leadership in Toronto

Joining from Montreal, Samantha Kelley and Marilyne Alie are the first steps in the agency’s plans for growth in 2022.

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Governments keep up their radio buys: Media Monitors

Meanwhile, Peloton and Kijiji mainted their post-holiday buys in Toronto.