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Agency of the Year 2022 Shortlists: Media 

Meet the jurors and the agencies they deemed worthy to be among this year’s finalists.


Traditional BDU revenue dipped last year, but digital grew a lot

The CRTC’s annual report on the broadcast sector finds the likes of Crave and are offsetting expected declines in conventional TV.


Blue Ant launches history-focused FAST channel

HistoryTime is on LG Channels in the U.S. and Canada, adding to Blue Ant’s portfolio of free, ad-supported streaming channels.


Voila brings TikTok trends to your table

The grocery delivery service is capitalizing on the scarcity caused when recipes and food trends go viral on the platform.


Disney+ hires Justin Erdman to lead Canadian partnerships

The local appointment comes as the company strikes a global deal with The Trade Desk on privacy-safe addressable ads.


Reddit puts local passions on display

The Canadian portion of the “Find Your People” campaign spotlights communities most relevant to four different cities.


Co-chairs and entry details announced for 2022 Media Innovation Awards

Initiative’s Helen Galanis and Interac’s Andrea Danovitch will lead the judges evaluating this year’s entries, which are now open for submission.


Upfronts 2022: CBC sets new dramas and builds comedy slate

The pubcaster’s fall slate includes several co-productions it says are key to delivering the “huge productions” audiences expect.


Dentsu Canada promotes Stephen Kiely to CEO

The company’s creative lead is stepping into the top executive role as Jeff Greenspoon shifts focus to a global role.


CBC/Radio-Canada extends broadcast rights to Olympic Games

After two games where online viewing boomed, the long-term agreement will allow the pubcaster to ‘take some risks’ with the traditional broadcast model.


CRTC gives conditional approval to Rogers-Shaw deal

The commission says Rogers must give more to Canadian content funds and bolster Citytv’s news coverage in Western Canada.