Jordan Pinto

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A decade of seismic change: Netflix Canada turns 10

To mark the milestone, MiC sister publication Playback went back into the archives to chart some of the biggest stories involving the streaming giant.

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Cineplex reopens all Canadian theatres

Following the release of The SpongeBob Movie and Unhinged last week, Tenet lands in Cineplex theatres Aug. 27, a week ahead of the U.S.

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Cineworld, home streaming and more: the takeaways from Cineplex’s Q2

Prinicipal Ellis Jacob weighed in on shortening the theatrical window, Disney’s decision to go digital with Mulan and provided an update on the Cineworld lawsuit.

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Cineplex revenue plummets 95% as cinema closures hit Q2

While the exhibitor made efforts to curtail costs, it said it has experienced a cash burn of approximately $18 million per month since the onset of the pandemic.

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Big Brother Canada coming back for more

Series host Arisa Cox has also taken on a larger role as an executive producer, tasked with increasing BIPOC representation across the board.

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Cineplex seeks more than $2.18B in damages against Cineworld

Following the collapse of their proposed mega-deal, the Canadian exhibitor filed its claim in an Ontario court on Friday, with Cineworld subsequently making a counter-claim.

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Cineplex to explore financing options, asset sales as Q1 revenue tumbles

Following the collapse of its $2.8-billion takeover by Cineworld Group, Cineplex said it is exploring financing options including the sale of assets.

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Doug Murphy on Peacock deal, StackTV growth and more

The Corus president and CEO said the company’s IP ownership and sales strategy has ramped up during the pandemic.

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Cineplex-Cineworld deal falls apart, legal battle underway

Cineworld said it is pulling the plug on the deal because Cineplex breached agreement terms, while Cineplex said the allegations represent “buyer’s remorse.”

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Cineplex delays Q1, says Cineworld ‘remains committed’ to deal

The Canadian exhibitor said both parties are working to bring the mega-deal to fruition by June 30.

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Netflix has hot quarter, but expects viewership decline after lockdowns

Overall revenue climbed 28% to US$5.7 billion, with Tiger King, Love is Blind and Ozark propelling viewership during the pandemic.

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Tom Power heading to primetime during trying times

The new series Where You’re At With Tom Power sees the award-winning host connect virtually with artists from his living room.

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Corus cancels Upfronts, says Q4 programming unclear

The company also announced its Q2 revenues, which due to timing were essentially unaffected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Quebecor lays off 10% of workforce

President and CEO Pierre Karl Péladeau called the temporary cuts “unavoidable” but said the company is putting in place financial support measures for those affected.

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Cineplex temporarily lays off thousands of part-time workers

The exhibition giant is also cutting the salaries of its full-timers and executives as it looks to safeguard the long-term stability of its business.