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Cineplex

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.

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Bell inks exclusive Quibi partnership

CTV News and TSN will produce daily content for the mobile-first digital service, set to launch next month.

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Crave, specialty and sports drive uptick for Bell Media in Q4

Ad revenue was “relatively stable,” with entertainment, sports and OOH offset soft conventional and radio performances.

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BTLR’s 97 recommendations include an ad-free CBC in five years

The report’s recommendations also include subjecting streaming services to spending obligations toward Canadian content, and collecting and publishing consumption data.

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Netflix’s Q4 shows growth slowing in Canada

The streamer is also changing the way it reports its video viewership.

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Growing TV ad revenue offsets radio declines at Corus

Television revenue hit $430 million for the first quarter of 2020, while merchandising and distribution revenue was also on the rise.

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Supreme Court overturns CRTC’s Super Bowl simsub ban

Canada’s highest court ruled that the Commission “went beyond [its] power” by introducing the ban, which came into effect in 2017.

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Cineplex to be acquired by Cineworld Group

The $2.8-billion deal is expected to close in the first half of 2020, giving the company access to “global opportunities” to help it compete.

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Competitors unaffected as Disney+ hits 15 million downloads: report

According to estimates from U.S. research firm Apptopia, the Disney+ app has been downloaded around 1.1 million times in Canada.

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Corus defends its CanCon flexibility request

“Fundamentally, Corus seeks additional timing flexibility, nothing more. No spending reductions will result,” said the media company.