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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.

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Disney+ lays down the gauntlet, adds 10M subs on first day

Despite a number of technical glitches, the streaming service exceeded expectations in its launch in the U.S., Canada and Netherlands.

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Corus’ request for CanCon flexibility met with opposition

The entertainment giant has asked the CRTC fo increase its maximum “under-expenditure” on Canadian programming, and some guilds are unhappy.

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Five biggest SVODs will have half-billion subs by 2025: report

Of the new streamers, Disney will comfortably lead the pack with 101 million subscriber additions within five years, says Digital TV Research.

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Bell Media gets exclusive rights to HBO Max programming

The play gives Bell Media the flexibility to bring programming to both its linear network and its Crave SVOD.

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TV ad revenue drives growth at Corus in Q4

“What a difference a year makes,” said CEO Doug Murphy, noting Corus’ 7% growth in its TV ad business for the year.

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TVO’s chief exec steps down

The veteran broadcast exec departs the provincial broadcaster after 14 years at the helm.

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Liberals highlight digital media taxes in election platform

The mandate also includes strengthening the regional mandate of CBC/Radio-Canada.