Television

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Samsung relaunches its FAST channel with eye towards premium content

A new look and interface for Samsung TV Plus comes alongside plans to majorly bulk up its content offering.

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Rogers outage ruled to be relevant to Shaw merger decision

The Competition Tribunal also ruled that the proposed sale of Freedom Mobile was not a sufficient remedy to concerns.

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Michael Melling placed on leave from Bell Media

Richard Grey will take over as acting head of the company’s news division in the fallout from Lisa LaFlamme’s departure.

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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 Tou.tv are offsetting expected declines in conventional TV.

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Global ad spending is expected to cool off in 2023

WARC’s latest forecast takes a more reserved view on predictions for the industry’s upward trajectory.

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Ethics commissioner clears CRTC CEO of conflict of interest breach

Complaints had been filed about Ian Scott’s 2019 meeting at a bar with then-incoming Bell CEO Mirko Bibic.

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How much TV do teens actually watch?

Numeris data found that while linear TV remains popular, younger Canadians spend more time with VOD than adults.

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The Amazing Race Canada is on top, again: Numeris

But America’s Got Talent managed to pull ahead in some regional markets.

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Canadian ad spending dipped again in July

SMI attributes this dip to comparisons to heavy spending on big sports events and a to-be-expected summer downturn.

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Some Canadians plan to cut back on online activity to save money

Advertisers may soon have less time and platforms to reach target audiences.

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Bell Media launches workplace review after LaFlamme departure

The company is looking to address questions about “toxic behaviour” that have been raised about its newsroom this week.

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CRTC grants must-offer status to OUTtv in English markets

Issued by the CRTC as part of the channel’s licence renewal, the decision still falls short of a request for must-the status in both official languages.

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Nielsen’s new tool tracks how programs perform in the streaming era

The Gracenote ID Distribution System helps creators and advertisers understand how “discoverable” a program is across linear and digital platforms.

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Canadians are open to ad-supported streaming, but they have some requests

Research from The Trade Desk looks at how new consumption habits need to come with new ad strategies.

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MiQ partners with Bell Media to act as activation arm for its DSP

The media company’s TV data and inventory will be integrated with the programmatic platform for cross-platform plans.