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CBC eliminates 130 positions

EVP Barb Williams says COVID-19 “doesn’t change” that the pubcaster was already facing a shortfall due to advertising declines.

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Reality rules, but one new scripted show cracks top five: Numeris

A Torontonian’s presence in AGT helped give it a boost in that market.

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Canada’s four big broadcasters get behind HireBIPOC initiative

Network execs say this could be a step toward ensuring more diversity onscreen – which is also a win for brands.

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CBC appoints new regional managing directors

The two positions will focus on the creation and development of programming for local TV and radio.

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Which categories invested most in TV during lockdown?

The retail category looks a lot different than it used to.

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ICYMI: Pinterest, Rogers Sports & Media make new commitments to social justice

Plus, Global adds new specials and a unique new comedy.

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CTV creates custom ‘speed dating’ program for Naked Grape

The broadcaster helped one lucky woman find love “COVID-style” in custom broadcast and social segments.

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WFA moves forward on cross-media measurement testing

Organizations including the ACA will follow the new framework to guide the advancement of measurement.

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With the Raptors out, Canada rallied behind the Emmys: Numeris

Meanwhile, Quebecers continued to tune into local favourites.

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Wonderful Pistachios embarks on largest Canadian media spend

The brand is hoping to capitalize on the momentum of one of its fastest-growing lines.

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After eight years, Star Academie returns with 10 new sponsors

The series last aired in 2012, and during its heyday drew in millions of viewers.

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It’s confirmed: Grey’s, Good Doctor and more returning in November

Despite production complications for the network’s top show, it’s making its official return this fall.

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ICYMI: Management changes at TVA, government vows to regulate digital giants

Plus, BNN Bloomberg grows its audience.

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Kruger’s new initiative goes all the way from minor hockey to the NHL

To show how it’s supporting minor league hockey, the brand is rolling out a major media buy and extended NHL partnership.

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Raptors bring big views, Quebec’s biggest shows double: Numeris

Big Brother also drew big national attention.