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COVID-19: The local media impact

Small and mid-sized businesses — which have traditionally been big boosters for local titles — are looking at alternatives to paid media. And small publications are feeling the pinch.

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The NHL reveals its content plans going forward

Social content, classic games and e-sports are all part of the league’s programming strategy.

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Up(fronts) in the air

Most Canadian networks have not yet decided the fates of their Upfronts — but the issue is raising age-old questions about the relevance of the events.

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Could another Raptors run give TV a shot in the arm?

TSN and Sportsnet have found a temporary solution to fill 24 nights of primetime slots. Is it enough?

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FrontRunner launches OOH platform to fight COVID misinformation

As demand for OOH ad space goes down, the adtech company is using the opportunity to create information-focused units.

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CBC News Network adopts a new (temporary) model

Local feeds will be replaced with coverage from CBC News Network and The National.

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Media companies around the globe report a sudden drop in ads

The International News Media Association has word from companies around the globe that brands have done a face-heel turn on ads.

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Amidst record digital numbers, The Globe launches free special newsletter

The daily news briefing will focus on all things COVID-19.

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Cannes to extend deadlines, eligibility in the wake of postponement

The festival will now take place in October, with the deadline for entries being extended to a yet-to-be-determined date.

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Top viewed shows stay steady: Numeris

Classics like Survivor and Grey’s fared well in the top five, but nothing can touch The Good Doctor.

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The three likeliest scenarios for ad investment in the age of COVID-19

U.K. firm Warc has outlined what could happen throughout the next year depending on the response to the virus — and it’s likely traditional media could be hit hard.

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If not sports, then what?

Sports broadcasts are now off the table. With most of the major sports skewing male, what are the best strategies for reaching this audience amidst big changes?

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Media mergers and acquisitions on the rise in volume, not value

Canadian acquisitions have not accounted for much of the global value of such deals.

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Cineplex closes locations, provides Cineworld acquisition update

The company’s stock hit a five-year low, even prior to the closure notice.