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ICYMI: Sonos gets into streaming

Plus, Messenger Kids makes an update, Postmedia donates media space and Narcity joins the National NewsMedia Council.

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What will Canadians do (and not do) once restrictions lift?

Also, according to Mindshare’s research, Canadians aren’t too concerned about their children consuming too much media during lockdown.

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MediaCentral launches e-sports platform

The Now and Georgia Straight parent co wants to monetize through ads, not subscriptions, as it capitalizes on this trend.

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How can networks cope with no new content?

Broadcast heads discuss how they’re mapping out their schedules during lockdown, and what discussions look like with the CMF and CRTC.

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Media down 12% for Rogers’ first quarterly since COVID

Cable and wireless stable, but cancellation of live sports has affected the company’s media segment.

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Taking the reins in a time of crisis

Just as Canada was locking down, Carat’s Alexandra Panousis was settling into the corner (home) office. How does an agency leader establish trust from a distance – and during turbulence?

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As viewership rises and ads go down, broadcasters talk experimentation

Broadcast heads discuss the implications of frozen production pipelines and schedule overhauls in a climate where ad revenue has slowed to a trickle but viewership is spiking.

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Chameleon Digital Media launches new DSP integration product

Despite OOH traffic being down, the company says now is more crucial than ever to start integrating traffic data.

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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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Matt McGowan on Snap’s Q1 surge

The Canadian GM says its AR functions are working on both upper- and lower-funnel activations.

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UM, Amobee gear up to fight COVID misinformation

Sites with excess inventory are being encouraged to use it for a campaign focused on facts.

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With the Good Doctor gone, Grey’s takes the top: Numeris

Plus, the SNL shot-from-home experiment played best in Toronto.

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Four place-based media cos partner for residential advertising

Adapt Media, IHN, Captivate and MaxTV will combine their respective expertise for the length of the pandemic – but are also looking toward the future.

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Who’s pulled flyers, and for how long?

Some brands will say good-bye to flyers permanently.

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Why Daily Hive is freeing up $1 million in social ads

The company is hoping to help bring longevity to local advertisers by giving away inventory.