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Vice Canada cuts jobs

A $450 million investment has led the global company to divert its resources towards scripted programming, resulting in around 10 layoffs in Canada.

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Sports lead to revenue gains and profit drops at Rogers

Media revenue saw a 4% year-over-year lift, driven by a heavy appetite for sports – but Blue Jays’ salaries and the print-to-digital shift contributed to a drop in profits for Q2.

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Cable fading and online TV rising: study

One in four 18-to-34-year olds and 28% of students have ditched cable entirely, and other stats on the state of television.

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Amazing Race Canada adds online game and VR experience

The show is hoping to build brand loyalty through virtual reality and social interaction.

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Online video penetration flat: study

The number of Canadians watching online video hasn’t changed since 2015, although those who do watch are watching more.

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Upfronts ’17: Corus’ star-studded fall TV strategy

The aim was “big stars and big brands” for Global and specialty networks like Showcase and W.

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Upfronts ’17: Rogers Media brings on the comedy and Cancon

City has added 12 new titles to its schedule, including Canadian originals Fubar and Bad Blood.

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Programming profile: Disney

From Playback magazine: Ahead of Banff World Media Festival, programming exec Paul DeBenedittis talks about what type of content the kids co is on the hunt for.

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Upfronts ’17: A closer look at CBC’s dramatic slate

Why the pubcaster went dark for its fall schedule, what competition shows will face and how it’s changing the narrative for Sundays.

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VR is still a niche in Canada: study

A study from MTM finds that virtual reality use and ownership are still relatively low, and users are mainly young, affluent and tech-savvy.

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ACTRA and ACA granted intervenor status on simsub

The organizations, which argue the CRTC ruling will have a negative effect on advertising and Canadian productions, can now make their case to the Federal Court of Appeal.

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City adds Shazam branded game show to summer schedule

The Rogers Media-owned network’s lineup features a number of old-school hits, including a branded series that will challenge contestants against the music app.