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Vice Media confirms layoffs

The Canadian Media Guild estimates that just over 20 positions will be affected.

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Instagram launches long-form video app

IGTV will showcase influencer videos, including a cooking show from the most-followed creator on the platform, Lele Pons.

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Rogers Media launches City, FX streamers

The new ad-supported services promise to give viewers more archived and behind-the-scenes content than its previous video app.

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TwitterFronts: MMVAs, Corus shortform series

The social media company’s first Canadian upfront outlined its video programming strategy for the coming season.

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Layoffs confirmed at Bell Media

The news comes after the company cancelled long-running series Daily Planet and InnerSpace.

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Behind Stingray’s NCC acquisition

The $506 million transaction includes 101 new radio licences and is Stingray’s first foray into the radio broadcast world.

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TVA bolsters specialty offering with Serdy acquisition

The communications company will add Evasion and Zeste to its portfolio of channels.

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Media revenue up 12% for Rogers in Q1

While advertising played its part, the main driver in the revenue increase was higher distribution to the Blue Jays.

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What are Canada’s couch potatoes watching?

OTT revenues increased by 29% in 2017, according to a new study by Convergence Research, and are expected to continue climbing.

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Read the comments (and other secrets to Tasty’s success)

Buzzfeed’s Leigh Riemer shared atypical advice with Atomicon attendees looking to build online audiences.

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Pricing biggest factor in cord-cutting: study

Many Canadians say they’d prefer to customize their TV package. But which channels would they pick?

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Cord cutting slows for Shaw, but not for most competitors

Boon Dog’s latest study shows a 20% overall drop in cord-cutting from 2016, but most cable providers still saw increased customer losses.