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U.S. politicians weigh in on simsub

Senators Marco Rubio and Ron Johnson have spoken out against the CRTC’s ruling, but will their input prompt any action?

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Programming profile: Gusto vs. Food Network/Cooking Channel

Playback magazine catches up with programming execs from both channels to find out who’s serving what – and why they think their channel will come out on top.

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Corus defends request for 5% PNI: CRTC hearings

Execs from the entertainment company cited increased competition from SVODs – for programming, not just viewers – as one of the industry’s biggest challenges.

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Netflix growth undaunted by local competitors: study

Despite the low price point of the service, there’s still a positive correlation between household income and subscription rates.

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Gen X loves wearables, tablets and traditional TV: study

Canadians between the ages of 35 and 49 share the best of both worlds, watching their TV on traditional sets, but buying more wearables than other generations.

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TVA Group records net loss of $32.5 million

The media group saw a year-over-year decrease in revenue from broadcasting and production.

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Amazing Race Canada to return for season five

On your marks, get set, go! The popular reality competition show will return to CTV in 2017.

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Freemium game part of new revenue strategy at BBTV

A Spanish-language app based on one of the MCN’s most popular channels is part of BBTV’s broader strategy to diversify creator revenue streams beyond ad sales.

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Netflix sees subscriber slowdown

The service added 1.7 million subscribers globally, down from 2.5 million predicted earlier this year.

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Epic Meal Time creators to develop comedy for CBC

NextTime Productions’ Darren and Harley Morenstein are set to jump to linear screens, following a deal brokered out of the CFC’s Jumping Screens Comedy Workshop.

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Rachel Cooper heads to Kin Community Canada

Cooper previously worked with Corus Entertainment and RTR Media on a digital series for WNetwork.com titled Get Ready With Rachel.