Banff ’16: Can data trump guts?
Execs from Blue Ant, eOne, A+E Networks and Vice debate the merits of data over instinct and the potential of platform-specific content.
Video streaming up on tablets and smartphones: MTM
Streaming on both platforms has seen double-digit increases in the latest cellphone and tablet usage reports.
MIPTV: The new studio model? Vivendi goes mobile
Vivendi and Havas Media Group exec Dominique Delport reveals the strategy behind its ambitious Studio+ content play, which it aims to expand globally.
MIPTV: 108 Media eyes the China prize
The Toronto-based indie distributor of niche content (including documentary T-Rex, pictured) launched a China office and a new content app for the local market.
Rock the boat: behind Temple St.’s transformation
John Young, David Fortier and Ivan Schneeberg on building a new brand to meet their global b2b and b2c ambitions.
Temple Street reorganizes as Boat Rocker Media
Boat Rocker Media will be the parent brand for Temple Street Productions and a raft of new and existing businesses, including an animation studio.
Shaw brings Comcast X1 tech to Canada with FreeRange TV
Announced at CES today, the company’s new mobile viewing platform ups the stakes in the cable subscription game.
Shaw acquires Wind Mobile
The $1.6 billion deal expands Shaw’s product offering to include mobile.
Riftworld: Heroes backed by CMF, Belgium’s Wallimage
The mobile game is a copro from Canada’s Riftworld Productions Inc., the company behind the Riftworld: Chronicles web series, and Belgium’s Reed SPRL.
Mobile TV fee dispute brews between Bell, Rogers
City has been dropped from Bell’s Mobile TV service and Sportsnet access reduced as the two companies fail to agree on rates.
Corus launches TreehouseGO
The company kicks off its TV Everywhere strategy with the preschool-focused app.
Mark Media names creative digital kids producer
In her new position, Laurinda Shaver (pictured) will lead development and production of Mark Media’s digital media products for kids.