Smartphone penetration reaches 68% in Canada
“We haven’t quite reached ubiquity, but we’re pretty close,” says Jeff Lancaster, CEO of study co-author Catalyst.
BCE loses appeals court bid to retain mobile TV pricing
The Federal Court of Appeal in a March 23 decision said “Bell has not established that it will suffer irreparable harm” if the mobile TV service is banned until the case is heard.
Vice Media creative topper urges producers to think globally
Vice Media chief creative officer Eddy Moretti tells Playback Daily Canada is a major lynchpin in the youth brand’s global expansion.
Bell to appeal CRTC ruling on mobile TV app
The phone giant is turning to the federal court of appeal to reverse a Jan. 29 ruling by the regulator to uphold net neutrality.
B.C. renews interactive digital media tax credit to 2018
The westernmost province also expanded its digital animation or visual effects tax credit to include post-production work.
Picture Box inks distribution deal with OverDrive
Ohio-based OverDrive will handle the distribution of Picture Box content to libraries and schools worldwide.
CineApp lets ‘Voyeurs’ choose their own adventure
Mobile entertainment platform company CineApp is set to launch a new app that lets users customize a storyline with their Facebook profile.
CBC names new digital lead
Richard Kanee (pictured) has joined the pubcaster as its head of digital following the departure of Tessa Sproule.
Sago Sago introduces Mini Friends app
Toronto-based app developer Sago Sago is teaching kids how to share with its new playdate app Sago Mini Friends.
CBC signals radical shift to internet, mobile to cut costs
The pubcaster’s latest five-year plan outlines a move away from conventional TV with fewer supper-hour newcasts and reduced in-house production.