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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Picture Box inks distribution deal with OverDrive

Ohio-based OverDrive will handle the distribution of Picture Box content to libraries and schools worldwide.

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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.

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CBC names new digital lead

Richard Kanee (pictured) has joined the pubcaster as its head of digital following the departure of Tessa Sproule.

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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.

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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.