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.
Super Ecran launches GO app
The first French-language offering in Bell’s line of on-demand network apps could lead the way for its other networks in Quebec.
iThentic launches simulation game at Stream Market
Launching in partnership with the David Suzuki Foundation and Earth 911, GreenYrLife is like FarmVille for the green-minded,
Social TV analyst Seevibes closes $1M financing
The Montreal-based company plans to use the infusion of cash to further its international expansion.
Canadians watching more video, TV on mobile: comScore
The 2014 Canada Digital Future in Focus report also found that Canadians are watching more online video than Americans.
Viewer engagement with ‘caster video players low: poll
According to research from Delvinia’s AskingCanadians online research community, ad repetition and viewer authentication within broadcaster VOD apps are proving to be of concern to Canadians.
Napkin Man gets eBook treatment
A set of free eBooks based on the preschool series The Adventures of Napkin Man are heading to mobile devices courtesy of Breakthrough Entertainment and Kids’ CBC.
Space’s Bitten gets an app, Caillou unveils talking doll
Licensing spin-offs for Canadian series continue as Majestic Media rolls out a social media accompaniment to the Laura Vandervoort-starring sci-fi drama.
How Canadians are using smartphones during the Olympics
IDC Canada data shows just less than half of smartphone users will use them to follow the games, with 14% of that group using smartphones to watch live events.
CBC goes cross-platform for Sochi sponsorships
Using a responsive ad server for the first time, the network’s Olympic partners will activate on whatever screen viewers choose to use.