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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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TunedIn aims to connect social and TV this Thursday

The mysterious experimental app aims to connect social media activity to TV across Canada’s major broadcasters later this week.

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Monster Factory toy brand churns out app extension

A mobile app based on the Monster Factory toy brand is heading into production following a second round of funding from the CMF.

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New SVOD service in Canada? Key questions raised

Playback looks at key issues at play for indie producers as Rogers confirms it is “exploring opportunities” for a new streaming service in Canada.

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Breaking down why Hook is the video-playback fix for Android

The new app changes the game for live streaming on Android devices, according to a new white paper examining a longstanding problem with the OS.

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‘The Nut Job’ app cracks market in advance of theatrical release

The paid app promoting the 3D animated feature – a Canada-South Korea-U.S. coproduction – is launching wide ahead of the film’s release next week.