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Just For Laughs partners with Maker Studios

The deal builds on existing agreements JFL has with Canadian ‘casters and includes a new website and YouTube channel. (Pictured: JFL’s Gags)

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Regina’s Shiverware launches Star Trek ‘harp’ app

The Saskatchewan firm has licensed the cult series branding from CBS Interactive to fill a void in the still-unsaturated Trekkie mobile space.

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Bell Media renews NFL TV rights deal, includes digital

The latest multi-year deal, following rival Rogers Media’s NHL rights agreement, underlines the importance of live TV sports to Canadian broadcasters.

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Playback’s Newsmaker of the Year: Jean-Pierre Blais

As part of Playback‘s annual Best of the Year list, we look at the new CRTC chairman’s track record of turning regulatory decisions into front-page news.

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Interactive digital media industry worth $3.8B in Canada: study

Research released by the Canadian Interactive Alliance shows revenues in the industry rising but the number of full-time jobs isn’t keeping pace.

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CMF invests $10.7M in latest Experimental Stream round

Eighteen projects, almost half of which are youth-focused, are given a cash injection by the Canadian Media Fund.

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CFC, Mind Pirate announce wearable tech program finalists

Three Toronto digital developers and one from New Mexico will work to develop “the next mega blockbuster” in the field of wearable technology.

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Where job cuts loom as NHL inks $5.2 billion Canadian TV deal

The Canadian sports broadcasting talent landscape is set to shift with the announcement of the landmark hockey deal.

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How Rogers will recoup its $5.2B bid for NHL rights in Canada

Rogers Media exec and past Olympic Consortium president Keith Pelley discusses the broadcaster’s multi-platform advertising model.

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‘A calculated risk’: media execs react to Rogers’ big deal

Executives from some of Canada’s top media and sponsorship agencies comment on the impact the new deal will have on the advertising and competitive landscape.