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Bell Media revenue up slightly in Q3

Advertising and subscription revenues were up in the quarter, helping to offset increased operating costs.

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Conventional CPE, revenues down in 2016: CRTC report

Meanwhile, CBC saw revenues and Canadian programming expenditures increase, according to the latest financial summaries.

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Legend 3D to add 270 jobs in Toronto

The Ontario government is investing $3.1 million to help expand the Canadian operations of the L.A.-based VR and VFX house.

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Vice Canada cuts jobs

A $450 million investment has led the global company to divert its resources towards scripted programming, resulting in around 10 layoffs in Canada.

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Keslow Camera acquires Clairmont Camera

The deal marks the L.A.-based film equipment company’s expansion into Canada.

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Sports lead to revenue gains and profit drops at Rogers

Media revenue saw a 4% year-over-year lift, driven by a heavy appetite for sports – but Blue Jays’ salaries and the print-to-digital shift contributed to a drop in profits for Q2.

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WOW!’s Rainmaker hires director of production

Greg De Winter will now oversee Rainmaker’s new 2D content division and lead the studio’s original productions operations.

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Blue Ant adds to exec team

Sam Sniderman joins the media company to oversee its global production businesses.

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OAZ adds new partner

Daniel Abrams has been promoted at the Toronto-based talent and literary management company.

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Interactive Ontario adds new board members

The interactive digital media trade association has also promoted Christa Dickenson (pictured) and Carly Beath.

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CMPA launches Diversity Mentorship Program

Alongside a Production Mentorship Program, 15 new and mid-level producers will get a 20-week placement at an independent prodco.

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Let’s Talk JP

Playback magazine caught up with Jean-Pierre Blais to talk big decisions during his five-year term as chair of the CRTC and how he envisions the future of TV.