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Discovery Oligopoly, AI latest challenges facing media cos: report

The latest CMF trends report argues a handful of global giants control the tech underpinning discovery platforms.

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Notable launches lifestyle-focused digital network

Claire Adams and Carli Posner have joined the company as co-CEOs and partners, helping to fund its expansion.

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DHX Media revenues dip 3% in Q2

Gains in distribution and owned consumer products helped the media co overcome declines in its television and proprietary production businesses.

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CBC, Netflix ready Anne reboot

Executive producers Miranda de Pencier and Moira Walley-Beckett talk late-night deal making, remaking the iconic series for 2017 and the potential of more seasons.

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RTL exploring ‘strategic alternatives’ for BroadbandTV

In 2013, the European media company purchased a 51% stake in the Vancouver-based MCN launched by Shahrzad Rafati.

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CMF, Google partner on Cancon initiative

A new YouTube channel, managed by BBTV, will host classic Canadian film and TV series from as early as 1995.

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How do seniors consume media?

New research from MTM shows older English speakers overwhelmingly subscribe to cable and use tablets over smartphones.

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Shaftesbury’s Slasher gets Netflix release

On the heels of its CSA noms, the thriller is now available on the SVOD in multiple markets, including Canada, France and Italy.

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BBTV expands into new markets

The Vancouver-based multi-channel network led by Shahrzad Rafati launched today in eight countries across Southeast Asia and the Middle East.

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Turner Kids YouTube channels get leg up from WildBrain

A number of Turner International’s local-language YouTube channels will benefit under new management from DHX-owned online kids network WildBrain.

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David Brown named CEO of Blue Ant-owned Omnia Media

Brown, the former head of YouTube Canada, has joined the L.A.-based company alongside three additional executives.

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Amazon Prime Video launches globally

The SVOD service is now available in Canada and more than 200 countries around the world.