Still so gloriously hip
Gord Downie and his band pull in some mammoth numbers for the live airing of their Kingston, ON concert on the CBC and online.
Boat Rocker Ventures invests in U.S. media site The Outline
The division of Boat Rocker Media has boarded the first round of funding for tech-journalism guru Joshua Topolsky’s new project.
Buck Productions trips out with HuffPo Canada
The Toronto prodco signed on with HuffPo Canada to produce Like A Tourist, a 10-part travel web series.
Bell Media sees growth in Q2
The company continues to see subscriber gains as a result of CraveTV’s rollout and the expansion of TMN.
Screen Awards dive into immersive media
The ACCT has announced five new digital and immersive award categories to be presented during Canadian Screen Week.
Kirstine Stewart to leave Twitter
The former broadcaster and VP of media for North America will be leaving the social media company at a to-be-determined date.
Smokebomb goes Darken
Production on the digital prodco’s first feature film is underway, and will be preceded by a 20-part YouTube series.
OTTs should pay up: report
A report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives calculates how much governments could collect from OTTs like Netflix.
Shaftesbury/Smokebomb launches Inhuman Condition
The first six episodes of the 33-part supernatural drama (pictured) were released on the KindaTV YouTube channel earlier this week.
Clark, Stewart take a new route on The Commute
The web series from the pair behind I Put A Hit On You debuted on AwesomenessTV’s YouTube channel, racking up 1.4 million combined views for the first four episodes.
CMF awards $8.1M through Francophone Minority Program
This round of funding is awarded to 23 television and digital media projects from across the country.
Pay more attention to IoT, E&Y warns media cos
Media companies need to step up their game and tap into the world of connected devices (and personalized advertising), according to the report.