Kenyatta Cheese on leveraging online audiences

Ahead of his keynote talk at Prime Time ’16, Cheese (pictured) chats with Playback about engaging viewers online.


Playback’s top 10 most-clicked of 2015

How do you sum up such a crazy year? Take a look at what stories got clicked the most, natch.

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How social stars can land a U.S. work visa

Column: Immigration lawyer Lorraine P. D’Alessio on what social media stars and their petitioners need to consider when looking to work stateside.

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Abby Ho tapped to lead CBC Fullscreen Creator Network

Ho steps up to oversee growth and development of the MCN at CBC.

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Roma Khanna steps down as president at MGM TV

Survivor producer Mark Burnett has been tapped as president of MGM Television and Digital Group, as Khanna steps down after four years.


Temple Street invests in Industrial Brothers

Temple Street Productions has taken a minority interest in the Toronto-based content and animation studio.

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ACTRA, producers strike deal

ACTRA, the CMPA and the AQPM have reached a tentative deal for the renewal of the Independent Production Agreement.

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Best of the Year: Smokebomb Entertainment

This digitally focused prodco’s revamped strategy came to life in 2015, as it worked with brands to target millennial female audiences.

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Best of the Year: Much Digital Studios

The 30-year-old music channel pulled off Playback‘s Digital Play of the Year in 2015, launching an MCN to incubate talent and find new fans.


MsLabelled’s broadcast debut comes with a twist

The Smokebomb series moves from web to Slice channel in a unique sponsored integration with a feature film.