Banff World Media Festival

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Jumping into bed with competitors, and 4 other Banff takeaways

Do network brands even matter any more? What content is selling globally? Five insights from the top media execs from around the world.

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Banff ’17: Breaking down the techy future of content

Between voice search, AI and Facebook commissioning scripted content, media leaders assess technology challenges and opportunities on the horizon.

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Banff ’17: JP Blais’ last stand

The outgoing CRTC chair didn’t mince words when he tackled the CBC, broadcasters and the government.

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Banff ’17: AMPIA, China’s Guangdong province partner

The provincial association aims to increase copro opportunities and open up a potential market of 120 million viewers for Alberta producers.

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Banff ’17: Int’l buyers talk commissioning strategies

Execs from NBC, Lifetime and Discovery weigh in on what shows they’re looking for and how they’re trying to distinguish their brands in a crowded market.

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Banff ’17: NFB, Spin Master win Rockie Awards

Canadian productions took home seven awards, including trophies for best lifestyle program and best preschool program.

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Banff ’17: Broadcasters in the hot seat

A panel of Canadian broadcasters (and one producer) tackled Cancon funding and the ever-growing OTT threat on day one of the festival.

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Programming profile: Disney

From Playback magazine: Ahead of Banff World Media Festival, programming exec Paul DeBenedittis talks about what type of content the kids co is on the hunt for.

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Canadians head to Rockie Awards with 40 noms

Wynonna Earp, Travelers and Baroness von Sketch will vie for some hardware at the Banff World Media Festival competition.

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Rockie Awards add new $25K prize

All submissions from indie Canadian producers will be eligible for the new award.

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Banff ’16: Can data trump guts?

Execs from Blue Ant, eOne, A+E Networks and Vice debate the merits of data over instinct and the potential of platform-specific content.

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Banff ’16: For the love of the game

Day three at the Banff World Media Festival sees HBO dominate the session lineup, with key execs discussing talent-attraction strategies and new series.