Playback’s Digital Roundtable – Part One
Execs from leading media companies dig into everything from discoverability to monetization and working with SVODs.
Upfronts ’16: CBC unveils biggest-ever digital slate
The pubcaster has nine new digital shows coming to its online channels next season. (My 90-Year-Old Roommate pictured.)
CRTC to review Canadian digital economy
Let’s talk telco? The regulator has announced a new multi-year plan that will look into the services Canadians require to participate in the digital economy.
CRTC relaxes screen quotas, cuts genre protection
“Quality matters over quantity, ” CRTC chair Jean-Pierre Blais told a noon-hour Canadian Club audience as the regulator released its latest Let’s Talk TV decision.
ACTRA, Equity renew reciprocal agreement for digital tech
The renewed pact comes ahead of ACTRA negotiating a new labour deal with the CMPA in 2015. (ACTRA and Equity representatives pictured.)
Elliot Grove on social media savvy and indie filmmaking
“If you have a new kind of story, a new kind of distribution, there’s all kinds of alternative financing for innovators,” the Raindance Film Festival founder told a Toronto audience.
How IdeaBOOST hothouses internet hardware plays
The Canadian Film Centre’s business accelerator graduated its latest cohort of digital start-ups in Toronto on Thursday night.
Ottawa unveils new digital strategy, new investment
Industry minister James Moore (pictured) said the Business Development Bank of Canada will invest $500 million in digital initiatives.
Prime Time 2014: Producers in digital dust up
Delegates at the producers conference debated which new funding and financial models would allow the industry to survive and thrive in a fast-changing digital world.
CMF invests $6.5 million in 27 digital projects
The industry fund handed out $1.6 million in marketing support, and another $4.9 million in development support to 19 companies countrywide.
Rogers Communications renews Canadian TV baseball deal
The media giant also launches MLB Network in Canada as Sportsnet and TSN continue their battle for live sporting event viewers.
How Rogers Media will drum up digital numbers for Grammys
The multiplatform coverage for music’s big night aims to exploit the media group’s varied TV, radio, print and online brands.