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Playback’s Digital Roundtable – Part One

Execs from leading media companies dig into everything from discoverability to monetization and working with SVODs.

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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.)

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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.

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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.

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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.)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.