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CBC adds OTT programming and acquisitions head

Senior director of acquisitions Jenna Bourdeau will now lead content planning for the pubcaster’s streamer.

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CBC launches ad-free paid TV app

The OTT offering allows for live streaming of the pubcaster’s 14 regional channels, as well as on-demand viewing of its shows and exclusive digital content.

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Study says OTT vs. TV not a zero-sum game

A new report from MTM found 70% of SVOD users also have a traditional TV sub, with Crave and Amazon gaining share of household penetration.

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Cable fading and online TV rising: study

One in four 18-to-34-year olds and 28% of students have ditched cable entirely, and other stats on the state of television.

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CBC reveals plans for new OTT service

The pubcaster has also announced 15 new and returning digital series that will screen online and on the upcoming platform.

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New OTT product coming from BCE

The new offering was announced on Bell’s Q1 call, where the company also revealed the financial impact of the simsub rule changes.

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Column: You down with OTT?

Looking to ink a deal with a Netflix or Amazon? Entertainment lawyer Marco Figliomeni explains what producers should consider when negotiating content licence agreements.

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Do Canadians know if they’re watching online TV?

MTM has amended its viewership stats after finding that not all respondents thought OTT services counted as online TV watching.

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User experience expectations driving media innovation: report

Bots, dynamic pricing apps can help improve business and better the user experience, says the latest Key Trends report from the Canada Media Fund.

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OTTs should pay up: report

A report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives calculates how much governments could collect from OTTs like Netflix.

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How Breakthrough is breaking out in horror

Breakthrough Entertainment’s Peter Williamson delves into the strategy behind the Toronto prodco’s latest move into the horror feature-film genre.

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Netflix, VOD services in Europe may face content quotas

Proposed changes to Europe’s audiovisual rules mandate a 20% European content quota for VOD services.