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Toronto production reached record $1.23B in 2014: report

The key driver was domestic TV series on-location shooting, while Toronto also saw a big jump in commercial production. (Toronto-shot Rookie Blue pictured.)

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Prime Time ’15: Michael Wolff downplays digital ads

The media pundit told the Prime Time conference in Ottawa that traditional TV, with its paid subscribers, was the “big media revolution of our time, not digital.” (Wolff pictured)

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Rogers Communications posts lower earnings

Cable revenue fell on continuing TV subscriber losses, partially offset by continued internet revenue growth.

Mobile TV app users to reach 1.29 billion by 2018: Study

Dallas-based research firm Park Associates also found TV apps are popular on connected game consoles.

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Attraction Images acquires LP8 Media

The deal involves two Quebec producers known for movies like C.R.A.Z.Y. and shows like A Star’s Life in Lyrics.

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Will Ferrell, Tom Hanks promote movies during Grey Cup

It’s win-win as TSN secures the Anchorman 2 and Saving Mr Banks stars to promote their latest projects in front of a nationwide Canadian TV audience.

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Canadian internet ad spending will eclipse TV ad spending by 2016: report

Growth of spending on TV is predicted to climb just 4% annually in the 2012 to 2016 period, according to a Canadian Marketing Association-commissioned study.

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Bell reports stronger net earnings in soft TV ad market

Parent company BCE credited its year-over-year period growth in part to the creation of Bell Media, formed when the company purchased CTV.

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Geminis and Genies folded into single industry event

The consolidated industry event, slated for March 2013, will now include English-language TV and digital awards with the English and French-language film competition.

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Saskatchewan premier won’t reverse decision to cut film tax credit

The province will consider alternative ways to subsidize the local film and TV sector, Brad Wall told an industry delegation Monday.