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What will Canadians do (and not do) once restrictions lift?

A new survey from Mindshare shows Canadians will be slow to return to the movies once businesses reopen, while the majority currently spend their time watching TV.

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Media down 12% for Rogers’ first quarterly since COVID-19

Cable and wireless have remained stable in the company’s Q1 results, but the cancellation of live sports has affected Rogers’ media segment.

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The latest on Canada’s ‘couch potatoes’

The new report from Convergence Research Group has found that OTT has seen a 37% revenue growth year-over-year, but largely to the benefit of U.S.-based companies.

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TV viewership on lockdown (so far)

From sister pub Media in Canada: Numeris data so far shows that Canadians are looking more toward news, while certain scripted programs are providing much-needed comfort.

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Federal government steps in for broadcasters

As the industry faces an overall decline in ad revenue and complications related to production, a new measure will represent $30 million in savings across 107 broadcasters.

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Cineplex closes locations, provides Cineworld acquisition update

The company temporarily shuttered all 164 of its nationwide theatres 12 hours ahead of the Province of Ontario declaring a state of emergency.

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Media drives revenue lifts at Quebecor

The company benefited both from media acquisitions and lifts in specialty subscription, and is now focusing on its 5G roll-out.

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Broadcast revenue grows for TVA

In Q4, film production and audiovisual services grew by nearly 24% to $23.6 million, while the new production and distribution segment brought in $6.8 million.

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Has streaming actually changed the way we consume content?

More than half of Boomers binge-watch on a monthly basis, and Gen Z have the strongest preferences toward Crave.

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Unpacking the media habits of Quebec’s biggest city

Montreal tends to be more ethnically and linguistically diverse than the rest of the province – how does that affect media consumption?

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Digital and linear both popular, but viewers want customization

TiVo’s research zeroes in on the most popular genres, the best bundles and what the perfect combination of channels would be for Canadians.

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Bell Media, Ski-Doo bring digital series to linear

Extreme excursion series Escape Mountain will be amplified to Discovery’s linear channel as Ski-Doo builds mass brand awareness this winter.