Spring 2019

10 to Watch: Last chance to nominate

The deadline to nominate the industry's next up-and-comers is tonight. Clic...

Canadian broadcasters reveal their gender parity goals for 2025

Seven Canadian broadcasters released their action plans for industry equality as part of the Women in Production Summit held by the CRTC in ...

Playback Spring 2019: Revolutionary or Reactionary?

Playback's spring issue examines the direction in which the TV business is trending, and the Canadian players on the front lines of...

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Rocket Science: The Shaw Rocket Fund @ 20

While the kids biz still faces some of its biggest challenges yet, CEO Agnes Augustin says helping producers and creators problem-solve is t...

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Programmer profile: CBC Digital

CBC's Zach Feldberg discusses the pubcaster's evolving digital strategy and what producers should know before pitching it.

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Canadian broadcasters prep for an SVOD invasion

Broadcast execs discuss how they're honing their streaming offerings as another wave of deep-pocketed OTT players head toward Canada.

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Should there be some ‘DIY’ in your kids-content mix?

Children are consuming more homemade content from vloggers and YouTube personalities than ever, but what does the trend mean for producers?

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How big data is changing the commissioning game

Data around audience viewing habits is playing an increasingly vital role in today's commissioning landscape for broadcasters and platforms.

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Behind the curtain of the 2019 CSAs

Canadian Academy CEO Beth Janson on the trends, discussions and issues shaping this year's awards.

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Hey Google, what’s the latest TV trend?

In the first of a four-part series on the future of TV, Playback delves into voice-activation tech and the opportunities it present...

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How DCTV pulled off a Northern Rescue

Showrunner David Cormican and star William Baldwin discuss how they sold CBC and Netflix on the hour-long family drama.