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Rogers Media lets loose live sports streamer

Sportsnet NOW will be available as a direct-to-consumer sports streaming service.

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Nearly half of English Canadians watch Netflix: MTM

That figure is up from 21% in 2012, according to a sneak peek of Media Technology Monitor’s fall report.

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How broadcasters are battling for digital space

Feature article: Media cos are locking up content rights, beefing up their catch-up services and launching online original content in a bid to conquer the digital space.

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Canadian OTT market to be worth $614 million by 2017: PWC

The consulting firm projects the North American electronic home video market will be $14.8 billion in 2017, bigger than the theatrical film market’s $13.5 billion.

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Deloitte rolls out media and tech predictions for 2013

From the rebranding of mobile advertising to dual screen viewing, the company predicts the media trends that will make a splash this year.

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CRTC licenses Bell Media ‘Movies’ channel

The Category 2 specialty service is the latest movie-themed TV offering in the Canadian TV landscape as broadcasters face new challenges from OTT services like Netflix.

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CRTC over-the-top services probe ‘inconclusive’

The regulator says the traditional broadcasting system is not being harmed by over-the-top services like Netflix, but that it will keep monitoring the situation.

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Industry debates Netflix Canada, other OTT services

The Netflix Canada debate continued to dominate the Banff World Media Festival, with industry players warning against so-called over-the-top digital platforms.

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CRTC’s Konrad von Finckenstein on Netflix: more research is needed

Amid industry calls for the CRTC to regulate Netflix Canada, a fact-finding consultation appears to be the main item on the regulator’s menu, at present.