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    CMF Announces Digital Media Experts Evaluate Projects Applying for Funding

    November 24, 2024 Five distinguished digital media experts met in Toronto on November 23 and 24,  2016 to evaluate innovative digital media projects that were submitted for funding support as part of the Canada Media Fund’s Experimental Stream, Commercial Projects Pilot Program. The…

    Conservative Leadership Candidate Proposes ‘Scrapping’ CBC

    November 24, 2024 Conservative leadership hopeful Kellie Leitch is proposing to scrap the CBC if she manages to reach the Prime Minister’s Office. Leitch, whose leadership campaign made headlines when she proposed screening new immigrants for what she described as “anti-Canadian values,” now…

    Netflix Says it Makes ‘Substantial’ Investments in Canada

    November 24, 2024 Netflix makes “substantial” investments in film and TV productions in Canada and should not face regulation, argues the streaming company in a submission to Canadian Heritage’s public consultation on homegrown content in a digital world. The submission, filed Thursday, comes…

    Telecom Watchdog Received More Consumer Complaints About TV Services

    November 24, 2024 The country’s telecom watchdog says in its annual report that it received more consumer complaints about TV services than any other, despite those gripes falling outside its purview for nearly another year. The Commissioner for Complaints for Telecommunications Services  says it…

    Shaw Rocket Prize Winners Announced

    November 24, 2024   And the 2024 Shaw Rocket Prize Winners are… Kate & Mim-Mim Winner: Preschool (ages 5 & under) Production Company: DHX MediaProducers: Bob Higgins, Ken Faier, Asaph Fipke, Kirsten Newlands   Slugterra Winner: Children (ages 6-12) Production Company: DHX MediaProducers: Asaph Fipke,…

    CBC Should Focus on Public Affairs Says Conservative Leadership Hopeful

    November 23, 2024 Conservative leadership hopeful Maxime Bernier wants the CBC to refocus its mandate with fewer cooking shows, sporting events and Canadian knockoffs of popular U.S. programs. The Quebec MP says the Crown corporation should stick to its mandate by upgrading public…

    Bell Media’s Wendy Freeman and Lainey Lui Among Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women

    November 23, 2024 Bell today congratulates Mary Deacon, Chair of Bell Let’s Talk; Wendy Freeman, President of CTV News; and Lainey Lui, Co-host of CTV’s The Social and eTalk reporter on being named to Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women 2024 by WXN.…

    Canadians Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

    November 23, 2024 Canadians Frank Gehry and Lorne Michaels were at the White House to receive America’s highest civilian honour: the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Toronto natives are among 21 new honourees being recognized by U.S. President Barack Obama, who described the star-studded…

    CMPA Appoints Chief Legal Officer

    November 22, 2024   The Canadian Media Producers Association today announced the appointment of Erin Finlay as the CMPA’s new Chief Legal Officer. A member of the Senior Leadership Team, Erin will report to President and CEO Reynolds Mastin and provide legal advice…

    Corus’ Specialty Channels Announce Holiday Programming

    November 22, 2024 Corus Entertainment has something for everyone to get into the holiday spirit this season with themed episodes, new and classic movies, and merry marathons airing across its portfolio of leading specialty networks. Culinary enthusiasts can celebrate The Most Delicious Time…