A curated selection of stories covering Canadian and international media, television, broadcasting, streaming, design and inspiration.
Minister Rodriguez selects Bram Abramson as CRTC’s Ontario commissioner
The Minister of Canadian Heritage has appointed Bram Abramson as Ontario's Regional Commissioner at the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC).Abramson is a lawyer with 20 years of experience in the communications and technology sectors. According to his Linkedin profile,
New CRTC chair promises revamped internet pricing model coming soon
Canadians pay some of the highest internet prices in the world, and Vicky Eatrides wants to change that.It's a lofty goal, but in her new position as the chair of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), Eatrides wants Canadians to know the plan has precedence."It's a....
Watch: CBS mic'd up Max Homa during the Farmers Insurance Open, and it was a great viewing experience
Thanks to Max Homa and CBS, golf fans were treated to a spectacular 15 minutes of television on Friday.During the third round of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines in California, Homa agreed to let CBS mic him up on the par-5 13th hole. Homa, who was in fourth at the time at 7 under, spoke w...
Journalism, media, and technology trends and predictions 2023
This will be a year of heightened concerns about the sustainability of some news media against a backdrop of rampant inflation, and a deep squeeze on household spending. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the increasingly destructive impact of global warming, along with the after-effects of the COVID p...
What LIV Golf's TV deal means
LIV Golf hails it as a victory. LIV detractors view it as defeat. Those polar responses should not surprise; the past year of civil war in professional golf has proven reality varies depending on the beholder. To an extent that sentiment applies to LIV’s recent announcement of a multiyear media ag...
Noah Cowan, former co-director of TIFF and influential global film industry presence, dies at 55
Noah Cowan, the former co-director of the Toronto International Film Festival and inaugural artistic director of the TIFF Bell Lightbox, has died at the age of 55 after a year-long battle with glioblastoma.The highly influential programmer was a widely respected presence in the international film co...
Netflix set for slowest revenue growth as ad plan struggles to gain traction
Netflix Inc is expected to report its slowest quarterly revenue growth on Thursday as its ad-supported plan struggles to attract customers in the saturating U.S. market, which could pressure the company to pull back on content spending this year.
Awards shows are losing viewers. Could a move to streaming be the ultimate prize? | CBC News
Awards shows have been in plight for years, as tanking viewership coincides with a drastically evolved industry. But the ceremonies — which traditionally call broadcast television their home — could finally be making a mass exodus to streaming.