Modernization or Montrealization?

Groupe TVA ‘s plans to make its Rimouski, Sherbrooke, and Trois-Rivières news broadcasts available in HD — moving some of the operations to Montréal in the process — was denounced by the staff’s union as “Montrealization”, being used as  a cover to cut jobs in the region. But the company has responded that “only certain […]

Afroglobal Launches Channel (with Video)

(Via CNW) Afroglobal Television is broadcasting on Rogers Cable as of Tuesday (Channel 708), with the goal of bringing viewers “exceptional programming focused on Africa and the Diaspora”, according to a media release. The 24-hour global superchannel is based in Toronto. “Canada offers a diverse, multicultural landscape and there is great appetite for the kind […]

Tough Times for Broadcasters

(Via Marketwired) “In Canada, 2015 was the first year that internet ad spending finally surpassed broadcast TV,” notes independent direct response agency Northern Lights Direct. Pippa Nutt, the agency’s Senior Vice President, Digital & Canadian Media, reflects on this and other trends of the past year; though her focus is on advertising, her thoughts speak […]

Canadians Want More Telecom, But Money’s Not There

(Via CNW) Canadians seem to want more and more TV, Internet and wireless services — without paying more, or even maintaining their current level of spending. The Conference Board of Canada predicts telecommunications industry revenues will grow by only 2.3 per cent this year, the smallest increase since the 2009 recession. Its  GDP is expected […]

Canadians Make Their Own TV Schedules

(Via PRNewswire) The new TV season? What’s that? A survey of over 1700 Canadians by Videology found that 39%  said they didn’t even know September was the beginning of the new season. So, does anyone (besides me) still look forward to it? Sure, but 25% said they didn’t “because good TV is available all year […]