JAZZ.FM91 officially announces staff cuts, Canadians win big at International Radio Program Awards, and Bell Media scores at PromaxBDAAwards. Also featured today are EU copyright rules, Google music services and podcasts, and Dr. Luke vs Kesha.
Hot on the heels of a breakthrough inaugural season that delivered a series of consecutive #1 hit songs and amassing more than 12 million streams, season two of CTV's music TV show The Launch is open for casting and co-creator Scott Borchetta isn't hesitant in explaining why he's pumped about season two and how it has appeal on international screens.
Bell Media announces launch date for BNN Bloo
Canada’s biggest media firm has bought a controlling stake in the 33.5-acre complex, laying the groundwork for more original Canadian content and Hollywood TV series to be produced on its 330,000 square-feet of production space and sound stages through content equity and licensing deals.
Sony Pictures Television will distribute the big ticket Bell Media music show format worldwide, excluding Canada, and has its production company, Electric Ray, on board to produce the format in the U.K.
Bell Media has the top story today with the official launch of its mobile, bite-sized Snackable TV app that has the American comedian and actor Kevin Hart's hit online series Laugh Out Loud in its line-up of top rank content.
A column about media and the regulatory environment within and beyond Canada's borders.
Last week a collaborative step to create uniform reporting was announced between Bell Media’s 100-plus terrestrial radio stations, rights collective Re:Sound, and Music Canada. It's a big deal, and we explain why.
The new system will help to ensure better data is relayed to Re:Sound, resulting in better royalty accounting available to recording artists, background performers, session musicians and record labels for airplay on Bell Media’s 100+ radio stations in 54 markets across Canada.
It's a homecoming for the award-winning journalist, who helped launch BNN predecessor network ROBTv in 1999 after getting her start in journalism at The Globe and Mail and The National Post.