Media Beat: November 14, 2018

Media Beat: November 14, 2018

By David Farrell

Corus nabs former Mindshare Canada director

Corus' SVP of marketing and social digital agency reveals why Darcy MacNeil was the ideal choice to head its social content studio. – Media in Canada

Bell offers limited time discount for new Crave TV subscribers

According to a company press release, Bell is offering a 50% off promo that runs through until December 10 that proffers a discount for new customers for their first four months on a monthly subscription or an annual subscription for the price of nine.

DHX Media reports $2.4M loss

The children's entertainment company says it lost $2.4 million compared with a profit of $8.1 million a year ago, due to a larger non-controlling interest in Peanuts and a non-cash write-down in deferred financing charges. – CP


Steve Faguy’s latest Media News Digest

President Trump, CNN Correspondent Jim Acosta and @NBCNews Correspondent @PeterAlexander engage in tense exchanges in a post-election news conference. — NBC News (@NBCNews) November 7, 2018 There was a whole thing about CNN's Jim Acosta and Donald Trump getting into a thing at a press conference that led to Acosta's White […] – Fagstein blog

Strike looms at Globe and Mail

Unionized workers at The Globe and Mail could be on strike by midnight Wednesday as they seek pension protection and an end to a pay gap between male and female employees.

The 320 Unifor Local 87-M members, including reporters, editors, circulation/operations and advertising sales staff, have been negotiating with the Globe for six months.  Talks have been stalled for the past two months with virtually no movement from the employer, who is also demanding a two-year wage freeze and an increase in employee benefit premiums. – Unifor press release

YouTube named sponsor of ABC’s ‘New Year’s Eve TV show

YouTube Music has reached a multi-year agreement with dick clark productions to be the presenting sponsor of Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.

The agreement follows YouTube TV’s deals to be the sponsor of high-profile sporting events on TV including the World Series and the NBA Finals. – Broadcast & Cable


Radioplayer intros new touch touchscreen dashboard

The ‘hybrid’ prototype is multiplatform, able to play DAB digital radio, FM, and Internet radio streams. But unlike most modern car radios, the Reference Radio shows a single list of stations across all those platforms. There’s no need to select different sources like DAB, FM, or Internet first – the driver just taps a station logo to play it, and the system does the rest. – Radio Today



Ryan Seacrest among eight named Giants of Broadcasting

Eight television luminaries were named Giants of Broadcasting and Electronic Arts by the Library of American Broadcasting Foundation Tuesday in New York, with Fox Television Stations CEO Jack Abernethy, TV/radio host Ryan Seacrest and Tegna President/CEO Dave Lougee among the inductees. – Broadcast & Cable blog

Meet the millennials changing the face of media

The media industry is taking a new shape in the face of challenges ranging from declining ad revenue to political hostility. But the members of the Forbes 30 Under 30 Media List prove that the work of journalists, storytellers and media entrepreneurs is more vital than ever.

A year after #MeToo, Hollywood’s got a malaise money can’t cure

In the 100-year history of Hollywood, rarely if ever has so much upheaval arrived so fast and on so many fronts. For streaming upstarts like Netflix and Amazon Studios, where the cultures are still forming and money is gushing, the disruption is invigorating. But the rest of the entertainment business is filled with a deep unease. It is not just old-guard men moping about the end of their supremacy. It’s midlevel vice presidents at merging companies worried about whether they are about to lose their jobs. – Brooks Barnes, The New York Times



Winnipeg-born Douglas Rain, who performed for 32 seasons with the Stratford Festival in Ontario but was perhaps most famous for one faceless movie role — the voice of the HAL 9000 computer in Stanley Kubrick’s landmark 1968 film, “2001: A Space Odyssey” — died on Sunday in St. Marys, Ontario. He was 90. – TheNew York Times


50 Cent

50 Cent


50 Cent Takes A Victory Lap at Toronto's Cabana Pool Bar: Canadian Concerts of the Week

Also this week: it's festival season, with Hillside, Le Festif! and the Vancouver Folk Music Festival all happening on the same weekend.

Summer is in swing, and that means festival season. While many of the biggest ones take place in August, this weekend sees a handful of folk or adjacent events with the perfect summer vibes. Find those below, after our concert of the week featuring one of the biggest rap success stories of the last two decades.

Concert of the Week

50 Cent at Cabana Pool Bar, Toronto — Saturday, July 20

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