Media Beat: October 05, 2018

Media Beat: October 05, 2018

By David Farrell

Scott Moore leaving Sportsnet

After eight years with Rogers Communications the president of Sportsnet and NHL Properties is stepping down at the end of the month. He played a key role in helping Rogers secure a 12-year, $5.2-billion deal with the NHL in 2013, and bring Don Cherry into the fold. – The Canadian Press

CRTC in semi-official discussions with EU regulatory body

The CRTC has signed a two-year memorandum of understanding with the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC), the EU’s telecommunications regulatory agency.

In a statement, BEREC and the CRTC have agreed to cooperate and support their respective efforts to address current and future regulatory challenges in Canada and Europe. They will focus on a number of broad themes, including broadband development and network neutrality.


New CBC president says future of public broadcasting is local and online

Catherine Tait has worked in the film and television industry in Canada and the U.S. for more than 30 years and is quite vocal about the direction she plans to take the national pubcaster. – CBC News

WSJ tops most trusted media brands index

The Wall Street Journal is the most trusted news source in the country, according to the index, with 57.7% of Americans trusting it. It was the only newspaper in the top five, and was followed by ABC News, with 55.9% of respondents trusting the organization; CBS News, with 55.4%; and BBC News, with 55.2%. Interestingly, BBC News was the most trusted cable television news source, ahead of all of the American cable news sources. MSNBC was the leading domestic channel at 11th with 47.4%, followed by CNN at 14th with 46.1%. Fox News ranked 18th with 44.7%. – Forbes

Google launches accelerator to increase diversity in podcasting

The tech firm has partnered with media company PRX to launch the Google Podcasts creator program. PRX, a public radio distribution marketplace, is behind shows like This American Life, Reveal and The Moth Radio Hour. The accelerator aims to remove access barriers to podcasting and to increase the diversity of the podcast industry. – Megan Rose Dickey, TechCrunch


7 innovative ways to monetize your podcast

To explore the opportunities, I reached out to Traci Long DeForge, a podcast expert with a 25-year career helping both startups and Fortune 500 companies (including Google, Hilton, Weight Watchers International, Microsoft and British Airways). Here is what she shared… – Kate Harrison, Forbes

Future Shock: China’s malicious grip on US servers

Vanessa Heins


Music News

Alexisonfire Are Releasing a Live Album from Their Hometown Born & Raised Festival

The St. Catharines, Ontario band are bringing the festival back this summer, and they'll release LIVE Born & Raised 2022, St Catharines ON just in time for fans to hear it first.

After a two year hiatus, Alexisonfire are resurrecting their hometown festival Born & Raised on July 5 and 6 at Montebello Park in St. Catharines, Ontario. Just in time, they're releasing a live album from the last time they held the festival, in 2022.

The album, LIVE Born & Raised 2022, St Catharines ON, captures their career-spanning set from the inaugural edition of the festival. In front of their hometown fans, they played songs from throughout their more-than-two-decades long career.

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