According to Twitter, 71 per cent of Canadians use the platform to enhance their TV viewing experience. Twitter says 33 per cent of Canadian users talk about their favourite shows on the platform before they start, while 67 per cent use it during the show. Another 50 per cent Tweet after the program has ended. 36 per cent of Canadian users say the platform helps them discover new shows, while 35 per cent credit it with helping them decide what to watch. The three most-mentioned shows on the platform, between April 2016 and May 2017, were Game of Thrones, Big Brother and Saturday Night Live.
The CBC has obtained a federal government advertising ‘blacklist’ of websites, obtained through a freedom of information request, that includes far-right outlets like The Rebel and Breitbart, as well as TMZ, Esquire and Cosmopolitan. The internal blacklist contains more than 3,000 websites federal government advertising won’t appear on, including sites promoting hate, porn and gambling. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) tells the public broadcaster, sites can also be blacklisted if they consistently underperform in advertising campaigns.
theScore has redesigned its flagship app, based on analyzing data and direct user feedback. Available now on the App Store and launching soon on Google Play, fans can now use the app to build a personalized Favorites feed of multimedia content from their top teams, players and leagues, stories from theScore newsroom and curated social content from around the web. The new Discover section also helps users uncover trending stories and topics.