BNN.ca is the first news site to offer free, real-time Canadian stock quotes from the Toronto Stock Exchange. The move is a blow to competitor subscription services and an industry first. Quoting the latest Numeris data, Bell Media says BNN is attracting 74 per cent of the total audience for all-business television news channels in Canada, averaging three times more audience than its two U.S.-focused rivals combined. BNN.ca also hit record visits and video views last month.
Former MuchMusic personality Ed The Sock, otherwise known as Steven Kerzner, was swiftly issued a takedown notice by Bell Media after posting a video entitled Who Murdered MuchMusic? on his YouTube channel last week. The nostalgia-heavy video lamenting the demise of the music channel was a crowd-funding ploy for Kerzner’s new free media network funetwork.tv. Bell has forced Kerzner to remove the video from YouTube on the grounds of copyright infringement for using the now-defunct MuchMusic logo. His ability to live-stream his weekly comedy show has also been suspended for 90 days.
Saavn is being added to the list of music streaming apps included in Videotron’s Unlimited Music service as of today, bringing the total number of supported apps to 19. Saavn is South Asia’s leading audio entertainment streaming platform that features Bollywood, Hindi and Indian regional music. Unlimited Music lets Videotron customers stream music using popular music apps such as Apple Music, Spotify, Google Play Music, SoundCloud, Deezer and Stingray Music without tapping into their data plan.