YouTube Music and YouTube Premium have launched in Canada. YouTube Premium (formerly YouTube Red) is being offered free for three months ($11.99/mo. after that, $17.99/mo. for Family Plans). In addition to no ads, YouTube Premium members can access the full slate of YouTube Originals shows and movies. Google Play Music subscribers in Canada will automatically receive access to YouTube Music Premium at their current price with Google Play Music remaining unchanged.
Rogers Media has launched KitchenerToday.com, led by its newstalk station 570 NEWS (CKGL-AM) and featuring live stream video from the Rogers tv community channel. The digital news site is Rogers’ third collaboration with Village Media following the launch of HalifaxToday.ca and OttawaMatters.com.
The Logic, a new Canadian subscription news outlet focused on the innovation economy, has been soft-launched by former Toronto Star and Boston Globe digital editor David Skok. Modeled in part after Silicon Valley news site The Information, The Logic’s initial offering includes a free, weekday afternoon email briefing and two paywalled feature stories per week.