CBC Indigenous has launched Original Voices, an immersive exploration of Indigenous languages in Canada. It offers a place to listen to and learn from language keepers, explores how Indigenous languages are being revitalized, and highlights how they’re being preserved. Created to celebrate the United Nations’ International Year of Indigenous Languages, Original Voices includes an interactive map showing 30 of the over 80 Indigenous languages spoken across Canada, and a series of original video and audio storytelling designed to immerse users in each language experience. Going forward, Original Voices will be the hub for all CBC Indigenous language content.
Groupe Média TFO, Ontario’s French-language multi-platform public broadcaster, has reached more than a billion views on its YouTube channels. To mark the milestone, it launched the “Proudly Educational, Proudly Francophone” campaign Dec. 3 alongside Ontario Education Min. Stephen Lecce and Caroline Mulroney, Min. of Francophone Affairs. Since launching in 2010, Groupe Média TFO has continued to increase its digital presence through its YouTube network, which now features 22 channels. It has won two YouTube awards, including a Silver Play Button for Mini Dorémi and a Gold Play Button for Mini ABC.
Media Central Corporation has acquired alt-weekly NOW Magazine and nowtoronto.com in a $2 million dollar deal. NOW Magazine becomes Media Central’s second property, boosting its reach to approximately 25 million annual readers. Brian Kalish, CEO of MediaCentral, says the acquisition of NOW is part of a strategy to consolidate 100 alternative publications and unify their creative class-focused readership within MediaCentral.
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