#Online and #Digital Media News In Brief

MAtv, Videotron’s community channel, has launched new website matv.ca – a regionalized platform for online viewing. The site features MAtv programs and free localized content.

The Encore+ YouTube channel dedicated to streaming memorable Canadian film and TV shows from the past, has announced a partnership with the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival that will see the launch of the imagineNATIVE Festival Collection on the channel. It will stream a curated selection of Canadian shorts and feature-length films by Canadian Indigenous filmmakers including Zacharias Kunuk, Michelle Latimer, Kent Monkman and Alanis Obomsawin. Click here to access the playlist.

Bell has launched its new Virtual Network Services (VNS) platform, which offers enterprise business customers a catalogue of on-demand network functions that reside in Bell’s private cloud. The first of its kind in Canada, Bell also announced it will be the first Canadian service provider to offer a managed SD-WAN (software-defined wide area network) solution powered by Cisco Viptela, the first Virtual Network Function offered on the Bell VNS platform.

theScore has year-end financial results announcing revenue of $27.7 million, up from $26.3 million in 2017. Revenue for Q4 2018 grew to $5.1 million versus $4.8 million in the same period the previous year. Monthly active users of theScore mobile app on iOS grew by 12.5 per cent year-over-year, including growth of almost 17 per cent in July, driven in part by theScore’s coverage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. As a result, total average monthly active users of theScore mobile app grew by five per cent to 3.7 million in Q4 F2018 versus 3.5 million for the same period in 2017.

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