Sportsnet and YouTube Canada have teamed up to bring “Watch a Game with Steve Dangle” back throughout the 2021-22 NHL season. Leafs fans can watch Saturday night Hockey Night in Canada matchups on the Sportsnet YouTube channel with each livestream hosted by Sportsnet analyst and YouTube creator Steve Dangle, along with featured guests and hockey enthusiasts. The debut of “Watch a Game with Steve Dangle” during the 2021 NHL Playoffs generated nearly 5 million views on YouTube. Viewers can enjoy several only-on-YouTube features as part of the livestream, including the live chat feature and in-game polls. Fans who missed the livesteam will also be able to watch it back, any time. Watch a Leafs Game with Steve Dangle will air 23 times throughout the regular season, during every Saturday night Leafs game, starting at 7 p.m. ET.
U Sports says its digital partnership with CBC Sports has resulted in record online viewership. It says digital coverage over 37 games has increased by more than 643% compared to the same period in 2019-20, with 97% of those audiences coming from CBC Sports digital platforms. Highlights of the 71 English and French broadcasts to date include total views exceeding digital viewership for the entire 2019-20 season (150 broadcasts) by 8%. MacEwan University’s historic win in women’s soccer was the most-watched English language championship, while Montréal’s men’s soccer championship was the most-watched French broadcast. Queen’s women’s rugby title on home turf saw a 300% increase in views compared to 2019, with views of the Toronto-Victoria women’s field hockey championships series up by 4000%.
Media Central Corporation, the parent company of NOW Magazine and the Georgia Straight, is touting a seven figure improvement in operating losses in its financial reporting for the three and nine months ending Nov. 30. The company also announced it has retained Toronto-based Foundation Markets to restructure its debt and raise new investment capital to support its 2022 growth plan. NOW Magazine and the Georgia Straight delivered significant third quarter 2021 improvements compared to Q3 2020 in two key operating performance measures. For the three months ending Sept. 30, operating losses decreased from $1,291,000 in Q3 2020 to $312,000 in Q3 3021. For the nine months ending Sept. 30, 2021 operating losses YTD improved from $3,807,000 in 2020 to $1,221,000 in 2021. For the three months ended Sept. 30, advertising revenues of $613,000 were up 52% over the same quarter in 2020.
QYOU Media, the digital content producer and distributor operating in India and the U.S. and headquartered in Toronto and L.A., is reporting a 1109% year-over-year revenue increase in its latest quarterly report. Revenue for the three months ended Sept. 30 was in the range of previously announced guidance at $4,725,463, up from $390,950 over the same period in Q1 2020 representing a year-over-year increase of 1109% and an increase of 81% over the preceding quarter. The revenue growth was primarily driven by increased ad sales in India on the flagship channel, The Q, along with strong performance by the QYOU USA and Chtrbox Influencer Marketing business units.