Ronnie Stanton has been promoted to Vice-President, Audio at Corus Entertainment, leading the Corus Audio division and overseeing its 39 FM and AM radio stations as well as the Curiouscast Podcast Network. Stanton’s appointment comes following Brad Phillips’ retirement from the company this month. A veteran of radio in Australia, Canada, and the U.S., Stanton is on his second run with Corus, initially joining the company in 2013 as a talent coach and Brand Director for CFOX Vancouver, before being promoted to VP of National Brands and Programming. He’d held the title of VP, FM Radio Programming since early last year. Read more here.
Joey Slattery has announced his departure from CTV Winnipeg. Slattery had been the station’s Sports Director since 2020. Prior to Winnipeg, he was an anchor and video journalist with CTV in Edmonton and Regina. Slattery has made his sideline reporting debut with the Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL) Winnipeg Sea Bears.
Kate McKenna is joining CBC’s Parliamentary Bureau full-time. For the last year, she’s been filling in as a national reporter, first in Halifax and more recently on Parliament Hill. McKenna started her career with the public broadcaster as a Joan Donaldson Scholar, going on to spend a decade as a reporter and video journalist in Montreal, along with stops in Iqaluit, Whitehorse and her home province of P.E.I.
Kate Walker has joined CityNews Vancouver as a video journalist. Walker arrives from the Saltwire Network in Halifax where she’s been a multimedia producer and host for the last three years. Prior to that, she was a video journalist with CTV Atlantic.
Olivia Jones has joined CityNews 1130 (CKWX-AM) Vancouver as morning co-anchor. Jones was previously with Bell Media for 17 years, most recently as midday host on Move 103.5 (CHQM-FM), up until getting caught up in a round of layoffs in March 2022.
Weekends with Scott Shantz has made its debut on 980 CKNW Vancouver. Shantz, who is best-known for his run in mornings on Z95.3 (CKZZ-FM), has previously filled-in as a host and producer on Corus Entertainment’s late night national talk show. Shantz steps into the role vacated by Stirling Faux, who is now hosting afternoons on Durham Radio’s WAVE 98.3 (CIWV-FM) Vancouver.
Toby Kerr has joined the UBC Thunderbirds as Sports Information Coordinator, overseeing stats, managing a student staff and writing articles for the website. Kerr announced a move away from the industry last fall with his departure from 980 CKNW Vancouver. He had also worked with Rogers Sports & Media’s CityNews 1130 (CKWX-AM) Vancouver and 680 News (CFTR-AM Toronto, prior to getting caught up in a round of layoffs.
Scotty Mars, afternoon drive host and assistant program director at Surge 105 (CKHY-FM) Halifax, has announced his departure from the station. Mars rejoined the station in 2021 after being part of the original launch team in 2010, in addition to another two-year run in mornings from 2016-18. Dylan Langille, an alum of Country 100.7 (CJHK-FM) Bridgewater and 89.3 K-Rock (CIJK) New Minas, is currently being heard in weekday afternoons on Surge.
Ryan Sullivan, who’d been co-hosting mornings on Surge 105 (CKHY-FM) Halifax for the last two years, has joined Rawlco Radio’s Rock 102 (CJDJ-FM) Saskatoon in afternoon drive. Prior to Surge 105, “Sully” worked as a National Digital Host with the JACK FM brand, based in Vancouver, and was notably one of the “Green Men” known for sitting beside the opposing team’s penalty box during Vancouver Canucks games in their green full-body spandex suits.
Lauren O’Neil is leaving BlogTO after nearly seven years. O’Neil joined the publication in 2017 as a staff writer and had been a senior editor for the last five years. Prior to that, she was a trends reporter and social media producer with CBC Toronto.
Sonia Thibault, Director of Acquisitions – Lifestyle & Documentaries at Quebecor Content, is leaving the company after a decade “to embark on a new adventure in the philanthropic world.” Thibault has been working in media for almost 25 years, holding previous roles at Muse Entertainment, NFB and TVA Group.
Charlene Gavel has been appointed President and CEO of SaskTel. Gavel takes on the role from Doug Burnett, who announced his retirement from the company after 30 years in February. Gavel has served as Chief Financial Officer for SaskTel for nine years and prior to that was the Chief Financial Officer at SaskTel International. She previously held CFO and VP, Finance positions with the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region and Information Services Corporation (ISC). She currently serves on the boards of SaskTel International, Public Employees Pension Plan (PEPP), Conexus Arts Centre, and the Hospitals of Regina Foundation.
Louise Berube, Director, Allocations & Services at NABS (National Advertising Benevolent Society) for the past 13 years, is no longer with the non-profit. “In order to ensure that the charity is best positioned to offer the critical support for which we are known, we are reimagining our programs and services offering,” NABS Board Chair Tom Shipman shared in a statement Tuesday. The charity, which has supported those in the media, marketing and communications industry for the past 40 years, says it will share more about its plans for the future shortly.
Jonathan Levin has joined PSSI Global Services as a project manager in the company’s Strategic Television division. Prior to joining Strategic Television, he launched Amazon Prime Video’s 24/7, ad-supported sports network, Sports Talk. His experience also includes managing sports content and programming for AT&T’s DirecTV, where he supervised the NFL Sunday Ticket broadcast operation and served as lead for NBA League Pass.
RADIO & PODCAST:
Evanov Communications’ Arise Christian Radio AM 1380 (CKPC-AM) in Brantford, ON has gone dark. CKPC-AM had been broadcasting a Christian Contemporary music format since September 2020 when Evanov moved the station’s former Country format to sister station CFWC-FM, with an eye toward maximizing profitability on the FM band. This is the second AM station the company has shuttered in the last three years, with CHRF 980 AM Montreal, the company’s only French-language station, going dark in June 2020. “Like other broadcasters, Evanov Communications is at a junction that has been brought about by competitive forces, economic conditions and the residual effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are assessing the ongoing impact of these factors on our business, and are adjusting, realigning, and reinventing ourselves where necessary,” said Allison Worone, General Counsel at Evanov, in a statement provided to Broadcast Dialogue. Read more here.
First Peoples Radio (FPR), which operates ELMNT FM Indigenous radio stations in Ottawa and Toronto, says without further tangible benefits support, they will be forced to close. FPR has filed a Part 1 application with the CRTC requesting the redirection of $2 million ($1 million per year) of the $30,104,028 tangible benefits package approved by the commission to support CFPO-FM and CFPT-FM. FPR says despite making efforts over the last two years to diversify the not-for-profit’s funding base and expand advertising revenue, including pursuing government funding to support Indigenous content, efforts have been unsuccessful or insufficient to meet operating requirements. The station undertook significant layoffs last October. Read more here.
CRTC has renewed the broadcasting licence for My Broadcasting Corporation’s Freq 90.5 (CJMB-FM) Peterborough, also approving a request to delete conditions of service that saw it previously devote more than 50% of each broadcast week to spoken word programming. In its application, MBC said it had been forced to back away from its sports/talk format as a result of the shutdown of most sports during the pandemic. The CRTC decision finds that CJMB-FM would likely continue to struggle to find financial footing should it have to continue to operate in the specialty format, heightened by the fact that it operates with much lower power than the other commercial radio stations in Peterborough with which it competes.
The CRTC has denied a proposal by Rogers Sports & Media seeking a reduction in the amount of Canadian content it’s obligated to play on KiSS 91.7 (CHBN-FM) Edmonton. The commission rejected a proposal to reduce Canadian content from 40% to 35% between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday to Friday, saying Rogers did not demonstrate in its application how such a reduction would improve the financial situation of CHBN. In its application, Rogers stated that the greater 40% Canadian musical selections threshold creates an undue burden on the station for no other reason than implementing a condition of service imposed in 2004 when the licensing application was first approved.
The CRTC has denied an application by Faithway Communications Inc. to renew the broadcasting licence for Fredericton, NB religious music station CJRI-FM and its transmitters CJRI-FM-1 Woodstock, CJRI-FM-2 St. Stephen, and CJRI-FM-3 New Bandon. Accordingly, the licence will expire Aug. 31 at midnight. The commission says in light of the severity of numerous instances of non-compliance, the station’s history and the licensee’s failure to respond to the commission, including failing to appear at a May public hearing, it finds that not renewing the broadcast licence for CJRI-FM and its transmitters is the only appropriate measure under the circumstances.
The CRTC has approved an application by Pickering College Campus Radio for a broadcasting licence to operate an English-language community FM radio station in Newmarket, ON to replace its low-power English-language campus radio station CHOP-FM Newmarket. The proposed station will operate at 102.7 MHz (channel 274A1) with an average effective radiated power (ERP) of 33.5 watts. During the school-year, the total amount of community-created or hosted programming will equate to 95 hours a week with student created or hosted programming equating to 31 hours a week. In the summer months, the ratios of community-led or hosted programming will increase to 105 hours a week, representing 83% of total programming and 21 hours a week for student created or hosted programming. Music broadcast by the station will be a mix of alternative, rock, pop, classic rock, and jazz music, with a focus on independent and emerging artists.
Pattison Media’s 94.3 NOW!radio (CHNW-FM) Winnipeg temporarily rebranded Tuesday as 94.3 MEOW!radio, in celebration of International Cat Day. Morning hosts Marika and Turnbull unveiled the new name at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday morning, raising awareness of the “MEOWtain of cats” in need of loving homes at the Winnipeg Humane Society. The rebrand was complete with MEOW!radio IDs. The station also changed its electronic billboards for the day, urging listeners to “Listen MEOW!” Read more here.
Orbyt Media, in partnership with The Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund, has announced the return of “A Day to Listen” for a third straight year on Sept. 30, the National Day for Truth & Reconciliation. So far, more than 500 radio stations – spanning all formats, regions and broadcasters – have participated. This year’s program will be hosted by William Prince, Aysanabee and Shoshona Kish of the band Digging Roots. Special guests include Buffy Sainte-Marie, Dr. Amy Cardinal Christianson, Cindy Blackstock, and former NHL’er Jordin Tootoo.
Edison Research’s Share of Ear study has shared a quarterly update looking at all audio usage among Americans, 13+. AM/FM Radio (which combines over-the-air with listening to radio stations via their streams) is down one point to 36%. Owned music (listening to CDs, vinyl, owned digital files, etc.) dropped two points to 7%, while Podcasts gained one point to hit another new all-time high of 10% of all listening. Audiobooks were also up one point, now accounting for 3% of all time spent with audio.
The Podcast Academy’s Ambies’ are open to nominations until Nov. 17. Production companies, individual producers/creators, and distributors of a podcast series which published at least three episodes during the period from Jan. 1, 2023, to Dec. 31, 2023 are eligible for consideration. Any ongoing podcast can enter, and any miniseries podcast can enter so long as they published episodes in 2023.
LISTEN: Lauren Passell, owner of Tink Media, is on the Sound Off Podcast joining Matt Cundill to talk about podcast marketing. Lauren, along with Arielle Nissenblatt, embarked on podcasting’s ultimate PR campaign last April with the “Adopt-a-Listener” initiative to recruit more people to connect with podcasts. Listen on your favourite podcast app or here:
Red Robinson will be posthumously honoured at the PNE (Pacific National Exhibition) on Aug. 31. The late Vancouver DJ, who passed away in April, had a long association with the PNE, emceeing shows there starting in the 1950s. To honour Robinson’s contributions, the organization will host Red Robinson Day on the 66th anniversary of the famed Elvis Presley concert Robinson emceed. At noon on Red Robinson Day, the PNE will host a special bench dedication ceremony serving as a permanent tribute to Robinson’s influence on the music industry and his lifelong connection to the fair. The event is free with fair admission. A special display of iconic ’50s cars will be on site at Festival Park throughout the day, saluting Robinson’s love affair with the 50s era. At 6 p.m. Elvis tribute artist Aaron Wong will perform, followed by the evening’s Summer Night Concert featuring Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo and a special video presentation commemorating Robinson’s life and achievements promoting rock ‘n roll.
Chris Bowen, 38, on July 31. Bowen’s interest in radio was piqued as a volunteer at University of Waterloo campus station, Radio Waterloo (CKMS-FM), prior to his enrollment in Humber College’s Radio Broadcasting program in the fall of 2003. Bowen’s first full-time job in broadcasting, following his graduation in 2005, was as a junior reporter at CHAT Radio and TV in Medicine Hat, along with Pattison Media’s my96 (CFMY-FM). In 2006, he landed at 660 News (CFFR-FM) Calgary where he was a newsroom mainstay for the next 17 years, up until the time of his passing. Starting out anchoring evenings and weekends, Bowen wore many hats over his nearly two decades with the station, rising to the position of Managing Editor in August 2022.
Frank E. Milne, 88, on July 27. A long time television math teacher, Milne began his teaching career at Queen Elizabeth High School in Halifax before his foray into TV with the CBC and Nova Scotia Department of Education. Serving in the role for 13 years, he went on to hold the title of Vice Principal, Extension Services and Registrations at Nova Scotia Institute of Technology (now Nova Scotia Community College) for almost two decades. Milne was also a judge and advisor for 15 years on high school TV competition series “Reach for the Top.” Among his professional associations, he served as the founding President of the N.S. Math Teachers Association; National President of the Canadian Correspondence School Directors; and served as treasurer of the Maritime Branch of ACTRA. In 1990, while Milne was in the midst of retirement, a group of current and former students approached him with the idea of setting up a scholarship in his name at Queen Elizabeth High School. The first scholarship was awarded in 1992 and set up as a charity under the Halifax Youth Foundation, on which Milne had served for 40 years as a Board Member, with a goal of establishing an endowment of $25,000. In 2002, he was awarded the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal for his contribution to education.
TV & FILM:
Lionsgate has confirmed it will acquire eOne from Hasbro in a transaction valued at approximately $500 million. Under the agreement, Lionsgate acquires eOne’s 6,500-title film and television library, including features and series like 1917, Atomic Blonde, Green Book, Grey’s Anatomy, Criminal Minds, and Designated Survivor, as well as its film division, and scripted and unscripted television business, powered by The Rookie TV franchise, Showtime’s Yellowjackets, and long-running reality series Naked & Afraid. As part of the deal, Lionsgate also acquires film development rights to Hasbro’s Monopoly, based on the iconic board game. Lionsgate says the eOne acquisition will allow it to continue to scale its operations in the UK and Canada, where it has recently launched production partnerships with BBC Studios (Ghosts), Channel Four (Motherland), CBC (Son of A Critch), Rogers’ CityTV (Wong & Winchester) and Bell Media. Read more here.
WildBrain Television has filed a Part 1 application with the CRTC putting forward an “undue” preference allegation against Bell. Heavily redacted, the complaint to the commission is in regard to the distribution of Family Channel, Family Jr., WildBrain TV and Télémagino, alleging “disadvantageous treatment of the WildBrain services by Bell.” The application notes the highly competitive landscape for children’s programming, including foreign streaming services and Bell’s own CRAVE service, asserting that “by creating this disadvantage for the WildBrain Services, Bell is providing a direct advantage to the sole direct competitor to these services in English markets,” namely Corus Entertainment. The deadline for interventions is Sept. 8.
TIFF has announced Academy Award–winning directors Pedro Almodóvar and Spike Lee as the first honourees of this year’s Tribute Awards. Almodóvar will receive the Jeff Skoll Award in Impact Media presented by Participant, and Lee, a cultural icon who has influenced generations of filmmakers, will receive the TIFF Ebert Director Award. The 2023 Tribute Awards will take place Sunday, Sept. 10 during the 48th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival at Fairmont Royal York Hotel. Now in its fifth year, past honourees include Michelle Yeoh, Brendan Fraser, Jessica Chastain, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Joaquin Phoenix, and Taika Waititi, among others.
Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) will air its eighth roadblock fundraising special, supporting research and new treatments for cancer, Saturday, Aug. 19. Debuting in a new format, the televised celebration entitled “How It Started, How It’s Going” will recognize SU2C’s impact and progress over the last 15 years. Celebrities making a special appearance include Elizabeth Banks, Jessica Biel, Don Cheadle, Katie Couric, Tony Hale, Ken Jeong, Julianne Moore, Tig Notaro, Jimmy Smits, and Justin Timberlake. A special segment will also feature Canadian broadcast personalities Yannick Bisson (CBC’s Murdoch Mysteries), Johnny Garbutt (Q107), Danielle Michaud (Sportsnet), and Sandie Rinaldo (CTV National News), who share their personal connections to cancer. The biennial special will air simultaneously on more than 50 participating media platforms across Canada and the U.S. with broadcasters carrying the show donating one hour of simultaneous commercial-free prime time. The telecast will also be available on-demand on several streaming platforms.
Boman Martinez-Reid is set to star in newly-ordered Crave Original comedy series, Made for TV with Boman Martinez-Reid. The six-episode, 30-minute comedy series is produced by Alibi Entertainment. Fusing elements of sitcoms, mockumentaries, and reality shows, each episode follows Martinez-Reid as he tackles a new genre of television with the help of celebrity advisors and “real” people. The Canadian actor and producer’s TikTok persona and parodies of reality TV have catapulted him to 2M followers and landed him a judging spot on Canada’s Drag Race. The series is set to shoot on location in Toronto, with additional casting details to be announced.
WildBrain is announcing new deals across distribution and consumer-products licensing for Emmy Award-winning animation action-adventure series Carmen Sandiego, produced by HarperCollins Productions and WildBrain’s animation studio in Vancouver. In distribution deals, WildBrain has inked new partnerships for seasons one to four (33 x 30’ total) with RTS (Switzerland), TVNZ (New Zealand), BIGI Channel (Israel), Edel Music and Entertainment (Germany), and SIC K and Txillo (Portugal). In global consumer products, WildBrain CPLG, the company’s licensing agency, has signed a new partnership with Threadless for a wide range of products across apparel, home décor, bedding, headwear, bags, accessories, hosiery, skateboards and decks; a deal with The Loyal Subjects for fashion dolls and figurines, and a new digital audio product with Tonies.
Big Brother Canada, Global and Insight Productions have opened casting for Season 12. Coming to Global in Spring 2024, you can apply online at BigBrotherCanada.ca for the opportunity to become a #BBCAN12 houseguest. Season 25 of Big Brother is currently airing three nights a week on Global and STACKTV, Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT, Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT, and Sundays at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
TSN+, the new stand-alone digital streaming service from TSN, has introduced subscription options at $8/month or $80 annually. Access to TSN+ is included for those who subscribe directly to TSN through TSN.ca or the TSN app. The new subscription options are being made available in advance of the start of the 2023 NFL season. TSN+ is also the exclusive home of PGA Tour Live in Canada, providing more than 4,300 hours of coverage of PGA tournaments, highlighted by the FEDEXCUP Playoffs, taking place throughout the month of August and culminating with the Tour Championship beginning Aug. 24.
A Beachcombers 50th Anniversary reunion will be held at Molly’s Reach in Gibsons, B.C., Sept. 15-17. Hosted by former cast member Jackson Davies and Friends of the Beachcombers, the event is open to former cast, crew and fans. Events will include screenings, meet and greets, location tours, and more.
ONLINE & DIGITAL MEDIA:
The Tri-City News, Burnaby Now and New Westminster Record deliver their final print editions Thursday, Aug. 10. The Glacier Media-owned papers are moving to deliver news online only. In a post to the websites of all three publications, publisher Lara Graham said it was a difficult decision to make, but the right one to respond to changing market conditions in the media industry.
REGULATORY, TELECOM & MEDIA:
News Media Canada, the Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB) and CBC/Radio-Canada are calling on the Competition Bureau to investigate Meta’s decision to block news from its platforms in Canada. The applicants are asking the Bureau to use its investigative and prosecutorial tools to prohibit the digital giant from continuing to block Canadians’ access to news content and that Meta be prohibited from discriminating, by algorithm or any other means, against content from news organizations. The application maintains that Meta is continuing to abuse its dominant position, as evidenced by similar tactics used in other jurisdictions, including Australia. Read more here.
Stingray is the latest Canadian broadcaster to announce it’s suspending all advertising on Facebook and Instagram in Canada, in response to Meta’s move to block Canadian journalistic content on its platforms. “We believe in the importance of a diverse and vibrant media landscape that supports a healthy democracy. We cannot tolerate Meta’s recent decision to block news from Canadian news media publishers and their potential implications for Canadian news content. As a result, we have decided to pause our advertising on Facebook and Instagram,” said Erick Boyko, CEO and co-founder of Stingray, in a statement Tuesday. Stingray is calling on businesses, governments, and institutions “to express their disagreement with Meta’s affront to public policy and the news media through their advertising placement choices.”
TELUS has released its unaudited results for the second quarter of 2023, announcing it’s trimming 6,000 jobs globally. Consolidated Operating revenues increased by 13% year-over-year to $4.9 billion, driven by higher service revenues at TELUS technology solutions (TTech) and Digitally-led customer experiences at TELUS International (DLCX). That growth was partially offset by lower TV and fixed legacy voice services revenues. TELUS declared a quarterly dividend of $0.36, an increase of 7.4% over the same period last year.
BCE’s Q2 2023 results show consolidated revenue growth of 3.5% with net earnings of $397 million, down 39.3%, with net earnings attributable to common shareholders of $329 million, or $0.37 per common share, down 44.8%. Cash flows from operating activities were down 8.9% to $2,365 million. Q2 highlights saw Bell record its highest number of retail Internet net activations since 2007, up 10.2% to 24,934. Bell Media operating revenue decreased 1.9% to $805 million as a result of lower year-over-year advertising revenue, offset by higher subscriber revenue, which increased by 3.9%, driven mainly by Crave and sports direct-to-consumer streaming. Total Crave subscriptions increased 5% from last year to approximately 3.2 million customers, which included a 27% increase in direct-to-consumer streaming subscribers. Ad revenue was down 9.0%, as advertiser demand and spending across all traditional media platforms remained soft due to unfavourable macroeconomic conditions. That was partly offset by strong growth in digital advertising with total digital revenues up 20%.
TVA Group recorded revenues in the amount of $138.8 million for the second quarter of 2023, a year-over-year decrease of $8.7 million. Net loss attributable to shareholders was $7.8 million or $0.18 per share, compared with net loss attributable to shareholders of $3.2 million or $0.07 per share for the same quarter of 2022. $4,539,000 in negative adjusted EBITDA was recorded in the Broadcasting segment, a $4,390,000 unfavourable variance due mainly to lower traditional advertising revenues, partially offset by an increase in digital ad revenues, mainly for TVA+, and savings generated by the company’s restructuring plan. $413,000 in negative adjusted EBITDA was reported in the Film Production & Audiovisual Services segment (MELS) due mainly to lower volume in soundstage, mobile and equipment rental, postproduction and media accessibility. $582,000 in adjusted EBITDA was recorded in the Production & Distribution segment, a favourable variance of $1,071,000, attributable mainly to higher gross margin on the international distribution of films produced by companies in the Incendo Group.
Justice Sheilagh O’Connell has ruled on a publication ban violation by Global News in the case of eight teenage girls charged with the murder of Toronto homeless man Kenneth Lee. A Global reporter messaged people thought to be related to one of the accused, using the full name of the accused in the messages. O’Connell writes in her decision that while journalists must be able to do important investigative work as thoroughly and as vigorously as possible, “when a journalist’s investigation involves a young person facing criminal charges, this work should not involve the careless dissemination of the young person’s full name and criminal charges on Facebook or other social media platforms without knowing the intended recipients of the information…It is critical for the young persons in this case, as well as for the broader community, that the young persons’ right to a fair trial and right to privacy are protected.”
Global BC anchor Sophie Lui is being honoured as the 2023 recipient of the Shelley Fralic Award by the Jack Webster Foundation, celebrating a journalist concerned with making her community a better place. The anchor of Global BC News at 5 and co-anchor of the flagship Global BC News Hour at 6, the foundation says Lui’s unwavering dedication to journalism, mentoring, community service, and advocacy epitomizes the legacy of the late Vancouver Sun columnist the award is named for, who passed away in 2021. Read more here.
Global News has won Gold in the 2023 PROMAX Awards for Total Package Design for the Global News Rebrand, introduced last fall. PROMAX is the global association for the entertainment marketing industry, representing thousands of people who create, market, and distribute content in media. The awards celebrate the best in brand promotion and design for the industry.
BROADCAST TECH & ENGINEERING:
Orbyt Media has entered into an agreement with Futuri to add its RadioGPT AI-powered localized radio content solution to Orbyt’s lineup of services. “The worldwide response to RadioGPT has been incredible,” said Tracy Gilliam, Chief Strategy Officer at Futuri, in an announcement. “Canada is a very important market to us and we’re pleased to partner with Orbyt to bring our capabilities to a wider group of innovative broadcasters.”
FEATURE: AI in media is just one of the topics that will be featured at the upcoming WABE (Western Association of Broadcast Engineers) Convention, Nov. 27-29 in Vancouver. Featuring three different tracks of papers, WABE is also partnering with SBE (Society of Broadcast Engineers) to provide space and a proctor for SBE certification exams to be written on the afternoon of Nov. 28. Registration is now open. Read WABE President Tessa Potter’s latest update here.