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Richard Bloom has joined The Canadian Press (CP) as its new Director of Audio, based out of the national newsroom in Toronto. He replaces Rose Kingdon, who is retiring in December after 38 years with CP. Bloom was most recently News Director at BNN Bloomberg and before that spent 13 years at Rogers Sports & Media in various editorial and digital product roles, including Director of Digital News for CityNews and its news radio stations. Kingdon joined what was then Broadcast News in 1985 and has been with CP since. In 2012, she became CP’s Broadcast News Director. She was awarded the RTDNA Lifetime Achievement Award this year.
Jeffrey L. Orridge has been re-appointed as CEO of TVO for another two years, effective Nov. 5. Orridge joined TVO in November 2020 at the height of the pandemic. Prior to that, he served as Commissioner of the Canadian Football League (CFL) and Executive Director of CBC Sports, among other executive roles.
Peter Mansbridge has joined public affairs and advertising agency, spark* as Senior Counsel. The retired CBC News Chief Correspondent will also continue hosting political podcast The Bridge, which is heard on SiriusXM, and contributing to NationalNewswatch.com.
John Sauder has announced his retirement from CBC Winnipeg as he approaches 39 years in broadcasting. Sauder first took to the airwaves in Dec. 1984 as a pilot and traffic reporter for KY58 and 92 CITI FM Winnipeg. “Captain John” spent 10 years as a traffic reporter before making the jump into weather, filling in for CTV’s Sylvia Kuzyk, beginning in 1994. He joined CTV full-time in 2000, going back to school to become a meteorologist in 2004 while continuing to work for CTV. He joined CBC Manitoba in 2007.
Tracy Tong is joining Alan Carter on Global News Toronto’s evening newscast, in addition to anchoring Global News at 11 p.m. Tong will join the anchor desk, Monday to Friday, at 5:30 and 6 p.m. Tong is also the host of Global News’ new series, Crime Beat: Most Wanted, which airs Saturday evenings. Shallima Maharaj moves into the 11 p.m. anchor position on Fridays, while Mark Carcasole will continue to anchor Global News Weekend at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m.
Zahraa Al-Akhrass says she’s no longer employed by Global News after violating the network’s social media policy in expressing her support for the people of Gaza. With Global since 2020, she stated in a post to Instagram that the network had failed her “as a Palestinian, racialized journalist.” The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) told Broadcast Dialogue that Al-Akhrass is not the only journalist they have been in contact with encountering similar newsroom conflict. Read more here.
🔔New job alert: It truly is a dream come true to take on the role of National News Correspondent for @ctvnews and @CTVNationalNews in Toronto. A privilege I hope never to take for granted with the network’s dedicated viewers across the country. pic.twitter.com/dK5rgQsxyY
— Kamil Karamali (@KamilKaramali) November 1, 2023
Kamil Karamali has joined CTV News as its national correspondent in Toronto. Karamali had been with Global News since 2017, most recently in Vancouver as a reporter/anchor. He previously spent 10 months with CTV Calgary as a reporter/anchor in 2017.
Welp, that’s a wrap! After eight years in TV, more than half of it with Global News, it’s time for a new challenge. Couldn’t have asked for a better final assignment than the Heritage Classic ❤️ pic.twitter.com/m8EKXiJQXt
— Cami Kepke (@CamiKepke) October 30, 2023
Cami Kepke has announced she’s leaving television and Global News. Kepke has been a reporter and anchor with the network since 2018, initially in Regina, before joining Global Calgary in 2019. Prior to that, she was a videographer with CTV Atlantic.
Joelle Tomlinson, former morning co-anchor at CTV Calgary, is the new Community Reporter at Global Calgary. Tomlinson, who will be filling a maternity leave, was part of layoffs at Bell Media in June. Her first day at Global is Nov. 6.
Austin Lee has joined CTV Ottawa as a weekend anchor. Lee arrives from CTV Calgary where he’s been the CTV Morning Live reporter for the past two years. Prior to that, he was a videojournalist with CTV Lethbridge.
Treatment of “pre-skin cancer” prevents me from being part of the @Sportsnet World Series broadcast, for now. This is not fun, so please cover up, find shade, and use sunscreen. Thanks to @SNBradFay for taking over. pic.twitter.com/Nap9K8dmkK
— Jamie Campbell (@SNETCampbell) October 30, 2023
Jamie Campbell is on leave from Sportsnet as he undergoes treatment for a “pre-skin cancer” condition. Brad Fay is temporarily stepping in for Campbell on Sportsnet World Series broadcasts.
A quick update… Effective this week, I will no longer be anchoring the 11pm newscast. Instead, I will focus my time on the News at Six. After years of working weekends & late hours, this is a welcome change that will allow me to spend more time with friends & family! @CHCHNews pic.twitter.com/RKdY3bPGPg
— Taz Boga (@TazBogaCHCH) October 31, 2023
Emily Tayler, Manessa Dhanabalan and Jason Gaidola will rotate on the 11 p.m. anchor desk at CHCH-TV Hamilton as part of a new evening VJ rotation. Anchor Taz Boga will move her focus to the flagship 6 p.m. newscast.
Maria Sarrouh has joined CHCH News as a part-time videojournalist. Sarrough arrives from TVO’s The Agenda where she’s a producer.
Catherine Garrett is leaving her Digital Broadcast Journalist position at 980 CKNW Vancouver and Global News to join CityNews Vancouver as a reporter/anchor. Her first day at CityNews will be Nov. 12.
Stephanie Swensrude has joined Taproot Edmonton as a curator and reporter. Swensrude has been with Corus Entertainment in Edmonton for the past year where she served as the content coordinator for 630 CHED. Prior to that, she was a multimedia journalist with Pattison Media in Kamloops.
Heather Backman has been released from afternoons on Star 95.9 (CHFM-FM) Calgary. Backman had been with the station since February of last year and with Rogers Sports & Media since 2019, initially as the morning show host on JACK FM (CHTT-FM) Victoria.
Jess Banks is joining the morning show on 98.3 Star FM Chilliwack (CKSR-FM), alongside Shawn Crites. Banks has been with Rogers Sports & Media’s Country 107.1 (CKQC-FM) Abbotsford for the last eight years, most recently on the morning show, where she’ll still be heard weekend afternoons. Crites had been helming morning drive on Mix 103.7 (CFVR-FM) Fort McMurray.
Charlie De Santia has returned to the morning show on Kool FM (CKMB-FM) Barrie, alongside Dale Smith. De Santia has been documenting her breast cancer diagnosis and subsequent double mastectomy and reconstruction over the past few months.
Rob Christie is coming out of retirement to host the morning show on Fort Saskatchewan, AB’s Mix 107.9 (CKFT-FM), which Kenner Media acquired from Golden West Broadcasting earlier this year. Prior to retiring in 2018, Christie spent a decade at Capital 96.3 (CKRA-FM) Edmonton. He’s also held roles at CHED Edmonton, Mix 99 Toronto, and KISS FM Vancouver, among other stops.
RADIO & PODCAST:
Rogers Sports & Media is shuttering its CityNews radio operations in Ottawa, citing low audiences, revenue declines and a restrictive regulatory environment for AM radio. CityNews went off the air on both the AM and FM band at 1 p.m. ET Thursday with a Rogers Sports & Media spokesperson telling Broadcast Dialogue that resulting layoffs were in the single digits. The company is returning the licence for 1310 (CIWW-AM) to the CRTC, and has restored its Country format station to 101.1 on the dial, following a series of December 2020 moves that saw Country 92.3 debut on CJET-FM in place of the JACK FM brand to make way to simulcast news/talk on FM. Rogers Sports & Media says while CityNews radio programming will no longer be produced or broadcast, the local digital news team will continue to provide local news, traffic and weather on Ottawa.CityNews.ca and its social platforms. Read more here.
Corus Radio is expanding the reach of Tucker & Maura, who as of Wednesday are now being heard on Ottawa’s JUMP! 106.9 (CKQB-FM), in addition to 102.1 The Edge (CFNY-FM) Toronto. Scott Tucker and Maura Grierson took over The Edge morning show in January. The duo was previously heard on Energy 95.3 (CING-FM) Hamilton where they’d been hosting Tucker and Maura in the Morning since March 2019, while being heard in afternoons on Corus’ 103.1 Fresh Radio (CFHK-FM) London. They replace syndicated American morning show Brooke & Jeffrey, which originates from Seattle, ending a six-year run on the station. Read more here.
The Canadian Podcast Awards have unveiled this year’s nominees. Among the podcasts with multiple nominations are You Made Me Queer!, which garnered seven nominations; and Canadian History Ehx, No Quest for the Wicked, and Semi-Qualified Queens, which each earned five nods. Voting is open until Nov. 13.
Canadaland has dropped the first episode of a new longform podcast series with journalist Justin Brake. The Newfoundlander sees The Independent editor and reporter delve into his own family history, putting him in opposition to a story of shared Indigenous ancestry embraced by thousands of people across Newfoundland. A former APTN executive producer, Brake is best known for facing criminal charges in 2017 for reporting from the Indigenous-led occupation of Muskrat Falls. Those charges were later dropped following a landmark 2019 ruling prohibiting the arbitrary use of court injunctions against journalists.
Kelly&Kelly, the boutique, Vancouver-headquartered creative audio and video studio, has directed, edited and sound designed Underwater, a new romantic, neo-noir thriller starring Warner Music platinum-selling artist Jason Derulo and Barbie movie star Alexandra Shipp. Kelly&Kelly says the scripted podcast is part audio drama, part album release, featuring new music from Derulo, including the titular track, Underwater. Available across all major platforms, Warner Music Group, Temple Hill, Interval Presents, and Clamor Audio are partners in the project.
Stingray has announced a new partnership with Air Transat to provide passengers with an enhanced inflight entertainment experience on flights globally. Travellers will have access to a diverse selection of Stingray Music channels, including Hit List, Hot Country, Kids’ Stuff, and TikTok Radio. Destination-themed channels such as Breezy Yacht Rock, Suntan Reggae, and Today’s Hot Tracks: Latin will also be featured, in addition to Qello Concerts, which brings full-length concerts to fliers. An array of podcasts, Stingray Naturescape, and ZenLIFE relaxation videos, are aimd at encouraging passengers to partake in meditation, focus, and sleep-enhancing activities, designed to facilitate a relaxed state during their flight.
Canada’s Walk of Fame has announced Kardinal Offishall as this year’s recipient of the Allan Slaight Music Impact Honour, celebrating the achievements of Canadian musicians who have used their voices and talent to inspire and drive positive impact in the music industry. A multi-award-winning Canadian music icon, producer, A&R executive, and philanthropist, Kardinal will be honoured at the 25th Anniversary Celebration of Canada’s Walk of Fame during a tribute to the 2023 Honourees at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on Saturday, Dec. 2. As a philanthropist, Kardinal hosts the annual Kardi Christmas Party charity event, now in its 23rd year, raising thousands for community initiatives and causes. He’s a founding member of Advance, a non-profit Canadian Black Music Business Collective that mentors, supports and provides opportunities for Black community members working in the Canadian music industry. He currently serves as Global A&R at Def Jam Records.
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Gary Nickerson, 64. Nickerson joined Yarmouths’s CJLS and later Y95 (CJLS-FM) in 1981. He would go on to report, host and serve as News Director for the station for the next 38 years. Following his retirement in 2019, Nickerson hosted the “Outside My Window” podcast, featuring conversations with local community members, alongside friend Quinn Taggart.
Kim Larsson, 66, on Oct. 27, after a brief battle with lung cancer. Larsson graduated from the Columbia Academy of Radio Television & Recording Arts in 1983, getting his start in broadcasting at CHRX Salmon Arm, before moving on to host at CFJC and CIFM Kamloops. He returned to Vancouver and KISS FM (CKKS-FM) in the early ‘90s, followed by stints with the Satellite Radio Network, and then the Rogers Radio stations in Vancouver, including CKWX, CKLG-FM and CFUN. He remained with CKWX until 2010. More recently, he had been reporting for the Canadian Traffic Network (CTN), heard on CKNW and AM 730 (CKGO-AM) Vancouver.
Elizabeth Gray, 86, on Oct. 25, of lung cancer. Gray grew up in Toronto and got her start in journalism at University of Toronto student newspaper, The Varsity, then edited by Peter Gzowski, where she met her husband, the late journalist John Gray. Gray started freelancing for CBC while living in London, returning to Canada in 1965 where she frequently contributed to and later hosted Cross-Country Checkup from 1976-78. She went on produce for Sunday Morning before taking over As It Happens from co-host Barbara Frum in 1981. After being replaced by Dennis Trudeau in 1985, she went on to produce Sunday Morning and other audio projects, retiring just prior to her 70th birthday. Her work with CBC earned her four ACTRA Awards over the years.
TV & FILM:
The Writers Guild of Canada (WGC) has released a new Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Report. The new report reflects membership data from 2017-22 and includes contract data from 58 live-action and 29 animated series that started production last year. When it comes to new members joining the Guild, the share of diverse writers increased from 29% to 56% in 2022, however at the end of 2019, just 8% of members identified as diverse, compared to 15.8% in 2022. For the first time, the report also includes earnings data, showing that while non-diverse animation writers represent 22.9% of working writers and account for 15.4% of total earnings, diverse animation writers represent 8.6% of working writers but only account for 2.2% of total earnings. Read the full report here.
Knowledge Network is announcing Stories (Un)told, a new commissioning stream in partnership with Creative BC, for mid-career to senior B.C. producers and directors to create premium limited documentary series. Funding for the initiative includes $2.25 million from Creative BC, part of a historic $42 million investment made by the Province of B.C. in support of B.C.’s creative sector. Knowledge Network will develop, commission and broadcast three high impact limited documentary series over three years, highlighting B.C. stories that have been hidden from view or that are being reframed with new context and insight.
Paramount Global has announced the global expansion of EyeQ, the ViacomCBS cross-product digital video advertising platform. EyeQ allows advertisers to activate campaigns across the full scale of Paramount’s domestic and international digital content portfolio, spanning brands from CBS Sports to Pluto TV, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central. Paramount says its Pluto TV FAST (Free Ad-Supported Streaming) service, with its growing footprint across four continents and 35 territories, will fuel EyeQ’s international expansion, in addition to the introduction of a Paramount+ ad tier in select international markets, including Australia and Canada, next year. The international launch will begin as a beta program and roll out to all advertising and agency partners in early 2024. Read more here.
Bell Media and Fox Entertainment Global have struck a new licensing and distribution pact that sees the companies partner to support original Canadian productions for Bell Media platforms, including CTV and Crave, and FOX in the U.S. The deal encompasses English-language scripted drama and comedies, unscripted competition, and docuseries with CTV or Crave acting as the commissioning broadcaster. Initial projects will be produced in Canada by Toronto-based prodco Neshama Entertainment. Read more here.
CTV is launching a new, early edition of CTV National News, starting Monday, Nov. 13 to be hosted by veteran anchor Sandie Rinaldo. The half-hour newcast will air weekdays at 5:30 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, CTV.ca, CTVNews.ca, and the CTV and CTV News apps. The flagship edition of CTV National News, led by Chief Anchor Omar Sachedina, will continue to wrap up the news of the day at 11 p.m. ET/PT. CTV National News will also provide segments on key stories that will air as part of the early evening CTV News local newscasts on Saturdays and Sundays. Read more here.
Seth Rogen is among the executive producers behind new competition series, The Great Canadian Pottery Throw Down, for CBC. Set to premiere in winter 2024, the series – based on the British format – will see 10 Canadian potters face off to be crowned “Canada’s top potter.” It’s hosted by Canadian actress and comedian Jennifer Robertson (Schitt’s Creek, Ginny & Georgia). A potter in his own right, Rogen also serves as a guest judge. The series was shot this summer at a studio on Granville Island in Vancouver. Read more here.
CBC has the exclusive Canadian broadcast rights to Now and Then – The Last Beatles Song, a short documentary that explores the story behind the last Beatles song, with exclusive footage and commentary from Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, George Harrison, Sean Ono Lennon and Peter Jackson. Now and Then – The Last Beatles Song will broadcast exclusively in Canada on CBC TV and stream on CBC Gem. The documentary film, written and directed by Oliver Murray, tells the story behind the new single, which was written and sung by John Lennon, and now finally finished by McCartney and Starr more than four decades later.
Nelvana has secured multiple global distribution deals for 3D animated preschool series Builder Brothers Dream Factory (40x11min), including with ITV for the new streaming platform ITVX in the UK. Co-produced by Sinking Ship Entertainment and Scott Brothers Entertainment, the series has made additional deals with Warner Brothers Discovery for Southeast Asia, Genial Media for Spain, and NRK for Norway. The series currently airs on Discovery Kids in Latin America, and on Corus Entertainment’s STACKTV and Treehouse in Canada. Builder Brothers Dream Factory is inspired by the real-life Property Brothers, Drew and Jonathan Scott, a pair of regular kids who use their imagination, creativity, grit and heart to help friends and solve problems in the neighbourhood.
The HISTORY Channel Original docuseries, Our War, shines a light on extraordinary contributions made by Canadians during World War I and II. Over two, one-hour episodes, premiering back-to-back on Nov. 11, descendants of these Canadians explore and share the truths behind their family histories. Each investigation reveals Canadian stories about ordinary individuals who made brave and profound contributions to World War I and World War II.
Corus Entertainment’s Historia invites viewers to delve into the daily life of three stuntmen and stunt coordinators. The new documentary series Cascadeurs, produced by PVP Média and directed by Éli Laliberté and Nathalie Pelletier, shines the spotlight on a profession where preparation and training play key roles in confronting the challenges represented by height, sharp objects, fire, fights, and car chases. Airing beginning Nov. 8, Quebec stunt coordinators Jean Frenette, Héléna Laliberté and Jean-François Lachapelle take viewers through their stunts, from planning to execution on the day of filming.
Discovery’s latest Canadian Original docuseries, Forensic Factor: A New Era premieres Friday, Nov. 17. The six-episode, one-hour docuseries explores how innovations in forensic science, combined with the expertise of dedicated crime scene investigators work together to uncover the truth. Produced in partnership with Bell Media Studios and Attraction, the updated series traces its DNA to the classic Discovery Original Canadian docuseries Forensic Factor, which premiered in 2003, and ran for six seasons. New episodes will also be available on CTV.ca and the CTV app each week.
RONA is returning to Québec television with reality show Le Grand chantier RONA, created in partnership with Bell Media’s Noovo and produced by Zone3. Hosted by Marie-Lyne Joncas, the home improvement competition sees 12 couples compete over 10 weeks to win a brand-new, fully furnished home. The series comes 20 years after the success of Ma Maison RONA.
Super Channel Heart & Home will bring viewers 19 new holiday movies, including 12 festive films making their Canadian broadcast premieres. Underway from Nov. 24 to Dec. 31, this year’s lineup features over 100 new and returning titles available live and On Demand. Thirteen Canadian-made features include Super Channel Heart & Home Original Country Hearts Christmas from Brain Power Studios and starring pro wrestler Chris Jericho and Lainey McAuley. Super Channel’s Teri Hart will be back this season with a series of Instagram Live interviews taking viewers behind the Christmas movie magic.
The Windsor International Film Festival (WIFF) has announced that the winner of the 2023 WIFF Prize in Canadian Film is Humanist Vampire Seeking Consenting Suicidal Person directed by Ariane Louis-Seize. The prize carries a cash value of $25,000, awarded to the film’s director. Philippe Falardeau received the WIFF Spotlight Award for his distinguished film career that has made an impact within the industry. His body of work includes the Oscar-nominated Monsieur Lazhar, The Good Lie starring Reese Witherspoon and My Salinger Year starring Margaret Qualley, Sigourney Weaver and Colm Feore. The award was presented to Falardeau at the screening of Lac-Mégantic: This Is Not An Accident. WIFF runs until Nov. 5.
ONLINE & DIGITAL MEDIA:
Canada Media Fund (CMF) has announced a new pilot program designed to support the growth of mid-career Canadian digital creators making short-form video content for social media platforms. Part of CMF’s Experimental Stream, the Digital Creators Pilot Program (DCPP) will launch with a total budget of $500,000, which will fund content creation as well as business and marketing activities. Creators will need to provide a business plan and demonstrate they have been active for at least 12 months, with an average of one post per month in that period on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok or YouTube. Successful applicants will receive up to $20,000 for eligible costs. Find program guidelines here.
Corus Entertaiment’s Nelvana and London-based Toikido have unleashed six new Piñata Smashlings shorts on Nelvana’s Keep it Weird YouTube channel, based on the popular Roblox game. Nelvana is in the process of developing a new animated children’s series inspired by the gaming IP, which has been played two million times since its debut last summer.
REGULATORY, TELECOM & MEDIA:
Corus Entertainment has suspended its dividend amidst macroeconomic uncertainty and advertising weakness, combined with the impact of the WGA strike and ongoing SAG-AFTRA labour action, impeding Corus’ ability to deliver new episodes of scripted TV programming. Consolidated revenue was flat for the quarter and decreased 5% for the year, while consolidated segment profit decreased 18% for the quarter and 25% for the year. CEO Doug Murphy says the CRTC’s preliminary view that the company should see relief from its regulatory obligations, at least temporarily, is a significant move because it understands the financial environment it is going through. Last week, the CRTC said it is of the view that Corus should have its spending on programs of national interest reduced to five per cent, instead of the regular 8.5%, and to extend the deadline to pay back what it already owes the regulator from the pandemic relief period. Read more here.
Videotron has locked out 214 employees in Gatineau following rejection of the company’s latest offer. The Quebecor subsidiary says the lockout comes after 18 bargaining sessions with representatives of Laurentien-area Local SEVL‑2815 regarding the collective agreement that expired on Aug. 31, 2021, and high‑level meetings between Videotron management and representatives of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE). The company’s last offer included a 14.5% wage increase over seven years, plus lump‑sum payments equivalent to 3% of salary, for a total of 17.5%. The company acknowledges it wants to be able to increase outsourcing, since it currently has over 350 unfilled positions at its call centres despite ongoing recruitment efforts.
The CRTC has published details regarding an investigation into a high-volume phishing campaign, issuing a penalty of $40,000 to Quebec resident Sami Medouni. The CRTC launched its investigation after being alerted by a phone company about a potential scam affecting its customers. The investigation found that between Dec. 22, 2020 and Jan. 14, 2021, Medouni used fraudulently obtained telephone numbers to send over 30,000 phishing text messages to Canadians, without consent, mimicking well-known brands to obtain personal data including credit card numbers, banking credentials and other sensitive information.
The Ontario Association of Broadcasters’ (OAB) upcoming conference, Nov. 7-8, will be focused on helping its industry members “find the way” forward in a challenging time for media. Connection 2023 Committee Chair Jody Brooker says “find the way” emerged as a natural theme in the session planning process this year, with an emphasis on keeping up the positive energy and optimism attendees of Connection 2022 walked away with. Among the sessions curated by the committee are how broadcasters can capitalize on new technology, the new reality of remote work, and how programmers can adapt to new digital tools. On the cusp of being sold out, limited tickets for Connection 2023 are still available. Learn more here.
The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) will present an in-depth conversation on the state of the media with Pulitzer and Peabody Award-winning journalist Connie Walker (Gimlet Media) and Lydia Polgreen, Opinion Columnist at The New York Times on Nov. 9. Followed by an audience Q&A, the discussion will take place at TD Centre. Tickets can be purchased here. The event, part of the CJF’s J-Talks program exploring pressing journalistic issues, will be followed by a cocktail reception and a chance to meet the speakers. The event will also be livestreamed via CPAC.
Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) will host this year’s Night for Rights Gala at Liberty Grand on Nov. 2. Hosted by Devo Brown, Night for Rights 2023 will feature JHR Tunisia’s Nohza Ben Mohamed Albouchi as one of the keynote speakers talking about her experience as a female journalist covering the Arab Spring, and JHR’s role in Tunisia. Afghan Journalist Shogofa Danish, who worked in media for almost eight years, before coming to Canada through JHR’s Meta Fellow program, will also share the story of her move and its impact on her life and career.
The Government of Canada has announced a call for applications for new members for the Independent Advisory Board on Eligibility for Journalism Tax Measures. The Advisory Board is an independent body whose mandate is to provide an independent assessment and a non-binding recommendation to the Minister of National Revenue as to whether an organization that applies for designation is a qualified Canadian journalism organization (QCJO). Applications are currently being accepted for the role of Vice-Chairperson and Member.
BROADCAST TECH & ENGINEERING:
Futuri has announced the launch of Futuri AudioAI, formerly branded as RadioGPT, that due to demand is now available to television broadcasters, digital publishers, streamers and other live audio applications. The end-to-end content system combines automation system integration, Futuri’s TopicPulse story discovery AI, large language model (LLM) technology, and AI voice. Read more here.
NAB Show New York says total preliminary registered attendance reached 12,231 for the Oct. 24-26 event, an increase of 28% year-over-year. Featuring more than 225 sessions hosting nearly 300 speakers, the show floor featured nearly 270 exhibitors, including 60 first-time exhibitors showcasing the latest tech in broadcast, media and entertainment. The 2024 NAB Show New York will be held October 8-10, 2024. Also produced by the National Association of Broadcasters, NAB Show is slated for April 13-17 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
WABE (Western Association of Broadcast Engineers) has extended Early Bird Registration for its upcoming conference to Friday, Nov 3. The WABE community of friends, vendors and experts are looking forward to talking tech, Nov 27-29 in North Vancouver’s Shipyard District. There are still hotel rooms available. Check out the conference schedule here.