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ICYMI: Bell Media kicks off French Open coverage; The CBC gets hip again

TSN will kick off the summer with 500 hours of tennis content, while CBC will do so with a re-broadcast of The Tragically Hip’s final show.

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Lindsay Pattison says transformation is coming at GroupM

The media investment company’s new chief transformation officer on getting the GroupM agencies working together.

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Execs out in shuffle at Starcom Mediavest|Spark

Three high-ranking staff have been let go at the agency’s Toronto office.

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ICYMI: CBC sets Alias Grace premiere date, GroupM launches new content company

In case you missed it: Smak has also hired Amanda Ploughman and Cineplex is opening another Rec Room.

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Five more years for English-language broadcasters: CRTC

A new policy for local TV and the introduction of a public consultation process before closing stations are among new rules as part of the licence renewals.

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Bell targets cord-cutters with app launch

Fibe Alt TV is available to Bell Fibe customers and offers up to 500 live television channels on a variety of screens.

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Buyers talk: All I want for the upfronts is…

With presentations starting today, buyers talk about what they’d like to see in terms of content, what risks will pay off and how linear TV can compete with – or finally make friends with – digital.

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AOL Canada’s Marla Natoli chosen for Cannes ’17 See It Be It

The video and mobile director will attend special creative masterclasses aimed at accelerating the careers of women in the industry.

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ICYMI: Snap’s first public financials, a new beginning for ‘Idol’

In case you missed it: The first public financial results saw some user growth – and a $2 billion net loss – for Snapchat, and American Idol has found a new U.S. network.

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Zenith focuses on business transformation with branding tweak

Kristine Lyrette, president, Zenith Canada, on what the “fresh start” will mean for the Canadian team.

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Graham Moysey on stepping away, AOL and what’s next

The former head of international at the company on why his next move will still be in media.

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Fashion goes undercover with Joe Fresh

The St. Joseph publication is unveiling its second special-format cover this year as it explores a new way of working with brands on editorial content.

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Greater visibility a goal for Publicitas following rebrand

President and CEO Wayne St. John on where the company will be expanding.

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ICYMI: Universal Music CEO gets Cannes honour, Facebook ad revenue up in Q1

In case you missed it: Sir Lucian Grainge will be the 2017 Cannes Lions Media Person of the Year, Facebook’s ad revenue and users were up in Q1 and Ideon Media signs with Scary Mommy and the New York Media group of sites.

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Rogers closes more local TV stations

More than 20 employees have been let go following the closure of the company’s Mississauga and Richmond Hill stations.