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Link: CBC to launch ad-free paid streaming option as part of revamped TV app

From The Canadian Press:

Link: CBC to launch ad-free paid streaming option as part of revamped TV app
CBC said Monday it plans to launch a paid version of a new CBC TV app that will let viewers watch programs without ads.

The broadcaster said in a memo that the new app, which will also be available for free in an ad-supported version, will allow users to live stream CBC TV, watch episodes on demand on the same day they’re released, see ad-free children’s programming and see series not aired on the network. Continue reading.

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Link: Veteran Canadian film producer and broadcaster Felix “Fil” Fraser dies at 86

From Etan Vlessing of The Hollywood Reporter:

Link: Veteran Canadian film producer and broadcaster Felix “Fil” Fraser dies at 86
Fil Fraser, who worked as a broadcaster, writer and radio, TV and film producer over five decades, died Sunday of unspecified causes. He was 86.

“Fil Fraser was a great Albertan whose storied career made him a national treasure and a living legend,” Michael Jorgensen, board chair of the Alberta Media Production Industries Association, said Monday in a statement. Continue reading.

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Link: ACTRA says it’s expediting sexual-harassment complaints processes

From Victoria Ahearn of The Canadian Press:

Link: ACTRA says it’s expediting sexual-harassment complaints processes
The union for Canada’s TV and film performers says it’s expediting its discipline processes for sexual harassment and assault complaints.

At a panel discussion on sexual harassment hosted Friday by the organization behind the Toronto International Film Festival, ACTRA Toronto president Theresa Tova outlined a number of immediate steps the union is taking as it also works with other industry stakeholders on longer-term strategies. Continue reading.

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Link: ‘I think I passed’: CBC’s Hubert Lacroix reflects on his time as president

From Simon Houpt of The Globe and Mail:

Link: ‘I think I passed’: CBC’s Hubert Lacroix reflects on his time as president
Every president of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation faces challenges, but Lacroix’s tenure was unusually crisis-filled, from a series of budget and staff cuts (in 2009, 2012 and 2014, totalling about 1,900 jobs); the loss of the NHL broadcasting contract; the Ghomeshi scandal and the ensuing revelations of a toxic workplace culture designed to placate hosts; and a conflagration within the human-resources department which sparked a series of lawsuits by former employees. Continue reading.

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Links: A Christmas Fury

From John Doyle of The Globe and Mail:

Link: A Christmas Fury is a new cracked and crazy Christmas classic
You will not see another holiday-themed special like this, ever. All others pale beside it, so get ready to get embrace the cracked humour of a new Canadian classic. Continue reading.

From Melissa Hank of Canada.com:

Link: Mary Walsh unveils Hatching, Matching, & Dispatching TV movie
“You know what they say about close friends, that even if you don’t see each other for 20 years, it’s like you were in the same room all the time? That’s what it was like when everybody came back together. It was like we never stopped doing it.” Continue reading. 

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