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Trump, Baseball, Sunny Weather and Methodology Changes Drive Fall 2016 Shortfalls in Television Viewing for Canadian Suppliers

Trump, Baseball, Sunny Weather and Methodology Changes Drive Fall 2016 Shortfalls in Television Viewing for Canadian Suppliers

The Fall TV Numeris ratings are in. According to Numeris Fall 2016 TV PPM data overall national hours tuned in Canada are down 4% vs the same period in 2015. This is a substantial drop vs the previous 4 years where audience erosion has been less apparent […]

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Is Pick-and-Pay the Cheaper Option?

Is Pick-and-Pay the Cheaper Option?

Due to consumer complaints about the high cost of cable packages, the CRTC mandated that by March 1, cable operators must offer lower cost options. At the time of the announcement it was understood that the lower cost option would include a basic $25 service option, “skinny […]

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“Pick & Pay” – or just pay, pay and pay?

"Pick & Pay" - or just pay, pay and pay?

Recently the CRTC ruled that Cable TV providers must “un-bundle” station offerings by 2016. Will consumers pick and pay? The current cable business model of offering specialty channels in bundles means viewers are paying for stations they don’t watch. Due to a number of consumer complaints, the CRTC […]

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Are We No Longer Watching TV?

Due to recent dramatic headlines, a number of our clients are asking with concern – “Are we no longer watching TV?” At M&K, we know the true viewing story – yes, we still enjoy watching TV, although our viewing habits are shifting somewhat. The Headlines: “Fewer people […]

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Programmatic TV: A Planner’s Nirvana?

The buzz south of the border these days includes initial learnings related to Programmatic TV (PTV). I have a planning bent (or perhaps I’m a ‘bent’ planner?!) and from my perspective, the opportunities sound exciting! PTV is currently defined as “an automated, technology-driven method of buying and […]

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Lilyhammer on Netflix

As European TV imports continue to expand into our market be first to check out the new cult TV  hit- Lilyhammer on Netflix It is really quite astounding how many of our favourite North American TV shows were originally developed in Europe before being remade and released […]

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And last but not least, the CTV Upfront or should we say Bell Media Upfront!

After a busy week of upfronts, Bell Media did not disappoint! The show dazzled its crowd with several acts of Cirque Du Soleil and of course, various celebrity appearances. Of note this year is the wide array of new comedies, dramas and daytime programming, that has resulted […]

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Round 2 – Shaw Media Upfront!

Another day – another upfront – another opportunity to check out the latest and greatest! The Shaw upfront was certainly not one to disappoint, and boy did it turn a crowd! The new network, DTour, was introduced and a new connection with Twitter was announced. This was […]

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First up to bat for the 2013 Upfronts – Rogers Media!

Upfronts are always a time to look forward to. Although this excitement and allure of needing to be at the upfronts has somewhat declined over the years, it is still fun to get out for the night, check out the latest and greatest  TV celebs (maybe meet […]

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