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New Players Series: Hulu Makes its First Content Sale to Television

By: Catalina Briceno and Gabrielle Madé   Hulu announced in July 2012 its first sale of original content to a television network. The American company, known primarily for its television “catch-up viewing” service, has been pouring more resources into original programs. The initiative has already borne fruit. Broadcast rights for the movie review show Spoilers... Read More »

New Players Topple Walls between Web and TV

By: Catalina Briceno and Gabrielle Madé What you should know about Google as a cable operator, Hulu’s move to original programming, the Huffington Post’s web streaming, and Amazon as a content creator Debates about television’s future often highlight two very polarized views: The “death of television” versus numbers that show that  number of hours spent... Read More »

CMF Industry and Market Trends: Looking back and ahead

This post is a summary of the presentation delivered by the director of Industry and Market Trends at the annual CMF Town Hall in Banff.   Created in late 2010, the CMF’s department of Industry and Market Trends is meant to help CMF’s decision and policy-makers as well as industry stakeholders better understand the fast-evolving... Read More »

The IBM 2012 CEO Study unveiled at C2-MTL

Opening day at C2-MTL featured the unveiling of the IBM 2012 CEO Study. This biennial initiative surveys corporate leaders around the world to gauge the latest business management trends. This year, more than 1,700 chief executive officers took part in interviews. Marc Chapman, Managing Partner with IBM Global Business Services, presented the results of the study... Read More »

Technology for the imaginative mind

Initially posted in French on 01/20/2012 Amid the constant flow of technological changes and the ever-changing ways that media space has been used over the past 15 years, it’s become difficult to know which came first—the chicken (technology) or the egg (the new uses). However, one thing is clear: we are witness to an uninterrupted... Read More »

2012 TRENDS: Behold, the resurrection of publishing

(Read introduction: Coming up next, review of the 2012 media trends.) The extraordinary success of the iPad has generated unexpected spinoffs for the market; not since the onset of the “tablet revolution” had one of the devices truly captured the public’s interest. Still, as of the second quarter of 2011, the use of tablets seemed confined... Read More »

2012 TRENDS: Your virtual wallet

(Read introduction: Coming up next, review of the 2012 media trends.) During the last quarter of 2011, competition in the new (and highly lucrative) mobile payment market intensified in North America, with Google launching its Google Wallet service in the U.S. in September, and VISA, Master Card and PayPal following close behind with a range of mobile... Read More »

2012 TRENDS: An avalanche of data

(Read introduction: Coming up next, review of the 2012 media trends.) The avalanche of data available to companies who operate in the digital sector and the performance measurement of their projects will be a major issue in 2012.  All of the experts, whether their specialty is interactivity, mobility, social media, or online video, agree on one... Read More »

2012 TRENDS: Connected TV: evolution, not revolution

(Read introduction: Coming up next, review of the 2012 media trends.) Unquestionably, over-the-top (OTT) services grabbed the attention of the Canadian broadcast industry in 2011.  The CRTC led (and continues to monitor the trend) a series of  consultations with the industry to examine the potential impact the arrival of players such as Netflix will have on Canadian content... Read More »

2012 TRENDS: All together now

(Read introduction: Coming up next, review of the 2012 media trends.) This Beatles favorite makes for the perfect title of the final chapter in our series 2011 Review >> 2012 Trends. The best summary of the current effervescence in the digital media sector (and the best stimulus for a discussion that goes beyond mere year-end predictions) can be... Read More »

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