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Media Usages of 3–5 Year-olds: Child Users, Parent Companions

Written by Gaëlle Saules, Florence Roche, and Judith Beauregard The media usages of children between 3 and 5 years of age are a reflection of how their parents use them. Parents influence and accompany their children by deciding the content they watch or interact with, the supports they use for this purpose and the time they spend... Read More »

Where are the Women in eSports?

(Photo: IDDQTPIE) Globally, close to half of all gamers are women. Why then do they continue to represent a minority in the eSports arena? A look back at the historical origins of the gender divide in the videogame industry. Since they were academically legitimated in the 2000s, videogames have carved out a place for themselves... Read More »

Storytek: Rethinking Media Intellectual Property at the Heart of the “Estonian Miracle”

Tallinn has once again confirmed its status as Europe’s digital capital by the addition to its arsenal of Storytek, one of the first technology intellectual property (IP) accelerators for creative industries. Here is the inside story of an ambitious and inspiring concept. The birthplace of Skype and Kazaa as well as a pioneer of digital... Read More »

The Most Popular Television Subgenres for 2017 in the USA

From Apocalyptic dramas to Superhero series and Sci-Fi comedies... Parrot Analytics reveals the most-demanded television subgenres of last year. By Karina Dixon (MIP Blog) We’re used to looking at drama, factual or formats. But why not go a level deeper? Fantasy dramas, historical adventures and even sci-fi comedies (like Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, top... Read More »

The African Film and TV Scene: Political Dramas, Russell Peters and Reality TV

What is Russell Peters doing playing a Canadian cop in a show set in India and shot in South Africa? He’s taking part in one of the many productions that bear witness to a successful partnership between the Great White North and the African continent’s southernmost country. When people think of Africa’s film and television... Read More »

Our three most-read articles in 2017

Happy New Year to all our readers! Many of you have followed us in 2017, we thank you! Some articles have really caught your attention and, as the arrival of a new year is traditionally a good time to take stock, we decided to share our three most popular posts of 2017. 1. Broadcasting Strategies... Read More »

Inanimate Alice VR: How Digital Producers Can Thrive Working Across Oceans

A new Inanimate Alice VR episode is coming to life with the help of the Canada-Australia Digital Media Incentive. We talked with Ian Harper, the project’s lead producer. For the past 12 years, Ian Harper has had a story stuck in his head that has been impossible for him to shake away. He’s spent much... Read More »

The Accidental Origins of Degrassi

The creator of Degrassi shares how this iconic Canadian TV franchise evolved from its first season in the 1980s to its newest instalment launched on Netflix in 2016. “If I hadn’t been in that car crash, I don’t know this is the path I would have been on,” says Linda Schuyler, creator of the Degrassi... Read More »

Shot Lister: A Digital Solution to a Classic Filmmaking Challenge

An interview with Zach Lipovsky, the creator of the successful Shot Lister app which helps filmmakers to “build, organize, schedule and share shot lists”. Some of the best ideas come from moments of sudden inspiration... or while sleeping on your mom’s floor. In Zach Lipovsky’s case, it was both. This filmmaker from Vancouver and his... Read More »

CRTC’s 2017 Communications Monitoring Report: the Steady Rise of Internet TV

For the first time this year, the CRTC’s Communications Monitoring Report presents data on revenues generated from Internet services. One thing is clear: the popularity of video-on-demand services is undeniably on the rise. Year after year, the CRTC’s Communications Monitoring Report, which provides a bill of health of Canada’s communication system, measures the evolution of... Read More »

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