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22nd January 2015

The Development Executive Program is Coming To CIC

Banff World Media FestivalAre you a content creator, innovator, writer or producer? CIC’s Face-to-Face Meetings are your exclusive opportunity to meet with top executives and media leaders from the most forward-thinking digital networks, distribution platforms, production companies and advertisement and media buying agencies. Early Bird pricing for the February 26th, 2015 event at The Fairmont Royal York in Toronto ends tomorrow, January 23rd. Read the rest of this entry »

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14th January 2015

2015 Keytrends Report Released By Canada Media Fund

Canada Media FundThe Keytrends Report 2015 – The Big Blur Challenge, which provides an in-depth look at the audiovisual industry in Canada and around the world, was published today following a presentation by the Canada Media Fund at Forum Blanc in Grand Bornand, France. Forum Blanc is an annual international event where industry experts meet to explore the development of multiplatform projects through case studies, workshops and debates. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd December 2014

Vancouver’s Nerd Corps Acquired By DHX Media

dhx mediaDHX Media, a key player internationally in the creation of content for families and children, announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Vancouver-based Nerd Corps Entertainment Inc. and its subsidiaries for approximately $57 million. The transaction is anticipated to close by December 24, 2014. The acquisition increases DHX’s operating leverage, adding Nerd Corps’ animation studio in Vancouver, which features five lines of production, as well as Nerd Corps’ interactive apps, gaming expertise, and licensing opportunities with Nerd Corps’ brands. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd December 2014

Emily Carr University Of Art + Design Granted Funding To Study The Art Of Data

Emily Carr UniversityEmily Carr University of Art + Design has received funding to study data aesthetics, which looks at the visual and cultural effects of how society manages and uses data. Emily Carr University’s Studio for Extensive Aesthetics was awarded almost $57,000 from this year’s BC Knowledge Development Fund. The money will go toward purchasing equipment for a dedicated research facility and the project supports the work of the Canada Research Chair in art and design technology. Read the rest of this entry »

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21st November 2014

SIGGRAPH 2015 Call For Submissions Now Open

siggraph 2014SIGGRAPH 2015 invites you to showcase your expertise and unique technical and creative skills during the 42nd International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, 9-13 August 2015 in Los Angeles. Read the rest of this entry »

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21st November 2014

Majority Of Canadians Back Continued Support Of Canada’s Video Game Industry

ESACA majority of Canadians support continued public investment in Canada’s video game industry according to new research published by the Entertainment Software Association of Canada (ESAC). In the new Essential Facts 2014 PDF report produced by the NPD Group for ESAC, 71% of Canadians say that governments have a role to play in choosing which industries will drive the economy of the future. What’s more, 55% of Canadians believe that the video game industry has an overall positive impact on the Canadian economy, and 62% also believe that it is an innovative sector which is helping to shape the Canadian economy of the future. Envisioning the opportunity that lies ahead, a strong majority (67%) also believe that the video game industry provides good opportunities for young people currently planning their careers. Read the rest of this entry »

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19th November 2014

Hootsuite Announces The Love List

HootSuiteHootSuite has launched The Love List, a recurring monthly report which ranks more than 450 of the world’s top brands on which are seeing the most love on social media. The Love List uses data provided by uberVU via Hootsuite, a robust listening, social monitoring, and advanced analytics solution, to pull in hundreds of millions of publicly available social media posts. Brands are ranked in order on The Love List using three key data points, including the total number of brand mentions received, the sentiment score for the particular brand and the percentage of social conversations about the brand containing the word “love” over a month period of time. Using this formula, each brand is assigned a score between one and 100. Read the rest of this entry »

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17th November 2014

World’s Leading Immersive Products, Experts, And Industry Join Forces At Immersed

immersedOrganized by the Immersive Technology Alliance, the Immersed conference features two days of sessions by worldwide virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and 3D experts. It takes place at 99 Sudbury in Toronto on Sunday, November 23rd and Monday, November 24th. Full registration includes sessions, meals and priority exhibit access. Read the rest of this entry »

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10th November 2014

New Study On Monetizing Digital Media Released

CIAICThe Canadian Interactive Alliance / L’alliance interactive canadienne (CIAIC) has released Monetizing Digital Media: Trends, Key Insights and Strategies that Work, an examination of recent trends and key models being used to monetize digital media content. The study was conducted by Communications MDR and authored by Maria De Rosa and Marilyn Burgess, with the support of the Canada Media Fund (CMF), the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC), the Bell Fund, the National Film Board (NFB) and Canadian Heritage. Read the rest of this entry »

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3rd November 2014

Family Channel Takes A Stand With 12th Annual Bullying Awareness Week Programming Event

Family ChannelFamily Channel’s annual Bullying Awareness Week is back and the network is promoting the message of bullying prevention with an entire week of dedicated programming. This year’s lineup features brand new bullying-themed episodes, special messages from musicians and stars depicting their own experiences, and exclusive footage from the 2014 Rally Tour. Bullying Awareness Week runs from Monday, November 17 – Sunday, November 23.  Read the rest of this entry »

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