5th February 2014

DriveBC Launches Route Planner For Truckers

Province of BCCommercial drivers in B.C. can organize smarter and more efficient trips thanks to a new DriveBC route planner. The Commercial Vehicle (CV) Route Planner is a free online feature that provides truckers with locations and details of potential clearance restrictions. This new planning tool will assist truckers when applying to the ministry for an oversize/overweight single trip permit. The CV Route Planner maps the shortest distance route and highlights restrictions along the route based on vehicle height and width. Read the rest of this entry »

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4th February 2014

Canada Media Fund Awards 6.5 Million In Funding To Twenty-Seven New Interactive Digital Media Projects

Canada Media Fund A total of 27 new interactive digital media projects have received a combined total of $6.5 million as part of the Canada Media Fund’s (CMF) Experimental Stream second round of funding for development and marketing support. Eight of those projects will receive a total of $1.6 million for Marketing Support, while $4.9 million will provide Development Support to 19 game, interactive content platform and social media projects. Read the rest of this entry »

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30th January 2014

Young Storytellers Create Their Own Adventures In TVO Story Explorers

tvo kidsTVOKids ignites children’s imaginations through storytelling with the launch of the new interstitial series Story Explorers and companion website. This new multiplatform series includes 26 two-minute episodes featuring short stories created, designed and told by Ontario kids. From flying machines to hidden treasure, the episodes inspire kids to go online to the Story Explorers companion website to create their own tales while learning how to improve their reading and writing skills. Produced by Story Planet Media, Story Explorers airs on TVO in TVOKids’ afterschool block The Space Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:55 pm ET. Read the rest of this entry »

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30th January 2014

SendtoNews Signs Strategic Partnership With Sports News Television

sendtonewsDigital sports video agency SendtoNews has signed a strategic partnership with the world’s number one sports video news agency Sports News Television (SNTV), a joint venture of IMG Media and The Associated Press. With this partnership SendtoNews acquires the rights to distribute SNTV digital and broadcast content through its News Partnership Network™ consisting of thousands of top television, radio, print, and online news outlets throughout North America. In December it delivered 15 million digital and broadcast impressions according to Nielsen. Read the rest of this entry »

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23rd January 2014

Edmodo Extends Premium Educational Applications To Canada

edmodoEdmodo, a California-based developer of free primary and secondary social learning platform connecting more than 30 million teachers and pupils, has announced the extension of premium educational applications to the United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada at BETT 2014, the leading global learning technology event. Available in the Edmodo Store for purchase, these premium apps are offered in addition to free apps, which have been accessible to teachers and pupils internationally since August 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd January 2014

3M Cloud Library Expands To Canada

3m3M Library Systems has announced the Canadian launch of the 3M Cloud Library eBook Lending System. Highly anticipated, this expansion makes Canada the first country outside of the U.S. to gain access to the service.  Canada’s 3M Cloud Library will offer the same easy-to-use customer interface and back-end tools, and will include content from major publishers including Penguin, Random House, Hachette, Macmillan, and HarperCollins. In addition, the catalog includes hundreds of other publishers, offering readers access to thousands of titles. 3M is also currently working with House of Anansi Press, Dundern Press, ECW Press and others to bring readers content from uniquely Canadian voices. Read the rest of this entry »

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15th January 2014

DigiBC Town Hall Part Three

DigiBCDigiBC will be hosting another town hall meeting at the BC Showcase in Robson Square on the evening of Thursday, February 6th. Introduced in 2010, the IDMTC legislation is set to phase out in 2015 pending a review by the BC government in 2014. Your DigiBC Committee on Public Policy is actively discussing and working to ensure the program not only continues, but is expanded to meet the current and long-term needs of our evolving industry. Read the rest of this entry »

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8th January 2014

TransGaming And Toshiba Announce Partnership

transgamingTransGaming Inc., deliverer of on-demand family friendly and social games to the TV, has announced a partnership with Toshiba Europe GmbH to bring TransGaming’s GameTree™ TV platform to Toshiba’s line of Smart TVs. As a premium partner of Toshiba’s Game Section, GameTree TV will provide the very first games available to consumers in the section, without the need for any additional hardware. Read the rest of this entry »

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7th January 2014

Silanis e-SignLive Now Available in Oracle Documaker

silanisMontreal-based electronic signature provider Silanis Technology has announced that Oracle includes Silanis’ e-SignLive™ in its customer communications management (CCM) platform, Oracle Documaker. Independent research firm Forrester Research, Inc. made the following statement in its September 2013 report, Developing the Value Side of the DOCCM Business Case, “Add eSignature to your DOCCM solution. Why send a nice set of electronic documents to your customer and then ask them to print them out, sign them, and mail them in? eSignature solutions are gaining acceptance with the legal community and are easier than ever to integrate with core systems of record.” Read the rest of this entry »

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19th December 2013

Xbox Entertainment Studios To Debut Documentary Series Exclusively On Xbox In 2014

xbox entertainment studiosXbox Entertainment Studios has announced an original documentary series that will debut exclusively on Xbox in 2014. Xbox will produce the series with two-time Academy Award-winning producer Simon Chinn (Searching for Sugar Man and Man on Wire) and Emmy-winning producer Jonathan Chinn (FX’s 30 Days and PBS’s American High) through their new multi-platform media company, LightboxRead the rest of this entry »

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