27th June 2013

CDMN Summer 2013 Update

CDMNVia Newsletter: Continuing the momentum from last month’s Canada 3.0 2013 conference, the Canadian Digital Media Network is busy at home and abroad, helping create jobs, companies and wealth through digital media for Canada.  With summer upon us, the CDMN has a new cohort of businesses going international through the Outbound Soft-Landing Program. The nine companies will visit myriad international markets from Shanghai to Brazil, to make important connections, and close lucrative business deals. To keep track of Soft-Landing Program companies past and present, they have launched a new interactive soft landing map on the CDMN website that allows you to learn about the landing sites across the globe and the Canadian companies that have gone there. Read the rest of this entry »

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20th June 2013

ACIS Launches Cloud Based Directory Of Canadian Associations

cloud search portalACIS Consulting Inc., a Toronto-based provider of search technology services, has launched a free cloud based interactive Directory of Canadian Business and Trade Associations as a showcase of its Membership Product Promotion Platform (M3P) service offering. The Directory of Canadian Associations is used to search and quickly find associations by name, by location, by category or even by a given topic or search keyword of interest. If a researcher is looking for Vancouver based associations that discuss “environmental services” these can be discovered with three clicks of the mouse. Read the rest of this entry »

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20th June 2013

Magazines Canada Business Media White Paper Looks to the Future

mini-orbyToday Magazines Canada released its latest PDF white paper titled, “Plotting a Course across Canada’s Business Media Landscape.” Commissioned by the association and authored by respected industry consultants John Milne and D.B. Scott, the paper was inspired by the February 2013 Business Media Leadership Summit. The white paper reflects the authors’ broadly based analysis of current and future opportunities for the vibrant business media publishing sector. Read the rest of this entry »

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18th June 2013

Digital Alberta Elects New President

digital albertaCurrent Digital Alberta board member Owen Brierley was elected president of the organization on May 29, 2013 at the Annual General Meeting held at Innovate Calgary and Hybridforge in Edmonton. Owen Brierley is an active Canadian technologist and his experience in the digital industry will have a significant impact on the future of Digital Alberta. Along with the appointment of Mr. Brierley, one executive position and four board member positions were elected. Read the rest of this entry »

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12th June 2013

Canadian-made Video Games Flexing Muscles on World Stage at E3 Expo

ESACA slew of Canadian-produced video games are on display at this year’s E3 Expo, putting a spotlight on the strength and vitality of Canada’s growing video game industry. At this year’s E3 Expo, taking place in Los Angeles from June 10 to 13, 2013, Canadian-developed games from ESAC member companies include: Read the rest of this entry »

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11th June 2013

National Promotion Strategy Highlights And New Brand Presented During Banff World Media Festival

eye on canadaHere are all of the details about the new Eye On Canada national promotional brand that I was tweeting about yesterday from the Banff World Media Festival. Valerie Creighton, President and CEO of the Canada Media Fund (CMF), Carolle Brabant, Executive Director of Telefilm Canada and Michael Hennessy, President and CEO of the Canadian Media Production Association (CMPA) presented an update of this National Promotion Strategy and the new brand to promote Canadian audiovisual content. Read the rest of this entry »

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3rd June 2013

2013 SOCAN Songwriting Prize Nominees Announced

socanThe Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada has announced the five finalists for its eighth annual SOCAN Songwriting Prize (formerly the SOCAN ECHO Songwriting Prize) in English, and the nominees once again reflect the breadth and depth of Canada’s rich songwriting talent. Read the rest of this entry »

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3rd June 2013

YTA Technology Leadership Award Winners Announced

York Technology AllianceWith many incredible tech company success stories in the GTA it can be difficult to start and grow a company that stands out among its peers, but last Friday evening in a gala event held at the BMO Institute For Learning, the York Technology Alliance (YTA) recognized five companies that are leading the way in the GTA tech hub.  Read the rest of this entry »

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31st May 2013

Women In View On TV Report Shows Scarcity Of Women Creating Content For Canadian Television

women In viewCanadian women are significantly underrepresented in key creative and content-creating roles in Canada’s TV production industry. This means the stories and values communicated through the influential and far-reaching medium of television are badly skewed, according to a report released today by non-profit organization Women in View. In its report Women in View on TV 2013, the organization examined 21 Canadian live action television series, which, in 2010-2011, received a total of $99.1 million in public funding by the government’s Canada Media Fund. Productions examined include Being Erica, Flashpoint, The Listener, Rookie Blue, Republic of Doyle, The Borgias, Heartland, Murdoch Mysteries, Hiccups, Lost Girl, and Little Mosque on the Prairie. Read the rest of this entry »

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31st May 2013

Canadian Video Game Industry Contributes $2.3 Billion to GDP – A Critical Component of New Digital Economy and Source of National Pride

ESACIn a keynote address at the Ottawa International Game Conference (OIGC), Jayson Hilchie, President & CEO of the Entertainment Software Association of Canada (ESAC) today unveiled new research about the Canadian video game industry. The research shows that Canada’s overall video game industry is still growing at a moderate pace, even as the sector and its business models continue to evolve. Unveiling top-line results from new research conducted by Nordicity for ESAC, Hilchie showed that Canada’s 329 video game studios are a critical component of this country’s new digital economy generating over $2.3 billion in GDP for the Canadian economy in 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

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