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Jun 17, 2015 — Marketing Magazine

Private Radio Sees First Revenue Decline Since 2009: Statscan by Chris Powell

Operating revenues for Canada’s private radio stations were “relatively stable” in 2014, according to the latest data from Statistics Canada, with a slight 0.5% decline to $1.6 billion.

Jun 15, 2015 — The Hill Times

CBC Ottawa bureau reeling after loss of Solomon in ‘brutal year’ by Simon Doyle

The bureau is now headed toward a fall election while “missing one of our biggest players,” one CBC employee said.

Jun 15, 2015 — Hollywood Reporter

Global Online TV, Video Revenue Forecast to Hit $51.1B by 2020 by George Szalai

Worldwide over-the-top TV and video revenue will reach $51.1 billion in 2020, nearly doubling the $26.0 billion expected in 2015, according to a new forecast.

Jun 15, 2015 — NationTalk

Telefilm Canada announces 15 Micro-Budget Production Program finalists for 2015-2016

The Talent Fund helps the film industry diversify its funding sources and promote its successes.

Jun 15, 2015 — Ottawa Citizen

How Thomas Mulcair could become prime minister by Peter Loewen

Columnist says polls show Thomas Mulcair atop the leaderboard, thanks to a rapidly disappearing Liberal vote.

Jun 13, 2015 — The Guardian

Canadian public broadcaster's crisis: 'When you create celebrities, you create monsters' by John Barber

Columnist says that gutted by a conservative government and forced to emphasize ‘host culture’ over content, the CBC has faced three scandals involving presenters in recent months, the latest Evan Solomon’s alleged influence-peddling in art deals.

Jun 13, 2015 — Huffington Post Canada

Netflix Should Report Subscription Data, Viewing Habits, NDP, Liberals Say by Daniel Tencer

The NDP & Liberal parties say Netflix and other streaming video services should be required to report Canadian subscription data and customers’ viewing habits to regulators.

Jun 12, 2015 — Rabble.ca

Separating Evan Solomon's conduct from CBC culture is hard to do by Rick Salutin

Columnist says former CBC journalist Evan Solomon had become very good at what he did, and was serving Canadians far more than others at the public broadcaster. 

Jun 12, 2015 — iPolitics

Evan Solomon isn’t the only one at the CBC who should be fired by Michael Harris

Columnist says Evan Solomon was troubled only by the public relations disaster he triggered when his entrepreneurial sideline became public.

Jun 12, 2015 — Marketing Magazine

Buzzed Canada is Here by Russ Martin

With millions of Canuck visitors, BuzzFeed has officially launched a Canadian edition.

Jun 11, 2015 — The Tyee

The Wisdom of Evan Solomon by Crawford Kilian

Columnist says the departure of Evan Solomon from CBC is an opportunity for our national broadcaster to save its institutional soul, and for Canada to get a grip on itself.

Jun 11, 2015 — Toronto Star

Evan Solomon and the CBC’s culture of greed by Rick Salutin

Columnist says the former host is surely the boss of his own conscience but still, he may have found it confusing at CBC regarding what was valued there.

Jun 10, 2015 — Georgia Straight

Broadcaster Evan Solomon offers his side of the story after being fired by CBC by Charlie Smith

In a statement issued through his lawyer, Evan Solomon says that he had disclosed the existence of his now-defunct private art business earlier this year to the public broadcaster broadcaster. 

Jun 10, 2015 — Globe & Mail

Evan Solomon scandal joins long list of TV news's ethical imbroglios

Columnist says the firing of CBC host Evan Solomon, alleged to have used his contacts to profit from a lucrative art-dealing business, is a new blow to a public broadcaster that has already faced other staff controversies in recent months.

Jun 10, 2015 — Marketing Magazine

CBC/Radio-Canada Appoints Sullivan for Digital Role by Chris Powell

The build-out of the CBC/Radio-Canada Media Solutions Group continues with the appointment of digital veteran Robyn Sullivan as director of digital revenue optimization and innovation.

Jun 10, 2015 — National Post

The rise and fall of Evan Solomon: How the career of CBC’s golden boy came undone in less than 24 hours by Cassandra Szklarski

Columnist says CBC severed ties with Solomon barely an hour after the Toronto Star alleged the 47-year-old took advantage of his position to broker lucrative art deals between a friend and wealthy interview subjects.

Jun 10, 2015 — Toronto Star

CBC host Evan Solomon fired after Star investigation finds he took secret cut of art deals by Kevin Donovan

Columnist says the former CBC journalist facilitated sales of art to wealthy Canadians he dealt with in his job — including one buyer who had no idea Solomon was collecting a commission.

Jun 10, 2015 — Edmonton Sun

Evan Solomon latest in line of journalists under fire by Michelle Mandel

Columnist says former CBC host Evan Solomon has become the latest in a long list of journalists who think they don’t have to behave by the rules.

Jun 8, 2015 — Hamilton Spectator

Canadian networks unveil fall lineups by Bill Brioux

CTV, Global and Rogers have no new Canadian shows this fall and CTV has announced that they are cancelling "Degrassi: The Next Generation" after 14 seasons.

Jun 6, 2015 — Vancouver Sun

Victoria’s CHEK rides out turbulent times by Claire Brownell

Columnist says five-and-a-half years after employees bought the station from Canwest, CHEK is still chugging along, with more local programming, less funding and no major media conglomerate with other sources of revenue to fall back on.