Is there a future for Canadian TV?
Posted by Nordicity in Toronto on Oct 19, 2009

macleans.ca, Oct 19, 2009 In late August, employees at CHEK-TV in Victoria gathered in the parking lot for one last goodbye. After 53 years on the air, Canwest Global Communications was about to pull the plug on the money-losing television station in a desperate and ultimately futile attempt to stave off collapse (...)

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Canada's digital strategy needs "coherent and holistic approach"
Posted by Nordicity in Toronto on Oct 02, 2009

Cartt.ca, Oct 02, 2009 A unified vision of Canada's digital future is crucial in the development of a national digital strategy, says a discussion paper issued by consulting firm Nordicity (...)

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Canada Lacks – But Desperately Needs – National Digital Strategy
Posted by Nordicity in Toronto on Oct 01, 2009

Mediacaster, Oct 01, 2009 Countries around the world recognize the need for a National Digital Strategy, but Canada has not yet seen the light (...)

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Canada needs a coherent and holistic approach to creating a national digital strategy: Nordicity
Posted by Nordicity in Toronto on Oct 01, 2009

newswire.ca, Oct 01, 2009 Countries around the world are recognizing the need for a National Digital Strategy, but Canada has not yet embarked on this process (...)

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Nordicity Completes First Ever Economic Impact Assessment of Nunavut’s Production Industry, Leading strategic planning session in Iqaluit September 23
Posted by Nordicity in Ottawa on Sep 01, 2009

Ottawa – September, 2009 – Nordicity Group partner Stuart Jack will be leading a Strategic Planning Session for Nunavut Film and Television Development Corporation (NFDC) board members and other stakeholders from Nunavut’s production industry in Iqaluit on September 23. The session will identify potential strategies, including funding, training and industry tracking frameworks, and will lead to the finalization of the NFDC’s strategic plan in October.

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Upstart targets big boys of satellite TV
Posted by Nordicity in Toronto on Aug 19, 2009

Grant Robertson and Karim Bardeesy, The Globe and Mail, Aug 19, 2009 The Canadian broadcast industry is witnessing its own version of the space race, with three rival companies vying to launch a new kind of scaled-down satellite TV service aimed at penny-pinching consumers (...)

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Protect Quality of Children's TV Urges Study
Posted by Nordicity in Toronto on Jun 10, 2009

Broadcaster, World Screen News, June 10, 2009 Canada’s reputation as a world leader in the production of quality children’s and youth programming is at risk, according to a comprehensive study released today by the Canadian Film and Television Production Association (...)

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Nordicity study finds that levels of Canadian children’s and youth TV production continue to decline
Posted by Nordicity in Ottawa on Jun 01, 2009

Ottawa – June 2009 – A study prepared by Nordicity Group Ltd. shows that the annual volume of Canadian children’s and youth television production dropped in 2007-08, continuing a decade-long decline in the genre’s production levels. Following up Nordicity’s 2007 report, The Case for Kids Programming Study: Children’s and Youth Screen-Based Production in Canada 2009 was commissioned by the Canadian Film and Television Production Association (CFTPA), the Shaw Rocket Fund, and the Alliance for Children and Television (ACT).

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Saving local culture one witness at a time: A report from inside the political struggle to rescue Canadian television
Posted by Nordicity in Ottawa on May 13, 2009

Art Threat Magazine, May 2009 The wind was brisk and the day bright. In front of the Canadian Parliament, dapper men and women in their suits and skirts shimmied about, their hands holding flapping ties and dresses down against the wind, faces as serious (no doubt) as the webs of imaginary and real intrigue they weave as minions and titans on The Hill (...)

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New Study Shows Canadian Programming Can Pay its Way - Broadcasters do get bang for their bucks
Posted by Nordicity in Toronto on May 07, 2009

Canada NewsWire (press release), May 7, 2009 A new study prepared by consulting firm Nordicity Group Limited shows that Canadian television programming can be, and is, profitable for Canadian broadcast groups.

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Nordicity study shows that Canadian television programming can be profitable for Canadian broadcasters
Posted by Nordicity in Ottawa on May 01, 2009

Ottawa – May 2009 – A study of the economics of Canadian television programming, prepared by Nordicity Group Ltd., demonstrates that certain types of Canadian television programming can be profitable for Canadian broadcasting groups. The study was commissioned jointly by ACTRA, the Canadian Film and Television Production Association (CFTPA), the Directors Guild of Canada (DGC), and the Writers’ Guild of Canada (WGC), and released May 7th, 2009.

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Nordicity Concludes Auction Design and Management of a Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) Spectrum Auction in Trinidad and Tobago
Posted by Nordicity in Ottawa on Apr 01, 2009

Ottawa – April 3, 2009 – The Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago retained PricewaterhouseCoopers and its partners Nordicity Group and Fasken Martineau to design and manage a manual simultaneous multiple-round (SMR) auction process for broadband wireless access (BWA) services. Held in April 2009, the auction event resulted in the award of licensing of 26 blocks in three bands: 700MHz (6 blocks), 2.3 GHz (12 blocks) and 2.5 GHz (18 blocks). Stuart Jack of Nordicity, as Auction Manager, led the team in managing process and risk factors. Laurie Dunbar of Fasken provided legal advice and PwC, project and client management.

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Nordicity’s 13th Annual Profile of Canadian Film and TV reveals a strong industry facing important challenges
Posted by Nordicity in Toronto on Feb 19, 2009

Toronto – February 19, 2009 – To launch the Prime Time in Ottawa Conference, the Canadian Film and Television Production Association (CFTPA) released Profile 2009: An Economic Report on the Canadian Film and Television Industry. For the 13th consecutive year, the CFTPA collaborated with Nordicity Group Ltd., the Association des producteurs de films et de télévision du Québec (APFTQ), and the Department of Canadian Heritage to produce this annual economic report on Canada’s film and television production industry.

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CRTC Releases Study Of OTA Local News
Posted by Nordicity in Ottawa on Jan 26, 2009

broadcastermagazine.com, Jan 2009 In the context of the 1999 Policy Framework for Canadian Television, the Commission released OTA broadcasters from regulatory obligations to produce a specific number of hours of local news based on the assumption that there would be a strong, sustained business model for conventional OTA broadcasters to produce local news (...)

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Media Monitoring and Strategy Services for Canadian Tourism Commission for 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics
Posted by Nordicity in Ottawa on Jan 23, 2009

Ottawa – January 23, 2009 – MediaMiser and its strategy partner Nordicity Group and its partner Ltd. were retained by the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) to provide media monitoring services from January 2009 to December 2011, with the possibility of renewal for two additional years. The services provided by the Nordicity/MediaMiser team will help guide national and regional tourism strategies leading up to the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics and beyond. As the subcontractor to MediaMiser, Nordicity is providing senior project management and client relations counsel to MediaMiser throughout the duration of the project. Nordicity is also providing and managing a project and documentation management website accessible to MediaMiser, the CTC and all of the CTC’s partners.

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