The CBC's conundrum: Change isn't easy, but the public broadcaster needs to try
Posted by Nordicity in Toronto on Dec 09, 2011

Scott Stinson, National Post, Dec 09, 2011 The latest indication of the CBC's commitment to the status quo is a study released last week titled "Why Advertising on CBC/Radio-Canada is Good Public Policy." (...)

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Grim scenario for CBC if ads dropped, study says
Posted by Nordicity in Toronto on Nov 29, 2011

Kate Taylor, The Globe and Mail, Nov 29, 2011 Removing advertising from the CBC would greatly lower the quality of the public broadcaster's programming and eliminate about 3,600 jobs (...)

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Forcing CBC to stop buying ads would lead to thousands of job cuts, the loss of Hockey Night in Canada, and more.
Posted by Nordicity in Toronto on Nov 29, 2011

themarknews.com, Nov 29, 2011 A report commissioned by the CBC concludes that if the public broadcaster were to stop airing advertisements, as a competitor or two would very much like (...)

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Radio-Canada tient à sa pub
Posted by Nordicity in Toronto on Nov 29, 2011

Vincent Brousseau-Pouliot, La Presse, le 29 novembre 2011 A report commissioned by the CBC concludes that if the public broadcaster were to stop airing advertisements (...)

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Cutting ads on CBC/Radio-Canada would be "devastating": Nordicity report
Posted by Nordicity in Ottawa on Nov 28, 2011

The Wire Report, Nov 28, 2011 CBC/Radio-Canada would be devastated if it dropped advertising and eliminated entirely if moved to operate as a private company (...)

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Nordicity wins bid to assess the impact of digital technology on Canada’s cultural sector
Posted by Nordicity in Montréal on Oct 01, 2011

Montréal – October 2010 – The Cultural Human Resources Council (CHRC) has commissioned Nordicity to undertake a pan - Canadian study on the Impact of Digital Technology on the Cultural Sector. The study was launched in Montréal on October 26th at the first meeting of the CHRC’s Steering Committee for the project.

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Nordicity to help develop a Consumer Feedback System for 211Ontario.ca
Posted by Nordicity in Toronto on Sep 14, 2011

Toronto - September 2011 - Nordicity has been engaged by Ontario 211 Services Corporation (ON211SC) to develop policies and recommendations towards the development of a customer feedback system for the Ontario 211 website, an information and referral service that provides the people of Ontario with reliable information on community and social services. This customer feedback system will be a significant element of the Corporation's larger, national 211 Web Channel Strategy.

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CANAIRE releases outstanding Five Year Report, up for Renewal Mandate in 2012 with Government of Canada
Posted by Nordicity in Ottawa on Sep 08, 2011

techvibes.com, Sept 08, 2011 The Ottawa based CANAIRE, Canada's Advanced Research and Innovation Network has released the results of its program evaluation over the last five years and is up for re-funding from the Government of Canada (...)

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Minority Canadian co-productions not generating enough jobs: Report
Posted by Nordicity in Toronto on Aug 24, 2011

The Wire Report, Aug 24, 2011 The Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA) and the Writers Guild of Canada (WGC) issued a study by Nordicity Tuesday that said (...)

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Canadian screen co-productions costing jobs at home, study finds
Posted by Nordicity in Toronto on Aug 23, 2011

Kate Taylor, The Globe and Mail, Aug 23, 2011 The cops on Rookie Blue and the medics on Combat Hospital are working twice as hard for the Canadian economy as those dissipated aristocrats on The Borgias (...)

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Majority TV Co-production Is a Major Canadian Employer
Posted by Nordicity in Toronto on Aug 23, 2011

Broadcaster Magazine, Aug 23, 2011 Majority treaty co-production and Canadian production generate more than double the number of Canadian jobs as minority co-production. This from a Nordicity report released today by the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists and the Writers Guild of Canada (...)

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Wires crossed on rates
Posted by Nordicity in Ottawa on Aug 20, 2011

Chris Gerritsen, Calgary Herald, Aug 20, 2011 While we appreciate your desire to educate those who may use their devices outside Canada, this reporter's use of flawed OECD data creates a picture that is simply not accurate (...)

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Finding Ottawa's niche in the global gaming world
Posted by Nordicity in Ottawa on Aug 17, 2011

Ottawa Business Journal, Aug 17, 2011 Relatively low wages, combined with provincial tax credits, are helping put Ottawa on the map in the emerging video gaming industry, a recent study concludes (...)

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How Canada's public broadcaster stacks up
Posted by Nordicity in Toronto on Aug 14, 2011

Globe and Mail, Aug 14, 2011 The ad-free American public television broadcaster operates on a different model; it receives some government operating funding but also depends heavily on direct government, corporate and philanthropic sponsorships of programs, and on subscribers' contributions (...)

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Nordicity analyses Canada's international performance of research and creativity in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS)
Posted by Nordicity in Ottawa on Aug 01, 2011

Ottawa – August 2011– Nordicity has commenced an analysis of Canada's relative international performance of research and creativity in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS). Engaged by the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA) to undertake this ground-breaking research, Nordicity has developed an innovative methodology to measure research and creative activity in the HASS disciplines.

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Retransmission Fees on the Agenda to Pay for PSB Plurality?
Posted by Nordicity in London, U,K, on Jun 24, 2011

Davide Morisi, London School of Economics and Political Science, June 24, 2011 Discussing the role of public service content (PSC) in the digital media landscape keeps raising the old unsolved question: can the market deliver? A Westminster Media Forum conference on June 22nd focused the market failure question on public service plurality: with ad revenues in a long term decline at Channels 3, 4, and 5; how to support public service content that competes with the BBC? (...)

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New report claims Canadian wireless costs below OECD average
Posted by Nordicity in Ottawa on Jun 23, 2011

Digital Home, June 23, 2011 Over the years, it has become an article of faith among Canadians that this country had some of the most expensive wireless voice and data rates in the world (...)

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Telus' Honorable Flacks
Posted by Nordicity in Ottawa on Jun 18, 2011

Dave Burstein, dslprime.com, June 18, 2011 The OECD report says the U.S. and Canada have some of the highest wireless prices in the world. Canadian wireless carrier Telus doesn't like that conclusion, so hired Nordicity to do a survey using different assumptions than OECD (...)

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Cellulaire : l'OCDE a tort, croit une étude
Posted by Nordicity in Ottawa on Jun 17, 2011

Pieuvre.ca, June 17, 2011 Le Canada est parmi les pays où les utilisateurs de la téléphonie sans-fil paient moins cher pour leur service vocal que la moyenne des pays de l'OCDE (...)

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Report challenges notion that Canadians pay too much for wireless
Posted by Nordicity in Ottawa on Jun 17, 2011

Stefania Moretti, Toronto Sun, June 17, 2011 Cellphone rates in Canada are lower than the international average despite the country's vast coverage areas, according to a new report paid for by Telus Corp that challenges the widely held view that Canadians pay too much for wireless (...)

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Canadian wireless market among most competitive, and at below-average costs, says new study
Posted by Nordicity in Ottawa on Jun 16, 2011

Terence Corcoran, National Post, June 16, 2011 Nordicity report counters OECD warped results and loopy methodolgies, finds Canadian market above average on most if not all counts.

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Nordicity assesses the labour supply of IT Business Analysts in Canada
Posted by Nordicity in Ottawa on Jun 01, 2011

Ottawa – June 2011 – Nordicity completes the assessment of Canada’s labour supply of IT Business Analysts (BA).

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Nordicity and Environics join WIFT-T on industry study
Posted by Nordicity in Toronto on May 19, 2011

Emily Claire Afan, Playback Online, May 19, 2011 Looking to complete a study on employment trends in Canada's screen-based media industry, Women in Film & Television Toronto (WIFT-T) commissioned Nordicity and Environics as research partners (...)

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Screen Based Media under the Microscope as Jobs, Skills, Impacts Researched
Posted by Nordicity in Toronto on May 19, 2011

mediacastermagazine.com, May 19, 2011 A new study of employment trends in Canada's screen-based media industry will be conducted for Women in Film & Television - Toronto (WIFT-T) by Nordicity and Environics (...)

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Canada’s Broadcasting and Communications Market Displays Excessive Vertical Integration Relative to Other Countries
Posted by Nordicity in Ottawa on May 02, 2011

Ottawa – May 2011– Canada displays the highest degree of vertical integration in the broadcast distribution and broadcasting sectors, and the overall broadcasting and broadband communications industry, of any developed media market in the world.

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Nordicity Partner, Stuart Jack, to deliver games industry presentation to Ottawa cluster
Posted by Nordicity in Ottawa on Apr 27, 2011

Generator - Ottawa Digital Media Cluster, April 27, 2011 Join us at this Generator event and find out how Ottawa's Digital Media Cluster is ranked globally and against other Canadian cities. Also, hear from two of Ottawa's fastest growing digital media companies and learn from their strategies and experience.

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Spectrum war highlights communications conference
Posted by Nordicity in Ottawa on Mar 28, 2011

Howard Solomon, ITWorld Canada, March 28, 2011 Everyone knows wireless use in Canada is soaring. But a communications conference has heard sharply differing opinions on whether carriers face a crisis coming and what Ottawa should do about it (...)

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CHRC and Nordicity examine impact of tech on culture
Posted by Nordicity in Ottawa on Feb 24, 2011

Playback, Feb 24, 2011 It's no secret that technology is changing on the overall cultural sector, and the Cultural Human Resources Council (CHRC) and Nordicity has decided to find out what that impact is - and they want content creators to have their say.

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