Congratulations Toronto Raptors on becoming the 2018-19 NBA Champions! Thank you for taking this entire country on an amazing two-month whirlwind emotional rollercoaster of ups and downs, spectacular shots, near misses, blowouts and buzzer beaters, all culminating last night as you hoisted the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy.
Avengers movies: a look back
A decade ago, few could have predicted the unbridled success that the Avengers movies would achieve. While Marvel had already accomplished some big box office wins with the Spider-Man and X-Men movie trilogies, these films were based on familiar superheroes who starred in popular animated series throughout the 1990s. While Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, and The Incredible Hulk […]
Kids media and technology use: insights from MTM Junior
This Spring, with our partners at Media Technology Monitor (MTM), we launched Canada’s first youth study covering ages 2-17.
DC’s Shazam! ramps up TV ad strategy
Warner Bros. has hit some roadblocks when it comes to adapting DC comic stories for the big screen. While Marvel spent the better part of decade carving out a lucrative family-friendly cinematic universe, comic book fans have criticized DC movies for having inconsistent tones. Even 2018’s Aquaman was originally intended to be a much darker […]
Game of Thrones TV viewing
It’s been 8 years since the first season of Game of Thrones first aired on HBO. When it first launched, it didn’t receive much attention at all. It wasn’t until 2015 when it set a record for winning the most Primetime Emmy Awards for a series in a single year and again in 2016 as […]
Captain Marvel TV Advertising in Canada
Last month, Captain Marvel became the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) craze to hit theatres. The movie has generated a lot of buzz with the release of Avengers: Endgame just around the corner. Not to mention becoming the MCU’s first female-led installment, following in the footsteps of DC’s Wonder Woman in 2017.
Vision7 offers more data and speed with ConexAPI
Kate Clement, Broadcast Manager at Vision7 discusses how ConexAPI improved the speed of their adtracking analysis.
The 2019 Awards Season
Now that the red carpet has been rolled away, it’s time for us to once again look at the viewing performance of the more popular awards shows: the Academy Awards, the Grammys and the Golden Globes. Did the lack of presenter for the Academy awards have any impact on TV viewing? Are the Grammys holding the attention […]
MTM Fall Data Release: technology ownership and use
MTM, Canada’s premier research product in the area of technology ownership and use, just released their Fall 2018 data. Read about the top 5 highlights below or contact us to learn what MTM can do for you. Canadians are avid news consumers. Half tune in to watch a local news show in a typical night. When you examine the heaviest of […]
Mind the gap: how to make business transformation happen
David Phillips shares his tips on how broadcasters can bridge the “gaps” in order to transform and adapt to the evolving landscape. Me and DIY don’t always see eye to eye. On the one hand, it’s obviously something I should do. I know that the wall would look better with a new lick of paint, […]
Super Bowl LIII 2019: Canadian viewing analysis
The New England Partriots are the Super Bowl LIII champions after defeating the Los Angeles Rams in a less-than thrilling game 13-3! This was the third year the CRTC decided to exclude the Canadian transmission from simultaneous substitution with the US and coincidentally the third year in a row that the Patriots are in the Super Bowl […]
Aquaman TV advertising in Canada
The holiday season is always a perfect time for film studios to boost box office sales with new releases. 2018 marked the first holiday in three years without a Star Wars movie dominating the box office, which created an opening for DC’s Aquaman. While the Warner Bros. film had competition from Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns […]