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Broadcast Dialogue is Canada’s broadcast industry publication of record. Published weekly via controlled email circulation and online, Broadcast Dialogue delivers the most comprehensive industry reader base in Canadian media.
78 Episodes
On this episode, we welcome Roger Nairn, the CEO of the new branded podcast player on the block -- Jar Audio. We cover everything from the benefits of a virtual office to why this is going to be the year of the branded podcast.
On this episode we welcome back Ross Davies to the podcast. Davies, a programming veteran who retired from Numeris last summer, is now consulting and has been tasked by Canadian Music Week (CMW) President Neill Dixon with helping put the annual Radio Active industry summit that runs concurrent to CMW back on the map. Davies gives us a preview of what to expect from an expanded Radio Active lineup this year and its potential future as the industry's national gathering.
On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast, we welcome back Mark Gorman, CEO of Matrix Solutions. Matrix is a Media CRM & Sales Intelligence Platform that provides solutions for Enterprise, Digital, Cable Network, Out-of-Home, Broadcast, and Radio. Mark talks with Broadcast Dialogue publisher Shawn Smith about the evolution of the platform and what lies ahead in the automated sales process.
In the final episode of 2019, Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast features the team behind Broadcast Dialogue - editor Connie Thiessen, Momentum Media Marketing digital strategy director James Wallace, and BD creative director Christian Lind - discussing some of the big broadcast and digital stories from the past year, including the rise of podcasting and esports, the increasingly crowded OTT landscape, and radio syndication.
It's headquartered in Toronto and Los Angeles, but The QYou Media - a next-generation global media company that curates, packages, and distributes Millennial and Gen Z-focused digital-first, short-form content from influencers and creators, is finding huge success outside North America. On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast, Curt Marvis, CEO and co-founder of The QYou, on the company's journey to growing its distribution reach to 500 million viewers alone in India, plans for growth in the U.S., and his predictions for what's to come after a decade of disruption in the broadcast and video content space.
Telefilm Canada and the Canada Media Fund (CMF) brought their Analog conference for audiovisual professionals to Vancouver this week exploring the theme of creativity and artificial intelligence. The conference featured David Usher, Moist frontman and founder of Reimagine.AI, a creative studio specializing in AI, and Catherine Warren, CEO of the Vancouver Economic Commission, which works across the Tech, Digital Entertainment and Green Economy sectors. On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast, editor Connie Thiessen speaks with Usher and Warren on the potential and future of AI in the Creative Industries.
On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast, we welcome Jeff Vidler of Audience Insights Inc. back to the podcast to talk about the findings of the 2019 Canadian Podcast Listener Study. We cover what Canadians are listening to, why on-demand audio is the next destination for advertisers, and his advice if you’re an independent podcaster trying to monetize.
The Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) and Spotify Canada have kicked off a partnership, the foundation of which is an extension of the CCMA's existing LIVE Country brand. On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast, Nathan Wiszniak, Head of Artist & Label Marketing for Spotify Canada, and CCMA President Tracy Martin on country's growing streaming audience and elevating Canadian country music in the global space.
The theme of the Ontario Association of Broadcasters (OAB) recent Connection '19 conference was 'future-proofing' and as such Duncan Stewart, Deloitte Canada's director of Tech, Media and Telecom research, kicked off the event with a snapshot of Deloitte's annual Predictions report for the industry. Among Stewart's takeaways - radio's resilience is undersold, VR headsets are a failure and wait for it -- smart speakers are the 'hula hoop of 2018.'
The Canadian Broadcast Standards Council, the independent organization that establishes standards for private Canadian broadcasters, is seeking a younger perspective. On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast, we talk to CBSC chair Sylvie Courtemanche about the need for younger adjudicators, what Canadians are complaining about, and the new standard for closed captioning in Canada.
Broadcast Dialogue had a chance to catch up with Lenore Gibson, Chair of the Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB), at the recent B.C. Association of Broadcasters (BCAB) conference in Victoria. Gibson, who doubles as Senior Regulatory Counsel for Bell, covers the CAB's current lobbying efforts on behalf of commercial radio and television broadcasters, and the organization's designs on establishing a greater presence in Ottawa, among other issues facing Canada's private broadcasters.
On the latest episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast, editor Connie Thiessen got a  rare opportunity to sit down with Numeris President & CEO Neil McEneaney. McEneaney gets us up to speed on continuous measurement as Numeris moves toward the first transitional data release in December, the latest on its Video Audio Measurement solution, its new product advisory group, and the organization's move towards a more transparent relationship with broadcasters.
Bell Media and Stingray have partnered to launch AUDIO360, a new multi-platform audio sales solution that allows media buyers to follow a listener through their daily audio journey. It targets consumers not by demography or location, but by what they love. On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast, Ryan Fuss, SVP, Global Advertising Solutions, at Stingray and Dean Rutherford, VP National Radio Sales, Bell Media on the future of audio advertising.
On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast, Amanda Kingsland, Program Director at Country 101.1 (CKBY-FM) Ottawa and National Music Director for the Rogers' Country Brand. Kingsland is coming off an impressive fourth consecutive Music Director of the Year (large market) win at the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Awards.
On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast, Peter Mansbridge, former CBC chief correspondent, on his new self-produced podcast The Bridge - a nightly look at developments in the ongoing federal election. We talk to Mansbridge about #elxn43, taking the political temperature of Canadians, and the joys of semi-retirement.
QUB Radio, the digital radio and podcast platform launched by Quebecor Media last October, recently introduced the concept of a customizable morning show. It allows listeners to build their own programming based on personal preference. On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast, Mathieu Turbide, Quebecor’s Vice-President of Digital Content, on the company’s move into online radio, the challenges of monetization and Quebecor's ultimate goal of convergence.
It's been a tumultuous year for Toronto not-for-profit station On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast, Lorie Russell, the station's new vice-president and managing director, on how is getting its groove back.
SoundExchange, the Washington, D.C.-based non-profit collective rights management organization, made waves a few weeks ago with the announcement that it's collaborating with SourceAudio and to make label and publisher-owned music available to the podcast industry.  On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast, Richard Conlon, SoundExchange's Chief Corporate Development Officer, in his first-ever podcast interview, on the future of music licensing for the podcast space.
On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue, The Podcast, Troy McCallum, program director of Toronto's boom 97.3 (CHBM-FM). McCallum joins us to talk about the challenges of keeping the Classic Hits format fresh, his incessant search for the next big idea, and the station's new web series "The First Time."
On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast, conversations with CKNW NewsTalk 980 alumni Bill Good, Shirley Stocker, George Garrett, Barb Welsh, Jordan Armstrong and Corus National AM director Larry Gifford on the legacy of the Vancouver heritage station as it celebrates its 75th Anniversary.
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