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Canadian Podcast Listener shares early look at French-English audience divide

The Canadian Podcast Listener will be releasing the results from its second annual analysis during the first RAIN Summit Canada in October, but Audience Insights and The Podcast Exchange have been sharing advanced glimpses. After revealing some statistics in July, the duo have shared another slide with data about podcasting in Canada. Continue Reading

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iHeartRadio’s Canadian podcasts to air on Spotify thanks to Bell Media deal

Bell Media, which operates the iHeartRadio product in Canada, has reached a deal with Spotify which extends distribution of Bell’s podcast catalog to that global giant. The arrangement includes The Jay and Dan Podcast, TSN Overdrive, and Mike On Much — all part of the iHeartRadio Canada Podcast Network Continue Reading

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Nielsen: Teens and millennials drive Canada’s streaming popularity

The Canadian music landscape is continuing to shift toward streaming, largely driven by the actions of the younger generations, according to the Nielsen Music 360 Canada report. Streaming has near-total reach for young ears, with 93% of teens and 91% of millennials using the technology, compared with 71% of the general Canadian population. Continue Reading

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Canadian government group calls for better, nimbler regulations for streaming and digital media

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has published a report calling for new government tools and federal regulations to support a healthy digital media market. The report suggested that future policies should focus on producing and promoting high-quality content by Canadians and encouraging rapid adaptation as technologies change. Continue Reading