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Corus putting more focus on AVOD strategy

High demand among advertisers for premium content to be siloed in ad-supported video-on-demand (AVOD) platforms has driven Corus Entertainment Inc. to place more attention on that strategy.  Noting a statistic that only 12 per cent of premium content in the United States is being watched online through an...

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Don’t let Bell use AI to block calls, CRTC hears

Some groups are calling for the CRTC to put the brakes on a request by BCE Inc. to test out an artificial intelligence system for blocking nuisance calls, saying not enough is known about the way the program would collect data from users and that it raises privacy concerns.  In July, Bell asked the CRTC...

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