Media Monday Edmonton: Update #192

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:

Moe Banga Swearing In Ceremony
Moe Banga doing his first media scrum as Ward 12 Councillor

And here is some slightly less local media stuff:

  • In her latest social media notes, Linda highlights that selfie deaths are now more common than death by shark attack.
  • The CRTC announced on Tuesday that it has “received 12 applications to operate radio stations serving urban Indigenous Canadians in major markets.” Three of those applications are for Edmonton.
  • Sharon and I watched Spotlight on Saturday night and were happy to see it win Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay on Sunday at the Oscars. Definitely one to see!
  • So-called “Skinny” TV packages are here. We’re on Shaw, so I priced out their “Limited TV” plan plus some of the additional packages we’d be interested in. The total came out to be quite a bit less than what we pay currently (and I confirmed with support that for each of the channels in the add-on packages you get both the SD and HD variants, assuming they both exist via Shaw). So it looks like there will be a cost savings for us!
  • “For the first time in more than 40 years, the Stanley Cup playoffs may lack a Canadian team this season.” And that means Rogers Media could be forced to take a hit on advertising revenue.
  • Bloomberg TV Canada has announced the launch of Bloomberg North, a new weekday show featuring Amanda Lang, Pat Kiernan and Rudyard Griffiths.
  • The folks behind FiveThirtyEight say they are here to stay, and won’t end up like ESPN’s Grantland.

You can follow Edmonton media news on Twitter using the hashtag #yegmedia. For a great overview of the global media landscape, check out Mediagazer.

So, what have I missed? What’s new and interesting in the world of Edmonton media? Let me know!

You can see past Media Monday Edmonton entries here.

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