Archive for the ‘News/Business’ Category

Free trade deal gives Canadian broadcasters power to block U.S. Super Bowl ads again

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018
Cable TV remote

The new trade pact between Canada, the U.S. and Mexico may make trade freer between the three countries, but that freedom will not apparently extend to Canadians who want to watch American Super Bowl ads.

‘A public relations nightmare’: Ticketmaster recruits pros for secret scalper program

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

Read about what CBC News and the Toronto Star discovered after sending a pair of reporters undercover to a ticket industry convention in Las Vegas that brings together box-office giants and the world's top scalpers in the same room.

Nike shares hit as Kaepernick ad spurs boycott

Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

Shares of Nike Inc fell 3 per cent on Tuesday as calls for a boycott of the sportswear giant gained traction on social media following its choice of Colin Kaepernick as a face for the 30th anniversary of its "Just Do It" slogan.

Supreme Court will hear Bell, NFL case on Super Bowl ads

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

Canada's top court will consider appeals by Bell Canada and the National Football League over whether Canadian viewers can watch American TV commercials during the game,

Supreme Court stays Bell’s Super Bowl appeal, so U.S. ads will air in Canada this year

Friday, January 26th, 2018
Cable TV remote

Canadian viewers will still be able to watch American ads when they watch this year's Super Bowl on American channels.

Cineplex bringing NFL Sunday night games, Superbowl to theatres

Friday, November 3rd, 2017
Lions Packers Football

Cineplex signs three-year sponsorship agreement with the National Football League to air Sunday night games in theatres beginning on Nov. 12.

Scotiabank pays big for arena naming rights, but did it break the bank?

Monday, September 4th, 2017
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Scotiabank's record-setting $800 million deal for the naming rights to the building that houses Toronto's Maple Leafs and Raptors is a major move that shifts the sports marketing landscape, but it isn't without risks, experts say.

Bell seeks reversal of CRTC Super Bowl ad ruling, saying it cost $11M this year

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

Bell is renewing its call on the CRTC to reverse a recent decision that forces broadcasters to let Canadian viewers watch U.S. Super Bowl ads, a request that has the support of numerous sports, advertising and artistic groups.

Ontario pitches new rules to crack down on ticket scalping and bots

Monday, June 26th, 2017
Yasir Naqvi

The Ontario government plans to introduce new rules this fall that would crack down on scalping tickets for sports, concert and other events at inflated prices.

‘It sucks’: WestJet bumps N.S. cycling team from flight, costing athletes expensive training time

Friday, June 16th, 2017
Nova Scotia Cycling team WestJet

Ten members of Nova Scotia’s provincial cycling team are so upset with their recent experience with WestJet, they’re planning to take the airline to court. WestJet says it had to bump the group from a flight due to bad weather.