WildBrain revenue to be hit by YouTube’s new rules for kid-oriented advertising

WildBrain revenue to be hit by YouTube’s new rules for kid-oriented advertising
HALIFAX — WildBrain Ltd. warns that its revenue will be negatively affected this year by YouTube’s recently introduced new rules for advertising aimed at children under age 13. In the first few weeks of the company’s fiscal third quarter, its WildBrain Spark operation experienced a 40 per cent decline in revenue compared with the same period last year as YouTube’s new rules went into... Read More

Manulife boosting dividend 12 per cent on higher profits in Q4 and full year

Manulife boosting dividend 12 per cent on higher profits in Q4 and full year
TORONTO — Manulife Financial Corp. is boosting its quarterly dividend 12 per cent after it capped a stronger 2019 with net earnings more than doubling in the fourth quarter. The Toronto-based insurer says it will increase the payout by three cents per share to 28 cents, payable on or after March 19 to shareholders of record on Feb. 25. Manulife... Read More

Peladeau calls Bell a ‘public danger’ at CRTC hearing over Groupe V acquisition

Peladeau calls Bell a ‘public danger’ at CRTC hearing over Groupe V acquisition
MONTREAL — The president and chief executive officer of Quebecor Inc. described Bell Inc. as a “public danger” and “multi-tentacled octopus” at a CRTC hearing Wednesday. Pierre Karl Peladeau testified before Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission which is considering Bell Media’s potential acquisition of Groupe V Media’s conventional TV network and Noovo video-on-demand service for an undisclosed price. Peladeau accused its rival of... Read More