In news … August 6, 2014

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Limelight for Rush: Toronto rockers get a park named in their honour

By: Todd Coyne Staff Reporter, Published on Sat Aug 02 2014
Open policard for CouncillorJohn Filion

It may not be very rock-and-roll to get a park named in your band’s honour, but musical icons Rush have always defied the genre.
“I know my mom is very happy!” frontman Geddy Lee told the Star.
Lee and co-founder Alex Lifeson, both 60, are about to put their names on a city park in the Toronto neighbourhood where the two met as pimply-faced progressive-rock prodigies.

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People, Places and Players Making News on the Canadian Media Scene (08/04)

MacLeod Departs Bell Media

Catherine MacLeod, Senior Vice-President, Specialty Channels and Bell Media Production, has resigned her position, due to family reasons.

MacLeod was responsible for the brand and programming strategies across all of Bell Media’s non-sports specialty television and digital assets, including Discovery, Bravo, Space, Comedy, Much, MTV, and TheLoop.ca.

She also was responsible for in-house production and original digital video content.

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CBC/Radio-Canada Adopts Avid Everywhere for Efficient, Organization-Wide Production and Asset Management

BURLINGTON, Mass., Aug. 5, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Avid® (OTC:AVID) today announced that CBC/Radio-Canada is the latest global broadcast leader to put the Avid Everywhere™ vision at the heart of its operations, adopting the Avid MediaCentral Platform to power more efficient production and storage of media content within Canada and around the world.
By enabling a common content platform for CBC/Radio-Canada across mobile, web, radio, and television services, the MediaCentral Platform provides the foundation for completely streamlined media production operations. Leveraging proven and trusted solutions from the Avid Media Suite and Storage Suite, the organization will streamline CBC/Radio-Canada's workflows and automate processes for the organization's mobile applications, websites, 132 radio stations, 27 television stations, and foreign bureaus, in both English and French.

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