CMF releases podcast series: Now & Next

Toronto, October 16, 2018 – The Canada Media Fund (CMF), released today the first episode of its original podcast series entitled Now & Next. The podcast will include in-depth interviews with experts providing a closer look at emerging trends, as well as the digital transformation of the media and entertainment industry. Now & Next is produced by the Canada Media Fund and hosted by digital media researcher and experienced radio personality, Leora Kornfeld.

Some examples of themes that will be discussed throughout the season include the distribution of content via YouTube, the use of the blockchain to bring back value to digital assets, podcasts as a new medium, Wattpad and the use of consumer data, among other topics.

On the first episode of Now & Next, Mark Swierszcz, Operations Lead at the Toronto YouTube Space, discusses the business opportunities YouTube has to offer producers and talent. This conversation offers a detailed portrait of the platform's roadmap for creators.

Receive regular updates, including the publication of new episodes of Now & Next, by clicking here to subscribe to the CMF Trends newsletter. The podcast is available on the CMF Trends website, Soundcloud and major podcasting platforms including iTunes, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and others. Episodes will be published every other week, starting October 16, and the initial series will consist of a total of six episodes.

For the time being, Now & Next is available in English, but full transcripts of episode will be available on the CMF Trends website, in French and English. The CMF Trends team is currently working on a French adaptation, which will be published in the coming months.

About CMF Trends
CMF Trends is a fully bilingual site developed by the Canada Media Fund (CMF). It provides in-depth analyses of the transformations underway in the world of television and digital media. The site is intended as an information curator that filters news and synthesizes all of the noise generated by the overabundance of available data. Readers will find hundreds of blog posts written by the CMF’s Industry and Market Trends team as well as by collaborators and experts based in Canada and abroad; dozens of research reports including our annual trends reports that provide an overview of the challenges and opportunities for Canadian producers and creators and data on Canadians’ media consumption patterns and on major global trends.

About Canada Media Fund
The Canada Media Fund (CMF) fosters, develops, finances and promotes the production of Canadian content and applications for all audiovisual media platforms. It also guides Canadian content towards a competitive global digital environment by fostering industry innovation, rewarding success, enabling a diversity of voice and promoting access to content through public and private sector partnerships. The CMF receives financial contributions from the Government of Canada and Canada’s cable, satellite and IPTV distributors. Please visit


For more information, please contact:

André Ferreira
Communications Manager
Canada Media Fund
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