Content Canada . Wednesday September 12 . Four Seasons Hotel . Toronto
Through a series of events and online editorial Content Canada provides a progressive platform to celebrate, showcase and connect the best in the business. Content Canada is a C21Media initiative headed by Ferne Cohen. Our mission is to provide perspective on the Canadian content business and its relationship to the global entertainment industry. For more information contact [email protected].



Keynote address and fireside chat:

Catherine Tait
President and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada

Newly-appointed president and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada, Catherine Tait, will make her first industry address at Content Canada on September 12, 2018. The first woman to lead the broadcaster will take part in a fireside chat to discuss her vision for the CBC and thoughts on Canada’s role in the global content industry.

Catherine Tait President and CEO, CBC/Radio-Canada

Content trends keynote:

The globalisation of TV and the implications for content creators

This keynote session will provide data and perspective for anyone aiming to understand the future of content creation, distribution and broadcast in the rapidly changing world.

It will address the scale and opportunities within the global content market, the pace and direction of growth, how it is fragmenting and where the major trade flows are located.

Oliver, the BBC’s first head of strategy, will also provide perspective on how the content sector is likely to change over the coming five years by region, genre and business model. He will also outline where Canadian content creators sit within the global market.

Mark Oliver Chairman of Oliver & Ohlbaum Associates Ltd.

The Future of Content Leaders Debate

As competition overflows with digital giants in the fray, how are broadcast, cable and studio leaders thinking globally to ensure their content is consumed?  What partnerships and strategies are working to get content developed, distributed and monetized to balance domestic needs and a global market?  Hear from industry leaders as they discuss their global approach to today’s world of television.

Sean Cohan President, international and digital media, A+E Networks

Mike Cosentino President content and programming, Bell Media

Barb Williams Executive vice president and chief operating officer, Corus


Baroness von Sketch Show

The hilarious and award-winning Baroness von Sketch Show is enjoying international success, including with IFC in the US, and is moving to fall prime time on CBC. ErikCreated by and starring Carolyn Taylor, Meredith MacNeill, Aurora Browne and Jennifer Whalen, the all-female series exemplifies how content can succeed across digital and conventional television platforms. Content Canada is proud to present a fantastic comedy showcase with a sneak peek preview of the new season. This exciting session will feature key executives from IFC, CBC and Frantic Films, along with all four fabulous Baronesses! The session also features Carolyn Taylor, Meredith MacNeill, Aurora Browne and Jennifer Whalen.

Sally Catto General manager, programming CBC English Television

Christine Lubrano Senior vice president, original programming IFC

Jamie Brown Chief executive officer & executive producer, Frantic Films

Spotlight on YouTube Premium at Content Canada

Jon Wax, head of drama series and Movies at YouTube Premium Originals will discuss YouTube Premium’s originals strategy, content and platform, and how they are helping to define the future of content in a fireside chat at Content Canda
As head of drama series & movies for YouTube Premium Originals, Wax is responsible for building YouTube’s scripted drama slate as well as overseeing acquisition and production of its movie roster. 
Since Jon arrived in late 2017, YouTube Premium has launched tentpole dramas in Step Up: High Water and Impulse, and he’s now at the forefront of YouTube Premium’s expanding programming push with his involvement in the forthcoming drama On Becoming a God in Central Florida, which will star Kirsten Dunst and begin production in late 2018, and Viper Club, a feature film starring Susan Sarandon and Edie Falco that will premiere on the platform in early 2019.

Presented in partnership with Lionsgate, come hear from Jon as he discusses YouTube Premium’s originals strategy, content and platform, and how they are helping to define the future of content.

Jon Wax Head of drama series & movies, YouTube Originals