Entertainment, Media & Sports

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Don’t expect the pre-COVID norm when sporting event box offices reopen, experts say

With fans and gate revenue so crucial to the business models of professional sports leagues, can a live-attendance scenario post-COVID without a vaccine work? And what will it look like when health...

What are we reading? June 18, 2020

Each week, BIV staff will share with you some of the interesting stories we have found from around the web.   Mark Falkenberg, deputy managing editor: There has been a lot of recent writing about...

Live in concert – on your smart TV

Artists increasingly doing live-streaming during pandemic shutdown of clubs, concerts

March 17: the day the music died in B.C.

First to close, last to reopen – can nightclubs in the province survive pandemic?

Movie theatres begin raising curtain on summer season

B.C. indie chain reopens; Cineplex and arthouse venues take wait-and-see approach

What are we reading? June 11, 2020

Each week, BIV staff will share with you some of the interesting stories we have found from around the web.   Mark Falkenberg, deputy managing editor: The play-nice era of pandemic politics in...

Vancouver mayor calls on Premier Horgan for review of policing in B.C.

Review should include investigation of ‘systemic racism and disproportional violence’ experienced by Black and Indigenous people

B.C. endorses plan to encourage NHL to make Vancouver a hub city

Plan would involve NHL teams being considered family units for quarantine purposes

Actors discouraged from singing, yelling as B.C. film industry preps reopening

What happened: WorkSafeBC publishes safety guidelines for province’s film industry Why it matters: Film and TV sector is preparing to relaunch as much of the economy reopens When movie and TV...