Dance shows still kicking
High numbers greet U.S. and Canuck versions of So You Think You Can Dance. Genre still making gains, says media buyer.
Questions abound over gambit to save CHEK
How will the Victoria station handle programming and ad sales if the staff manages to buy it from Canwest? What about the CRTC?
Mad Men takes a pass on TV
A deal between Maple Pictures and iTunes makes season three available only through the online store.
CEP has ‘serious concerns’ over Canwest ownership
Media workers union calls on Ottawa to again look into influence of US partners.
Mercy coming sooner for Citytv
Another newbie, The T.O. Show, hits the grid this Sunday.
Family Channel bows new tween series
High school sitcom Angel on Campus is hoping to attract the nine- to 14-year-old demo.
Canwest okays Walsh pilot
Culture-clash comedy Rise Up in the works at Shaftesbury.
Claassen plans to add ‘wow’ to first TV asset
CKX to run ‘extremely local’ programming, targeting women by day and men in the evening, following purchase by Bruce Claassen. And Bluepoint is looking to add to its TV station portfolio.
CTV still mum on Flashpoint
While a CTV spokesperson says the net has not confirmed its broadcast plans for the remainder of season two, others say the net has ordered a third season of the show, and there is hope that CBS will return to the series too.
Canuck movies must go on – on Citytv
Rogers loses its bid to get out of its Cancon requirements, but is cleared of alleged license violations.
Cup ratings peak at 3.5 million, and Gatorade was part of the celebration
The numbers for game seven were the highest for an all-American final since last year’s game six, when the same teams averaged 2.7 million, and Gatorade took advantage of the eyeball action to roll out a game-specific ad, running as content.
Space calls in Doctor Who
The cable channel has picked up specials featuring the Time Lord and a new installment of its spin-off Torchwood.
Poll on Harper’s ‘hidden agenda’
A new poll from Friends of Canadian Broadcasting reveals Canadians stand behind the Ceeb – specifically Quebec and the Maritimes.
Tanks roll onto History
A new 10-part CGI doc series recounting the most dramatic tank battles in history comes to History Television in January.