Danielle Ng See Quan
Branded content industry rapidly evolving: Study
The Branded Entertainment Landscape, the first of a three-part study that delves into the space, breaks down current trends and opportunities for Canadian content creators.
Smithsonian Channel launches fall programming
The Blue Ant Media specialty service will debut on Nov. 13 with a programming preview online on Oct. 30 (aerial doc series Canada Over the Edge pictured).
Rogers, Shaw report quarterly revenue growth
Elsewhere, Corus Entertainment, which released its Q4 and fiscal year-end results Thursday, reported an increase in specialty advertising revenues.
Cottage Life takes on Cabin Pressure
Colin and Justin’s Cabin Pressure, the latest addition to the Blue Ant Media specialty channel’s lineup, follows the design duo to cottage country as they transform their new rustic digs.
Mark Prasuhn named Gusto! VP, GM
The former Zoomer Media exec will head up operations for the new food and lifestyle specialty service from Ottawa-based Knight Enterprises.
City announces fall premiere dates
Canuck series, including Package Deal (pictured), Storage Wars Canada and Meet the Family, join the lineup this fall.
Slice to air Extreme Collectors this fall
The original series, which premieres Sept. 2, follows host and appraiser Andrew Zegers as he travels across North America visiting people and their prized collections.
Tessa & Scott skate onto W Network
The six-part half-hour series will follow skating duo Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir in their quest for Olympic gold at the 2014 Winter Games in Russia.
W Network unveils fall sked
The Corus specialty channel is launching new seasons of homegrown series like Property Brothers (pictured) and Come Dine With Me Canada.
Corus overhauls leadership team
As the company looks to more closely align its TV and radio business units, current Corus Television EVP and president Doug Murphy will become EVP and COO, effective Sept. 1.
Smithsonian Channel launching in Canada
Blue Ant and Smithsonian Networks are launching the channel, which will be commercial-free but offer advertisers sponsorship and content marketing opps.
Fall TV: Canadian networks talk up daytime TV
The daytime viewer demographic is expanding, and a new brand of talk TV is stepping in to create social media-friendly water-cooler fodder for the wider, changing audience.
Mario Cecchini joins Corus
The former Astral Radio sales and marketing SVP will oversee Corus’ Eastern Ontario radio stations, and the Quebec specialty TV and radio assets to be acquired from Bell-Astral.
Bell Media adds Astral execs to leadership team
Luc Sabbatini has been appointed president of Bell Media Sales, taking over from Rita Fabian as the BCE-Astral transaction closes July 5.
BCE announces next steps following approval of Astral takeover
Bell Media will add eight Astral pay and specialty TV services to its roster, including HBO Canada and Canal Vie, as well as 77 radio stations like NRJ and Virgin Radio.