Two consumer groups have asked the CRTC to force Bell Media, Rogers Media and Shaw Media to unlink their streaming services from a TV or internet subscription.
The network reports an average audience of 9.2 million Canadians for Sunday night’s telecast, while parent co Bell Media challenges the CRTC on its simsub decision.
The regulator in its latest rulings following the Let’s Talk TV hearing also supported continuing to offer OTA signals to Canadian TV viewers, despite calls by broadcasters to shut down transmitters.
Gains in revenue from NHL licensing deal and Sportsnet properties offset continuing softness in print and TV advertising.
The premiere of the second season of MasterChef Canada will take the post-game spot, following the arrest of Spun Out actor Jean Paul Manoux.
The social destination will also feature live music, comedy acts and extensive food offerings.
The YouTube aggregator will retain ownership of the network, with hip hop artists providing content and receiving a split on the advertising revenue.