Rogers posts media gains in Q1
The telco also posted a 6% bump in overall profits, thanks in part to $26 million gain in its media business.
CRTC to review CBC, digital media
As part of its three-year plan, the commission will look to renew and monitor the pubcaster’s licence, as well as research the financial state of digital media.
Despite low TV revenue, Corus sees $102.7M profit for Q2
The media company reported consolidated revenues of $368.2 million, nearly doubled from the same period a year ago, helped largely by its acquisition of Shaw Media last year.
CBC greenlights Shaftesbury’s Frankie Drake
The female-led period detective drama, created by Murdoch Mysteries scribes Carol Hay and Michelle Ricci, goes to camera this summer in Toronto.
Wattpad Studios looks to up content creation focus with key hires
Former CBC program head Abby Ho will head the Wattpad Stars program and develop new brand and content opportunities for the platform’s most prolific writers.
Wynonna Earp swaps CHCH for Space
Bell Media has joined the Emily Andras series as a production partner for season two, which is currently shooting in Calgary.
Heartland renewed at CBC
The Alberta-shot drama will surpass 190 episodes during its eleventh season.
Cord-cutting hit a record high in 2016: report
But those who have cut the cord still only account for a small percentage of the total market, according to a report from Boon Dog.
CBC orders more Murdoch Mysteries
The pubcaster ordered 18 more episodes for the show’s eleventh season, as well as a two-hour Christmas special.
CBC greenlights Schitt’s Creek season four
With a third season of strong ratings underway, the pubcaster is targeting winter 2018 for the debut of new episodes.
More executive promotions at post-Turcke Bell Media
Changes continue as Randy Lennox moves into the president’s office.
Online-only TV viewership on the rise: study
But it might not be as prevalent as you think: Just 11% of Canadians live without a conventional cable subscription or an antenna, according to a new report from MTM.
CTV orders up two more seasons of Cardinal
Twelve more episodes of the detective thriller will begin shooting later this year.
Great British Bake Off format headed to CBC
The Great Canadian Baking Show will go into production in May ahead of a fall 2017 premiere.
Super Bowl ratings down 39% for Bell Media
The media co attributed the decline to the CRTC’s previous simsub ruling, and vows to continue to fight the decision.