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Schitt’s Creek returns to CBC for a fifth season

Strong audiences and a healthy batch of award noms carry the show into a new 14-episode season.


CBC launches The Succulent Six on its digital platforms

The program’s champions of body positivity show the pubcaster is opening up to factual programming online.


Media revenues offset low movie attendance for Cineplex

The exhibitor saw strong quarterly and year-end strong growth in media, attendance revenues and amusements.

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DHX revenues up, but ad dollars drop

But ad revenues decline as company struggles with scale across its for family-themed specialty channels.

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CRTC seeks input from digital giants

The commission told Netflix, CBC, Google and others that it wants their subscriber and Cancon investment info, but promised not to share it.

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Behind CBC’s unconventional Crawford release

The unconventional family comedy’s unique strategy aims to avoid clashing with the Winter Olympics.


Jay Switzer remembered

Friends and former colleagues recall their time with a giant in Canadian television and film.


Supreme Court shuts down Bell simsub appeal

With the big game now one week away, it is now highly unlikely that Bell Media will be able to substitute Canadian ads during the breaks.

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Bell takes simsub dispute to Supreme Court

With Super Bowl LII less than three weeks away, Bell has requested a suspension of the CRTC’s simsub decision for the 2018 game and a reversal going forward.

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Taking measure of The Launch

The premiere episode of Bell Media’s competition series used its unique format to capture audiences across linear TV, social media and music-streaming platforms.

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Corus posts revenue, profit declines in Q1 financials

Slight overall gains in its kids content business and radio advertising were offset by sharper declines in TV ad revenues.


Jamie Schouela upped at Blue Ant

Schouela has been promoted to president of Canadian media, after nearly five years with the company.


Jim Shaw dies at 60

Shaw Communications’ “master company builder” was an iconic presence in Canada’s broadcast industry.


CBC announces its winter 2018 programming

Legal drama Burden of Truth and Allan Hawco’s Caught are among a trio of dramas joining the pubcaster’s lineup.

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Gusto announces its holiday schedule

Michael Bonacini and Jamie Oliver lead the food channel’s December/January lineup.