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Strong TV results propel Corus to growth in Q1

The entertainment giant has credited popular new and returning shows such as FBI and New Amsterdam for the lift.

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Which Canadian shows pulled in the biggest ratings in 2018?

This year’s chart is topped by long-running favourites, but a number of newer Canadian scripted series have also climbed the ranks.

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CBC releases the details on streamer Gem

The pubcaster has relaunched its OTT offering under a new brand, and announced a deal with Wattpad to develop content.

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Bell Media to go live with ad-supported VOD platforms

Popular U.S. series like Community and The Facts of Life will be available for free to the users.

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Mandatory carriage not a given, says CRTC chair

As four applicants vie to provide a new must-carry multi-ethnic TV service, chair Ian Scott emphasizes that mandatory distribution “is a privilege.”

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CRTC denies Bell Media’s request to suspend simsub ban

Despite the apparent overturn of the CRTC’s simsub ban in the trilateral USMCA pact, the commission declined to consider the matter while it is still before the Supreme Court.

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Former Rogers Media exec Leslie Sole dies

Sole oversaw the expansion of Citytv, OMNI and Rogers’ specialty portfolio during his 25 years with the company.

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Heather Conway to leave CBC

The pubcaster announced Monday morning that its EVP will step down in December.

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Bell Media realigns Discovery Networks under Mike Cosentino

The retirement of Discovery GM and VP Ken MacDonald sees a host of structural and executive changes for the suite of factual channels.

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Corus, Hallmark ink exclusive content deal

W Network has the exclusive Canadian licensing rights to all movies and scripted shows produced by Crown Media for Hallmark Channel.

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TV earnings steady for Corus this quarter

Profits for TV also saw a year-over-year increase.

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Super Bowl simsub ban reversed in USMCA

The new trade agreement states that Canada should rescind the CRTC’s contentious ban on simultaneous substitution of Canadian ads during the Super Bowl.

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Facebook rolls out Watch internationally

Tomorrow’s launch marks the fourth high-profile entrant to the VOD market in Canada this year after CBS All Access, BritBox and Hayu.

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CRTC renews nine broadcast licences

Channels including CHCH and Super Channel owner Allarco, have had their terms extended, some for as long as eight years.

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CBC ups Gave Lindo to exec director of OTT

Lindo will spearhead the pubcaster’s OTT content strategies and oversee its slate of original digital content for all platforms.