Jordan Pinto

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Revenues, profits up for Corus in Q3

Subscriber gains in its TV business helped the Toronto media co on its way to posting consolidated revenues of $461.1 million in its latest financial report.

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Judith LaRocque named interim CRTC chair

LaRocque will head up the commission as its looks for a permanent successor for former chair Jean-Pierre Blais.

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Upfronts 2017: Corus picks up broadcast rights to Star Wars franchise

The media co revealed the six-year, 11-picture deal at its Thursday night Upfront.

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Upfronts 2017: Inside Bell Media’s feel-good schedule

Execs from the media co weigh in on how This is Us set the tone for programming 2017/18.

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Upfronts 2017: Bell Media makes a trio of specialty pickups

Superman prequel series Krypton will launch next year on Space, while the media company also bought two new shows for Bravo.

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Quebecor picks up Blue Moon, Ransom

The broadcaster made 10 additions for its 2017/18 slate across TVA and addikTV.

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Bell Media unveils L.A. Screenings pickups

The 13-title acquisition roster, compared with eight last year, includes The Big Bang Theory spinoff Young Sheldon.

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CTV unveils summer lineup

The Bell Media channel made a trio of international pickups, including the new Shonda Rhimes period drama Still Star-Crossed.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Heartland renewed at CBC

The Alberta-shot drama will surpass 190 episodes during its eleventh season.