Court rules in favour of Bell Media in VMedia dispute
In its decision, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice left the door open for the matter to be revisited in front of the CRTC.
Secret Location partners with NYT on VR
The company’s new VR tool enables content creators like the Times to publish and disseminate virtual reality content across all VR distribution platforms.
CBC sets winter schedule for new, returning series
Workin’ Moms (pictured), Pure, Bellevue and True North Calling will receive their broadcast premieres in January and February.
Despite skinny basic, cord cutting on the rise
Cable providers will lose nearly 200,000 subscribers in 2016, according to projected numbers from Ottawa-based Boon Dog.
Bell given the go-ahead to appeal simsub ruling
The Federal Court of Appeal has granted Bell the right to challenge the CRTC’s ruling, but with a significant caveat.
Shaftesbury and Ubisoft partner on digital series
As part of an initiative to promote STEM-centric learning, the company revealed its new linear and digital series at an event held at its new Toronto HQ.
Horror streamer Shudder launches in Canada
Just in time for Halloween, the new SVOD is hoping to give audiences chills, with content co-curated by TIFF’s Midnight Madness programmer Colin Geddes.
Corus fiscal ’16 revenues up 44%
In its first full-year financial report since acquiring Shaw Media, the company’s fiscal results were in line with expectations.
Corus finalizes original content team following merger
Nine months after the company acquired Shaw Media, the original content teams led by Lisa Godfrey have been announced.
Hockey Wives headed to season three
New episodes of the Bristow Global-produced docuseries are expected to air in spring 2017.
BDUs defend skinny basic implementation in CRTC hearing
Videotron, Rogers, Shaw and BCE’s introduction of basic channel packages and flexible pricing options went under the microscope in Gatineau, QC.
CBC marks record Olympics viewership
Though slow out of the blocks, the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio posted an 11% increase in average viewership over the previous Games in London.
CRTC orders removal of simsub for Super Bowl
The order was made despite a pending federal appeal from BCE and the NFL, which is expected to conclude this fall.
Corus sets fall premieres for YTV, Treehouse, Teletoon
Three Canadian original series are featured in the schedule, including Breakthrough Entertainment’s Ride (pictured).
Blue Ant acquires Seasons Christmas Show event
The company has added the Toronto exhibition to its portfolio of consumer events, which also includes the Cottage Life Show.