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.
Baroness von Sketch, Still Standing renewed at CBC
The two series will return for new seasons in 2017. (Baroness pictured.)
Bell Media nabs Canadian TV, SVOD rights for Star Trek
Canada is just one of two countries internationally where the Toronto-shot series will air outside of Netflix’s exclusive SVOD rights.
Twitter Canada reveals the nation’s top 10 emojis
The cry-laughing emoji was ranked as the nation’s most-used emoticon in 2016.
BDU subscriptions sliding, revenues steady: CRTC
The regulator’s report for the year ending Aug. 31, 2015 indicated that the combined revenue for Canadian cable, IPTV and satellite companies was $8.9 billion.
OMNI aims to bring back regional news with new channel
Rogers Media has applied for a new channel that would restore local, ethnic news programming it cut last year.
Mulroney, Mediwake to topline new CTV morning show
Bell Media’s new early-morning show will feature co-hosts Ben Mulroney and former CBC anchor Anne-Marie Mediwake.
Lacroix outlines CBC’s digital present and future
The pubcaster’s CEO and president Hubert T. Lacroix (pictured) discussed his company’s digital transition at UBC on Tuesday evening.