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.
eOne, Secret Location launch Floodlight
The web-based music platform will feature 360-video content from artists on eOne’s label, such as Pop Evil (pictured).
Orphan Black premiere doubles on total ratings
The season four opener drew a final audience of 278,000 (2+) to Space, posting a more-than-50% increase on its overnight figures.
Orphan Black sees ratings dip for season four premiere
Overnight ratings were down compared to last year’s season-three premiere on Space.
Viceland to launch across 25 carriers
Rogers and Vice release details on the launch date for the new youth-facing channel, which will reach over 60% of connected households across Canada.
Alibi Entertainment beefs up branded content division
The prodco has hired former Shaw Media exec Maureen Norman to helm sales and marketing.
David Purdy joins Vice Media
The former Rogers exec joins the company as its chief international growth officer.
Stingray names Tom Pentefountas to SVP role
The former vice-chairman of broadcasting at the CRTC joins the Canadian music service provider.
OMNI readies Sudden Master
The digital exclusive will launch on YouTube at 10 p.m. on Nov. 8, coinciding with the broadcast premiere of Blood and Water.