Corus exiting pay TV, Bell Media taking TMN national
Bell Media has struck a deal with HBO to acquire all rights to its programming in Canada and has announced an original production development program.
Blue Ant ups Jamie Schouela, shuffles execs
As the media co expands globally, it has placed Schouela in charge of its Canadian networks and put Makeful under Vanessa Case.
Chef in Your Ear whispers sweetly for Shaw Media
The new Food Network Canada series debuts as the top new Canadian specialty series this fall, while Leave it to Bryan finds its highest season premiere ever on HGTV. (Chef in Your Ear pictured.)
Why Secret Location is on the ‘Frontline’ of VR
James Milward discusses the company’s VR Emmy win, its new VR journalism project with PBS and why it is pursuing “frameless storytelling” full-force.
Canadian media stocks take hit as int’l markets slide
The big four – BCE, Shaw, Rogers and Corus – posted sharp declines Monday morning.
Pan Am closing ceremony on CBC nabs star lineup
The Pan Am Games organizing committee announced this morning that Kanye West will topline the closing broadcast ceremony, to air on CBC.
Omnicom’s Highway pacts with Digital Howard
The programming and content arm of media agency group Omnicom has a first-look deal with the Toronto digital media studio.
Much Digital Studios goes live, reveals talent
The youth brand’s move into the MCN space launches with 13 Canadian YouTubers on the roster.
Stuart Garvie takes over sales at Bell Media
The former GroupM CCO takes over the top sales job from Mary Ann Turcke, who took over Kevin Crull’s position as head of Bell Media in April.