Katie Bailey

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Upfronts 2016: CBC tables a “transitional” 2016/2017 schedule

As the pubcaster enters its third upfront under its premium-focused programming strategy, it continues to seek balance between new series, second chances and long-running hits.

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Big Brother Canada rises in season four

The reality show on Global has seen a 7% increase in 2+ ratings over its third season, with the addition of international houseguests and a solid social presence.

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Supergirl gets new life on CW

The superhero show’s new U.S. partner is good news for its Canadian broadcaster, Global.

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MIPTV: The new studio model? Vivendi tackles premium mobile content

Vivendi and Havas Media Group exec Dominique Delport unpacks the strategy behind its ambitious Studio+ content play, which it aims to expand globally.

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CBC releases 2016/17 slate

Surprise renewals include The Romeo Section, and Allan Hawco gets set to return to CBC airwaves.

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History’s Vikings renewed

The top-rated specialty drama will return in 2017 with a new star in its midst.

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Corus shareholders vote to approve Shaw acquisition

The vote took place at Corus HQ yesterday and saw shareholders vote almost 80% in favour of the deal.

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Vikings building momentum in season four

Total numbers from the History series’ February premiere are up 32% year-over-year in Canada.

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Vikings to capitalize on Jays fever

The History drama is expanding its target demo by adding a special guest star to its fourth season.

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Analysts, pundits react to Corus-Shaw deal

A consolidated media offering means a more comprehensive opportunity for advertisers, although it might crank up the heat in negotiations, say pundits.

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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.

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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.