Katie Bailey

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Third season coming for Orphan Black

Call it a cloneback? Space and BBC America greenlight a third season of the hit sci-fi series.

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Bell, Rogers, Shaw stake positions on pick-and-pay

Ahead of this fall’s Let’s Talk TV hearings, the distributors publicly release their positions on the pick-and-pay debate, advocating for different models of flexible channel choice.

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BBM Canada rebrands to Numeris

The analytics co has a new name and brand to “position it for an energetic and innovative future,” it announced today.

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Sally Catto named GM of programming at CBC

The scripted boss takes over the GM position, overseeing the pubcaster’s overall programming portfolio.

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CBC upfront: hellos, goodbyes and ‘new directions’

The pubcaster unveils its fall lineup amidst its ongoing budget crisis, revealing the end of Doyle, a new comedy portal and details on two of its new one-hour dramas.

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CTV ending Played

Bell Media confirms that it will not be bringing back the undercover cop drama next season.

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Space renews Bitten

The werewolf drama will be back for a second season following a successful inaugural run.

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Tessa Sproule leaving CBC

The digital content director is leaving to pursue her own projects, following a 20-year career at the public broadcaster.

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Conventional revenue drops 4.6% in 2013: CRTC

Accounting for the 2012 London Olympic Games, private sector spend on non-sports Canadian programming was up slightly (1%) year-over-year to $598.9 million.

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Let’s Talk TV poll: Majority say give OTT pass on Cancon spend

The CRTC released the results of its “Choicebook” questionnaire Thursday, which gauged Canadians’ reactions to topics such as OTT services, signal substitution and sports.

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GroupM’s Peter Tortorici on big ideas and Canadian content

The CEO on the kinds of content the company is looking for, ahead of a keynote talk this Wednesday in Toronto.

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Pick-and-pay report: CRTC recommends flexible approach

The report proposes BDUs offer both packages and stand-alone channels, allowing that “some channels may not survive in an environment marked by greater subscriber choice.”

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Shaw Communications to lay off 400

The cable and telco is reorganizing its enterprise and consumer-facing business units while leaving Shaw Media as a standalone piece.

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CBC announces next-season pickups and renewals

New shows Schitt’s Creek, Strange Empire and Of All Places are on tap, along with a full season of Canada’s Smartest Person.

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HGTV Canada renews Timber Kings

The original series from Paperny Entertainment is the highest-rated in the channel’s history, according to Shaw Media.