Paul Merton in China to premiere on Discovery HD
Viewers will glimpse Chinese culture in high-def from the POV of a British comedian.
Bravo! bows January programming
Highlights include new episodes of Dirt, more Bravo!Videos and Bravo!Fact Presents and loads of one-hour docs on Canadian artists.
Popular reality shows return to Slice in January
The guilty-pleasures-for-women network is offering round four of Project Runway and round three of Real Housewives, plus a Valentine’s Day programming marathon that looks at the ugly side of romance.
OLN announces January fare
Hayden Christensen and Dennis Rodman are among the celebrity contestants in a new season of Bullrun: Cop, Cars and Superstars.
American Gladiators returning to Citytv
New contestants will take on a fresh group of gladiators in classic games like ‘the joust’ and ‘the wall.’
Road Hockey Rumble gets second season
This time around, the hosts of the Canuck comedy series travel westward to round up local teams – dairy lovers versus lactose-intolerants, for example – in 13 Canadian towns to duke out their differences.
Four new reality adventure series for Discovery
In January, viewers will see how the world’s massive machinery works, watch world-class athletes compete in tribal games, learn about outdoor jobs in the Arctic and find out what it takes to become a fighter pilot in the Canadian Forces.
Three new drama-filled reality series coming to MuchMoreMusic
Viewers can catch Hulk Hogan as a family man, Scott Baio becoming a reformed character and the reunion of Salt ‘N Pepa.
National campus marketing agency founded by T.O.-based agencies
Looking to reach the student population across Canada? Campus Intercept might be able to help.
New college program to prepare future media strategists
Toronto’s Centennial College will offer a new post-grad program to meet the media industry’s need for trained professionals with skills in research and analysis.
HGTV bows winter line-up
The sked includes a Colin & Justin’s Home Heist marathon, a weekly programming block about ‘flipping’ homes, three new series and a two-hour ‘fine living’ special.
OLN to air frontline soldiers’ messages on Christmas Day
Holiday wishes from Afghanistan will air during episodes of Truth, Duty, Valour, after which a best-OLN-eps marathon will round out the year.
W net January sked jam-packed
There’s a sneak peek at CosmoTV, the new Queer Eye for the Straight Girl and tons of weight-related fare on the female-focused specialty net.
GroupM forecasts 2008 adspend levels
Internet spending is expected to exceed 10% of global ad investment for the first time next year, while US and worldwide ad spending are also projected to grow.
HMV to help deliver crisis alerts to students
The music chain is sponsoring the introductory phase of CallCritical through advertising and promotional prizing.