Claude Dubois gets real (finally!)
Catty comments abound as V in Quebec premieres colourful musician Claude Dubois’ new reality show.
Quebecor fires a volley at CTV
The PQ media giant wants the CRTC to be fair when it comes to early regulatory relief.
Lockout looms at TVA
Breakdown in talks puts cloud over Quebec’s top network. Company already training replacements, union claims.
Viewers give cold shoulder to hockey series
Though blessed by the hand of reality queen Julie Snyder, the much-hyped La série Montréal-Québec likely won’t go down in the annals of Quebec TV as a major hit.
Radio-Canada site echoes Hulu
The new online service from Radio Canada will offer French programming for free on an ad-supported, Hulu.com-style website.
Quebec’s V ratings in recovery
The province’s V network reports that its audience share is growing, up 29% over the same time last year.
V skews young, TVA targets families
Quebec’s number one network changes strategy with roll-out of five new dramas, facing re-energized and news-light competition.
Thriller, web series join Radio-Canada sked
French network unveils fall plans, boosted by last-minute handout from CTF.
New name, direction for TQS
Remstar rebrands ailing network as ‘V’ – steering it towards entertainment. Mario Dumont to host political affairs show.
Minorities shortchanged in Quebec, says study
Only 7% of the faces on TVA, the province’s most popular network, are members of ethno-cultural communities, according to Conseil des relations interculturelles.
Audiences still flocking to Star Académie
The hugely successful Big Brother-meets-Idol series which taps into Quebec’s extensive and adored roster of homegrown stars thrives, while ROC’s Idol has fallen.
Charges of racism follow special
A New Year’s television tradition in Quebec grabs an impressive audience share – of not-so-impressed viewers.
Têtes à claques adding English version
After attracting 520 million francophone visitors in two years, the web sensation – which translates to ‘Faces you’d love to slap’ – is now trying its luck with anglophones.
News stripped down at TQS
‘They are on the brink of bankruptcy, [and] we had to make the choice between no TQS or minimal news,’ says federal regulator chair Konrad von Finckenstein.
TQS news cuts set stage for fight
What’s being proposed by Remstar, which is in the process of acquiring the French-language network, arguably runs afoul of CRTC rules.