Blue Ant Media brings BBC Earth to Canada
The Toronto media co has partnered with BBC Worldwide North America and will launch the factual channel early next year.
W commissions The Bachelor Canada
After two seasons on Roger’s owned City, the reality series ran is headed to the Corus-owned specialty.
Rogers Media makes its case for OMNI Regional: CRTC hearings
The media co also defended the shomi closure and discussed its approach to content ownership.
CRTC licence renewal hearings: day one
Greater Cancon spending flexibility was a key theme from Quebecor Media, Groupe V and Bell Media at yesterday’s hearing.
Bell Media partners to launch content incubator
Toronto-based Dais will serve as a launchpad for web series, as well as radio and music content.
CRTC establishes pick-and-pay best practices
Licences will be renewed for one-year terms, as opposed to seven years, as TV service providers roll out new packages.
Blais tells media cos to look ahead, not back
In a speech delivered Wednesday, the chair of the CRTC challenged critics and the industry to embrace the disruptive nature of digital.
Study identifies two target groups for Cancon
Who’s most likely to watch Canadian content? A new report identifies the viewers who producers and distributors should be eyeing.
Bell Media sees growth in Q3
Subscriber revenues were up 14.6%, largely as a result of CraveTV growth and the expansion of TMN.
Bell Media commissions Tragically Hip doc
The feature, produced by Scot McFadyen and Sam Dunn, will roll out across the media co.’s platforms and in theatres in 2017.
CraveTV’s new Showtime strategy
The streamer will be airing series day-and-date with the U.S. broadcast beginning with season three of The Affair next month.
Quebecor signs new programming deal
A three-year deal with Endemol Shine gives the media co exclusive broadcast rights to programs such as MasterChef Junior USA (pictured) in French Canada.
Carmilla to get the feature treament
The U by Kotex-funded digital series, produced by Smokebomb and digital agency shift2, is being developed into a movie.
How do Canadians choose what to watch?
A new CMF report found that the majority of Canadians rely on recommendations from friends to discover new content.
CBC to air The Secret Path special from Gord Downie
The animated film was written and directed by Downie and tells the story of a First Nations boy who died fleeing from a residential school.