As Robertson takes top TV gig at Shaw, Murphy steps up at Corus
Paul Robertson’s new gig atop Shaw Global’s assets makes him the most interesting man in Canadian TV, and Doug Murphy fills his shoes at Corus.
Showcase to play Endgame
The Canwest channel has green-lit the one-hour drama about a crime-solving chess champion.
Kingdom comes to Vision
The British series starring Stephen Fry lands on Wednesday nights.
CRTC annual report: Revenues down for networks, up for ‘casters
Record losses continue to plague conventional TV sector, says CRTC report, but the picture looks much rosier for cable and satellite broadcasters.
Evil series shooting for Space
The comical CFC short Todd & The Book of Ultimate Evil finally makes the jump to TV, led by Dark Oracle‘s Alex House.
Networks exchange barbs, best wishes
The PR departments at Global and CTV end a battle of the press releases on a festive high note.
CRTC okays SexTV, Drive-In sale
As the cable channels move to Corus, $2.7 million is earmarked for new programming.
Radio takes a bite out of Astral
The media co’s final quarter earnings are down due to a charge on licenses, but finishes the year up 5%.
Gas stars reunite in Hiccups
Brent Butt is to work on both sides of camera in new sitcom, playing life coach to Robertson’s high-strung kiddie author.
iPhone app streams pubcaster content
Streaming audio from radio and TV follows breaking news app for Blackberries.
SunTV gets one-year renewal
Toronto station sees local requirements raised, ethnic programming cut.
Showcase gets Lost
Lost Girl is a mix of fantasy, action and sex but not a ‘T&A fest’ says its creator.
CBC adds news talker, denies talk of National move
Musical chairs continue at CBC as a National regular lands his own two-hour spot on Newsworld, while the Ceeb puts down talk of a ‘secret plan’ to re-sked flagship newscast.
Ratings didn’t save The Jon Dore Show
Comedy Net ends the laugher after two seasons, despite ratings bump.
Shaw buying Ontario cableco
The deal for Mountain Cablevision extends reach across Rogers’ backyard.