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CRTC calls skinny basic hearing

The regulator is calling TV providers to a hearing to discuss how basic TV packages have been implemented across the country.

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Upfronts 2016: a Canadian buyer’s verdict

PHD Canada’s Melissa Kotsopoulos (pictured) on the evolution of a new data-based currency for ad delivery and a move towards reduced ad loads in the U.S. market.

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CW upfront 2016: Network shoots for a super fall

Mindshare’s Tonia Beale reports on the network’s two new shows for its 10th anniversary season. (pictured: new pickup Supergirl)

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Does your ad match the platform?

Brainsights and thinktv partnered to discover how to achieve the highest attention levels.

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The Big Bang Theory takes the week: Numeris

The show on CTV had the most single-night viewers for the week of May 2 to 8, 2016.

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CBS upfront 2016: equal parts comedy, drama

UM Canada’s Julie McMillan on how Big Bang is factoring into the network’s schedule, its first in 16 years without a CSI series.

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Quebecor upfront 2016: TV holding strong

The media company has introduced a slate of new shows across its channels and says 91% of its viewership is live.

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ABC upfront 2016: a Notorious new Thursday, more family fare

Mindshare Canada’s Tonia Beale reports on the company’s presentation and new additions to its drama and comedy slate (Quantico pictured).

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Ads you’ll want to sleep through

The Dairy Farmers of Canada has launched a campaign targeting moments of the week when Canadians are most likely to be tired.

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Big Brother Canada rises in season four

The reality show on Global has seen a 7% increase in 2+ ratings over its third season, with the addition of international houseguests and a solid social presence.

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Video streaming up on tablets and smartphones: MTM

Streaming on both platforms has seen double-digit increases in the latest cellphone and tablet reports.

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NBC upfront 2016: Three comedies, no time grid

Mindshare Canada’s Tonia Beale (pictured) takes a critical look at NBC’s slate following a presentation where shows were introduced by categories, not time slots.