Television

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Much adds a dark comedy to mid-season

Bell Media’s new office show offsets the return of two off-the-wall historical comedies on the pop culture specialty channel.

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Canadians notice more ads and are not always happy about it (study)

Canadian respondents to Kantar Millward Brown’s survey weigh in on multichannel effectiveness and their preferred ad media.

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TLN named Winter Games broadcast partner

The Corus-owned Telelatino broadcaster will air hockey matches from PyeongChang in Spanish and Italian, with more to come in 2020.

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RBC enters into three-year Corus partnership

The financial institution has positioned itself with the stars of Bryan Inc. in order to appeal to a broad audience.

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How Canadians feel about Netflix and other channels

While most Canadians identify CTV as their “favourite” channel, satisfaction and use of Netflix is on the rise.

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Dentsu Aegis dials back ad spending projections

The agency’s ad spend report downgrades Canada’s projections, showing no expected growth for 2017 at all.

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Corus posts revenue, profit declines in Q1 financials

Slight overall gains in its kids content business and radio advertising were offset by sharper declines in TV ad revenues.

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Bell Media announces (some) CTV premiere dates

Plus, two new originals coming to Gusto.

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BNN to rebrand as BNN Bloomberg

The new entity, which will launch in spring, is an aim to boost content for BNN while bringing in bigger Canadian audiences for Bloomberg.

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CBC announces 13 broadcast partners for PyeongChang

CBC will focus more on standalone branded content, using RBC Training Ground and Petro’s Faces of Tomorrow as models.

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Disney named lead sponsor for The Launch

Laird White of Bell Media says the “global juggernaut” of Disney will help deliver the format to international audiences.

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CRTC launches survey into content consumption

As the commission embarks on a quest to determine the future of Canada’s content distribution system, it’s asking Canadians why they watch content the way they do.

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Jim Shaw dies at 60

Shaw Communications’ “master company builder” was an iconic presence in Canada’s broadcast industry.

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CTV extends its order of The Launch

The much-anticipated reality series will get one extra broadcast episode and a new, CraveTV-exclusive extension.

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Christmas gives Young Sheldon his first week on top

The family comedy finally had its moment in the spotlight.