Television Articles



CRTC clashes with stonewalling Netflix at Let’s Talk TV hearing

DigitalTelevision

Regulatory chair Jean-Pierre Blais repeatedly ordered the US video streaming giant to confidentially provide key business data on its Canadian operations.



Telus Optik gets GO-ing

DigitalTelevision

CTV GO is now available to more subscribers in Alberta and British Columbia, reaching 50% penetration Canada-wide.



Numeris broadcasts its name change

RadioTelevision

The TV and radio measurement company’s CEO Jim MacLeod on the new campaign, which pokes fun at itself while spreading the word on its new moniker.



Stingray Digital cries foul on CRTC’s proposed skinny basic

Television

Company head Eric Boyko told the regulator during Thursday’s Let’s Talk TV hearing that its Galaxy audio service could sink if the new proposed package goes through.



Groupe V Media completes takeover of music channels

Television

New Quebec financial partners have boarded the media company as it completes its acquisition of MusiquePlus and MusiMax.



Include children’s programming in basic, DHX tells CRTC

Television

The new operator of Family, Disney XD and Disney Junior argued that not including the channels in a skinny basic option would diminish the quality of Canadian children’s content.



Gusto TV urges CRTC to level the playing field

Television

Executives from the food and lifestyle channel argued that changes to the broadcast system should include greater access for indies.



The Amazing Race Canada takes top spot: Numeris

Television

CTV’s hit reality show had the most viewers for the week of Sept. 1 to 7.



Barbara Williams named Shaw Media president

DigitalPeople MovesTelevision

Williams takes on the new role following the passing of Paul Robertson earlier this month.



New direct response channel hits airwaves

DigitalTelevision

BuyNOW is all infomercials, all the time, launching on Rogers with programming also airing on specialty channels across Canada.