Television

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Canadian ad spend growth outpacing global average: Dentsu

Chief commercial officer Hisham Ghostine says while things are looking up for the country’s ad spend, platforms need to stay current.

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Big Bang, New Year’s coverage take the top: Numeris

While The Big Bang took English audiences, the big bang of fireworks for New Year’s Eve harnessed the power of the Francophone market.

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Global adds Ransom to midseason schedule

The Canadian drama will air on Saturdays.

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CRTC approves TVA acquisition of Serdy Media

Serdy president and CEO Sébastien Arsenault called the decision to sell Zeste and Evasion “necessary to sustain both channels’ growth.”

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Karine Moses appointed president of Bell Media Quebec

Moses will lead all programming, production and scheduling operations for RDS, in addition to her other responsibilities.

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How TV fared over the holidays: Numeris

Viewers were split between news, sports and the occasional rerun during a period where audiences were generally lower.

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Strong TV results propel Corus to growth in Q1

The entertainment giant has credited popular new and returning shows such as FBI and New Amsterdam for the lift.

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ICYMI: CBC to stream digital tribute to ‘Beard Guy’

Plus, Tourism Richmond picks a new digital AOR, and a classic reality TV series returns to the airwaves.

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Bell asks its telco customers to get more personal

Social media reaction to the request have been negative, but Mindshare’s Sarah Thompson says such first-party data is increasingly vital.

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Bell Media introduces more precise TV targeting

The media giant’s newest tool uses NLogic and Numeris data to target more specific audiences.

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Golden Globes overnight AMAs down slightly

The ceremony saw its last peak in 2016, when the broadcast hit an average of 3.35 million viewers.

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C-suite moves at Quebecor, Videotron

Jean-François Pruneau will assume the top spot at Quebecor’s affiliated BDU, and two senior team members are moving into the C-suite.

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Which Canadian shows pulled in the biggest ratings in 2018?

This year’s chart is topped by long-running favourites, but a number of newer Canadian scripted series have also climbed the ranks.

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Survivor comes out on top: Numeris

The reality program garnered more than two million viewers, taking over regular The Big Bang Theory.