Television

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Big Bang returns to number one: Numeris

CTV claimed four out of the top five spots in the national market for the highest average minute audiences the week of April 24 to 30.

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Viceland’s summer schedule includes its first fully scripted comedy

James Van Der Beek stars as DJ/producer Diplo in the new series, one of four new shows coming to the network this summer.

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TVA Group posts net loss for Q1

But the Montreal communications company saw advertising gains in its broadcasting and production segment.

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Handmaid’s Tale premiere sets records for Bravo

The TV adaptation of the Margaret Atwood novel becomes the most-watched premiere in five years for the Bell Media channel.

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City adds Shazam branded game show to summer schedule

The Rogers Media-owned network’s lineup features a number of old-school hits, including a branded series that will challenge contestants against the music app.

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CTV unveils summer lineup

The Bell Media channel made a trio of international pickups, including the new Shonda Rhimes period drama Still Star-Crossed.

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Cross-screen video advertising on the rise: report

The newest Canadian Videology report shows mobile video advertising use grew by 50% in the first quarter of 2017.

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NCIS wins the week: Numeris

The week of April 17 to 23 proved strong for Global, with four out of the top five daily programs airing on the network.

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Global adds Canadian thriller to summer lineup

The Corus Entertainment network has also set a May return date for Private Eyes.

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Canadians consume more digital (and block more ads) than most: study

GroupM’s annual Interaction report found that digital media is taking up more of Canadians’ time, but the country is also above-average in ad-blocker penetration.

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Merrell and Blue Ant urge viewers to get outside

Spots that seemingly break into content are part of the deal between the hiking apparel brand and the media company.

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Shaw to close three community TV stations, 70 jobs affected

A new funding model will see Shaw reallocate $10 million annually to Global News to support local news coverage in Western Canada.

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The Big Bang Theory holds at number one: Numeris

The comedy on CTV brought in the most viewers of all single-night shows for the week of April 10 to 16, but much of the country’s attention may have been focused on hockey.

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Stanley Cup playoffs round one: The media impact

The country’s hockey fever has led to more than nine billion minutes of playoff hockey watched across Sportsnet and the CBC and new records for Sportsnet.

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Five questions with Irwin Gotlieb about the future of Canadian TV

The GroupM chairman tells Canada’s TV industry to “get over it and get on with it” on addressable TV.