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CBC announces new dramatic miniseries

The series, about Canada’s tainted blood scandal, is called Unspeakable.

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Global unveils fall premiere dates

Corus Entertainment fills out its premier week with new ventures from Jeremy Piven, Anne Heche and Andrea Martin.

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Cable subscriptions drop, but less drastically than previous years: study

While cable saw the largest drop in subscriptions across all pay TV, IPTV saw a 13.8% lift in customers.

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Private conventional ad revenue down, CBC’s up: CRTC report

The CRTC’s 2016 financial summaries for private conventional television and the CBC show drops in local and national ad sales across conventional networks.

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De Grasse, Bolt to hit the track on CBC this August

In addition to an extended deal with the IAAF World Track and Field Championships, the pubcaster has also signed a four-year media rights partnership with Athletics Canada, which includes the 2020 Olympic Team Trials.

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MasterChef Canada heads to season five on CTV

The culinary series received the greenlight on the back of robust ratings, drawing 1.4 million viewers to its season four finale episode.

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Discovery scores with shark swim-off

Sunday night’s Phelps vs. Shark was the highest-rated Shark Week program for the past three years.

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America’s Got Talent reclaims the top spot: Numeris

After one week off the charts, the talent competition was back on top.

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Wynonna Earp renewed at Space

Season three will hit the channel in 2018.

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Corus announces return of Big Brother Canada

The show will return to Global during the 2018 broadcast season.

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DAZN launches in Canada

The on-demand service will begin with airing all live NFL games in the 2017/18 season.

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Online video ad spend predicted to grow 58% in three years: report

Canadian digital video viewership isn’t increasing as quickly as the ad spend is — but time spent watching is set to rise more rapidly.

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Sports lead to revenue gains and profit drops at Rogers Media

Media revenue saw a 4% year-over-year lift, driven by a heavy appetite for sports – but Blue Jays’ salaries and the shift from print to digital contributed to a drop in profits for Q2.

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The Amazing Race Canada begins with a bang: Numeris

The reality show drew in 1.89 million viewers with its premiere episode.

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CBC to ride with Calgary Stampede through 2019

The pubcaster has announced a two-year rights extension with the annual event.