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Upfronts 2017: Inside City’s growth strategy

Rogers Media execs break down the channel’s more “balanced” schedule and its fan-favourite approach to programming.

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Upfronts 2017: CTV goes for shows with heart

Bell Media is leaning heavily on family and heart with its new schedule, looking to recreate the success of This is Us and away from the military show trend.

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CTV expands its local news coverage

Six new regional stations will add localized versions of CTV News at Five.

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Survivor doubleheader takes the top spot: Numeris

Finales for Survivor and Bull brought in high AMAs, but had to contend with news and hockey content for the week of May 22 to 28,

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Upfronts 2017: Rogers Media brings on the comedy and Cancon

City is the only network so far to add more new comedies than dramas, and has also snagged a few returning favourites from other Canadian networks.

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Rogers Media announces national CityNews expansion

The media co will be bringing local versions of the nightly news program to Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg and Montreal.

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Upfronts 2017: Corus adds blockbuster series to specialty lineup

Showcase and ABC Spark will both be home to new Marvel series, while History will debut a scripted series from exec producer Jeremy Renner.

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Upfronts 2017: Six dramas, four comedies join Global schedule

Barbara Williams, EVP and COO at Corus Entertainment, on Global’s new content and how conventional TV is finding its footing again.

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Upfronts 2017: Bell Media makes a trio of specialty pickups

Superman prequel series Krypton will launch next year on Space, while the media company also bought two new shows for Bravo.

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Quebecor picks up Blue Moon, Ransom

The broadcaster made 10 additions for its 2017/18 slate across TVA and addikTV.

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Five brands signed on for the next Amazing Race Canada

Chevrolet and BMO are back for the next season of the popular CTV show alongside a few new brands.

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NCIS takes the top: Numeris

The action-drama pulled in an average of 2.23 million viewers on Global for the week of May 15 to 21.

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Bell Media unveils L.A. Screenings pickups

The 13-title acquisition roster, compared with eight last year, includes The Big Bang Theory spinoff Young Sheldon.

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Stingray picks up C Music Entertainment

The Montreal-based specialty TV service continues to grow its music video TV channel portfolio.

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Senators’ final game breaks ’17 Playoff record

The match marked the most-watched post-season game in franchise history.