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FX adds LGBT drama to summer schedule

The Rogers Media-owned specialty net will bring in a new series starring the largest-ever cast of trans actors for a scripted series.

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Who won the Royal Wedding broadcast battle?

The broadcast reached millions of Canadians across a number of different networks.

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Layoffs confirmed at Bell Media

The company cited financial pressures within the broadcasting industry as a result of the eliminations.

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Upfronts ’18: CBC debuts 17 new series

The pubcaster will also renew a whopping 36 series, making the returning line-up one of its largest to date.

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The Big Bang Theory keeps top spot: Numeris

The comedy and its prequel Young Sheldon couldn’t be beat in any anglophone market across Canada.

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Global to premiere new drama on summer schedule

Other returning favourites include Big Brother and Private Eyes.

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Good Life Networks acquires adtech company

The company will acquire all issued and outstanding shares for $6 million U.S.

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Groupe V announces repositioning, puts advertisers in focus

The Quebec media group aims to provide a brand-friendly environment for advertisers.

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Upfronts 2018: CBS’s Monday night damage control (blog)

A culling of comedies and dramas has seen the cancellation of Kevin Can Wait, Superior Donuts and more.

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City announces steamy summer schedule

The schedule features favourites like the Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise alongside new dating show The Proposal, premiering June 18.

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Upfronts 2018: ABC and life after Shondaland (blog)

Scandal’s cancellation will be compensated for by Station 19, but overall, ABC’s schedule is keeping it safe.

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Sheldon stays on top: Numeris

The Big Bang Theory and its prequel captured the attention of every Anglophone market in Canada.

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Upfronts 2018: Fox courts an older crowd (blog)

Some of Fox’s new shows buck the network’s longstanding trend of chasing younger audiences.

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Upfronts 2018: NBC plays it safe (blog)

Eight new shows are slated for the network, with the most anticipated being another new medical drama.

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CBC partnership signals shift toward TV automation

Software provider NeverCryWolf will take human interpretation out of TV traffic instructions.