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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.

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CTV raises the curtain on “The Launch”

The format is the first TV project resulting from a partnership between Bell Media and Big Machine Label Group founder Scott Borchetta.

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Forty Creek ups its media spend, ventures into TV

The whisky brand is embarking on its most expensive campaign yet as it aims to tell its brand story to Canadians.

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CBC to air Junos through 2023

A deal with CARAS sees the pubcaster broadcasting the 47th annual awards from Vancouver next March.

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The Big Bang Theory holds the top, but Hockey Night creeps up: Numeris

The comedy on CTV brought in the most viewers of all single-night shows for the week of April 3 to 9, but the Leafs’ playoff-cinching match drew big audiences across all markets.

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Growth in OTT may have led to a peak in high-definition receivers: study

Meanwhile, high-definition TV sets are so popular, even one quarter of “tuned-out” Canadians own them. But the same cannot be said for Ultra HD.

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CRTC to review CBC, digital media

As part of its three-year plan, the commission will look to renew and monitor the pubcaster’s licence, as well as research the financial state of digital media.

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Stanley Cup Playoffs game two up 181% from 2016

After a Canada-free post-season in 2016, ratings have unsurprisingly rebounded.

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Cable in decline, but still the number-one TV delivery method: study

Three quarters of Canadians still pay for TV in some form and most prefer cable. But fibre optic share is steadily rising.

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TVA ramps up its hockey campaign to build playoff anticipation

Marketing VP Claude Foisy said last year, things were kept “quiet” – but with Canada’s presence in the Stanley Cup playoffs, it’s upping its media game.

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Rogers squeezes in a new TV ad unit

The new “fade to black” ad unit will allow advertisers to sneak in bite-sized messages in a way that Rogers says is “PVR proof.”

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Big Bang is back on top: Numeris

The comedy on CTV brought in the most viewers of all single-night shows for the week of March 27 to April 2 after three weeks off the schedule.

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Less commercial time, more Canadian hockey

Rogers Media’s Scott Moore and Anthony Attard detail the media co’s plans for the Canada-heavy first round of the NHL playoffs.