Television

TV

CBC revenue up in 2018 as private broadcasting slide continues: CRTC

Overall broadcasting revenues in Canada dipped by 1.2%, while CBC revenues jumped to $1.06 billion in its conventional TV business.

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ICYMI: Bob McCown signs off, CBC helps explain gynecology

Plus, new Much doc tackles the HIV stigma, and Littlekenny gives the Letterkenny crew an origin story on Crave.

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Upfronts ’19: Blue Ant partners with Xumo, Diply and more

As linear grows, the multimedia company wants to ensure it’s growing its digital footprint sustainably.

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The Amazing Race Canada hits a high for sponsors

The new season will also feature the return of Bell Media’s Super Pods.

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Upfronts ’19: Blue Ant unveils originals

New series will cover some of Canada’s most risk-taking workers and spooky hotels.

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The Raptors rapture continues: Numeris

Games three and four of the NBA Finals drew viewers in every Anglophone market.

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Raptors rake in the views for broadcasters, social media, brands

TSN and other networks broke records with Game 6 audiences, while Twitter and other brands have been quick to activate.

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Canada’s TV stable: GroupM

Even amidst digital gains, TV will see a stable two years – with digital playback a major driver.

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Sony, Roku pair to power sponsored ‘streaming guide’

The companies are giving home TV and movie viewers a more theatrical experience to promote the newest Spider-Man film.

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Dentsu dials back global ad spend forecast, but Canada still strong

The biggest drivers in Canada’s better outlook have been OOH and radio, both of which are growing more than expected.

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Despite digital growth, TV holding steady in Canada: report

Meanwhile, the average Canadian only reads seven minutes of print news per day.

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Audiences tune in with Raptor furor: Numeris

Games one and two of the NBA Finals top every Canadian market as pre-game shows knock long-running TV series out of the top-five.

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Visa creates custom FIFA content with TSN

Pledging its dedication to female athletes, the financial company has developed vignettes featuring Christine Sinclair to run on digital and linear.

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Pinty’s sponsors new MAVTV racing series

The brand continues its strategy to embed itself in programming for more niche-targeted sports.

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Upfronts ’19: Mike Holmes moves to Bell Media

New series starring renovation expert Holmes are headed to both the main CTV network and the rebranded CTV Life specialty.