Television

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How premiere week played out: Global

Corus’ Daniel Eves on the aging down of Global’s audience and the risks networks take with comedies.

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CTV says ‘I Do’ to Netflix on new unscripted project

I Do, Redo is Bell Media’s first partnership with Netflix on an unscripted series, and will be hosted by stylist Jessica Mulroney.

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Van Houtte soars to new heights with Cirque du Soleil

A 15-second spot filmed under the big top marks phase three of a campaign for the coffee distributor’s centenary.

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The Good Doctor takes it: Numeris

Fall TV returns with increased viewership across all markets as hospital dramas ‘The Good Doctor’ and ‘New Amsterdam’ draw viewers.

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How much election ad spend went to TV?

Plus, Zenith has dialed back its overall ad spending forecast for Canada in 2021.

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Boston Pizza gets serious about Saturdays with HNIC partnership

The Canadian chain is using Wednesdays and Thursdays to attract hockey fans to its locations during the big game.

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ICYMI: Corner Gas Animated reupped, TSN re-signs Bob McKenzie

Plus, Christian streaming platform Castle scraps its paywall and embraces a subscription-free model.

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TSN partners with All Elite Wrestling

AEW Dynamite will air weekly on both linear and digital platforms featuring stars like Kenny Omega and Chris Jericho.

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CBC Sports partners with the International Swimming League

A new partnership will see the ISL’s inaugural season broadcast on linear and digital platforms featuring Canadian Olympic champions competing.

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Emmy broadcast draws Canadian viewers: Numeris

Ceremony honouring primetime television found audiences across all markets, while in Quebec, NDP leader Jagmeet Singh’s ‘Tout le monde en parle’ appearance draws viewers.

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Media Experts asks: Where have all the big hits gone?

Longtime TV systems director Carol Cummings says networks need to compete for the big hits with OTT networks.

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TVO’s chief exec steps down

The veteran broadcast exec departs the provincial broadcaster after 14 years at the helm.

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More than 20% of Canadians plan to cut the cord: study

One in seven Canadians have transitioned from linear TV to online and OTT services and one in five intend to do so over the next year.

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Desjardins, Canadian Tire join Dragons’ Den sponsor roster

Desjardins will use the integration to promote its new GoodSpark platform, while Canadian Tire will position itself as an innovator.

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Cook Like a Chef to make 2020 comeback

The cooking series will return 20 years after it was first created, airing on the rebranded CTV Life channel next year.