Articles Tagged ‘upfronts’

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CBC goes for the X factor with OTT service

GM and CRO Jean Mongeau on the pubcaster’s upcoming English-language OTT service.

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A closer look at CBC’s dramatic slate

Why the pubcaster went dark for its fall schedule, what competition shows will face and how it’s changing the narrative for Sundays.

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Upfronts 2017: CBC gets dramatic

New originals on the pubcaster’s fall/winter lineup include Burden of Proof and Allan Hawco-starring Caught.

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Upfronts 2017: Sizzle and superheroes at CW

Jennifer Bidwell, managing director, television systems at Media Experts, on the final schedule of the week.

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Upfronts 2017: CBS sticks with its strengths

Lindsey Talbot, managing director, trading and activation at Maxus Canada, details the “steady and consistent” new schedule from the top U.S. network.

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Upfronts 2017: Fox shakes up ad formats, adds Marvel drama

Jennifer Bidwell from Media Experts has a mixed report on the network’s three new fall shows.

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Upfronts 2017: NBC builds Thursday around a moving ‘Us’

Bailey Wilson, VP of TV investments at Magna, details the network’s new shows, and a schedule that has movement every night of the week.

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Buyers talk: All I want for the upfronts is…

With presentations starting today, buyers talk about what they’d like to see in terms of content, what risks will pay off and how linear TV can compete with – or finally make friends with – digital.

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CBS upfront 2016: equal parts comedy, drama

UM Canada’s Julie McMillan on how Big Bang is factoring into the network’s schedule, its first in 16 years without a CSI series.

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ABC upfront 2016: a Notorious new Thursday, more family fare

Mindshare Canada’s Tonia Beale reports on the company’s presentation and new additions to its drama and comedy slate (Quantico pictured).

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FOX upfront 2016: A focus on cult remakes

UM’s Julie McMillan (pictured) on FOX’s new slate of film-to-TV reboots and the return of comedy favourites.

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TV’s gestalt: What’s on offer for broadcast year ’17

PHD’s Rob Young points to the tech-focused nature of this year’s upfronts as buyers prepare to tune in on addressability.

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CTV execs on their 2013-2014 strategy

The broadcaster’s president of programming and sports Phil King and Bell Media president Kevin Crull discuss shuffling the primetime schedule and TV research with Twitter Canada.

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Shaw to rebrand a specialty channel, launch Twitter partnership

Barbara Williams tells MiC about the media co’s fall offerings, with Global adding 18 new shows to its 2013-14 lineup.

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CBC fall sked aims to connect with more Canadians

The pubcaster’s lineup includes no big scripted surprises, but branches out to new factual series that strive to hit national audiences at home.