Articles Tagged ‘upfronts’

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Upfronts 2017: Inside City’s growth strategy

Rogers Media execs break down the channel’s more “balanced” schedule and its fan-favourite approach to programming.

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Upfronts 2017: Rogers Media brings on the comedy and Cancon

City is the only network so far to add more new comedies than dramas, and has also snagged a few returning favourites from other Canadian networks.

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Upfronts 2017: Six dramas, four comedies join Global schedule

Barbara Williams, EVP and COO at Corus Entertainment, on Global’s new content and how conventional TV is finding its footing again.

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Upfronts 2017: Bell Media makes a trio of specialty pickups

Superman prequel series Krypton will launch next year on Space, while the media company also bought two new shows for Bravo.

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Quebecor picks up Blue Moon, Ransom

The broadcaster made 10 additions for its 2017/18 slate across TVA and addikTV.

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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: Favourites return, but not much new at ABC

Magna’s Bailey Wilson weighs in on Roseanne’s return, Shonda Rhimes’ new show and the network’s competing Marvel offering.

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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.