ICYMI: Law Times shutters print, Star Trek goes to Space and more

Plus, a new Property Brothers property to touch down, Torstar will provide news to students and Adult Swim's Rick and Morty is set to return.
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Law Times goes digital-only

B2B publication Law Times, which up until recently was a Thomson Reuters publication, is moving to a 100% digital product. After this bi-weekly issue, Law Times will switch to a daily e-newsletter format, continuing to cover Ontario’s legal industry. Longer-form, issues-based pieces will appear in a special new Law Times section in upcoming print issues of its sister publication Canadian Lawyer, which publishes 10 print issues per year. The publication was part of a recent sale between Thomson Reuters and HAB Press, a subsidiary of Australia-based Key Media.

Bell Media gets its hands on the new Star Trek series

The U.S. Upfronts are still underway, and few Canadian media companies have announced their pickups, but Bell Media is among the first. The media company announced earlier this week that it has entered into a licensing agreement for the new (still as-yet-untitled) Star Trek series, which will feature Sir Patrick Stewart reprising his iconic role as Captain Jean-Luc Picard. Bell Media’s acquisition applies to both linear and SVOD, in English and French. Episodes will be available simultaneously on Space (English) and Z (French) with their U.S. release, and on Crave one day after their initial release.

Property Brothers looks for a Forever Home

The newest series by Property Brothers creators Drew and Jonathan Scott is coming to HGTV Canada. Property Brothers: Forever Home will debut June 3 at 9 p.m. and air Mondays at 9 on the Corus-owned specialty network. The series will focus on the brothers unlocking a home’s full potential by overhauling key aspects of the space to suit the families’ needs and wishes. The series will feature different budgets and different needs in each family’s story.

Torstar gives free subscriptions to students

Several months since launching its subscription digital model, Torstar has announced that post-secondary students can subscribe to the Star digitally for free ahead of October’s federal election. The goal is to engage Canada’s newest group of eligible voters. Faculty will also be eligible for the offer, which lasts until Oct. 31. Since launching its subscription program, Torstar has said it has 15,000 digital subscribers.

Rick and Morty premiere date announced (sort of)

One of the flagship shows of the new Adult Swim channel in Canada is close to having its release date revealed. Corus and Adult Swim announced that Rick and Morty’s fourth season, which has been two years in the making, will return to both Canada and the U.S. in November 2019. An exact date for the premiere has yet to be scheduled. Rick and Morty has been a tentpole show for Adult Swim since it launched in Canada (reruns currently air on the schedule), and was the centre of Corus’ big experiential campaign to promote the channel.