Jordan Pinto

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Upfronts ’21: CBC tables ambitious, new-look comedy and drama lineups

Newly announced greenlights The Red and Son of a Critch are among more than 35 new orders and renewals.

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Upfronts ’21: Family Law, Departure renewed at Global

The scripted dramas have been renewed for second and third seasons, respectively, as part of Corus’ 2021/22 slate.

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Bell Media revenue dips 5% to $713M; Crave subs up to 2.9M

The streaming service had its best quarter since the final season of Game of Thrones was on air, adding 139,000 new subscribers in Q1.

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Corus’ revenue inches back up to pre-pandemic levels

Continued ad-revenue recovery in TV is helping recovery, as are increases in its subscription business.

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Blue Ant launches streaming true crime channel

Crimetime is part of Blue Ant’s ambitions to find new ad-supported distribution by packaging content offerings for niche audiences.

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TVA Group’s revenue fell by 10.8% in 2020

The results were partially attributed to a 13.7% decline in ad revenue due to pandemic, though digital was a bright spot.

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Fashion Television and Book Television to shutter

The CRTC has approved an application filed by Bell Media in December, with the channels set to go dark on Feb. 21.

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Second round of layoffs hits Bell Media

The head of Discovery Canada, the sales lead for Western Canada and the head of podcasting strategy are among the departures.

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Corus revenue down in Q1, but advertising rebound continues

The media company also said it now has 400,000 paying subscribers across digital offerings.

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Sweeping executive layoffs hit Bell Media

The head of the company’s content production studios are among the departures that come as its new president steps in.

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Cineplex revenue down 85% in Q3

Revenue fell to $61 million in Q3, compared with $418.4 million a year ago, but a backlog of tentpole features and the potential of a vaccine is cause for optimism, said CEO Ellis Jacob.

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Heritage minister proposes bill to regulate OTTs

If passed, the proposed amendments to the Broadcasting Act will see vast amounts of new money flowing through the funding system.

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Tumbling ad revenue hits Corus Entertainment’s financial results

TV revenue for the most recent quarter fell 13% to $299.1 million as advertising revenue plummeted by 25%.

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A decade of seismic change: Netflix Canada turns 10

To mark the milestone, MiC sister publication Playback went back into the archives to chart some of the biggest stories involving the streaming giant.

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Cineplex reopens all Canadian theatres

Following the release of The SpongeBob Movie and Unhinged last week, Tenet lands in Cineplex theatres Aug. 27, a week ahead of the U.S.