Kelly Townsend

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Corus unveils 35 greenlights, renewals for lifestyle, factual, kids

The broadcaster kicks off Canadian upfronts with new and renewed series for its channels HGTV Canada, HISTORY, Food Network Canada, Adult Swim, YTV and Treehouse.

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Blue Ant Media to launch BBC First in Canada

The addition of BBC shows to HIFI’s most popular broadcasts is expected to broaden the audience for the rebranded channel.

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Bell Media consolidates in-house prodcos amid more layoffs

The new wave of layoffs continues as the company reports a 14.5% decrease in revenue year-over-year.

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Blue Ant reveals new lineup of original programming

The lineup includes co-productions with APTN and original commissions across Cottage Life, T+E, Love Nature and Smithsonian.

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Gave Lindo to lead TikTok’s Canadian content strategy

The former CBC exec will lead the platform’s strategy and operations in Canada.

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Cineplex responds to temporary cinema closures in Ontario

CEO Ellis Jacob says there has been no evidence of COVID-19 spread at its theatres.

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Baroness von Sketch Show to end after five seasons

The CBC sketch comedy stars and co-creators released a joint statement on the decision to end the series with its fifth and final season, set to air this fall.

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‘Stronger Together’ breaks Canadian ratings record

Roughly one-third of Canadians watched some part of the 90-minute COVID-19 charity special produced by Insight Productions, Bell Media and CBC.

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Corus launches new TV app with ad opportunities

All of Corus’ channels will come together under one umbrella, with some content made free to view.

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CRTC begins interventions for Bell Media/V deal

Quebecor is holding firm in its stance against the acquisition.

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Cineplex go-shop ends; Cineworld one step closer to acquiring

Shareholders are prepared to meet on Feb. 11 to vote on the transaction valued at $2.8 billion.

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Quebecor files complaint over CBC’s French-language SVOD

President and CEO Pierre Karl Peladeau stated Ici Tout.TV Extra is an “alarming departure” from the pubcaster’s mission by placing content behind a subscription fee.

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Netflix reveals its official Canadian subscriber count, revenue

A new SEC filing has revealed the streamer’s global revenue and subscriber counts as the company announces plans to report regional data each quarter.

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Scott Moore on Uninterrupted’s new TSN deal

CEO Scott Moore and CCO Vinay Virmani discuss the strategy to lead with an exclusive partner with multiplatform capabilities for their diverse content slate.

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CRTC sets public hearing on V’s ownership change

Bell Media plans to acquire V and AVOD service Noovo.ca in a transaction valued at $25.2 million, with a tangible benefit package of around $2.5 million.