Television

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Crave taps the French market by going bilingual

More than 250 French-language series, totalling 600 hours of content, will be made available through the streamer.

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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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Digital and linear both popular, but viewers want customization

TiVo’s research zeroes in on the most popular genres, the best bundles and what the perfect combination of channels would be for Canadians.

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ICYMI: NBC reveals its Peacock plans, Walrus names new exec director

Plus, Apple News hits a milestone for users.

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Golden Globes still a draw: Numeris

The week was dominated by special programming including the Globes and NYE broadcasts from CBC and ‘Dick Clark’s Rockin’ Eve.’

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Growing TV ad revenue offsets radio declines at Corus

Television revenue hit $430 million for the first quarter of 2020, while merchandising and distribution revenue was also on the rise.

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ICYMI: VMC Media goes big in Texas; Hasbro, eOne deal closes

Plus, Anna Maria Tremonti returns to the mic and City Parent mag finds a new home with Media Classified.

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Jay and Dan get a McMakeover (and new sponsor)

McDonald’s has signed on as the new presenting sponsor of SC With Jay and Dan, and the boys aren’t being subtle about it.

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Move over Sheldon, Shaun wins prime time: Recapping Fall TV 2019

We go through the top new shows, the strongest veterans and the shows that are transitioning into middle age.

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NFL action tops Canadian TVs: Numeris

Over the holiday period viewership was down overall but Canadians tuned in for both NHL and NFL action.

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Golden Globes audience holds steady in Canada

Canadians were more likely to tune into awards and big events over the last year.

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Bell Media adds new VP, Karine Moses takes on new duties

The news comes as Mirko Bibic officially becomes president and CEO of parent co BCE, taking over from George Cope.

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Sportsnet, Loblaw’s spread halftime cheer

Raps superstar Serge Ibaka will host a special dinner in lieu of commercials on the big Christmas Day game.