Television

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Tom Power heading to primetime during trying times

The new series Where You’re At With Tom Power sees the award-winning host connect virtually with artists from his living room.

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TV viewership on lockdown (so far)

A dive into Numeris data so far shows that Canadians are looking more toward news, but certain scripted programs are providing much-needed comfort.

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Corus cancels Upfronts, says Q4 programming unclear

The company also announced its Q2 revenues, which due to timing were essentially unaffected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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As news programs rise, Survivor takes the top: Numeris

Despite the rise of nightly and special news programs, scripted TV viewership remained largely unaffected during the first full week of physical distancing.

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Federal government steps in for broadcasters

As the industry faces an overall decline in ad revenue and complications related to production, a new measure will represent $30 million in savings across 107 broadcasters.

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Are Canadians entering a state of news fatigue?

Mindshare’s Sarah Thompson on why the agency is seeing a quest for good news among advertisers.

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Olympics officially rescheduled for July 2021

With the newest change, that means there will be two sets of Olympic Games within seven months.

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Quebecor lays off 10% of workforce

President and CEO Pierre Karl Péladeau called the temporary cuts “unavoidable” but said the company is putting in place financial support measures for those affected.

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How media consumption is shaping Canadians’ mindsets

Canadians are consuming more media than ever, but trust is not evenly distributed.

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ICYMI: Cossette Media scores big internationally and more

Plus, Bell Media and TIFF pair to deliver positivity through film, and Corus confirms what will fill the suddenly empty Big Brother slots.

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Many brands are still spending on media. Here’s how they’re changing it up

Agency and brand leaders share what considerations are being made, where spend is going and which campaigns they’re taking out of rotation.

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CBC restores local newcasts following criticism

The pubcaster said that over the course of the next two weeks, it “will make every effort to have all of the dedicated local shows back up on the main network.”

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The Good Doctor stays strong: Numeris

Grey’s Anatomy and Survivor continued to duke it out for the second and third place.

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How the country’s Olympic broadcaster dealt with every minute-by-minute change

Chris Wilson addresses the CBC’s relief, and the new challenges it’s tackling with the reality of a 2021 Summer Olympics.

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How plans could shift depending on the IOC’s Tokyo decision

The news came Sunday evening and companies like Kinetic are already in talks with clients about shifting spend to next year.