Television

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TVA retains French rights for NHL games, gets big boost from the Habs

Viewership has shot up thanks to the playoffs.

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The die is cast: Playoffs round one schedule is finalized

Three Canadian teams are still in it to win it.

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Media down at Quebecor, but telco business strong

Live sports cancellations hurt the company’s TV business from an ad perspective, but other results indicate the appetite for TV is still strong.

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BCE revenue down 9%, media segment down 31%

Advertising activity was soft across the board, from TV and radio to digital and OOH.

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Our first glimpse at the return of sports: Numeris

Plus, World of Dance leaped over AGT in the ratings for the first time.

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Ram, Canadian Tire partner with Sportsnet for fantasy hockey

No fans in the stands? No problem, say two major brands.

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Corus firms up specialty with new fall premiere dates

Specialty could be a sweet spot this fall as TV demand shoots back up, say media buyers.

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AGT is back and the top five shows some improvement: Numeris

Viewers overall showed more enthusiasm for TV, particularly unscripted, this week.

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ICYMI: Quebecor gets targeted, Edmonton CFL team responds to branding pressure

Plus, two popular dramas are returning to CBC.

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Pandemic affecting ad spend much more than 2008 financial crisis: Report

Canada’s total ad spend dropped by more than 36% during the spring, but all Anglo markets showed signs of recovery in June.

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Live sports cancellations sink Rogers’ media revenues by 50%

The division saw the biggest drop across all of Rogers’ segments.

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Agents of SHIELD is on top, but no programs crack one million: Numeris

Meanwhile, in Toronto, the return of Formula One brought some viewers, but other markets gravitated toward reruns or unscripted shows.

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Sportsnet, TSN prepare to usher back in NHL, MLB and NBA

The shortened season will mean up to a half-dozen games in one day at the busiest times.

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ICYMI: Roger Petersen out at BT, UM helps BIPOC-owned businesses

Plus, Stingray brings iconic concerts – including Woodstock – to people’s living rooms.

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Female teams, esports and other growth areas for sports fans

Vividata’s new sports study shows that loyalty and enthusiasm toward sports is on the rise, but there’s still space for growth.