Television

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Corus’ request for CanCon flexibility met with opposition

The entertainment giant has asked the CRTC fo increase its maximum “under-expenditure” on Canadian programming, and some guilds are unhappy.

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Survivor takes the week: Numeris

‘Hockey Night In Canada’ draws viewers in Toronto/Hamilton while ‘The Conners’ debuts on the charts for the first time this season, in Montreal.

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TLN, Eataly pair on Serie A halftime show

To mark its Canadian opening, the international chain has paired with the multicultural network to catch the attention of soccer fans.

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Sour Grapes: Don Cherry, diversity and the future of hockey

Buyers and analysts weigh in on the changing landscape of the sport following the controversial personality’s firing from Sportsnet.

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Quebecor revenues up, but advertising weakens slightly

Media revenues were down, but acquisitions helped to offset advertising setbacks.

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APTN’s new CEO on branching out and building up

MiC gets up-close and personal with Monika Ille, who wants to grow the profile of APTN while staying true to its cultural roots.

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Canadians tune in for CBC election coverage: Numeris

The pubcaster won the week with more than 2 million viewers to its election special, while NHL action drew in western markets.

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CBC Sports, Red Bull expand Gem’s sports offerings

The three-year deal gives the pubcaster rights to Red Bull Media House’s Signature Series back catalogue and future live events coverage.

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OTT exhaust, retailers becoming platforms and other 2020 predictions

Forrester Research also ponders Tik Tok’s next move, the potential for the podcast industry and more.

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Pattison Broadcast Group digitizes with Lift Interactive

A partial stake in the Edmonton agency helps Pattison dive head first into its digital transition.

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ICYMI: Twitter bans political advertising, Narcity expands stateside

Plus, Blue Ant brings on former Nat Geo exec and the Food Network gets into the holiday spirit.

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Crave growth drives good results for Bell Media

Although TV ad revenue was down due in part to the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the telco and media giant boasted a strong performance in various segments.

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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.

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Viewers love The Good Doctor: Numeris

Canadians tuned in to catch reality series’ as much as primetime dramas this week, while in Quebec ‘Tout le monde en parle’ draws viewers ahead of the federal election.

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ICYMI: The Current gives Matt Galloway the mic, Raptors break records

Plus, Refinery29 makes editorial moves under the Vice banner.