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Canada’s CBC Unveils 2015-16 Programming Lineup

TORONTO: Canada’s CBC has announced its 2015-16 programming slate, including 11 new original productions and 14 returning series. New dramas due out in the new season are When Calls the Heart, Banished, Love Child, This Life, The Romeo Section and Jekyll and Hyde. Comedies slated to air on CBC are ...

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Canada’s CTV Acquires Quantico, Blindspot, The Catch & More

TORONTO: CTV has secured a number of new U.S. series for its 2015-16 schedule, among them the conspiracy drama Quantico and Greg Berlanti's mystery thriller Blindspot. Also headed for CTV's fall schedule are the medical series Code Black and family-centric Oil. CTV has acquired U.S. dramas for its midseason lineup ...

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Blue Ant Media Partners with Penguin Random House Canada

TORONTO: Blue Ant Media and Penguin Random House Canada have entered a partnership that will see the development of book projects and possible online programming. The collaboration will involve publishing ventures based on select properties within Blue Ant Media’s online video network, as well as the possible development of digital content featuring ...

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More You Gotta Eat Here! for Food Network Canada

TORONTO: Shaw Media's Food Network Canada has ordered a fifth season of the popular culinary series You Gotta Eat Here! from Lone Eagle Entertainment. You Gotta Eat Here! follows foodie John Catucci as he visits various restaurants in different cities in pursuit of the best dishes. The 14-part new season, ...

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New SVP & GM at Canada’s shomi

TORONTO: David Asch, who most recently was at Redbox Automated Retail, has been named senior VP and general manager of the streaming service shomi in Canada. Asch will oversee day-to-day management, business strategy and growth plans for the streaming service. Some of his initiatives will include refining shomi’s content strategy, evaluating opportunities ...

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More MasterChef Canada for CTV

TORONTO: CTV has given a third-season order for the hit culinary competition MasterChef Canada for the 2015-16 broadcast season. Season two of MasterChef Canada remains the number one Canadian series among the key 18 to 49 and 25 to 54 demographics for the broadcast year to date. Production is slated ...

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Canadian TV Ad Revenues See Significant Drop

OTTAWA/GATINEAU: Local Canadian TV stations saw profits take quite a hit in 2014, according to the latest report from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). Private local broadcasters in Canada saw overall revenue decrease 7.2 percent to C$1.8 billion ($1.50 billion). Revenues from the sale of local advertising declined ...

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FremantleMedia International Ups Canadian Sales Exec

TORONTO: Michela Di Mondo has been elevated to the newly created post of VP of distribution and sales for FremantleMedia International (FMI) in Canada. Di Mondo is based in Toronto, reporting to Susan Hummel, the senior VP of distribution and sales for FremantleMedia International in Canada. Prior to joining FremantleMedia ...

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