CBC unpacks fall premiere schedule
Kim’s Convenience (pictured) and Shoot the Messenger are set up with plum lead-ins by established CBC series.
In brief: Odd Squad hits the road, TAP names 2016 projects
A live musical production of Odd Squad (pictured) will travel to 60 cities, Trans Atlantic Partners names Canadian participants, plus more news.
Vice’s Shane Smith talks revolution
The founder and CEO of the media co presented the MacTaggart Memorial Lecture at the Edinburgh International Television Festival.
ITV rescinds eOne takeover bid
The U.K. producer-broadcaster has withdrawn its CAD $1.76 billion acquisition offer for the Canadian entertainment company.
Bruno & Boots MOWs go to camera
The second and third installments of the TV movies, produced by Aircraft Pictures, are slated for a 2017 debut.
SOCAN Foundation awards young film, TV composers
Winners were announced in a number of categories, including scores for fiction, non-fiction and animation.
eOne grows Ben & Holly’s licensing plans in Brazil
The new consumer products partnerships follow Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom‘s debut on Brazil’s TV Cultura.
CBC marks record Olympics viewership
Though slow out of the blocks, the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio posted an 11% increase in average viewership over the previous Games in London.
Need a good movie recco? Just ask TIFFBOT
That’s the point of the festival’s AI buddy who has been launched on Facebook to “help [audiences] navigate TIFF madness.”
Working out Workin’ Moms
Why creator-director-producer and star Catherine Reitman (pictured) calls CBC the “perfect home” for the series and how it will target a co-viewing audience.
CMPA to recognize emerging talent at annual awards
The new prize will join the Established Producer award, for which the 2016 nominees have been announced.
Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Aug. 8 to 14, 2016
Amazing Race Canada is at #3 for the week of Aug. 8 to 14.
Private Eyes earns season two order
Following a breakout first season, the Global TV series from eOne will get an increased order.
Do Canadians know if they’re watching online TV?
MTM has amended its viewership stats after finding that not all respondents thought OTT services counted as online TV watching.
Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films Aug. 12 to Aug. 18, 2016
Les 3 p’tits cochons 2 is #1 for the week of Aug. 12 to 18, with Mon amis Dino at #2 and King Dave at #3.