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Upfronts 2016: CTV pivots schedule with new skew

The conventional net looks to re-balance its schedule away from its recent superhero-heavy focus and towards dramas targeting a broader audience.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, May 23 to 29, 2016

MasterChef Canada is at #6 for the week of May 23 to 29, with Private Eyes at #7.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films May 27 to June 2, 2016

Canada/Norway copro Hevn tops the chart for the week of May 27 to June 2, followed by Retour a Cuba at #2 and Les mauvaises herbes at #3.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films May 27 to June 2, 2016

X-Men: Apocalypse is at #1 for the week of May 27 to June 2, with Alice Through the Looking Glass at #2 and The Angry Birds Movie at #3.

Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Comedy Network 2016

Bell Media ties up new Comedy Central deal

Bell Media has extended its agreement with Viacom International Media Network (VIMN) for exclusive rights to Comedy Central programming.

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Hot Sheet: Top 20 DVDs May 16 to 22, 2016

Deadpool tops the DVD chart for the week of May 22 to 28, with Star Wars: The Force Awakens at #2 and Dirty Grandpa at #3.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, May 16 to 22, 2016

The NCIS franchise takes the top two spots of the week on Canadian TV.

Designated Survivor Kiefer Sutherland 2016

L.A. Screenings pickups start rolling out

CTV and City are the first to pull the curtain back on their big buys for the fall. (Designated Survivor pictured.)

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, May 2 to 8, 2016

MasterChef Canada is at #16 for the week of May 2 to 8, with Big Brother Canada at #27.

Suroosh Alvi - Vice Newfront 2015

Vice Canada’s digital arm targets Quebec market

The media co’s “newfront” event Tuesday revealed the upcoming launch of Vice Quebec, expanding its digital bilingual operations. (Vice Media co-founder Suroosh Alvi pictured.)

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films May 13 to 19, 2016

Le Coeur regulier takes the top spot for the week of May 13 to 19, followed by Sleeping Giant at #2 and Retour a Cuba at #3.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films May 13 to 19, 2016

Captain America: Civil War is at #1 for the week of May 13 to 19, with The Jungle Book at #2 and Money Monster at #3.