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Letterkenny lands post-Super Bowl slot

Bell Media hopes the CraveTV series will help drive viewers to the Canadian broadcast amid simsub fallout.

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Makeful announces mid-season line-up, adds original online content

With subscription rates flat since its rebrand, the Blue Ant Media channel is aiming to make an impact online.

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Torontonians over-index on tablets, Montrealers love online video: Study

MTM’s new study on tech and media trends across various Canadian markets shows that where you live in the country might say something about your tech habits.

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OUTtv focuses on international expansion with new ownership

Stern Partners will invest in the company as it looks to expand its LGBTQ-friendly content and OTT platform across the border.

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Highway Thru Hell spin-off hits ratings record for Discovery

Heavy Rescue 401 delivered the most-watched premiere in the network’s history, with more than 3.3 million viewers to date.

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Television advertising to remain flat, tablets to tank: study

Deloitte has released its annual media and technology predictions and the big winner (sort of) is linear TV.

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Binge-watching isn’t just for millennials: study

MTM’s new research finds the act is increasingly popular with those over 50, and Netflix is now outpacing PVR and live TV.

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Budget-friendly eats and plant-based food fill Gusto’s winter schedule

As the clock ticks on the Bell specialty channel’s “freeview” period, it’s launching new original programming to capitalize on the country’s biggest foodie trends.

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U.S. politicians weigh in on simsub

Senators Marco Rubio and Ron Johnson have spoken out against the CRTC’s ruling, but will their input prompt any action?

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Programming profile: Gusto vs. Food Network/Cooking Channel

Playback magazine catches up with programming execs from both channels to find out who’s serving what – and why they think their channel will come out on top.

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Corus defends request for 5% PNI: CRTC hearings

Execs from the entertainment company cited increased competition from SVODs – for programming, not just viewers – as one of the industry’s biggest challenges.

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Netflix growth undaunted by local competitors: study

Despite the low price point of the service, there’s still a positive correlation between household income and subscription rates.