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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Gen X loves wearables, tablets and traditional TV: study
Canadians between the ages of 35 and 49 share the best of both worlds, watching their TV on traditional sets, but buying more wearables than other generations.
TVA Group records net loss of $32.5 million
The media group saw a year-over-year decrease in revenue from broadcasting and production.
Amazing Race Canada to return for season five
On your marks, get set, go! The popular reality competition show will return to CTV in 2017.
Freemium game part of new revenue strategy at BBTV
A Spanish-language app based on one of the MCN’s most popular channels is part of BBTV’s broader strategy to diversify creator revenue streams beyond ad sales.
Netflix sees subscriber slowdown
The service added 1.7 million subscribers globally, down from 2.5 million predicted earlier this year.
Epic Meal Time creators to develop comedy for CBC
NextTime Productions’ Darren and Harley Morenstein are set to jump to linear screens, following a deal brokered out of the CFC’s Jumping Screens Comedy Workshop.