Jordan Pinto

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CRTC issues mandatory order for Quebecor to restore TVA Sports

Quebecor said it would abide by the order but reiterated its stance that there is a “dramatic imbalance” in the royalties paid to specialty channels.

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Quebecor, Bell clash in Gatineau

Bell argued the commission should revoke TVA Sports’ broadcasting licence, while Quebecor’s Pierre Karl Peladeau said doing so could result in the end of the channel.

Emotional Arithmetic

Anna Stratton signs Triptych Media over to Avi Federgreen

The transfer of ownership was completed last week, with Stratton retiring and Federgreen taking over the prodco, which counts Heyday! and Emotional Arithmetic among its credits.

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Game of Thrones return breaks records for Crave

Bell Media said the season-eight premiere is the most-watched episode ever on a Canadian pay TV channel, while the return also drove record SVOD activity on Crave.

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CBC brings back Battle of the Blades

After six years, the hit Insight-produced format will return with eight new episodes this fall.

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Quebecor restores TVA Sports following Superior Court injunction

The signal for TVA Sports was reconnected for Bell customers on Friday at 6 p.m.

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CRTC sets hearing date for Quebecor, Bell dispute

TVA Group will be required to “show cause” as to why the CRTC should not suspend its broadcasting licence at next week’s hearing.

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Quebecor pulls TVA Sports from Bell TV in Quebec

Quebecor went ahead with the threat despite receiving a pair of letters from the CRTC urging both sides to come to a swift resolution.

Canada's Smartest Person

Media HQ builds its formats biz on the back of ‘Smartest Person’

CEO Robert Cohen discusses the format’s momentum in European markets and how the Junior version is opening doors for the prodco.

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Bell, Quebecor carriage dispute escalates

Quebecor is reportedly set to pull its TVA Sports channel from Bell TV at 7 p.m. today, coinciding with the first game of the NHL playoffs.

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Will new CMF guidelines be a boon for Canadian screenwriters?

WGC’s Maureen Parker talks to Playback about how the Early Stage Development program could benefit domestic showrunners and writers.

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How Shaftesbury got Hudson & Rex off the ground after 12 years

Christina Jennings discusses the show’s journey to greenlight, adapting scripted formats and getting back into business with Rogers Media.