Insight, Bunim/Murray ink development deal
Under the non-exclusive agreement, the reality-focused prodcos will collaborate on unscripted formats for Canadian, U.S. and international markets.
Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Dec. 26, 2016 to Jan. 1, 2017
Ransom is at #8, with Kim’s Convenience at #10.
Corus posts below-estimate revenues for Q1
The consolidated company’s TV business reported a 5% revenue decline from the previous year.
In brief: Joly heads to China, Fight Xchange returns to Super Channel
The Minister of Canadian Heritage is accompanied on the trip by representatives from the NFB and Telefilm, Super Channel gets back in the cage with its MMA docuseries, and more.
eOne’s Peppa Pig launches on Nick Jr. India
The global entertainment studio is also prepping for the retail launch of the brand in the country.
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.
Hot Sheet: Top 20 DVDs Dec. 19 to 25, 2016
Secret Life of Pets tops the DVD chart, followed by Suicide Squad at #2 and Magnificent Seven at #3.
Why the ACCT needed a rebrand
CEO Beth Janson on how the industry organization can better promote and support Cancon.
How to bring a Mennonite mob drama to TV
Pure creator Michael Amo on his inspiration for the soon-to-premiere series and why the small-town Canadian setting has global appeal.
Deals: Showcase, eOne, Playster, Indiecan
Playster links up with Hasbro, Secret Location’s Halcyon lands Canadian distribution, plus more deals.
Discovery greenlights Highway Thru Hell for season six
Filming is underway on 13 new episodes of the B.C.-set reality series.
Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Dec. 19 to 25, 2016
Ireland/Canada copro Vikings is at #9, with Kim’s Convenience at #18.