TV

Hot Sheet

Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Dec. 26, 2016 to Jan. 1, 2017

Ransom is at #8, with Kim’s Convenience at #10.

shutterstock_482310814

Corus posts below-estimate revenues for Q1

The consolidated company’s TV business reported a 5% revenue decline from the previous year.

Melanie Joly cropped

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.

Peppa cropped

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.

Copied from Media in Canada - tvShutterstock

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

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.

Beth Janson

Why the ACCT needed a rebrand

CEO Beth Janson on how the industry organization can better promote and support Cancon.

CBC Pure

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.

shutterstock_handshake_TV

Deals: Showcase, eOne, Playster, Indiecan

Playster links up with Hasbro, Secret Location’s Halcyon lands Canadian distribution, plus more deals.

Highway Thru Hell

Discovery greenlights Highway Thru Hell for season six

Filming is underway on 13 new episodes of the B.C.-set reality series.

Hot Sheet

Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, Dec. 19 to 25, 2016

Ireland/Canada copro Vikings is at #9, with Kim’s Convenience at #18.

save-with-jamie-623x350

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.