Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, April 3 to 9, 2017
MasterChef Canada is at #18, followed by Big Brother Canada at #29.
CTV raises the curtain on The Launch
The six-part music series, exec produced by John Brunton and Lindsay Cox of Insight Productions, is set to go to camera this fall in Toronto.
Mobile Homes added to Cannes Directors’ Fortnight program
Toronto’s Lithium Studios is one of three producers attached to the France/Canada coproduction.
In Brief: ACTRA National names new research head
The Treasury Board of Canada approves the construction of Maison de Radio-Canada, plus more news.
CBC to air Junos through 2023
After 16 years on CTV, a deal with CARAS will see the 2018 awards broadcast on the pubcaster.
Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films April 7 to 13, 2017
Goon: Last of the Enforcers remains in the top spot, followed by Ballerina at #2 and The Void at #3.
Cable revenue flat for Rogers in Q1
But the telco posted a 6% bump in overall profits, thanks in part to a $26 million gain in its media business.
Melanie Joly heads to L.A.
The Minister of Canadian Heritage will meet with execs from YouTube and the Academy, as well as the city’s mayor.
Hot Sheet: Top 10 films April 7 to 13, 2017
Beauty and the Beast is at #1, followed by The Boss Baby at #2 and Smurfs: The Lost Village at #3.
Banger Films’ Hip-Hop Evolution wins Peabody
The four-part series, commissioned by Bell Media, is one of 12 documentary winners.
Netflix beefs up int’l focus as subscriber growth falls short
The global SVOD is still expected to hit 100 million subs by the end of the week.
Cameras roll on Rabbit Square’s Crawford
The comedy, from Mike Clattenburg and Laura Michalchyshyn’s prodco, is set for a winter 2018 debut on CBC.
CRTC to review CBC, digital media
The commission will look to renew and monitor the pubcaster’s licence, as well as research the financial state of digital media as part of its three-year plan.
The Jews Who Wrote Christmas preps Toronto shoot
The musical documentary, produced by Riddle Films, has sold to eight broadcasters around the world.
Hot Sheet: Top 20 DVDs March 27 to April 2, 2017
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them tops the chart, followed by Sing at #2 and Moana at #3.