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Randy Lennox elected chair of Banff World Media Festival

The Bell Media president takes over from outgoing chair John Morayniss, who ends his three-year term.

Deals: Bell Media, Blue Ant Media, eOne

Bell Media’s latest TV pickups, eOne’s international deal, plus Blue Ant Media adds another consumer show to its roster.

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Golden Globes overnight AMAs down slightly

The ceremony saw its last peak in 2016, when the broadcast hit an average of 3.35 million viewers.

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Key business stories to watch in 2019

The Broadcast Act review, an upcoming federal election and continued digital disruption are set to dominate 2019′s business agenda.

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Which Canadian shows pulled in the biggest ratings in 2018?

This year’s chart is topped by long-running favourites, but a number of newer Canadian scripted series have also climbed the ranks.

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Playback’s most-read stories of 2018

It was a typically unpredictable year in the world of Canadian TV and film. Check out Playback‘s most-clicked stories of 2018.

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Deals: Sinking Ship, Bell Media, PNP, Cineflix Rights

Sinking Ship selects China’s Jolly Group to help it expand in the region, while Bell Media’s TSN and RDS renew their multi-year broadcast deal with UFC.

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Corner Gas secures first int’l streaming deal

Producer Virginia Thompson shares details on the deal to see the comedy stream in over 60 territories via Amazon Prime Video.

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Bell Media to go live with ad-supported VOD platforms

CTV Movies and CTV Throwback will offer libraries of free film and TV content, including vintage Canadian series such as Flashpoint.

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More multi-lingual channel applicants state their cases to CRTC

Day two saw Bell Media highlighting the scale of its existing news operations while other applicants questioned the ability of big media cos to prioritize multi-lingual programming.

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Must-carry, multi-ethnic channel pitches go before the CRTC

Next week, eight media companies will vie for the right to operate a multilingual, multi-ethnic programming service for Canadians’ basic cable.

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Letterkenny returns with first Christmas special

The Crave comedy will ring in the holiday season with A Letterkenny Christmas: The Three Wise Men, while six new episodes are set to follow in December.