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Disasters at Sea sets sail for season two

The Discovery docuseries is now in production on new episodes ahead of its Canadian premiere on April 16.

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Randy Lennox on Bell Media, BANFF and brand ubiquity

The media co president discusses the power of “prophetic discussions,” his new role as BANFF chair and competing with international entities.

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Deals: Bell Media, Kew, Thunderbird

Bell Media inks a deal to stream two midweek CSA galas via CTV.ca, plus more.

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Canadian broadcasters prep for an SVOD invasion

Broadcast execs discuss how they’re honing their streaming offerings as another wave of deep-pocketed OTT players head toward Canada.

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OTT services rise in viewer popularity, awareness: study

While CTV remains the top-of-mind TV brand for Canadians, streaming services made a significant push into the top 20 in a new report from Solutions Research Group.

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CBS’ Star Trek: Discovery renewed, will return to Space

Bell Media has confirmed that new episodes of the Toronto-shot series will return to its linear and OTT services.

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Wynonna Earp campaign erupts after reports of production delay

Reports late last week that the series’ future is uncertain caused a furor online around the hastag #FightforWynonna.

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Netflix establishes Toronto ‘hub’ with long-term leases

The streamer has inked multi-year lease agreements with both Cinespace and Pinewood Toronto Studios for sound stages in the Port Lands.

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Bell Media sets launch date for Starz in Canada

In the same announcement, the media company said its flagship SVOD service Crave has hit 2.3 million subscribers.

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Super Bowl views continue to trend down

Ratings have fallen by more than 41% since 2016.

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JFL, NBC ‘Bring The Funny’

The 10-episode competition series sees Kenan Thompson, Chrissy Teigen and Jeff Foxworthy judge some of the world’s best comedy acts.

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Media leaders, Netflix spar on Prime Time stage

CBC’s Catherine Tait accused the streamer of “cultural imperialism” while Stephane Cardin argued that Netflix’s business is good business for producers.