Chopped Canada debuts to record numbers on Food
The Canadian edition of the international format is a winner with viewers, becoming the highest-rated premiere in the history of the channel.
VMedia launches ‘pick a pack’ channel options
The Ontario IPTV and internet service has launched the UChoose Store, allowing consumers to package more than 40 channels together as they choose.
Alberta film and TV productions assess flood impact
Overflowing rivers in southern Alberta have interrupted the production of CBC’s Heartland, AMC’s Hell on Wheels (photo from actor Anson Mount pictured) and Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar.
Factual spotlight: Shaw Media, original lifestyle content
Senior director of original lifestyle content Emily Morgan says commissioners look for ongoing, character-driven series for Food Network Canada, while Slice is looking to broaden its content beyond female-skewing programming.
Videotron adds four networks to HD offerings
HGTV Canada, Food Network, Showcase and Prise 2 are now part of the Quebec-based broadcaster’s lineup, with Nat Geo Wild (Dangerous Encounters pictured) being added as a standard definition channel.
Food Network serves up SugarStars and Meat Men for fall
New Canadian series include SugarStars (pictured), Chef Michael’s Kitchen and the revamped and renamed Restaurant Takeover.
Fall TV: The next big thing on specialty
A breakdown of what’s gaining momentum on specialty networks, and the shows expected to be hits right out of the gate, according to TV execs.
Lisa Ray to host Top Chef Canada’s second season
Shaw Media releases new details about the series’ second season, including sponsorship details for its 2012 broadcast.
Baking a recipe for brand riches
Temple Street’s John Young and Capital C’s Tony Chapman talk about creating the Loblaw brand partnership behind Food Net’s Recipes to Riches.
Loblaw helps turn Recipes to Riches for Food Net
The retailer has signed on as the prizing partner for new Food Network Canada show Recipes to Riches, slated to air this fall.