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Can networks build schedules, meet CPE in a world with no new production?

Broadcast heads discuss how they’re mapping out their schedules during lockdown, ongoing dialogue with the CMF and CRTC, and supporting the production sector through COVID-19.

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Broadcasters talk experimentation, trend-setting amid COVID-19

Broadcast heads discuss the implications of frozen production pipelines and schedule overhauls in a climate where ad revenue has slowed to a trickle but viewership is spiking.

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CBC launches $2M relief fund for content creators

The pubcaster’s Creative Relief Fund spans development and production and will be administered in three separate streams. (Unlocked)

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CBC highlights commercial-revenue drive at Upfront ’19

The pubcaster’s new-look exec team put a focus on advertiser-friendly programming this year, including Battle of the Blades and Family Feud Canada.

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Barb Williams to join CBC as EVP

Williams, who announced her retirement from Corus Entertainment in October, will assume the new role in May.

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Barb Williams to retire

The veteran broadcasting exec is exiting Corus Entertainment at the end of the month.

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In Brief: Barb Williams, John Morayniss join Whites board

Plus: Lift-Off Film Fest lands in Toronto and Verizon to shutter its video app Go90.

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Banff ’18: Kevin MacLellan on Hayu’s Canadian launch

NBCU’s chairman of global distribution and international discusses the SVOD’s rollout, working with local broadcasters and competing globally.

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Banff ’18: CMF adds digital-first funding trigger

Minister of Canadian Heritage Melanie Joly made the announcement during her keynote address, while also discussing the CRTC’s recent programming distribution report.

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Upfronts ’17: Corus’ star-studded fall TV strategy

The aim was “big stars and big brands” for Global and specialty networks like Showcase and W.

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Upfronts ’17: Global renews Mary Kills People

Plus Barbara Williams, EVP and COO at Corus Entertainment, talks about the six new dramas and four comedies joining Global’s schedule.

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Media execs weigh in on working with Netflix

Heads from CBC, Corus and Bell on why a deal with the SVOD can be like “sleeping with the enemy,” issues with funding premium content and the challenges they face for ad dollars.