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Defining events of the ’10s

Industry stakeholders and pundits weigh in on the decade’s most crucial events, including major M&A moves and Netflix’s arrival in the market.

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Lifestyle Personality of the Year: Bryan Baeumler

The HGTV Canada star took a chance with his personal business and pitched Island of Bryan, the channel’s biggest ratings hit in a decade.

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Food Network Canada sets dinner time for Wall of Chefs

The series from Insight Productions and Corus Studios sees four cooks test their skills under the watch of a revolving panel of notable Canadian chefs.

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Doug Murphy calls for urgency, parity, flexibility in acts review

The Corus head argued that Canadian broadcasters need additional flexibility to grow international revenue streams as ad and subscription revenues decline.

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Corus responds to critics of CPE flexibility request

“Fundamentally, Corus seeks additional timing flexibility, nothing more. No spending reductions will result. No risk will be passed on. No agenda is at work,” said the media company.

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Unions, guilds oppose Corus’ request for CPE flexibility

CMPA, DGC, ACTRA and WGC said that granting the request would set a dangerous precedent, while other broadcasters argued that additional flexibility is necessary.

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Will U.S. studios license less content as the streaming wars heat up?

Corus’ Doug Murphy said U.S. players will continue to license content to Canadian companies, despite concerns they will withhold shows for their own OTT services.

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Corus returns to growth in 2019

A resurgence in TV ad spend propelled yearly revenues to $1.69 billion, while Doug Murphy also discussed the evolution of its specialty portfolio and its direct-to-consumer offering StackTV.

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Corus asks CRTC for more flexibility in Canadian production spending

Corus has asked for the flexibility to spend 10% less on CPE in the upcoming fiscal year and then make up the difference before the end of its current broadcasting licence term in 2022.

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Corus inks key factual deals ahead of MIPCOM

Corus Studios sold 20 hour-long episodes of its competition series Fire Masters to Cooking Channel in the U.S., in addition to licensing nine other shows globally.

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Kin renews New Mom, Who Dis? for its sophomore season

The lifestyle series premieres Oct. 9 on Facebook Watch, with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau serving as the first guest of season two.

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Canadian broadcasters reveal their gender parity goals for 2025

Seven Canadian broadcasters released their action plans for industry equality as part of the Women in Production Summit held by the CRTC in late 2018.