TORONTO (October 20, 2014) Today, City, Netflix, and shomi™ announced a landmark partnership to bring audiences around the world a new, premium drama series, Between – an original survivalist thriller series, created by award-winning writer/director Michael McGowan (Still Mine, One Week, Saint Ralph) and starring Jennette McCurdy (iCarly, Sam & Cat). The partnership is the first of its kind in Canada for the creation of a new, original series.
CBC today announced a change to the premiere date for the network’s upcoming sci-fi drama, ASCENSION, from November 25, 2014 to January 2015. Further details about the exact date and time of the premiere episode of ASCENSION will be announced in the coming weeks.
The countdown is on to Latin Music’s Hottest Night! Univision Canada, the country’s leading all-Spanish TV channel, gives music lovers from coast to coast access to the biggest stars in Latin entertainment with the exclusive Canadian broadcast of the 15th Annual Latin Grammy Awards.
This year’s show features some of the most prominent names and brightest newcomers in Latin music. Nominees include: Enrique Iglesias, Mark Anthony, Andrea Bocelli, Carlos Vives, Miranda, Calle 13 and Mariana Vega.
15th Annual LATIN GRAMMY Awards EXCLUSIVE Canadian Broadcast on Univision Canada
LIVE Thursday, November 20 at 8P
Green Carpet LIVE at 7P
(Toronto, ON) Corus Entertainment will be the destination for Taylor Swift fans on Monday, October 27 with Taylor Swift 1989 – an exclusive, in-depth, multi-platform music special that premieres nationally across four Corus Television networks and 13 Corus Radio stations the same day Swift releases her highly anticipated new album, 1989. CMT will kick off the television broadcast premiere at 7 p.m. ET/ 4 p.m. PT, followed by premieres on ABC Spark, Cosmo TVand YTV. On Corus Radio, Canadian listeners can tune-in to their favourite station to hear the special and fans can listen live online. Corus Radio stations will also feature dedicated Taylor Swift content on each of their websites. Full broadcast details are listed below.
After the special airs, fans will be able to stream the full 30-minute special online via CMT.ca beginning Tuesday, October 28. Additional encore presentations will air throughout November on Corus Television.
CBC News’ Amanda Lang is well known for her savvy financial expertise as host and senior business correspondent. Now, she’s taking it a step further with a completely revamped and reimagined new program, THE EXCHANGE – WITH AMANDA LANG, launching on CBC News Network on Monday, October 20, 2014 at 7 p.m. ET.
TORONTO (October 16, 2014) – Small businesses are the backbone of the Canadian economy and make up 98% of Canada’s private enterprises.* Beginning Monday, Oct. 20, BNN recognizes and salutes small businesses across Canada with SMALL BUSINESS WEEK, highlighting some of Canada’s most innovative small companies across various sectors. Throughout the week, BNN is set to welcome experts on policy and development that will discuss the current marketplace and offer strategies and tactics designed to help small businesses survive and thrive.
“Small businesses are the most dynamic, inspiring and human part of the Canadian economy, affecting all areas of our lives,” said Grant Ellis, General Manager, BNN. “We are proud to highlight these businesses and contribute to a larger conversation that will hopefully encourage the entrepreneurial spirit in our viewers.” Continue reading
TORONTO (October 16, 2014) – Canada has not seen this many hit programs kick-off a fall television season in a decade, and CTV is leading the way. Two weeks into the 2014/2015 TV season, new final data from Numeris (BBM Canada) confirms that CTV delivers the Top 5 most-watched programs with total viewers and all key adult demos – and all five of them have three million-plus viewers. It’s the first time this many programs drew three million- plus audiences in the first two weeks of fall since 2004.
With THE BIG BANG THEORY (#1) leading the way once again, overall CTV has more Top 10 and Top 20 programs than all other networks combined in total viewers and A18-49 and A25-54, including GOTHAM and HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER, now both instant Top 10 hits, and the Top 2 most-watched new programs of the season in Canada. In Week Two of the fall TV season both series held the majority of their massive debut audiences, retaining 90% and 93% of viewers respectively with A25-54. Also, with preliminary Playback + 7 data now in, last Tuesday’s (Oct. 7) series premiere of THE FLASH grew to 3.1 million viewers (from 2.3 million), putting it on track to become the third new series of the season to debut with more than three million viewers.
Also in Week Two of the fall TV season, new seasons of perennial hit favourites CRIMINAL MINDS and CASTLE returned strong on CTV, with both programs vaulting into the Top 3 most-watched programs of the week, behind only THE BIG BANG THEORY (#1). CRIMINAL MINDS (#2) bolstered CTV’s Wednesday night lineup with 3.2 million viewers tuning into the Season 10 premiere, while CASTLE (#3) returned for its seventh season with a series-high 3.1 million viewers.
Additional highlights from Week Two include impressive week-over-week lifts for SAVING HOPE (+23%) – which has become the first Canadian original series to win the prime Thursday’s at 9 p.m. timeslot in the fall season – as well as BLUE BLOODS (+10%), and THE AMAZING RACE (+7%). Continue reading