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Bell takes simsub dispute to Supreme Court

With Super Bowl LII less than three weeks away, Bell has requested a suspension of the CRTC’s simsub decision for the 2018 game and a reversal going forward.

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How TV fared over the holidays: Numeris

The CBC’s New Year’s special edged out City’s — but just barely.

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Groupe V Media beefs up V’s weeknights

Stéphane Rousseau’s new late-night variety show is positioned as an alternative to news on TVA and SRC.

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Ethnic Canadians prefer smartphones to TV: study

The inclination toward mobile usage may be driven by a higher degree of trust in online media.

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Big Bang outshines the Golden Globes: Numeris

Geeks reigned over glamour, but the Golden Globes did top some markets.

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Much adds a dark comedy to mid-season

Bell Media’s new office show offsets the return of two off-the-wall historical comedies on the pop culture specialty channel.

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Canadians notice more ads and are not always happy about it (study)

Canadian respondents to Kantar Millward Brown’s survey weigh in on multichannel effectiveness and their preferred ad media.

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TLN named Winter Games broadcast partner

The Corus-owned Telelatino broadcaster will air hockey matches from PyeongChang in Spanish and Italian, with more to come in 2020.

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RBC enters into three-year Corus partnership

The financial institution has positioned itself with the stars of Bryan Inc. in order to appeal to a broad audience.

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How Canadians feel about Netflix and other channels

While most Canadians identify CTV as their “favourite” channel, satisfaction and use of Netflix is on the rise.

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Dentsu Aegis dials back ad spending projections

The agency’s ad spend report downgrades Canada’s projections, showing no expected growth for 2017 at all.

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Corus posts revenue, profit declines in Q1 financials

Slight overall gains in its kids content business and radio advertising were offset by sharper declines in TV ad revenues.

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Bell Media announces (some) CTV premiere dates

Plus, two new originals coming to Gusto.

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BNN to rebrand as BNN Bloomberg

The new entity, which will launch in spring, is an aim to boost content for BNN while bringing in bigger Canadian audiences for Bloomberg.

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CBC announces 13 broadcast partners for PyeongChang

CBC will focus more on standalone branded content, using RBC Training Ground and Petro’s Faces of Tomorrow as models.