Television

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Feds propose review of Broadcasting, Telecom Acts

The Liberal government has released its 2017 budget, which calls for modernizing the Acts and includes funding for cultural infrastructure.

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TV and digital dominate consumer complaints: Ad Standards

Digital now represents one quarter of the complaints logged for advertising, most of which are based on inaccurate information.

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Heartland renewed at CBC

The Alberta-shot drama will surpass 190 episodes during its eleventh season.

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Adobe aims for ‘apples-to-apples’ digital and TV measurement

The company unveiled its new Advertising Cloud software, which has been in the works since it acquired digital ad tech company TubeMogul for $540 million last year.

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The Big Bang Theory returns to the top: Numeris

The long-running comedy series on CTV brought in the most viewers of all single-night shows for the week of March 6 to 12.

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Anne debut pulls in 815K for CBC

The revamped version targeted multiple generations with a launch campaign that included new uses of Snapchat for the pubcaster.

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Cord-cutting hit a record high in 2016: report

But those who have cut the cord still only account for a small percentage of the total market, according to a report from Boon Dog.

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Two new reno shows join HGTV Canada spring lineup

Save My Reno and Backyard Builds have been added to the specialty channel’s spring lineup.

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Criminal Minds takes the top: Numeris

The dramatic thriller brought in the most viewers of all single-night shows for the week of Feb. 27 to March 5.

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Ancestry digs into Canada’s history with CBC

Details on the brand stepping into branded vignettes with the pubcaster.

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Five new brands step into the Top Chef Canada: All-Stars kitchen

Monogram is back as a returning sponsor for the reality show, which bows on April 2.

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CBC orders more Murdoch Mysteries

The pubcaster ordered 18 more episodes for the show’s eleventh season, as well as a two-hour Christmas special.

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CBC greenlights Schitt’s Creek season four

With a third season of strong ratings underway, the pubcaster is targeting winter 2018 for the debut of new episodes.

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Corus’ Mark Leslie on how addressable TV is changing advertiser expectations

Speaking at DX3, the company’s VP of research and consumer insights looked at how developments that have already been made in addressable TV and how it’s changing advertiser demands.

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Academy Awards sweep the week: Numeris

The Oscars were the most-watched single-night show for the week of Feb. 20 to 26, 2017.