CTV’s at home, virtual upfront presentation for advertisers took a while to start streaming Tuesday afternoon. The same thing happened Monday to Rogers/Citytv/Sportsnet. Before we all make with the media companies that can’t run media jokes, these presentations are complex productions shared with thousands of ad buyers simultaneously, on a variety of systems, across Canada
I wondered if any of the Canadian networks would dare use phrases such as “the most coveted new series of the season” to hype their September schedules. After all, thanks to COVID-19, this is a year with a record low number of American rookies to cherry pick. There weren’t even pilots to watch. It’s like
Monday morning, the newly-christened Rogers Sports & Media kicked off two days of Catch up, Up Front week in Canada. Catch up, Up Front –say it with me, you’ll get used to it. Things began at 9 a.m. with “Breakfast with Banks,” something all Canadian television executives have probably been doing the past 12 –
A quick look at the June 1 to June 7 Canada TV Top-30 finds that, when it comes to broadcast, Canadians are now watching newscasts or nothing. The Numeris Totals list, which ranks programs in English Canada and includes, “total,” Live+7 data, shows the supper hour CTV Evening News as the national’s most-watched program with
Here’s a bit of retro Canadiana that’s back in a new way just when we need it most: Speaker’s Corner. Remember the cool little video booth set up at 299 Queen Street West in Toronto? It quickly became a tourist attraction outside Citytv 30 years ago in 1990. Other booths were positioned in Ottawa, Vancouver
Transplant hit it’s highest overnight number yet on Wednesday with an estimated 1,291,000 CTV viewers. Look for that season finale number to soar close to two million in a week-and-a-half when the Live+7 totals are calculated. The first year medical drama, recently acquired by NBC in the US, has finished the season strong. It ranked
With apologies to the Bard, dis-content — or lack of content — is a plaque upon all our houses heading into the summer season. On Wednesday, CBC is hosting a virtual upfront press conference. We’ll learn a little more about the few new shows they’re adding to their schedule, and the shows that are returning.
One of the most curious TV shows promoted at the most recent Television Critics Association press tour back in January was Dead Still. Set in Victorian Ireland, it’s about the odd practice of photographing the recently deceased, all dressed up in their Sunday best, often in the company of their living relatives. Think of it