It is mid-May, 2020. By now, the major US broadcast networks have usually had their blockbuster upfront presentations in New York. Canadian broadcast execs would be flying down to Los Angeles this week to scoop up shows during the annual “Hollywood Screenings.” Not this week and not this year. The COVID-19 pandemic had shut down
This Sunday, April 19 on Fox/Citytv, The Simpsons handed the opening “Couch Gag” segment off to Acme Filmworks animator Michal Socha. Acme is an indie house, utilizing 50 directors from 24 countries working on everything from features to commercials to music videos to apps. Polish director Socha, 38, directed this weekend’s extended opener. Acme has
Sunday night’s Super Bowl LIV broadcast drew an overnight, estimated 7,837,000 viewers on CTV and TSN, up 81 per cent over last year’s overnight audience according to Numeris data released Monday. Factor in the French language audience watching the game on RDS and a grand total of 9.5 million viewers across Canada watched the game.
For only the second time in 54 years, Sunday’s Super Bowl LIV falls on Ground Hog Day. An account executive at Chicago-based Highdive, the ad agency repping Fiat Chrysler, saw an opportunity. The agency seized the day, literally, and came up what will surely be the most memorable Super Bowl ad of 02/02 2020: Bill
Last June at the Bell Upfront in Toronto, CTV’s acquisition of Fox’s The Masked Singer was spun to the thirsty ad buyers in the Meridian Hall (formerly Sony Centre) as the pick up of the year. If this was true there would be masked dancers, comedians, surgeons, detectives and especially bachelors on American network schedules
Sunday being the Emmys, much of my day Monday was spent on the radio talking about the annual television industry showcase as well as the launch of the new fall season. One of those exchanges was with Newstalk 610’s Larry Fedoruk, out of St. Catherines, Ont., who confessed he’d pretty much forgotten that the Emmys
If you take one cue from Sunday night’s 71st annual Emmy Awards make it this: don’t wait another day to catch up and see what all the fuss is about with Fleabag. The British series, available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video, won Best Comedy, Best Direction and its star and creator, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, won
Seems a lot of folks just wanted to see how they were all holding up: the reboot/re-think of ’90s hit Beverly Hills 90210 shed viewers, at least in overnight estimates, in the second week of the series. This Wednesday, 831,000 viewers were estimated to have tuned in watch the series in Canada on Global according