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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