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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

Something unusual was announced today — a Canadian-made series has landed on a US broadcast network schedule. Usually it works the other way around. In this instance, the CTV medical drama Transplant is set to join NBC. It helps that NBC Universal partnered with CTV and Sphere Media Plus on Transplant from the beginning. As

Looking to find what’s naughty or nice this month on TV? In this digital streaming era, it is easier than ever to find and watch some Christmas-themed favourites. Watch the following on-demand in this quick OTT guide: Amazon Prime: The 1934 version of “Babes in Toyland” (a.k.a. “March of the Wooden Soldiers” starring Laurel and

UPDATED WITH SEASON FINALE AUDIENCE NUMBER (see below). The ratings game is a funny business in Canada. Most if not all ad revenues are based on decades old ratings survey technology. Yet the industry has the means to determine exactly how many people are watching a certain show at a certain time, simply by adding

This Wednesday, CTV’s new sitcom Jann reached 586,000 viewers in overnight estimates. That’s a healthy jump from 441,000 the week before and the show’s second highest overnight outcome yet. So far, Jann has gone 768,000, 526,000, 441,000 and now 586,000. Wednesday’s episode featured Jann Arden’s old pal Rick Mercer as a guest star, plus a

Not that it was ever in doubt, but you can bank on Jann Arden. As reported here over a week ago, the CTV comedy Jann opened to an overnight, estimated 768,000 viewers across Canada on Wednesday, March 20. CTV bumped that up to 1.4 million viewers if you combine those who watched it live and

CTV’s new sitcom Jann launched Wednesday to 768,000 overnight estimated viewers across Canada. That’s a pretty decent score nowadays for a homegrown series with no simulcast support. Streaming and PVR data should easily send the Live+7 totals to 900,000+. The rest of CTV’s Wednesday night went like this: The Goldbergs at 8 p.m. (525,000) followed

For me, The Beatles’ 1964 classic “A Hard Day’s Night” is how I measure singer-songwriters and comedy chops. Take Ringo Starr for instance. Just turned 24 the month the film was released, the fab drummer steps in front of a camera and before you can say, “Act Naturally,” he does. He’s walking by a riverbank,