The last of the Canadian upfronts took place Wednesday in Toronto as Blue Ant took centre stage. The presentation was at the Royal Ontario Museum, a fitting venue given that the Smithsonian Channel is among Blue Ant’s specialty holdings. As is the practice now, the network tipped their new programming initiatives ahead of their presentation.
Last year I had the pleasure of moderating a panel at Prime Time in Ottawa, an annual Canadian TV industry pow-wow in our nation’s capital. Michael Hennessy and the folks at the Canadian Media Production Association host a gathering of 600 or so producers, broadcast executives, lobbyists and others who basically travel from all across