Super Bowl


If you watched The Super Bowl on the Canadian feed Sunday night, you likely saw that Jann Arden’s upcoming dramedy “Jann” will premiere March 20 on CTV. If you didn’t, here’s a link to the promotional spot on Facebook. The Calgary-born singer-songwriter plays an comically exaggerated version of herself. In an interview on the set

A Canadian industry executive emailed me during the big game last Sunday suggesting the CRTC made the right call — watching the Super Bowl with the US ads is definitely a big part of the overall programming experience. Canadians have been missing half the story for decades. Outlets such as The New York Times offer play-by-play

PASADENA, Calif. — Not all network executives are ‘fraidy cats. Despite peer pressure from no-show CEO’s over at ABC, CBS and NBC, Fox chairman and CEO Gary Newman and Entertainment president David Madden braved the snarling mob of scribes at this winter’s TCA’s. Classy move, gents. The executive sessions are always the industry high point of

O lord how it rained. The story behind the greatest Super Bowl half time show ever is here. Production designer Bruce Rogers was in the truck in Miami for Super Bowl XLI and tells how, when Prince was warned it was pouring rain, he asked, “Can you make it rain harder?” Price was plugged into four,

A dull, mistake-filled game plus good weather across much of Canada put a dent in Sunday’s Super Bowl numbers. According to overnight estimates, an average-minute audience of 7,324,000 Canadians watched Super Bowl 50 on CTV Sunday night, down roughly 900,000 from the year before. The 2015 game was a nail-biter and a record-setter, with 8.23

It is almost a shock to encounter people at the TCA press tour who will freely speak their mind these days.  Thank God for Jack Whitaker, the CBS Sports broadcast legend who was the analyst for 15 Super Bowls, including the very first game in 1967. The 91-year-old joined Jim Nantz, Phil Simms and James Brown on

This week, CHML’s Scott Thompson asks about that CRTC decision to allow the U.S. broadcast of future Super Bowls, into Canada without a Canadian signal substitution. It’s supposed to start happening in 2017. To me this is as inexplicable as Seattle Seahawk’s coachPete Carrell’s decision to allow his quarterback to throw a last minute slant