New season numbers getting harder to count

You’ve undoubtedly seen all those ads on bus shelters, billboards and even on television. Instead of declaring when Big Bang or Schitt’s Creek or the new CBC series Coroner will be air, they simply say when each series will start “streaming.” Here’s why: a report last April suggested that streaming will surpass broadcast viewing in Canada by 2020. Yes, next… Read on



THIS WEEK: Letterkenny Live! is B.C. bound

If you happen to live in and around the Vancouver area, it’s a great day for hay and also a great week for catching Letterkenny Live! Jared Keeso, Nathan Dales, K. Trevor Wilson and Mark Forward from the Crave comedy original Letterkenny are winding up their year-end “Encore” tour this week with stage shows in Vancouver… Read on


Ben Stiller gets real directing Escape at Dannemora

Last month in Cannes during the international TV marketplace MIPCOM I had an opportunity to take part in a round table interview session with Ben Stiller. He was there to promote Escape at Dannemore, the based-on-a-true-story prison drama premiering this Sunday on Showtime and Crave. Stiller directed the eight-hour, seven episode limited series which stars… Read on


Bell hopes new deal will stir up Crave-ings

How to get Canadians to Crave more? That’s clearly the goal at Bell Media, which Thursday announced it will be offering more ways for audiences to subscribe to the streaming service. For one thing, The Movie Network, or TMN, will merge with and be re-branded as Crave, giving cable subscribers a linear window on Bell’s… Read on