Bell Media looks to the Starz in key content deal

As good as shows are today in this so-called “Golden Age” of television, the greatest dramas are the ones currently going on in the boardrooms. Take the deal announced yesterday between Bell Media and Lionsgate/Starz. Relative to the game-changing mergers going on between the likes of Disney and Fox or even Discovery and Scripps, it’s… Read on



Q&A: Tobias Menzies on Season 3 of Outlander

After a 14 month wait, Outlander returns for a third season Sunday night on Starz and, this season, in Canada, on the W network. The shot-in-Scotland bodice ripper returns with an epic first episode showing the bloody aftermath of the Battle of Culloden, with bodies strewn all over the battlefield. One of them is Jamie… Read on


Outlander: they had faces back then

Outlander, which begins Sunday night at 10 p.m. on Showcase, is the latest big-budget historical epic to be shot in Europe. Vikings, Penny Dreadful and Game of Thrones shoots next door in Ireland. The Borgias was shot in Hungary, as is the upcoming CBC spy drama Camp X. There’s one actor on Outlander who has traveled… Read on


Outlander and about with Diana Gabaldon

It has taken Canada a few extra weeks, but Outlander in finally here. The bodice-ripping sci-fi/historical romance begins Sunday at 10 p.m. ET on Showcase. I was on the set of the series in Scotland back in February along with a few other reporters. We were taken to the production location, a converted factory/studio, as… Read on



This week’s podcast: plenty of Sex talk

Scott Thompson was away this week, so it was Jamie West asking the TV questions on Wednesday’s CHML AM900 radio chat. Jamie wanted to know about season two of Masters of Sex, a Showtime original airing in Canada on The Movie Network/Movie Central.  Season Two is airing Sunday nights s on those East-West Canada premium… Read on


Scotland 2014: Doin’ the Doune

STIRLING, SCOTLAND–What do visitors to Scotland do? Well, besides golfing and avoid eating haggis, visit castles, of course.One of the most famous is Doune Castle,a medieval marvel in the Stirling district of central Scotland.Built in the late 14th century, it survives as a Scottish heritage site and is occasionally rented out–under strict control–for TV and… Read on