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Odds & Ends: The Simpsons’ 30th season finds new home in Canada, Cyberverse on YTV, Perfect Blue in Toronto


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The Simpsons moves to Citytv
Nelvana partners with Cinedigm on new DVDs
YTV to run Transformers Cyberverse
Difuze acquires French dubbing studios
Perfect Blue screens in Toronto

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CRTC reveals 2017 TV channel financial data

The CRTC released their financial report for Canadian broadcasting in 2017. Tracked between September 1, 2016 and August 31, 2017, total broadcasting revenue dropped 3.3% year-over-year. The total number of TV (cable/IPTV/satelite) subscribers in the country declined 1.9% from the year before.

Do note that the CRTC has changed the way they’ve distributed information on individual channels. Rather than separate pages for each service hosted on their website, they’ve instead dumped all of it in a large PDF file on Open Canada. View the blog’s coverage on last year’s results here. Continue reading

Corus guts websites as Shaw reportedly mulls sale [Updated 6/20/2018]

The company’s Toronto headquarters, Corus Quay. Image via Valley Metal Finishing.

The Canadian media landscape may look significantly different if a report from The Globe and Mail happens.

On Tuesday, the newspaper stated that Shaw Communications has enlisted investment bank TD Securities to find a buyer for its 38% stake in broadcast giant Corus Entertainment. Worth about $540 million, their ownership in the company is being shopped around to “dozens of potential buyers, with a focus on private equity funds and other deep-pocketed investors that don’t currently own a national media business in Canada.” The majority of Shaw Communications’ ownership in the company came as a result of the sale of its Shaw Media division to Corus in 2016. A stipulation of that agreement requiring Shaw to maintain its Corus ownership expired earlier this year. Continue reading

Odds & Ends: ReBoot: TGC next week, Attack on Titan/Maquia in Canadian cinemas, YTV teases 30th anniversary merch store

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ReBoot: The Guardian Code premieres Monday on YTV
Attack on Titan Season 3 World Premiere Event, Mari Okada’s Maquia head to Canadian theatres
Beyblade Burst Evolution premeires return to Teletoon
YTV teases KeepItWeird.ca as 30th Anniversary looms
TOKU launches streaming service
Tobot, Vanguard dubs debut on YouTube

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Odds & Ends: Teletoon runs new Beyblade, Pokémon, Power Rangers; Mind Game in Alberta

Teletoon is premiering new episodes and seasons of some blog relevant shows over the next few weeks: Continue reading

ReBoot: The Guardian Code debuts internationally next month, June in Canada

Four and a half years later, it’s almost here. Nelvana and Rainmaker Entertainment’s Mainframe Studios label have unveiled the premiere date and first trailer for ReBoot: The Guardian Code. The first ten episodes of the live-action/CG re-imaging of Mainframe Entertainment’s groundbreaking 1994-2001 CG-animated series will debut on Netflix globally on March 30th. By globally, I mean except Canada. YTV will be airing it at a yet-to-be-determined date in June. Continue reading

CRTC reveals 2016 TV channel financial data

Warning: This is a long one.

It took a little longer than usual, but the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has revealed the individual TV channel financial data for the broadcast year starting September 1, 2015, and ending August 31, 2016. I’ll be highlighting figures from channels that are somewhat relevant to this blog, so feel free to dig through your favourite (or least favourite) TV channel’s data. How many of them operate with 0 full-time staff? The answer is too many. Continue reading

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