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Voltron: Legendary Defender to air on Family CHRGD

DHX Media’s Family CHRGD channel will air Voltron: Legendary Defender. A special presentation of the series is set for Sunday, July 22nd at 5 PM, with the series officially running every weekday at 9:20 AM/1:30 PM/6:30 PM (all times eastern).

A re-imagining of World Event Production’s 1984-1985 Voltron: Defender of the Universe series, itself a loose adaptation/combination of Toei Animation’s Beast King GoLion and later Armored Fleet Dairugger XV, Legendary Defender debuted on Netflix in June 2016. The series, produced by DreamWorks Animation Television and WEP (with animation by Avatar/Legend of Korra’s Studio Mir in South Korea) has been greenlit for at least 78 episodes, of which 52 have been released to date. Its broadcast on Family CHRGD comes as a result of a production and distribution agreement between DHX Media and DreamWorks. Continue reading

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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

CRTC approves sale of Comedy Gold to Wow! Unlimited Media

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has approved the sale of Bell Media’s Comedy Gold TV channel to Wow! Unlimited Media. The decision came today as the result of a public hearing held in Gatineau on May 31st. The cost of the transaction will be $6.8 million, with Bell Media gaining a 12% ownership stake in Wow! Unlimited. The deal to launch a “strategic partnership in kids and youth entertainment” was first announced in June 2017.

The commission felt the sale would be “in the public interest and will increase the variety of children’s and youth programming available to Canadians.” The new channel, tentatively known as Wow TV, has had its license renewed until August 31, 2023. That said, the CRTC did have some concerns to address: Continue reading

Odds & Ends: Yo-Kai Watch stays in L.A., Beyblade Burst’s third season gets dub title

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Yo-Kai Watch dub hasn’t moved to Vancouver
Beyblade Burst Turbo readies as Teletoon slips back into shortlived Evolution reruns
Buddyfight Ace dub preview

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Odds & Ends: Bakugan reboot gets first image, Yu-Gi-Oh Arc-V ends, Buddyfight Ace/Yo-Kai Watch dubs


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Bakugan reboot gets first promotional image
Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V finale on Teletoon
Beyblade Burst news blitz
Buddyfight Ace, Yo-Kai Watch dubs draw near

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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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