Monthly Archive for: ‘November, 2013’

DHX to Strengthen Presence in Family and Children’s Programming by Acquiring Family Channel and Three Disney Channels

By Bertrand Marotte for The Globe and Mail DHX Media Ltd., the Halifax-based production and distribution company, has struck a $170-million deal to buy the Family Channel and three Disney channels from Bell Media. The announcement sent DHX shares soaring

YouTube Channel Pancake Manor a Success for Victoria Couple

By Michael D. Reid for the Vancouver Sun From the moment you step into their sweet, modest home near Victoria’s Royal Jubilee Hospital, the irony hits you like a sucker punch. For a couple whose creative collaborations have become a

VOD and Streaming Offer Incremental Ratings Gains

By Anthony Crupi for Adweek Just days after reiterating his advocacy for a more inclusive ratings currency, CBS Corp. CEO Les Moonves told investors that he wants to expand beyond the proposed C7 stream. Speaking Nov. 13 at an RBC Capital

CTV Launches Original Content On Digital Platforms

New interactive content and social media connectivity is playing out across CTV digital platforms, as the broadcaster unveils an online companion series for the undercover cop drama Played. CTV reports its latest original interactive digital series Interference is now available exclusively on its online

Canal Plus Group Set to Launch Over 20 YouTube Channels

By Elsa Keslassy for Variety French TV giant Canal Plus Group is set to launch over 20 YouTube channels dedicated to its pay and free-to-air nets, including Canal Plus, D8 and i>Tele. Kicking off in December, YouTube users will gain access to Canal Plus’

BroadbandTV Announces Production Program for MCN Channel Partners

Today, BroadbandTV, operator of the world’s third largest Multi-Channel Network, announced a production program for qualifying channel partners. The program will fund original content projects and provide expertise and funds to create original content. BroadbandTV will also co-produce premium content

Netflix and YouTube Represent 50% of Downstream Traffic During Peak Hours in September, Study Says

By Todd Spangler for Variety  Netflix remains the biggest pig in the broadband python, representing 31.6% of all downstream Internet traffic in North America during primetime hours in September – well ahead of any other streaming service, according to a new study.

eOne Finalizes International Sales for Numerous Titles

By Joanna Padovano for eOne has finalized several international sales for a number of titles, including Klondike, a six-part mini-series, and Bitten, a supernatural thriller. Klondike has been picked up by Discovery in Latin America, Asia Pacific, Central Eastern Europe, the Middle

John Oliver to Host the 41st Annual International Emmy® Awards Gala

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced today that comedian/writer John Oliver, who made his mark as correspondent on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”, and sat in for him in the hosting chair over the summer, will

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