October 23, 2014
Space Explores the Murky Bond Between Man and Machine with the Canadian Premiere of REAL HUMANS, November 8
(October 23, 2014) – This November, Space says “domo arigato” to Swedish sci-fi
drama series, REAL HUMANS. Set in a parallel world in which
humanoid robots, or “hubots,” act as labourers and servants, the
10-episode, one-hour series explores what can happen when human workers,
friends, parents, and even lovers, are replaced with robots. Sub-titled for
English audiences, REAL HUMANS debuts with a special premiere event, Saturday,
Nov. 8 at 10 p.m. ET following the Season 8A finale of DOCTOR
WHO. Then, beginning, November 12, REAL HUMANS moves to its regular
timeslot of Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET, with the first two episodes airing
back-to-back. The acclaimed, character-driven
series is set to be rebooted in English in 2015.
REAL HUMANS, new technology and advancements in the field of science have made
it possible to manufacture The Human Robot (hubot), a kind of mechanized
servant that is so similar to a real human, it can often be considered a
perfectly good substitute. While the hubot was created to make life easier and
more efficient for humans, it’s also given rise to new dilemmas including
thorny legal and humanitarian questions such as who is responsible for hubot
actions and misdemeanors, and what their labour and personal rights are. As an
ever-growing number of people form relationships with hubots, the boundaries
between human and machine become blurred thus challenging humanity on what it
means to be ‘human.’
the premiere of REAL HUMANS (Saturday, Nov. 8 at 10 p.m. ET), Leo (Andreas
Wilson) and Niska (Eva Röse) lead a group of rogue hubots who are fighting for
their freedom. During an escape, Mimi (Lisette Pagler) disappears and Leo
leaves the group to find her. At the same time, the Engman family decides to
buy a used hubot, which has unexpected consequences for the entire family.
Warehouse foreman Roger’s (Leif Andrée) life has begun coming apart at the
seams. After his wife leaves him for her hubot, and all of his human coworkers
have been replaced, Roger joins a resistance movement. Behind the everyday
façade, something nasty is brewing.
October 23, 2014
The Canadian Marketing Association and CTV Announce the Team of Judges for the SUPER BOWL Canadian Ad Challenge
(October 23, 2014) – With Bell Media’s new expanded NFL coverage in full
swing, CTV and the Canadian Marketing Association (CMA) confirmed its esteemed
panel of judges for the SUPER BOWL Canadian Ad Challenge
(#SB49adchallenge). The Challenge seeks from marketers and their creative
partners their best-in-class, original creative specifically targeted to
Canadians for CTV’s exclusive Canadian coverage of the biggest sporting event
in North America.
panel of judges will be quarterbacked by Stephen Brown, President, FUSE
Marketing Group. Brown will oversee the judging process, which begins
immediately after the competition closes on Monday, Dec. 1 at 12 noon ET (see
below or visit bellmedia.ca/thechallenge for
complete Challenge details).
a privilege to be surrounded by such a talented group of judges, some of whom
I’ve had the pleasure of collaborating with during my 19 years in this
industry,” said Brown. “We can all attest that the Canadian ad community is
full of tenacious, passionate go-getters – and that we thrive on competition.
Who has the best talent? Who has the best clients? Who can deliver the best
pitch? I have no doubt that my peers will rise up to this Challenge, especially
since it’s dangling the ultimate carrot. You couldn’t dream of a sexier
scenario for the ad community than the Super Bowl.”
Joseph Bonnici, Partner, Creative Director, Bensimon Byrne
Stephen Brown, President, FUSE Marketing Group
Jennifer Hedger, TSN Broadcaster
Peter Ignazi, SVP, Executive Creative Director, BBDO
Susan Lute, Director, Business Marketing Communications, Rogers Communications
Laura Pearce, Vice-President, Brand Strategy and Fan Engagement, Blue Ant Media
Scott Pinkney, Senior Vice-President, Creative Director, Proximity Canada
Franke Rodriguez, President, Anomaly
Gordon Ross, Vice-President, Business Development, Aimia
Helena Tigert, Head of Consumer Credit Marketing, Visa
Annette Warring, CEO, Dentsu Aegis Network
Pat Weir, Vice-President, Creative Director, FUSE Marketing Group
hand-picked experts and industry leaders will declare one ad the Challenge champion,
with the winner awarded the biggest prize on Canadian television: coveted
advertising time during the most-watched broadcast of the year, the SUPER BOWL
How it Works
for the SUPER BOWL Canadian Ad Challenge will be accepted via bellmedia.ca/thechallenge until Monday, Dec. 1 at 12 noon ET
Top 5 ads will be revealed on Bell Media digital platforms on Thursday, Jan.
Top 5 ads will also be featured in CTV’s SUPER BOWL SUNDAY PREGAME SHOW on
Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015
winning ad will be announced during SUPER BOWL XLIX and showcased nationwide in
a 30-second commercial spot on CTV
A list of FAQs and rules are available at bellmedia.ca/thechallenge. Competition details are subject to
October 23, 2014
GLOBAL NEWS TO PROVIDE VIEWERS WITH EXTENSIVE LIVE COVERAGE OF THE MUNICIPAL ELECTION WITH DECISION 2014 ELECTION SPECIAL
October 23, 2014 – With the final vote of the municipal election less than a few
days away, Global News is keeping viewers up-to-date on the twists and turns with
Decision 2014. Broadcast live from Global’s 121 Bloor Street Studios, Anchor Leslie
Roberts will provide up-to-the-minute polling results throughout the night along
with in-depth analysis of the election beginning Monday, October 27 from 8 p.m.
– 9 p.m. ET.
are committed to providing our viewers with the most comprehensive election coverage,”
says Ward Smith, Director, News & Station Operations, Eastern Region. “From
the time the polls close and the results start coming in, our news team will be
on hand to cover the developments and bring viewers the results for all ridings
in the Greater Toronto Area.
2014 will not only cover the night’s event, but will also provide viewers extensive
insight into the issues top of mind as the votes role in with our panel of experts
including Adrian Montgomery, former chair of John Tory’s 2003 mayoral campaign,
Jeff McArthur, host, AM640, Randi Rahamim, Communications Strategist, Navigator,
and Desmond Cole, Columnist, Torontoist.com.
coverage continues at 11 p.m. on News Hour Final with Carolyn Mackenzie. She’ll
be joined by Leslie Roberts offering a wrap-up of the night’s events along with
additional analysis and stories from the election. The Morning Show will also sum
up the municipal election the next day with a fresh look at the previous night’s
will also be airing the election coverage special via live stream from 7:30 p.m.
– 10 p.m. ET and will maintain a mobile-friendly live blog with ongoing updates
from the Global News Toronto election team so voters on the go won’t miss a minute
of the election. The community is invited to join the conversation throughout the
night on Facebook and keep up with the breaking news on Twitter. Additional feature
stories and exclusive polls will also be highlighted on Globalnews.ca/tag/Toronto-Election-2014.
October 23, 2014
A Murderous Blow to the Head, A Fatal Chariot Accident, Or Something Else? KING TUT UNMASKED Explores a Startling New Theory About the Mysterious Death of Tutankhamun, November 9 on Discovery
TORONTO (October 23, 2014) – Tutankhamun, the boy king, has fascinated the public
ever since Howard Carter discovered his spectacular tomb in 1922. King Tut was a
young man – only 19 years old – when he died suddenly and unexpectedly. Was he assassinated,
struck down by disease, or did he suffer a fatal accident? The mystery surrounding
his untimely death has baffled generations of researchers, scientists, and historians
-- until now. A fascinating new Discovery special explores the life of Tutankhamun
and reveals a ground-breaking new theory about his untimely death. With a team of
experts, science journalist Dallas Campbell re-opens the ultimate cold case in KING
TUT UNMASKED, premiering Sunday, November 9 at / on Discovery. An international co-production for Discovery Canada, BBC One (U.K.), and Smithsonian Channel (U.S.) by STV
Productions and Cream Productions, this one-hour special follows Campbell on a gripping journey to uncover what killed Tutankhamun.
With state-of-the-art forensic science equipment, leading experts, and stunning
CGI, KING TUT UNMASKED reveals extraordinary new facts about the boy king’s life
and a remarkable new theory about his unexplained death.
Using new technology, KING TUT
UNMASKED carries out the first ever “virtual autopsy” on the 3,000-year-old remains.
With rare access to 2,000 CT scans of the pharoah’s mummified body, the special
creates the first scientifically accurate, full-size image of the real Tutankhamun.
Drawing new data from these technologies and consulting with the leading experts – including paleopathologist Dr.
Albert Zink, surgeon Dr. Hutan Ashrafian, radiologist Dr. Ashraf Selim, and Canadian
Egyptologist Gayle Gibson – this new picture of Tut reveals that the pharaoh suffered
from a genetic bone wasting disease and a club foot, making him unable to walk unaided.
And then, with new DNA research, KING TUT UNMASKED delivers a shocking secret about
Tutankhamun’s family genetics, presenting a radical new theory to explain Tut’s
“Trying to navigate through the
intense speculation and politics that surround one of the most famous characters
in history is both daunting and thrilling in equal measure. Foolhardy perhaps!”
said Campbell. “But using solid science and a truly multi-disciplinary
approach, we’ve finally been able to put to bed some of the myths and pre-conceived
ideas that have surrounded his life and death, and hopefully add a new chapter that
will ensure the Tutankhamen story continues to fascinate.”
KING TUT UNMASKED is co-produced
by STV Productions and Cream Productions for BBC One, Discovery Canada, and Smithsonian Channel.
October 23, 2014
NEW TELEVISION SHOW, PRODUCED FOR STUDENTS BY STUDENTS, SET TO DEBUT ON OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK, ROGERS TV
TORONTO, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 --- A television program produced by Ryerson students
showcasing some of Canada’s most successful entrepreneurs will make its international
debut on Rogers TV and the Oprah Winfrey Network.
Rogers TV will begin airing
13 half-hour episodes of The Naked Entrepreneur each week starting Oct. 28 while the
Oprah Winfrey Network will
broadcast eight one-hour segments beginning in January, 2015. The program features
frank one-on-one interviews between Ryerson University Professor Sean Wise and Canadian business icons such as John Sleeman,
Debbie Travis, Harry Rosen and Brett Wilson.
“We created this show because
there was not enough celebration around Canadian entrepreneurship in the media,”
says Wise, a professor at Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University
(TRSM) and host of the television show.
Frustrated by the lack of Canadian
content on entrepreneurs to show his students in his entrepreneurship class, Wise
approached Charles Falzon, chair of Ryerson’s RTA School of Media, and together
they created the idea of a student-run production that examines the challenges and
successes of Canadian entrepreneurs.
“This is a tremendous learning
opportunity for our students,” says Falzon. “I’m delighted to see the program receive
international attention from some of the industry’s biggest networks.”
For the past three years, students
from TRSM and the RTA School of Media collaborated to produce, film and edit The
Naked Entrepreneur under the direction of Professor Rob Carver, general manager
of the school’s in-house production unit, RTA Productions.
“We are giving students a balanced
view of what an entrepreneur’s life is like – their success as well as their struggles,
both in their professional or personal lives,” says Wise. “I think it’s important
for students to understand that starting your own business or company is often not
an easy thing to do.”
Hearing the success stories of
successful Canadian entrepreneurs was an “empowering experience” for Dana Abou Shackra.
The Ryerson student worked on the show in January 2013 as an assistant producer,
helping to develop relevant content to inspire students to be Canada’s next generation of entrepreneurs.
“The Naked Entrepreneur gave me
practical, hands-on experience by helping to create a television program from concept
to execution, which was a great learning opportunity for me," says Abou Shackra,
who graduated with a bachelor of commerce degree in 2013. “It also gave me a glimpse
of some of the challenges that entrepreneurs go through, as well as their hard-won
successes, which, as a business owner, I can relate to and learn from.”
Inspired by the experience, Abou
Shackra is now developing an e-commerce spice company Spice of Zara, and is working
at the Digital Media Zone at Ryerson University as a student engagement coordinator.
Wise is currently revising a textbook
on entrepreneurialism, Entrepreneurship, Canadian Edition (Wiley), where video content
from the television program will be embedded into its digital format to enhance
student learning. A new group of students from TRSM and RTA School of Media are
planning to produce the program’s fourth season next spring.
the Rogers trailer
for The Naked Entrepreneur: http://bit.ly/1vwkBNT
October 23, 2014
Ambition, Talent, and Fashion Savvy are the Keys to HOUSE OF DVF, November 2 Exclusively on E!
TORONTO (October 23, 2014) – She created the iconic wrap dress and never looked
back. In the prestigious world of global fashion Diane
von Furstenberg and her eponymous fashion brand DVF are widely considered symbols of independence,
grace, and fearlessness. Now viewers can catch every pressure-filled and triumphant
moment that the cutthroat world of fashion has to offer in the all-new series HOUSE OF DVF, beginning Sunday,
Nov. 2 at 10 p.m. ET exclusively on E!. The new series follows the fashion icon
as she mentors eight hard-working contestants seeking to take their fashion careers
to the next level as they compete for the glamorous and highly-coveted position
of DVF Global Brand Ambassador, with one of fashion’s most-lauded labels.
Handpicked by von Furstenberg
herself, the HOUSE OF DVF
contestants are fiercely determined to impress, as they are tasked with working
in different areas of the design maven’s massive empire, based out of the DVF offices
in Manhattan’s Meatpacking district. From planning a press lunch, to
working at the DVF Spring 2015 show during Fashion Week, the women are expected
to execute every duty perfectly, although things don’t always go as planned. The
stakes are high as tempers are tested, nerves are frayed, and friendships built
and destroyed at every turn. With the help of von Furstenberg’s right hand women,
(DVF Style Editor) and Stefani
Greenfield (DVF SVP of Merchandising), the candidates are guided through the
tough days and nights required to really “make it” in the fierce and competitive
world of fashion.
In the premiere episode, entitled
“Fashion 101”, eight ambitious fashionistas vie for their dream job working for
Diane von Furstenberg, as she launches the search for a Global Brand Ambassador.
Their first task is to represent DVF at the 5th Annual DVF Awards at the United
Leading in to HOUSE OF DVF, E!
delivers the highly anticipated series premiere of KOURTNEY
& KHLOE TAKE THE HAMPTONS, Sunday, Nov. 2 at . From the producers of E!’s mega-hit series, KEEPING UP
WITH THE KARDASHIANS, Kourtney, a newly single Khloe, and “Lord Disick” himself
are back in the Big Apple, taking the city by storm. The girls have their work cut
out for them as they adjust to their new home in The Hamptons while managing the
initial struggles of opening their first pop-up store in the trendy and hip beach
enclave on Long Island, NY.
series premiere, Kourtney, Khloe, and Scott arrive in the Hamptons to
start their picture-perfect summer. But it quickly becomes clear Scott is overwhelmed
by the anxiety of being in his late parents' hometown and runs back to his old habits.
Meanwhile, Khloe jets off on a romantic getaway to South
Africa with her new boyfriend,
October 23, 2014
HBO’s THE NEWSROOM and GETTING ON Return to HBO Canada, November 9
TORONTO (October 23, 2014) – On
Sunday, Nov. 9, HBO’s Emmy®-winning drama series THE NEWSROOM begins its final
season while the doctors and nurses of the Billy Barnes Extended Care unit return
for Season 2 of the dark comedy, GETTING
ON. Created by showrunner Aaron Sorkin, THE NEWSROOM returns at 9 p.m. ET/MT
for its six-part, third and final season to follow the members of Atlantis Cable
News (ACN) on their quixotic mission to deliver the news well in the face of a fickle
audience, corporate mandates, and tangled personal relationships. The six-part second
season of GETTING ON debuts at /MT and looks at the daily lives of hospital staff as they
struggle with the darkly comic realities of caring for the elderly.
The final six episodes of THE
NEWSROOM find Will (Emmy®-winner for his role in the series Jeff Daniels, The Squid
and the Whale), Mac (Emily Mortimer, HBO’s DOLL & EM), and their staff facing
two explosive situations: the possibility of a hostile takeover of the network,
and leaked classified government documents that unleash a legal fire storm that
threatens to topple more than one professional career. Set against the backdrop
of the Boston Marathon bombing, the season opener takes a highly charged look at
the core issue of maintaining journalistic integrity in the era of 24-hour news
cycles while crowd-sourcing and “citizen journalism” result in the dissemination
THE NEWSROOM also stars: Sam Waterston
(LAW & ORDER); John Gallagher Jr. (HBO’s OLIVE KITTERIDGE); Canadian Alison
Pill (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World); Thomas Sadoski (Wild); and Olivia Munn (NEW
GIRL). Returning guest stars for Season 3 include: Jane Fonda (Klute); Chris Messina
(THE MINDY PROJECT); David Harbour (Revolutionary Road); and Marcia Gay Harden (Pollock).
New to the cast for Season 3 are:
B.J. Novak (THE OFFICE) as Lucas Pruit, a suitor for control of ACN; Kat Dennings
(2 BROKE GIRLS) as Reese’s half-sister Blair Lansing; Mary McCormack (THE WEST WING)
as Molly, an FBI agent and friend of Mac; Joanna Gleason (SENSITIVE SKIN) as Charlie
Skinner’s wife, Nancy; and Clea DuVall (ARGO) as Lily, a mysterious woman who works
for a government contractor.
THE NEWSROOM is executive produced
by Sorkin, Scott Rudin, and Alan Poul, with Denis Biggs (ENTOURAGE) and Paul Lieberstein
(THE OFFICE) joining as executive producers.
Beginning Tuesday, Nov. 4, subscribers
can catch up on all previous episodes of THE NEWSROOM before the new season debuts.
In Eastern Canada on TMN
GO and HBO Canada OnDemand, and in Western Canada with Shaw
Go Movie Central app, Bell TV app,
Telus Optik on the go,
and HBO Canada On Demand.
In the second season of GETTING
ON, the staff at the Billy Barnes Extended Care unit of Mt. Palms Hospital in Long Beach, California continue to attend to the needs of elderly patients “getting
on” in years. In the new episodes, Dr. Jenna James (Laurie Metcalf, THE BIG BANG
THEORY) is on a research binge, measuring anal-genital distances of her geriatric
population, as well as of lab rats, while promoting the ward’s hospice program to
bring in extra cash. Facing new responsibilities and added stress, Nurse Didi (Niecy
Nash, RENO 911!) wants a raise, which ultimately sweeps her up into
Dr. James’ mad research world. Meanwhile, Nurse Dawn (Alex Borstein, FAMILY GUY)
is spinning toward being the best not-so-good nurse as she continues to try and
bag co-worker Patsy (Mel Rodriquez, COMMUNITY), while Patsy has a new lean, green
program to save money and make the ward more energy efficient.
Guest stars on the second season
include: Betty Buckley (PRETTY LITTLE LIARS); Jayma Mays (THE MILLERS); Carrie Preston
(HBO’s TRUE BLOOD); Alia Shawkat (ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT); and Jean Smart (DESIGNING
GETTING ON is executive produced
by Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer (co-creators of HBO’s BIG LOVE) under their Anima
Sola Productions banner, Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner of BBC Worldwide Productions,
and Geoff Atkinson, Jo Brand, Joanna Scanlan, and Vicki Pepperdine. Lisa Bellomo
and Courtney Conte are co-executive producers, while Chrisann Verges is producer.
Subscribers can currently catch
up on all previous episodes of GETTING ON before the new season debuts. In Eastern
Canada on TMN
GO and HBO Canada OnDemand, and in Western Canada with Shaw
Go Movie Central app, Bell TV app,
Telus Optik on the go,
and HBO Canada On Demand.
Canada is a multiplex channel of Bell Media’s The Movie Network (Eastern
Canada) and Corus Entertainment’s Movie Central (Western
October 23, 2014
The competition is on! Disney XD Canada's 2nd Annual Grizzly Cup Challenge begins November 4
TORONTO, Oct. 23, 2014 /CNW/ -
After a nationwide casting call delivered Disney XD four teams comprised of the
country's fiercest competitors, the adventure unfolds in the second season of the
Grizzly Cup. Debuting Tuesday, November 4 at , the intense outdoor competition series features returning
hosts Kelli Berglund (Lab Rats) and Bradford How guiding teams through fast-paced
skill-testing endurance challenges of determination and grizzly grit. Following
the premiere, new episodes of the four-part action series will continue to air Tuesday
nights throughout the month of November.
The Grizzly Cup follows four teams
– one from British Columbia and Manitoba, and two from Ontario – as they take to the remote wilderness to compete for
the ultimate prize – the coveted Grizzly Cup trophy. The challenges are big, the
landscape is wild and for the first time ever, one team will be eliminated before
the final leg of the race. Teams will face fears and have to work together to accomplish
tasks they've never encountered.
In the season two premiere, the
Blue, Green, Red and Yellow Teams gather in the wilderness to start the competition.
The campers don't have time to settle in before their first obstacle course is upon
them, forcing teams to run and climb right out of the gates. The teams meet their
counsellors and get acquainted with their home away from home before their next
challenge – a canoe, scale and traverse sequence.
Fans who can't get enough of the
great outdoors can experience the Grizzly Cup indoors at DisneyXD.ca. Viewers will be
able to watch videos to learn more about their favourite competitors and vote on
which team they think will take home the coveted Grizzly Cup in the online poll.
Those looking to get in on the action can play "Grizzly Cup: Surviving the
Elements" featuring four fun mini games. Disney XD OnDemand will offer the
new episodes of Grizzly Cup as they become available weekly starting November 18.
Commissioned by Disney XD Canada,
Grizzly Cup is executive produced by Sam Dunn and Scot McFadyen of Banger Films'
newly formed kids division, B-Minors (Big Ticket Summer Concert, Grizzly Cup 2013).
Banger Films is an award-winning film and
television production company based in Toronto. In its first 10 years, Banger has produced feature documentaries,
TV series, live concerts and kids programs, broadcast worldwide.
Disney XD is an advertising-supported
digital specialty network and multiplatform brand offering a compelling mix of high
definition live-action and animated programming to homes across Canada. Disney XD
features series, movies and short form content that focus on comedy, discovery,
accomplishment and adventure. Disney XD programming is also available through dedicated
on demand and broadband services. Visit us at DisneyXD.ca.
October 23, 2014
Shaw Announces Solid Fourth Quarter Financial and Operating Results and Preliminary Fiscal 2015 Guidance
- Oct. 23, 2014) - Shaw Communications Inc. (TSX:SJR.B)(NYSE:SJR) announced
consolidated financial and operating results for the fourth quarter and year
ended August 31, 2014.
Consolidated revenue for the three and twelve month periods of $1.26 billion
and $5.24 billion, respectively, was up 1% and 2% over the comparable periods
last year. Total operating income before restructuring costs and
amortization(1) of $525 million improved 6% over the comparable quarter while
the annual amount of $2.26 billion increased 2% over the prior year.
Chief Executive Officer, Brad
Shaw said, "I'm pleased to report solid fourth quarter and full year
financial and operational results reflecting the strength of our business as we
grow and develop as a leading network and content experience company. Our
investments in programming, technology and innovative products combined with
our focus on exceptional customer experience and operational efficiencies
continues to drive profitability and long term growth."
Free cash flow(1) for the
three and twelve month periods of $143 million and $698 million, respectively,
compared to $61 million and $604 million for the same periods last year. The
improvement was due to increased operating income before restructuring costs
and amortization, lower capital investment and interest expense, partially
offset by higher cash taxes.
Net income was up 64% to $192
million or $0.40 per share for the quarter ended August 31, 2014 compared to $117 million or $0.24 per share for the
same period last year. Net income for the annual period of $887 million or
$1.84 per share improved 13% over the comparable period amounts of $784 million
or $1.64 per share. The current periods benefitted from higher operating income
before amortization and restructuring costs, lower amortization and interest
expense and improved net other costs and revenue, partially offset by higher
income taxes. On an annual basis, the impact of the aforementioned items was
partially reduced by restructuring costs.
Revenue in the Cable division
of $837 million and $3.36 billion for the current three and twelve month
periods improved 2% and 3%, respectively, over the comparable periods.
Operating income before restructuring costs and amortization for the quarter of
$412 million increased 4% over the same quarter last year and the twelve month
period was up 3% to $1.63 billion.
Satellite revenue of $220 million
and $878 million for the three and twelve month periods, respectively, compared
to $219 million and $860 million in the same periods last year. Operating
income before restructuring costs and amortization for the current quarter was
$72 million compared to $66 million last year and the annual amount of $277
million compared to $285 million in the prior year.
Quarterly revenue in the
Media division of $231 million was consistent with the same quarter last year
while operating income before restructuring costs and amortization of $41
million improved from $34 million in the comparable period. On an annual basis
Media revenue was $1.10 billion compared to $1.11 billion last year while
operating income before restructuring costs and amortization was unchanged at
On September 2, 2014 Shaw closed the ViaWest, Inc. ("ViaWest")
acquisition. ViaWest was one of the largest privately held providers of data
centre infrastructure, cloud technology and managed IT solutions in North
America. Through the acquisition Shaw has gained significant capabilities,
scale and immediate expertise in the growing marketplace for enterprise data
Mr. Shaw commented, "The
ViaWest acquisition provides Shaw a growth platform in the attractive North
American data centre sector and is another significant step in expanding our
technology offerings for mid-market enterprises in Western Canada.
"We have a leading
portfolio of assets and a talented and passionate team that continue to execute
on our strategy. Looking forward to fiscal 2015, we expect growth in
consolidated operating income before restructuring costs and amortization to
range from 5% to 7% with the inclusion of ViaWest which we expect to contribute
approximately US$85 million. We anticipate increased capital investment
(excluding amounts funded through the accelerated capital fund) as we continue
to enhance our network, provide innovative product offerings and expand the
ViaWest footprint. Combined with higher interest related to the ViaWest
acquisition and increased cash taxes, free cash flow is expected to exceed $650
Shaw concluded, "We are never satisfied with the status quo. We continue
to compete and win in a dynamic highly competitive environment through
continuous improvement and capitalizing on opportunities as they arise,
delivering value to our customers and our shareholders."
October 22, 2014
TELETOON Travels To Another Dimension This November
22, 2014 – Toronto, ON) TELETOON journeys into another dimension this fall with
the launch of the new kid-adventure animated series, Dr. Dimensionpants. The series
follows 12-year-old Kyle Lipton, an ordinary kid who mysteriously receives a pair
of magical glowing trousers that turn him into Dr. Dimensionpants, a cosmic superhero
with a pointy moustache. The hilarious 26 x 30 minute animated series premieres
in TELETOON's Can't Miss Thursdays block starting November 6 at 6:30 p.m. ET/PT,
following Clarence. On TÉLÉTOON in Quebec, the series will premiere day-and-date
in French as Dr.
can't wait to introduce our TELETOON audience to this fun-filled imaginative series,"
says Athena Georgaklis, Director of Content, TELETOON. "The characters are
vibrant and dynamic – we have no doubt kids will be enticed by Kyle, the 12-year-old
mustached and magic pant-wearing superhero and his unicorn best friend."
by Brad Peyton (Cats & Dogs 2: Revenge of Kitty Galore, Journey 2: The Mysterious
Island) and produced by DHX Media and TELETOON, Dr. Dimensionpants showcases new
superhero, Kyle, with all the crazy-weird superhero powers he ever wanted…and
more responsibility than he can handle. With the help of his talking unicorn mentor
Philip, Dr. Dimensionpants must learn to master his powers as he defends his hometown
of Ganderville from the constant threat of inter-dimensional villains while still
having to deal with his normal, day-to-day kid issues like homework, girls, and
his annoyingly smart little sister.
are thrilled that TELETOON will be premiering this terrific new series from creator
Brad Peyton this fall," said Steven DeNure, President and COO of DHX Media.
"Dr. Dimensionpants has that boisterous quirkiness that kids find hilarious,
so we think our mustachioed 12-year-old hero and his talking unicorn pal, Philip,
will be a big hit."
more on Dr. Dimensionpants, visit www.teletoon.com.
October 21, 2014
Corus Entertainment and Flink Unite Music Fans, Writers and Artists Globally on Publishing Platform
Cross' The Ongoing History of New Music Launches in the Flink Community
and TORONTO, Oct. 21, 2014 /CNW/ - Flink (www.flink.to), the crowd-sourced publishing platform and Corus
Entertainment Inc., a leading media and entertainment company in North America,
today announced a global content and promotional partnership agreement that will
see a growing selection of past and new episodes of The Ongoing History of New Music,
the world's longest-running radio program on new music, featured on Flink's storytelling
platform. Flink, which crowd sources content from writers, artists and fans, will
allow subscribers to gather and share their expertise about the program. In the
process, SuperFans become part of the biggest story on rock history itself.
by legendary music journalist Alan Cross and produced by Corus Entertainment, The
Ongoing History of New Music chronicles the evolution of new music through almost
700 episodes. The series profiles pioneering musicians and provides intimate insight
into topics including new music's conspiracy theories, festivals, censorship, bootlegs,
Ongoing History of New Music "flink" is a super-charged collection
of the program's episodes and its community of SuperFans. Flink and Corus are working
together to bring the most talked about episodes to a global audience. Released
monthly, they will include audio files and transcripts from episodes that will be
further enhanced with exclusive content such as video interviews with Alan.
have been searching for a spectacular way to showcase the radio series and Flink
is the disruptive platform that does justice to our vision," said Alan Cross,
host at 102.1 the Edge, Toronto's alternative rock station. "This represents
a revolutionary opportunity for new and longtime fans to engage with the show on
an unprecedented level. Now, episodes can grow and evolve and ultimately take on
a life of their own with contributions from myself, fans, and even the artists themselves."
Ongoing History of New Music is the type of legendary content Flink was designed
to nurture on a global scale," said Allison Sweeney, Sr. Vice President of
Content, Flink. "Now hundreds of thousands of SuperFans have an outlet, a community
through which to share their passion, interact with other fans and even intersect
with their music industry heroes like Alan Cross in a way that's never been done
to The Ongoing History of New Music flink can begin contributing
their expertise to episodes immediately and earn status. SuperFans will rise up
the flink's leaderboard based on votes to their contributions. Also, anyone who
successfully promotes the flink has the opportunity to earn a share of the flink's
you're a true music fan, there's just nothing like it...The Ongoing History of New
Music shaped my entire life path," said 28-year-old Canadian music journalist,
Julia Wallace. "From the age of seven, I spent every Sunday night sitting by
the radio with a notepad waiting for Alan Cross' newest episode. On Flink, fans
around the world will now have a voice in this ongoing history—it will get people
excited about music again."
is a great opportunity to extend The Ongoing History of New Music brand and grow
the series' popularity with existing and new music fans through an exciting new
platform," said David Farough, General Manager, Corus Radio Toronto.
the publishing industry, Flink is a crowdsourced publishing platform that delivers
a beautiful digital experience, eclipsing the coffee table book by offering talent,
writers and SuperFans
a new way to create stories that evolve with more depth than any other medium can
offer. Flink puts the focus back on great content by rewarding and recognizing those
who create it through an innovative revenue sharing model. It's a visually stunning,
ad-free storytelling platform where serious fans pay a small monthly subscription
fee to come together for the love of what they love, organized into collections
of stories known as "flinks."
October 21, 2014
CRTC GRANTS APPROVAL FOR CANADA’S FIRST NATIONAL BLACK AND CARIBBEAN TELEVISION STATION
October 21, 2014 – Fitzroy Gordon, Founder and President of Toronto based radio
station G98.7FM “The Way We Groove,” is pleased to announce that he has been granted
approval from the Canadian Radio Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)
to operate a national television station focused on airing programs for the Black
and Caribbean population of Canada.
“For years the Black and Caribbean community in Canada has expressed the need to
have easier access to media that reflects their identity, culture, values and issues.
By obtaining approval to establish this television station we have taken a significant
step in bringing this shared vision to life,” said Gordon.
which is scheduled to begin broadcasting in fall 2015, will air a wide range of
local and international content, as well as originally produced programs, geared
toward the entire family. The station’s programming will include everything from
sitcoms to movies, drama series, documentaries, news, sports, talk shows, religious
programs, tourism, festivals, carnivals, weather reports, cooking and music shows.
the first time in the history of Canada, Black and Caribbean people will have a
national voice. It is also my desire to keep our distinct and authentic culture
alive in this nation for generations to come,” said Gordon.
launch, the station will be available through various cable providers nationwide
on a subscription basis for all Canadians to enjoy.
years ago I promised to work hard to deliver a radio station to serve the population,
as a result, G98.7FM was born. I then promised a television station, and now I am
delivering on that promise,” Gordon said.
October 21, 2014
Party Like it’s 1989! Much Celebrates Taylor Swift’s Album Release with MUCH PRESENTS: TAYLOR SWIFT, October 27
(October 21, 2014) – On Monday, Oct. 27 at 6:30 p.m. ET, Much celebrates that day’s
release of Taylor Swift’s highly anticipated fifth studio album, 1989, with
the premiere of the all-new 30-minute interview special, MUCH PRESENTS: TAYLOR SWIFT.
Hosted by Much’s Liz Trinnear, the special focuses
on the seven-time GRAMMY® Award winner’s career, rise to fame, and music, including
her massive #1 hit single from 1989, “Shake It Off”. MUCH PRESENTS: TAYLOR SWIFT
encores at 8:30 p.m. ET and streams on Much.ca immediately following the
broadcast. Click here for a sneak peek.
the intimate and fun sit-down interview, Liz gets up close and personal with Swift
as she dishes about her sound evolution on 1989, her style, and staying “open”.
In their interview, Swift comments:
a songwriter you’re supposed to stay very open to all the emotions and intuitions
and fleeting impulses you have as a person; as a celebrity you’re taught that you’re
supposed to put up all these emotional protective walls around yourself to make
sure that you keep all of the negativity out – so it’s kind of conflicting messages.
And for me, I just try to stay as open to change as possible.”
MUCH PRESENTS: TAYLOR SWIFT, Much gives “Swifties” a chance to “Shake It Off” with
a videoflow special dedicated to the pop songstress, SPOTLIGHT: TAYLOR SWIFT, beginning
at 6 p.m. ET. The special 30-minute countdown features some of Swift’s mega-hits
including “Mine”, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”, and “Shake It Off”.
Swift, who writes all of her own songs, is a global superstar, seven-time GRAMMY
winner and the youngest winner in history of the music industry's highest honor,
the GRAMMY Award for Album of the Year. She is the first artist since the Beatles
(and the only female artist in history) to log six or more weeks at #1 in the U.S.
with three consecutive studio albums. Taylor has an album on Rolling Stone's prestigious
The 50 Greatest Albums of All Time (by women) list, Time magazine has named her
one of the 100 Most Influential People in the world, and she is Billboard's youngest-ever
Woman of the Year and the only artist to have been awarded this honour twice. Taylor
has career record sales in excess of 30 million albums and almost 80 million song
downloads worldwide, and has had singles top both the pop and country radio charts
around the globe. Taylor's album RED, released almost two years ago on Big Machine
Records, has sold more than 6 million copies worldwide to date, including more than
1.2 million copies in the U.S. in its first week, scoring the highest first-week
sales debut of any album in over a decade. Taylor is the only female artist in music
history (and just the fourth artist ever) to twice have an album (2010's Speak Now
and 2012's RED) hit the 1 million plus first-week sales figure. ”Shake It Off” is
the first single off her fifth studio album 1989 (Big Machine Records), which will
be released on October 27, 2014. The single has topped Billboard’s Pop, HotAC and
Hot 100 charts and has earned double Platinum-status by the RIAA for exceeding sales
of two million downloads in the U.S., and has peaked at No. 1 in 64 countries on
iTunes. For more information please visit TaylorSwift.com or follow her on Facebook, Google +, Instagram,
LINE/TaylorSwift, Tumblr, and Twitter
October 21, 2014
CORUS MEDIA AND A+E NETWORKS® REACH AGREEMENT TO ALIGN HISTORIA AND HISTORY® IN QUEBEC
York - October 21, 2014 — Corus Media and A+E Networks® have reached an
agreement to bring content and branding from HISTORY® to Historia in Quebec, it
was announced today by Mario Cecchini, President, Corus Media and Christopher
Barry, Sr. Vice President, International Strategy and Digital Media, A+E
to roll out this winter, Historia will carry a number of global hit franchises
from the HISTORY catalogue such as Mountain Men, Appalachian Outlaws, Down East
Dickering and No Man’s Land. Historia already broadcasts a number of series
from the History catalogue, including Pawn Stars, American Pickers, American
Restoration and Counting Cars, all of which rank among the channel’s top ten
most-watched shows. Historia will also incorporate the iconic gold HISTORY ‘H’
into its logo.
delighted to partner with one of the biggest players in the television
business,” said Cecchini. “This deal will enrich our broadcasting package with
shows produced by a world-renowned brand.”
takes viewers on a journey through the ages, connecting our modern world with
its historical roots in a way that is relevant, entertaining, and often
surprising. Globally, HISTORY is a leading destination for top quality,
award-winning original series and specials that challenge perceptions of the
past and tell compelling stories through new perspectives and vivid
reconstructions. The channel brings history to life; thrusting viewers into the
action, and challenging perceptions of what history is.
is a powerful brand with truly innovative content and compelling characters
that have struck a chord with viewers globally," said Barry. “We are
pleased to join forces with Corus Media to bring our content and branding to
agreement gives us access to shows that will thrill Historia viewers!” stated
Fabrice Brasier, vice-president, programming, at Historia. “These programs will
complement our distinctive existing content, which includes original
productions produced in Quebec and form the basis of our identity and success.”
is available in 180+ territories and 325+ million households worldwide.
October 21, 2014
Bell Media Congratulates TSN’s Michael Landsberg on 2015 Canadian Screen Awards Humanitarian Award
(October 21, 2014) – Bell Media is proud to congratulate TSN’s Michael
Landsberg on being honoured with the Humanitarian Award at the 2015
Canadian Screen Awards. The host of TSN’s acclaimed daily sports debate show OFF THE RECORD will be recognized for his longstanding
dedication to promoting mental health awareness.
speaks publicly about his personal battle with depression and considers his
ability to help reduce the stigma of mental illness as his most important
professional calling. He has been an ambassador for Bell
Let’s Talk, an initiative focused on raising awareness and
encouraging dialogue about mental health, since it launched in 2011.
Landsberg’s exemplary dedication to mental health awareness has encouraged
thousands of people across Canada to seek out and find help,” said Kevin Crull,
President, Bell Media. “We believe that talking about mental illness is the
first step towards making lasting change, and Michael’s tireless efforts to
start the conversation and reduce the stigma are a daily inspiration to all of
us at Bell Media. He really has made a difference.”
2013, Landsberg’s documentary, Darkness and Hope: Depression, Sports and Me,
was nominated for a 2013 Canadian Screen Award for Best History or Biography Documentary
Program or Series. In 2012, the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental
Health also named Landsberg one of its Champions of Mental Health. Landsberg
also takes to Twitter using the hashtag #sicknotweak to encourage
discussion around mental health and creating a forum for those needing help.
recognizable on-air personality since TSN launched in 1984, Landsberg began his
broadcasting career as one of the original anchors at SPORTSCENTRE (then called
SPORTSDESK), going on to host more than 5,000 episodes. In 1997, Landsberg left
SPORTSCENTRE to host OTR. He has twice been nominated for the Gemini Award for
Best Host or Interviewer in a Sports Program or Sportscast.
will be honoured at a Canadian Screen Awards ceremony in February 2015. Canadian
Screen Week is the annual celebration of excellence in Canadian film,
television, and digital media productions.
October 20, 2014
Ontario and Quebec are joining forces to oppose cuts to Radio-Canada and support Canadian Francophonie
TORONTO, Oct. 20, 2014 /CNW/ -
The Minister responsible for Canadian Intergovernmental Affairs and the Canadian
Francophonie, Jean-Marc Fournier, and the Attorney General and Minister Responsible
for Francophone Affairs ofOntario, Madeleine Meilleur, met today to discuss issues
of common interest. They mainly discussed the waves of cuts occurring at Radio-Canada
and their impact on Francophone communities.
The two Ministers will continue
their hard work on this file. They intend to meet with certain stakeholders, such
as the leaders of Radio-Canada and the group "Amis de Radio-Canada," as
well as the Commissioner of Official Languages, to better determine the effects
of these recent cuts. They will then report on the outcome to the Ministerial Conference
on the Canadian Francophonie.
Radio-Canada plays an important
role in the development and vitality of Francophone and Acadian communities. Radio-Canada
ensures an essential French presence in all provinces and territories, and in many
parts of the country with an Anglophone majority, it is one of the only media outlets
to provide television and radio presence in French. The cuts in French-language
services at Radio-Canada have raised concerns across Canada.
In fact, at the last Ministerial
Conference on the Canadian Francophonie, last June, Minister Fournier discussed
the cuts with his colleagues and, at the same time, filed a preliminary impact study
on the effects that these cuts will have on the Francophone and Acadian communities
"Under the Broadcasting Act,
Radio-Canada has obligations to fulfill in order to reflect the situation and specific
needs of Francophone and Anglophone communities, particularly for the 2.5 million
Francophones living outside Quebec for whom Radio-Canada is often the only thread of communication
in French. By restricting access to programs and local news in French, these cuts
have a detrimental effect on the development and vitality of Francophone communities
across the country," said Minister Fournier.
significantly to the strengthening of the Canadian Francophonie and plays a key
role in the future of our country and our national identity. It is essential that
it be given the necessary resources and support to reach its full potential and
to fully reflect the reality of French-speaking minority communities in Ontario, Acadia and across Canada," stated Minister Meilleur.
October 20, 2014
All Rise! Hilarity is Now in Session with BENCHED, Premiering October 28, Exclusively on The Comedy Network
(October 20, 2014) – The Comedy Network is heading to court for the debut of
the all-new comedy series BENCHED, premiering Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 10:30 p.m.
ET/PT. In this 12-episode, single-camera, half-hour series, Eliza Coupe (HAPPY ENDINGS) stars
as Nina Whitley, a distinguished corporate lawyer who after having spent her
career climbing to the top, hits a career low after a very public breakdown.
This turning point in Nina’s life lands her a new job in the public defender’s
office where she attempts to rise from the ashes of her old life surrounded by
criminals, the disenfranchised, and a group of eccentric coworkers.
Bell Media secured BENCHED in June as part of our big-ticket acquisitions, we
knew it fit right in with Comedy’s roster of premium comedy,” said Tracey
Pearce, Senior Vice-President, Specialty and Pay, Bell Media. “With the
charismatic Eliza Coupe at the helm of this quick-witted series, we’re
confident BENCHED will fast become a fan favourite.”
Nina in the courtroom are attractively scruffy public defender Phil (Jay Harrington, BETTER OFF TED);
co-workers Carlos (Oscar Nunez, THE OFFICE) and
Cheryl (Maria Bamford, ARRESTED
DEVELOPMENT); Nina’s dedicated intern, Micah (Jolene Purdy, UNDER THE DOME);
and Trent (Carter MacIntyre, DROP DEAD
DIVA), Nina’s ex-fiancé and professional nemesis.
the series premiere of BENCHED, Nina learns that her ex-fiancé is engaged,
three months after their breakup. When she finds out that she’s been
passed over as partner at her high-power corporate law firm, Nina loses it,
breaking vases and burning bridges. Shunned from the corporate world, the
only place Nina can find work is at the Public Defender’s office.
is from executive producers and writers Michaela Watkins (SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE,
TROPHY WIFE) and Damon Jones (HALFWAY HOME). John Enbom (PARTY DOWN) serves as
executive producer and showrunner. Mark Gordon (GREY’S ANATOMY) and Andrea
Shay (FAMILY TOOLS) are executive producing for The Mark Gordon Company.
BENCHED is from ABC Signature, a division of ABC Studios.
October 20, 2014
WORLD EVANGELICAL ALLIANCE CEO AND SECRETARY GENERAL, REV. DR. GEOFF TUNNICLIFFE, JOINS CROSSROADS GLOBAL MEDIA GROUP'S BOARD OF DIRECTORS AS IT EXPANDS INTERNATIONALLY
ON—Oct. 20, 2014—Crossroads Global Media Group formally announced that
acclaimed global leader, Rev. Dr. Geoff Tunnicliffe will provide leadership on
Crossroads Canada’s and Crossroads USA’s Board of Directors effective
Tunnicliffe is best known for his leadership at the World Evangelical Alliance
(WEA), where he has served as the Chief Executive Officer and Secretary General
since 2005, to support, connect, and represent over 600 million evangelicals
around the world. In the course of his work assignments, Dr. Tunnicliffe has
travelled to over 120 countries, served as the president of an international
agency, and acted as an advisor for the highly successful TV mini-series, The
Bible, and major motion picture, Son of God.
is one of the most globally connected leaders I know,” remarked Crossroads’
Global CEO, Dr. John Hull. “We have enjoyed more than twenty years of
friendship throughout which he has proven to be a man of great capacity and
great compassion. We look forward to him bringing all of his skills to
our board tables.”
Crossroads boards are honoured and privileged to welcome Dr. Tunnicliffe to
their Board of Directors in which his global experience aligns with Crossroads’
vision for expansion and global impact.
flagship television program, "100 Huntley Street," will air its
10,000th episode in October 2015 to audiences in Canada and the U.S.
Viewers can watch current episodes anytime at 100huntley.com or christianpost.com.
October 20, 2014
City, Netflix, and shomi™ Collaborate To Bring Viewers Between, A New Premium Original Drama Series
Oct. 20, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, City, Netflix, and shomi™ announced a landmark partnership
to bring audiences around the world a new, premium drama series, Between – an original
survivalist thriller series, created by award-winning writer/director Michael McGowan
(Still Mine, One Week, Saint Ralph) and starring Jennette McCurdy (iCarly, Sam &
Cat). The partnership is the first of its kind in Canada for the creation of a new,
first season of Between, featuring six, one-hour episodes, will premiere on City
and shomi in Canadaand on Netflix outside of Canada where the service is available.
Between will come to Netflix Canada one year following the initial premiere. Additional
broadcast details will be announced at a later date. The series begins principal
know that Canadians crave daring and distinctive original programs, and Between
offers just that," saidNataline Rodrigues, Director of Original Programming,
Rogers. "Showcasing Michael McGowan's cinematic vision on the small screen,
this compelling new series, in partnership with Netflix and shomi, delivers on our
promise to offer viewers world-class entertainment."
up with Rogers, on Between, is a tremendous opportunity to work with a creative
partner inCanada to bring our global viewers top-notch content," said Erik
Barmack, Vice President of Global Independent Content at Netflix. "We're thrilled
to be working with outstanding talent behind the scenes including Canadians Don
Carmody, Jon Cassar and Michael McGowan, and in front of the camera with a new generation
of actors led by Jennette McCurdy, delivering a must watch event series that millions
of Netflix viewers will enjoy."
is the story of a town under siege from a mysterious disease that has wiped out
everybody except those 21 years old and under. The series explores the power vacuum
that results when a government has quarantined a 10-mile diameter area and left
the inhabitants to fend for themselves.
the commission of Between, we are reinforcing our commitment to bring the best programming
to our subscribers," said Marni Shulman, Head of Content & Programming,
shomi. "Great opportunities to build original content like this, and working
with the breadth of talent, including the amazing Michael McGowan, is a perfect
fit for the shomi brand."
on behalf of DCTV, Mulmur Feed Co. and Elevation Pictures Corp., we are very excited
to be announcing our first series production deal which is doubly historic as a
Canadian first between Netflix and Rogers," said Executive Producer Don Carmody."
We have assembled an outstanding team led by Michael McGowan, as show runner who
has given us a bold and riveting narrative; director Jon Cassar, who will bring
this thriller to life; and starring the beautiful and talented Jennette McCurdy.
Between is backed by three of the best content behemoths in the business."
stars Jennette McCurdy and was created by Michael McGowan, who executive produces
along withDon Carmody (Resident Evil, Silent Hill, Goon, Chicago), David Cormican
(The Tall Man, Faces in the Crowd), and Naveen Prasad, Executive Vice President
and General Manager of Elevation Pictures Corp. Emmy® award-winning director Jon
Cassar (24, The Kennedys) will direct the first two episodes. The series is produced
by Don Carmody Television, Mulmur Feed Co. and in association with Elevation Pictures
Corp. Prasad, along with Jayme Alter (Denton's Canada) for DCTV negotiated the deal.
Elevation will oversee worldwide distribution.
From Rogers Media, Nataline Rodrigues is Director of Original Programming,
Hayden Mindell is Vice President of Television Programming & Content, and Navaid
Mansuri is Interim Senior Vice President of Broadcast.
October 20, 2014
C-Suite Quarterly Survey: Canada’s Foremost CEOs Assess Threat of Cyber-Attacks, Canadian Trade with China, and Canada’s Economic Outlook, Today on BNN
(October 20, 2014) – Commissioned by Business News Network (BNN) and The Globe
and Mail’s Report on Business, results from today’s release of the 36th C-Suite
Quarterly survey reveal that improving cyber-security has become increasingly
important for Canada’s top executives. Of those polled, 60% of executives
report they have increased investment to protect their companies against the
threat of cyber-attack, with 49% of executives also noting high-profile
cyber-attacks aimed at consumers have increased concern surrounding data
security. The C-Suite Quarterly survey is designed to enrich public debate in
Canada and help Canadians better understand the views of executives in the
country’s biggest companies.
coincide with today’s release of the survey results, BNN taps Canada’s top
business professionals to offer their opinions on this quarter’s findings. BNN’s
in-depth analysis of the latest edition of the survey includes exclusive
interviews with David Herle, Principal of The Gandalf Group, and Willy Kruh,
Partner, KPMG. BNN delivers these interviews and further analysis to viewers on
THE STREET at 7:50 a.m. ET, BUSINESS DAY AM at 11:15 a.m. ET, THE BUSINESS NEWS
at 12:20 p.m. ET, and BUSINESS DAY PM at 2:20 p.m. ET and at 4:20 p.m. ET.
BNN’s complete review of the findings are available online post-broadcast at BNN.ca.
findings of the 36th C-Suite Quarterly survey include:
28% of executives surveyed report that their businesses have already been a
victim of one or more cyber-attacks.
of executives surveyed believe that more open trade and investment between
Canada and China will result in a positive impact on their sector.
of respondents state that Canada should place a top priority on opening up
trade and investment with China.
of executives polled expect moderate growth from the Canadian economy over the
next 12 months.
C-Suite Quarterly survey is conducted by The Gandalf Group and sponsored by