May 29, 2015
CTV Morning Live and Bell Media Radio Stations Announce “Manitobaville”, a Contest Awarding $25,000 for One Worthy Community Project
29, 2015) – Bell Media Manitoban properties including CTV MORNING
LIVE, 103.1 Virgin Radio, TSN 1290, 96.1 BOB FM, 101 The Farm, and 99.9 BOB FM,
along with sponsors Westoba Credit Union, SAFE Work Manitoba, Robertson College,
Chicken Chef, Star Building Materials Ltd., and Recycle Everywhere, announced today
the launch of Manitobaville®, a contest offering communities the chance to win $25,000
to support a local project.
tasked with filming a short video explaining their dream project and the difference
it will make for their community. Projects can include a park, a monument, a building
upgrade – the sky’s the limit. The successful entrant will receive a $25,000 cheque
towards the Manitobaville project of their community’s choice, with the winning
community being crowned Manitobaville 2015.
The Top 10 finalists
will be announced August
7, 2015 across participating media outlets to give viewers and listeners
the chance to vote for their favourite project. The winning submission will be announced
two weeks later on August
21, 2015 after final voting results are tallied.
rules and regulations, click here.
SAFE Work Manitoba: www.safemanitoba.com
Westoba Credit Union: www.westoba.com
Chicken Chef: www.chickenchef.ca
Recycle Everywhere: www.recycleeverywhere.ca
Robertson College: www.robertsoncollege.com
Star Building Materials Ltd.: www.starbuilding.ca
May 29, 2015
Season 4 of CTV’s Hit Original Drama SAVING HOPE Starts Production on June 1
29, 2015) – CTV announced today in association with Ilana Frank’s ICF Films and
Entertainment One (eOne), that production is set to begin Monday, June 1 on Season
4 of its hit original drama SAVING HOPE.
The start of production announcement comes ahead of CTV’s 2015 Upfront presentation
taking place June 4 in Toronto, where the 18-episode fourth season will shoot until
December 2015. A finalist for a Golden Screen Award at the 2015 Canadian Screen
Awards, SAVING HOPE stars Erica Durance as Dr. Alex Reid.
SAVING HOPE ranked
in the Top 30 of Canada’s most-watched programs in key adult A18-49 and A25-54 demos
last fall, and ended its third season in February as the #1 Canadian drama series
in the key adult demos, as 1.7 million viewers watched the shocking Season 3 finale.
All past episodes of SAVING HOPE are streaming now on CraveTV™.
“The Season 3
finale was shocking and gripping, and left fans wanting more. We can't wait to begin
a new season of engaging twists and turns, and emotional highs and lows, featuring
both our exceptional returning cast, and intriguing new characters,” said Corrie
Coe, Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. “With such a talented
team, led by ICF Films and eOne, Season 4 is looking to be another remarkable season
for SAVING HOPE.”
emotional Season 3 finale saw life and death collide as Dr. Alex Reid (Erica Durance)
became a new mom, delivering a healthy baby boy named Luke Reid. In a shocking turn
of events, the episode culminated in a devastating accident at an off-site army
base, which saw the death of one of Hope Zion’s own. Season 4 picks up nine months
after the devastating accident, as the Hope Zion staff continue to deal with the
aftermath of the death of their colleague and friend, Dr. Joel Goran. Alex (Durance)
is back at work following maternity leave, trying to balance motherhood and a busy
O.R. Meanwhile, Dr. Charlie Harris (Michael Shanks) continues to be haunted by his
ghost-seeing abilities and the looming question of whether or not he is Baby Luke's
Joining the cast
this season in recurring roles are Kim Shaw (THE GOOD WIFE) as Dr. Cassie Williams,
a book smart intern learning how to practice medicine, not just read about it, and
Max Bennett (Anna Karenina) as Dr. Patrick Curtis, a surgical fellow who has been
filling in during Alex’s mat leave. Travis Milne (ROOKIE BLUE) will also appear
in a four-episode arc. Canadian Screen Award-winner Jason Priestley (CALL ME FITZ),
series star Michael Shanks, and Peter Stebbings (THE LISTENER) return to direct
episodes this season.
SAVING HOPE stars
2013 Canadian Screen Award nominee Erica Durance (SMALLVILLE), Michael Shanks (STARGATE
ATLANTIS), 2013 Canadian Screen Award-winner Wendy Crewson (REVENGE), Michelle Nolden
(REPUBLIC OF DOYLE), Benjamin Ayres (LESS THAN KIND), Julia Taylor Ross (ROOKIE
BLUE), and Huse Madhavji (CALL ME FITZ).
SAVING HOPE is
produced by ICF Films with eOne, in association with CTV, with the participation
of the Canada Media Fund and the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit. The
series is executive produced by Ilana Frank, John Morayniss, and Margaret O’Brien
for eOne. Adam Pettle is Executive Producer and Showrunner. All distribution rights
are handled by eOne. For Bell Media, Carrie Paupst Shaughnessy is Production Executive,
Drama, Independent Production; Tom Hastings is Director, Drama, Independent Production;
Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production; Mike Cosentino is Senior
Vice-President, Programming, CTV Networks and CraveTV; Phil King is President –
CTV, Sports, and Entertainment Programming.
May 28, 2015
SOCIALLY SAVVY SARAH HANLON WINS SEASON THREE OF BIG BROTHER CANADA IN LANDSLIDE VOTE
Watch the Full
Cast Reunion Thursday Live on Global’s The Morning Show
TORONTO, May 28, 2015 – In the most merciless season of Big Brother Canada yet, Sarah
Hanlon, the 27 year-old free spirit from Toronto, was crowned the winner in tonight’s
dramatic season three finale on
Global. Sarah competed as
a socially savvy houseguest, earning the respect of the jury, and winning the crown
title in a landslide 7-2 vote against runner-up Godfrey Mangwiza. Sarah takes home
a grand prize of $100,000, a $25,000 home shopping spree from The Brick, and a $10,000
trip of a lifetime courtesy of Twistos. As runner-up, Godfrey takes home $20,000
cash, in addition to a $5,000 prize he picked up while in the house. Big Brother
Canada’s third season quickly became the most shocking, twisted, and dramatic season
yet, captivating Canadians across the country. The show’s third season, and its
inaugural run on Global, grew its audience by 40% over its sophomore season on Slice.
“I honestly felt
like I was going to be out every single week. It turned around when Brittnee used
the Have Not super power and I won HOH right after – that's when I thought that
I might have a shot to get to the end. I still can't believe it though, it's so
surreal!” said Sarah Hanlon.
With the house
narrowed down to its final three – made up of Sarah Hanlon (Toronto), Godfrey Mangwiza
(Toronto), and Ashleigh Wood (Calgary) – the remaining houseguests competed in a
three-part HOH competition that secured one person a spot in the final two. Godfrey
won the first leg of the competition, while Ashleigh won the second, knocking out
Sarah from competing in the third leg of the race. In a tie-breaking trivia challenge,
Godfrey won his first HOH of the season, securing himself a spot in the final two.
Godfrey chose to take Sarah to the finals, sending Ashleigh out the door to join
After the jury
vote was locked, Big Brother revealed its final twist of the season. The final three
houseguests had been given a first-of-its-kind vote to unanimously eliminate one
jury member. Arisa revealed to the jury that super fan Jordan Parhar had been evicted
from the jury, canceling out his previously cast vote. This season’s houseguests
were hand-picked from across the country, representing provinces, cities, and towns
from coast-to-coast. But most of all, this season consisted of more BBCAN super
fans than ever before, bringing a concoction of knowledge in a house full of game-altering
Based on Endemol’s
worldwide hit franchise and in association with Shaw Media, Big Brother Canada is produced
by Insight Production Company Ltd., an award-winning production company most recently
honoured with an Academy Icon Award on its 35th anniversary by the Academy of Canadian
Cinema & Television.
May 28, 2015
TVO's educational children's programming wins three Youth Media Alliance Awards of Excellence
28, 2015 /CNW/ - Three TVOKids programs have been honoured with Awards of Excellence
by the Youth Media Alliance.
to all of TVO's production partners on winning the Youth Media Alliance Awards for
their outstanding work. As a learning organization, we are very proud of this national
recognition, and pleased to work together to provide high-quality educational media
to Ontario's youngest minds, helping children to succeed in school and in life,"
said Lisa de Wilde, Chief Executive Officer at TVO.
received a total of 14 Youth Media Alliance Awards of Excellence nominations, resulting
in three wins:
Grand Prize for Best Production, All Categories
Best Convergent Website
For: Opie! Interactive
Best Television Program, All Genres, Ages 6–8
For: Zero Effect/Bad Luck Bears
May 28, 2015
DHX Media Licenses Dr. Dimensionpants to Hulu For US Exclusive
28, 2015 /CNW/ - DHX Media Ltd. ("DHX" or the "Company") (TSX:
DHX.A, DHX.B), a key player internationally in the creation of content for families
and children, has signed a deal to premiere its animated action series Dr. Dimensionpants
in the US on Hulu. The series will debut exclusively in the US on the streaming
service beginning June 13th.
SVP Distribution at DHX Media, said: "The unique comic style of this series
has won fans acrossCanada, Europe, Latin America,
Australia and the Middle
East and we are very pleased
to now add the US to this growing list of broadcast territories. With Hulu on board
to premiere the show to its audiences we are strongly positioned to engage with
the core demographic and draw legions of new fans to Dr. Dimensionpants."
will be able to stream Dr. Dimensionpants in the safe, commercial-free Kids section
of Hulu. Recommended programming within the Kids section of Hulu are restricted
to other commercial-free children's programming so children can quickly and securely
jump to their favorite shows. Commercial-free kids programming is available to subscribers
on all Hulu-compatible devices.
by TELETOON, the series follows the adventures of Kyle Lipton and his alter-ego,
Dr. Dimensionpants - a cosmic superhero with powers of space, time, and a moustache.
Kyle was your everyday go-with-the-flow, somewhat average kid. But all that changed
when an inter-dimensional portal opened in his backyard and dropped a strange pair
of glowing pants in his lap: The Dimensionpants. Thanks to this cosmic clothing,
young Kyle now has all the crazy-weird superhero powers he ever wanted… and a rocking
mohawk. Way more responsibility than he can handle!
is created and executive produced by Brad Peyton, who is best known for directing
the upcoming San
Andreas, Cats & Dogs:
The Revenge of Kitty Galore and Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. Peyton, along with Executive Story Editors Alex
Galatis (Rocket Monkeys and Jimmy Two-Shoes) and Jeremy Winkels (Almost Naked Animals,
and Total Drama: Revenge of the Island), and with Director Jon Izen (Yam Rolland
Pet Squad) shape this unbelievable out-of-this-universe comedy show.
May 28, 2015
TSN and Bell Media Announce Launch of TSN Radio 1150 in Hamilton and New Partnership with Hamilton Tiger-Cats
(May 28, 2015) – TSN announced today that the network is further extending its
industry-leading sports brand this fall with the launch of TSN Radio 1150 in
Hamilton – marking the first time an all-sports radio station is available in
the Hamilton market.
Media radio station also confirmed today a new multi-year partnership with the
Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League (CFL) that includes live
broadcasts of all Tiger-Cats games as well as additional programming.
lead-up to the official rebrand to TSN Radio this fall, Hamilton’s Classic Hits
1150 CKOC delivers live coverage of every Tiger-Cats game, kicking off this
month with news and analysis from the team’s training camp. The station
continues in its current format through the summer. Broadcast teams for
Tiger-Cats games on the station will be confirmed in the coming days.
to every Tiger-Cats game, TSN Radio 1150 in Hamilton will deliver live coverage
of the Toronto Raptors and Toronto Maple Leafs. Additional programming details
surrounding TSN Radio 1150 in Hamilton will be announced in the coming months.
thrilled to announce this new expansion of TSN Radio, which now allows us to
deliver the trusted news and analysis that fans have come to expect from TSN,”
said Robert Gray, National Program Director, TSN Radio. “Hamilton sports fans
are passionate and knowledgeable, and there is no better way to celebrate the
addition of TSN Radio 1150 in Hamilton than to become the home of their pride
and joy, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.”
the preeminent sports media brand in Canada, and entering into a historic
partnership to bring TSN Radio and the all-sports radio format to Hamilton is
something the Tiger-Cats are extremely proud of,” said Scott Mitchell, Chief
Executive Officer, Hamilton Tiger-Cats. “This partnership will provide an
unprecedented platform to connect with Tiger-Cats fans across Hamilton and
regionally around southern Ontario in unique and meaningful ways. From game
broadcasts to specialty programs to contests and promotions, TSN Radio 1150 in
Hamilton will be the voice of the Tiger-Cats."
announcement, TSN Radio is now available in seven major Canadian markets:
Hamilton, Toronto, Montréal, Ottawa, Vancouver, Winnipeg, and Edmonton.
acquisition of radio rights to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats complements TSN Radio’s
extensive slate of live CFL broadcast coverage, which includes the Toronto
Argonauts on TSN Radio 1050 in Toronto,
the Montreal Alouettes on TSN Radio 690
in Montréal, the Ottawa Redblacks on TSN
Radio 1200 in Ottawa, and the B.C. Lions on TSN Radio 1040 in
May 28, 2015
DISNEY XD GIVES PHINEAS AND FERB THE ULTIMATE SEND-OFF WITH AN EPIC 2-DAY EPISODE MARATHON IN HONOUR OF THE SERIES FINALE
Toronto, May 28, 2015 – With 104 days of summer vacation
right around the corner, Disney XD bids farewell to Phineas and Ferb, the greatest
backyard adventurers of all time, with a 37-hour marathon featuring every episode
ever from the fan-favourite series. Kicking off at the crack of dawn on Saturday,
June 13 at 6 a.m. ET, fans can relive the stepbrothers’ greatest summer escapades,
Candace’s biggest brother-busting attempts and the infamous rivalry between Perry
the Platypus and Dr. Doofenschmirtz. The marathon culminates with the hour-long
series finale on Sunday, June 14 at 7 p.m. ET.
In the final
episode, “Last Day of Summer,” Candace has one final chance to bust her brothers
before the summer season comes to a close. As usual, her efforts are thwarted until
she gets the chance to redo the day with Dr. Doofenshmirtz’s newest machine: the
Do-Over-Inator. Suddenly everything turns topsy-turvy and as the dastardly device
rips into the space-time continuum, the days get shorter and Phineas and Ferb disappear
entirely. Fans that miss the original broadcast won’t need a Do-Over-Inator to watch
the episode – the series finale will be also available on Disney XD OnDemand beginning
the Phineas and Ferb Weekend event include: a 2-hour celebration of the series’
zany original music beginning Saturday at 10 a.m. ET; Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars
airing Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET; the Disney Channel Original Movie Phineas and Ferb:
Across the 2nd Dimension on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. ET; Phineas and Ferb: Mission
Marvel, featuring guest appearances by superheroes, airing Sunday at 1:30 p.m. ET
and much more! For a complete schedule of events, please visit DisneyXD.ca.
bash continues at DisneyXD.ca where fans can
play the nostalgic new game “Replay Rush.” Dr. Doofenschmirtz’s Do-Over-Inator will
take gamers on a journey back through time as they revisit mini versions of their
favourite Phineas and Ferb games, unlock new games and collect points. Adding to
the excitement, every Phineas and Ferb game ever made – 42 to be exact – will also
be available on the website for a limited time.
Featuring a remarkably
talented voice cast, Phineas and Ferb stars Vincent Martella (Everybody Hates Chris)
as Phineas Flynn; Thomas Sangster (Game of Thrones) as Ferb Fletcher; Ashley Tisdale
(High School Musical) as Candace Flynn; Mitchel Musso (Pair of Kings) as Jeremy;
Caroline Rhea (Sabrina the Teenage Witch) as mom Linda Flynn-Fletcher; Richard O’Brien
(The Rocky Horror Picture Show) as dad Lawrence Fletcher; Dee Bradley Baker (Miles
from Tomorrowland) as Perry the Platypus; Alyson Stoner (Step Up) as Isabella; Jeff
“Swampy” Marsh as Major Monogram and Dan Povenmire as the nefarious Dr. Doofenshmirtz.
Created and executive
produced by Dan Provenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh (Rocko’s Modern Life, The Simpsons),
the three time Emmy-Award winning series follows the daily adventures of Phineas
Flynn and Ferb Fletcher, two highly imaginative and resourceful step-brothers who
aim to make the most of their summer vacation by building crazy contraptions and
going off on exciting escapades. Meanwhile, their pet platypus, Perry, moonlights
as a secret agent battling the diabolical Dr. Heinz Doofenschmirtz. The beloved
animated comedy has seen 126 episodes, five hour-long specials and a full length
movie. The series has welcomed over 150 guest stars including: Michael Douglas,
Michael J. Fox, Jon Stewart, Patrick Dempsey, Ben Stiller, Tina Fey, JK Simmons,
Seth MacFarlane, Jay Leno, Kelly Clarkson, George Takei, Simon Pegg, Anna Paquin,
Josh Gad and Stan Lee.
May 28, 2015
Carly Rae Jepsen, Fall Out Boy, Mia Martina Featuring Waka Flocka, Scott Helman, and Tori Kelly Confirmed to Perform on the 2015 MUCH MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS, June 21
28, 2015) – Much “really, really,
really” likes the next round of performers for the 2015 MUCH MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS, as GRAMMY®-nominated
singer-songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen, multi-platinum rock band
Fall Out Boy,
international chanteuse Mia Martina featuring
Waka Flocka, singer-songwriter Scott Helman, and vocal
powerhouse Tori Kelly are confirmed
to rock the stage. The stellar line-up joins previously announced performers, co-host
Derulo, Nick Jonas, Shawn Mendes, and The Weeknd. The 2015 MMVAs
Sunday, June 21 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT on Much and Much.com (check local listings to confirm
It was also confirmed
today that ETALK reporter and Much VJ Liz
Trinnear, along with Much and E! host Tyrone Edwards, are set to co-host the
2015 MMVAs, for the first-time ever, alongside previously
announced internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran. Starting the night in style is
the notorious MMVA RED CARPET SPECIAL, Sunday, June 21 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on
Much and Much.com, hosted by E!’s Chloe Wilde and ETALK’s Devon Soltendieck who welcome the always
unique, and down-right
outrageous, red carpet arrivals. Joining Chloe and Devon on the red carpet is
comedian and Much Digital Studios creator Jus Reign who delivers irreverent
comedy from his location embedded among hundreds of screaming fans.
In advance of
the live awards, fans can get an in-depth look at all the MMVA action in the 30-minute
original special 2015 MMVA FIRST LOOK, premiering Friday, June 12 at 6 p.m. ET on
Much. Hosted by MMVA co-hosts Trinnear and Edwards, 2015 MMVA FIRST LOOK provides
an exclusive sneak peek at the incredible MMVA stages, show-stopping performers,
and A-list presenters set to rock this year’s awards at Much HQ.
wristbands for the 2015 MMVAs are
set to be handed out Wednesday, June 10 at 12 p.m. ET from Much HQ in Toronto. For
all the latest info, fans can check out Much.com,
Twitter, and Facebook. Fans across the
country can tune into their local radio stations for a chance to win wristbands.
of the 2015 MMVAs include: Bud Lime Ritas, Coca-Cola®, Procter & Gamble®, SUBWAY®
Restaurants, and Virgin Mobile Canada™.
May 27, 2015
Telefilm Canada and the Canada Media Fund celebrated the audiovisual industry at C2 Montréal
27, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Telefilm Canada and the Canada Media Fund celebrated the
audiovisual industry yesterday as part of the C2 Montréal business conference. During
the afternoon at Arsenal, people from the industry gathered under the Big Top BDC
to attend the event, which was highlighted by a lively discussion between Alec Baldwin
and Patrick Huard on their different experiences as producer and actor. In addition,
the round table, How to Reach a Target Audience in a Complex Media Landscape, brought
together panellists David Cormican (executive vice-president, business development
and production, and partner at Don Carmody Television) and Corey Vidal (founder
and president of ApprenticeA Productions).
May 27, 2015
MEDIASET ITALIA TV Channel #1 in Canada - Now in over 4.5 million homes
27, 2015 - With its launch earlier this month in freeview to all 1.6 million Videotron
Quebec digital TV subscribers, Telelatino Network Inc.’s all Italian language TV
channel, Mediaset Italia (Canada), has further solidified its #1 position as the
most distributed dedicated foreign language channel in Canada. Mediaset is available
at little or no additional charge with a subscription to the TLN TV channel. The
TLN TV channel itself can be seen in over 6 million homes. Authoritative sources
report that between 600,000 and 1.1 million Canadians speak Italian, making Italian
the second most spoken foreign language in Canada (see appended chart entitled “Canada’s
Most Spoken Foreign Languages”).
Inc. President, Aldo Di Felice commented, “We are delighted and proud about the
growth and popularity of our Mediaset channel. Nowhere in the world outside Italy
has an Italian language TV channel achieved such broad availability at such low
cost to consumers. Since Rogers first launch in 2010, the past year has been especially
successful with new launches on Bell Satellite TV, Bell Fibe and now Videotron,
giving the channel both full national satellite coverage and high visibility in
the key Quebec market where a significant proportion of Canada’s Italian speakers
reside. Italian Canadians represent a multi-billion dollar consumer market and they
continue to identify strongly with Italian cultural content, whether it’s movies,
music or their many traditions in all areas of life.”
Mr. Di Felice
added, “This is also a great example of the value of international partnerships
when it comes to ethnic television in Canada. Our collaboration with Mediaset S.p.A.
has ensured the localized version of the channel is scheduled and tailored to meet
the needs, tastes and interests of Italian Canadians with the best TV that Italy
produces together with locally produced Canadian programs and community personalities.”
Read and see
more about Mediaset Italia (Canada) at www.mediasetitalia.ca and TLN at www.tln.ca
May 27, 2015
CraveTV Renews Its Hit Supernatural Comedy DEADBEAT for Season 3
27, 2015) – Canada's premium TV streaming service CraveTVTM confirmed today that its hit slacker
comedy DEADBEAT has been renewed for Season 3. DEADBEAT, starring Brampton, Ont.
native Tyler Labine, launched with Seasons 1 and 2 in April and is now one of the
streaming services most popular comedies. DEADBEAT is one of many CraveTV exclusive
series, including MANHATTAN, BOSCH, and HAPPYISH. From the same studio that delivered MAD MEN and
ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, DEADBEAT Season 3 will debut on CraveTV at a later date.
Tyler Labine and DEADBEAT have made an instant impact on CraveTV since the series
premiered exclusively in Canada last month,” said Mike Cosentino, Senior Vice-President,
Programming, CraveTV. “We’re happy to announce the return of this supernatural slacker
series and an all new Season 3 roster of ghostly episodes.”
In the half-hour
comedy, Labine stars as deadbeat pothead and medium-for-hire Kevin “Pac” Pacalioglu.
There is no request too strange for “Pac” who puts in the least amount of effort
to help even the most frivolous ghosts finish their unfinished business – as long
as he makes a quick buck.
stars Brandon T. Jackson (Tropic Thunder, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The
Lightning Thief) as Roofie, Kevin’s drug dealer and only friend, and Cat Deeley
(SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE) as the commercially successful medium Camomile White.
2 guest stars included James Franco and Danny DeVito, along with Fred Armisen (SATURDAY
NIGHT LIVE), Michael Ian Black (THE STATE, ED), Gilbert Gottfried (Aladdin), Jim
Norton (LOUIE, INSIDE AMY SCHUMER), Zachary Levi (CHUCK), and Finn Wittrock (Unbroken).
DEADBEAT is produced
by Lionsgate Television Inc. in association with Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment
and Dakota Pictures.
May 27, 2015
Women Aren’t Not Funny. Season 3 of The Comedy Network’s INSIDE AMY SCHUMER is Most-Watched in Series History
70% for total viewers compared to Season 2
Toronto, ON (May
27, 2015) – Sassier and more subversive than ever, Season 3 of critically acclaimed
comedy series INSIDE AMY SCHUMER is the most-watched in series history, The Comedy
Network confirmed today. With edgy and star-studded sketches including a “12 Angry
Men” send-up and “Last
F…able Day” igniting the Web, and Schumer’s ability to tackle
tough subjects and tickle
critics, Season 3 of INSIDE AMY SCHUMER proves it is more than just a viral
sensation with audiences up 70% for total viewers and 86% for A18-49 compared to
Season 2. Averaging 171,000 viewers in its Tuesdays at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT timeslot,
the May 12 episode “I’m Sorry” drew a series-high audience of 260,000 total viewers.
In the next episode
of INSIDE AMY SCHUMER, “Fight Like a Girl”, (Tuesday, June 2 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT),
Amy gets a mail-order husband, trains men in the art of female emotional combat,
and strips for dogs. INSIDE AMY SCHUMER airs exclusively on Comedy in Canada, Tuesdays
at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT. For those who have yet to get into Amy Schumer, Seasons 1 and
2 are now streaming on CraveTV, and beginning
Saturday, May 30 at midnight, Season 3 gets a reboot with an INSIDE AMY SCHUMER
May 27, 2015
Milton, Ontario – May
27, 2015 - MBC is pleased to announce that the CRTC has approved our
application to launch a brand new local radio station to serve Milton, Ontario.
The new station will broadcast at 101.3 FM.
“Milton will make an
excellent addition to our group! We’re extremely pleased that the Commission
continues to support the growth of small market broadcasters in Canada. We look
forward to being heavily involved in the Milton community, and producing great
local content for many years to come!” said Jon Pole, President of MY
No official launch
date has been set, but work will begin shortly! Expect more updates to follow!
THE ALL NEW 101.3 myFM in Milton is COMING SOON!
May 27, 2015
Make Some Room, Canada. We're Moving In! shomi is Coming to All Canadians this Summer
27, 2015) - Canada, make room on your couch and time in your schedule - shomi™ is
moving in! Following a successful beta launch in November 2014 to Rogers and Shaw
Internet or cable customers, shomi is now
coming to all Canadians across the country this summer! We're moving in and unpacking
great stuff to watch - including exclusive series not available on other streaming
services, celebrated Canadian content, human-curated collections, plus fun kids and family programming.
And we know it's not just about the living
room TV experience: shomi is accessible on
the platforms Canadians want - tablet, mobile, online, Xbox 360, Apple TV, Chromecast,
as well as set-top boxes for Rogers and Shaw
TV subscribers; the service is also on offer to other distributors.
sweet with your popcorn and magic experience? Like an awesome roommate, shomi's
got the first month covered for new subscribers - and shomi doesn't leave dishes
in the sink! Planning your first binge already? shomi has teamed up with Twitter
so followers will be the first to know when shomi is ready to move in. Head over
and retweet the message to receive an alert
the moment you can sign up for shomi and get your first month free. Not on Twitter?
Go to www.shomi.com
enter your email address and we will let
you know the instant shomi is available to
has been a huge success and we're excited to now bring it to all Canadians. We've
taken the time to work out the kinks so members can enjoy a great user interface and viewing experience,"
said David Asch, Senior Vice President and General Manager, shomi. "We know
more Canadians want the bleary-eyed but oh-so-satisfying experience of an epic entertainment
binge, and that they want the freedom to choose how they access the service. This
exciting next step gives them that opportunity
and we're excited to share shomi with everyone."
From The Americans
to Outlander and everything in Between, there's
something for every Canadian on shomi. shomi has exclusive content deals
for some of the most buzz-worthy and binge-able TV series being produced today.
When we move in this summer, we're bringing the coolest shows - stuff the other
guys don't have. Canadian exclusives such as Golden Globe®-winner Transparent, Mozart
in the Jungle, and Catastrophe; exclusive day-and-date releases of hot new series
including iZombie and multiple award-winning Jane The Virgin; top-notch Canadian
content including Vikings, Rookie Blue, and Mr. D; and past-seasons of some of the
most popular shows on television, featuring
Modern Family and Sons of Anarchy - these are just a few of the series that call shomi home. Beyond
TV binges, shomi offers hand-picked movie favourites plus great kids-and-family
content, including Thomas and Friends, Blue's Clues, Johnny Test, Scooby Doo, and Boy Meets World.
Stay tuned for more details on the nationwide launch of shomi!
May 26, 2015
Racial bias and news media reporting: New research trends
of Illinois study published in Communication Research highlights how portrayals
of racial minorities are changing in television news.
To read the
article click HERE
May 26, 2015
A whole new level of accessibility for the connected life - Introducing "Winston" - Eastlink's dramatically evolved Security and Automation service
HALIFAX, May 26, 2015
/CNW/ - Consumers looking
for simplicity in their connected life at a truly affordable price are in luck as
Eastlink dramatically evolves its Security and Automation service.
The idea of the
smart or intelligent home has been around for a while but has been largely unattainable
for most households. Eastlink's newly re-engineered service – called "Winston"
is so much more than the typical alarm monitoring system delivering the industry's
most advanced automation at a price the average household can now afford.
a lot since we launched home security and automation a couple of years ago,"
says Eastlink CEO
Lee Bragg. "Customers
have been clear about what they want – and they want simple and accessible."
that technology partner Alarm.com – recently highlighted in the Apple watch launch
- has helped the company bring a highly evolved product to the market that has full
smartphone capability while being very affordable.
Along with the
peace-of-mind that comes from the ability to automatically receive updates and photos
on your mobile device,
Winston also offers highly advanced services like Geofencing.
sounds complicated but it's really quite simple," explains Jason Brunt, Eastlink's Director of Home Automation. "For
example, if you've programmed your home's personal settings to activate at 6:00 p.m.
and you happen to be headed
home earlier than that,
Winston detects when you are a certain distance away and begins preparing
for your arrival by adjusting things like the thermostat and turning on the outdoor
This, and other
advanced features, makes
Winston a highly desirable service for many households.
Brunt goes on
to say that: "With our new system, customers can issue unique access codes
to anyone who needs to enter their home on a day-to-day basis. That means kids,
the dog walker, even the babysitter can all have their own code, and the customer
can control which times of the day the codes are active. This eliminates the need
for multiple keys and the risk associated with those keys falling into the wrong
has been overwhelmingly positive. Here's what some customers are enjoying:
the fact that I get an email alert with a picture when my kids come home for lunch
or arrive home after school."
"A few years
ago, we came home from a weekend away to find our family room flooded. I feel better
knowing that now I can receive an alert if and when the system detects water on
we leave our garage door open by mistake. We really like that our new system sends
us an alert when we've left the neighborhood to let us know the door is still open
so we can close the door remotely."
that having this level of sophisticated home connectedness came at too steep a price
for our family's budget. So happy that's not the case and that we can actually afford
to give ourselves peace of mind when we're not home."
For more information
about Eastlink's Security and Automation services, please visit eastlink.ca .
May 26, 2015
Welcome To Ben’s World In The Series Premiere of Becoming Us Debuting on ABC Spark Monday, June 8 at 9 p.m. ET
by Ryan Seacrest
(Toronto, ON May 26, 2015) – Meet Ben and his family, going
through an extraordinary situation, in a new episode the groundbreaking unscripted
drama Becoming Us, premiering on Monday, June 8 at 9 p.m. ET.
Ben is an ordinary
Midwestern teenager, going through a unique situation. After his parents’ recent
divorce, Ben learned that his dad is transitioning into a woman, Carly. In the series’
opener, “#WelcomeToMyWorld,” Ben is struggling in school, and his parents, Suzy
and Carly, are not happy about it. Ben’s girlfriend, Danielle, would like to introduce
Carly to her father, who is also transgender, leading to an awkward shopping trip
for the four of them. And Ben’s sister, Sutton, returns home to Evanston to plan
her upcoming wedding.
Becoming Us is
produced by Ryan Seacrest, Eugene Young, Rabih Gholam, and George Moll for Ryan
Seacrest Productions, as well as Paul Barosse.
May 26, 2015
It’s Not Just the Game, It’s the Hustle. BALLERS, the New HBO Comedy Tackling the World of Pro Football, Premieres Sunday, June 21 on HBO Canada
26, 2015) – It’s kickoff time. BALLERS, one of the most anticipated
new premium comedies of the summer, comes to HBO Canada on Sunday, June 21 at 10
p.m. ET/MT, day-and-date with HBO in the U.S. Exploring the whirlwind lifestyles
and real-life problems of a group of former and current football players, the new
ten-episode, half-hour comedy follows retired football superstar Spencer Strasmore,
played by former Calgary Stampeder and University of Miami college football player
Dwayne Johnson (San Andreas, Furious 7), who is trying to reinvent himself as a
financial manager for current players in sun-soaked Miami, Florida.
In BALLERS, Spencer’s
inner circle includes: talented but volatile wide receiver Ricky Jerret (John David Washington), who seeks
to balance his off-field antics with his passion for the game; Charles Greane (Omar Miller, CSI:
MIAMI), a reluctantly retired lineman who’s finding it hard to adjust to civilian
life; and Vernon Littlefield (Donovan Carter),
a player with a rookie contract, whose promise never to ‘never forget where he came
from’ brings scores of hangers-on into his life, and lands him in big financial
The series also
stars: Troy Garity (Barbershop); Rob Corddry (Hot Tub Time Machine); London Brown
(The Hustle); and Jazmyn Simon (THE SLICE).
Also on Sunday,
June 21 on HBO Canada, the eagerly awaited second season of TRUE DETECTIVE, starring
Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn, Rachel McAdams, and Taylor Kitsch, debuts at 9 p.m.
ET/MT, along with the premiere of the new political comedy series THE BRINK, starring
Tim Robbins and Jack Black, at 10:30 p.m. ET/MT.
BALLERS is created
by Stephen Levinson (ENTOURAGE, BOARDWALK EMPIRE), and executive produced by Levinson,
Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia, Peter Berg, Evan Reilly, Rob Weiss,
Julian Farino, and Denis Biggs. Hiram Garcia is co-executive producer.
In Eastern Canada,
episodes will be available on TMN
GO and HBO Canada OnDemand. In Western Canada, it will be available on the go
with Shaw Go Movie Central app, Bell TV app, Telus Optik on the go,
and HBO Canada On Demand.
HBO Canada is
a multiplex channel of Bell Media’s The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) and Corus
Entertainment’s Movie Central (Western Canada).
May 26, 2015
boom 97.3’s Totally G’80s Video Dance Party
by Cyndi Lauper
(TORONTO – May
22nd, 2015) boom 97.3 is thrilled to celebrate Pride Toronto 2015 with boom 97.3’s
Totally G’80s Video Dance Party at the Phoenix Concert Theatre on June 26th.
boom 97.3’s Totally
G’80s Video Dance Party will be the ultimate interactive and visual dance party
of Pride! In addition to DJ Thomas Hall pumping
out the most iconic and memorable music videos and pride anthems of the 80’s, attendees
will be treated to a live performance by Canadian rock singer Carole Pope of Rough
Trade and a very special appearance by music legend, Tony-Award winner for KINKY
BOOTS and recently announced Pride Toronto Grand Marshal - Cyndi Lauper.
DJ Alain will
take over the ones and twos to close the night with the hottest retro hits as heard
at his weekly residency Sunday nights at Zipperz.
boom 97.3’s Totally
G’80s began in 2014 as a spin-off of our Totally 80’s Long Weekend specialty programming.
boom 97.3 was the soundtrack of the World Pride parade with non-stop pride anthems
dominating the airwaves from such artists as: Cyndi Lauper, Madonna, Kylie Minogue,
Elton John, George Michael, Pet Shop Boys, Erasure and Boy George. For Pride Toronto
2015, boom 97.3 is thrilled to bring the magic of Totally G’80s to the Phoenix Concert
Theatre on June 26.
boom 973 will
also be commercial free during the Pride Parade on June 28th from 1pm to 4p playing
non-stop pride anthems.
Early bird tickets
go on-sale this Friday through Ticketweb.com for only $9.73 plus convenience charges.
Regular tickets go on sale Saturday, May 30 for $15.00 plus convenience charges.
All the fabulous
info is online now at boom973.com
boom 97.3’s Totally
G’80s Video Dance Party is proud to be an official affiliate event of Pride Toronto.
May 26, 2015
TEMPLE STREET PRODUCTIONS AND FAMILY CHANNEL BRING THE NEXT STEP LIVE – THE MOVIE TO THEATRES ACROSS CANADA SATURDAY, JUNE 27TH
TORONTO – May
26, 2015 – Leading Toronto and LA-based production company, Temple Street Productions
and Family Channel are pleased to announce, THE NEXT STEP LIVE – THE MOVIE, will
receive a theatrical release premiering in 80 Cineplex theatres across Canada. The
documentary chronicles the on-stage and backstage experience of eight cast members
from the popular tween drama The Next Step as they travel across the country performing
on their first-ever stage tour. The limited-time Cineplex feature will take place
Saturday, June 27th at 12:55pm with an encore screening on Sunday, June 28th at
12:55pm. Fans can visit www.cineplex.com/events
to see participating theatre locations and to purchase tickets now.
to deliver even more access to The Next Step
for our unwavering fans by bringing it to the big screen," commented Ivan Schneeberg
and David Fortier, producers of THE NEXT STEP LIVE – THE MOVIE and co-presidents
of Temple Street Productions. "This is an exciting initiative that solidifies
our commitment to build The Next Step brand and extend it across multiple platforms."
documentary follows the dancers of the popular tween drama series The Next Step
as they travel cross-country to perform in front of sold-out crowds during the two-month
long The Next Step Live on Stage tour. The film, which was shot earlier this year,
features exclusive footage of the dancers as they prepared for their inaugural tour,
including behind-the-scenes on the bus, backstage, live performances and meeting
fans, as well as exclusive interviews with cast members.
“The Next Step
Live on Stage received such an incredible reaction from fans when it toured across
Canada this past spring; we knew we had to share these never-before-seen moments
with a wider audience,” said Paul Cormack, Vice President, Marketing, DHX Television.
“Knowing the connection that our fans have with these talented young stars, we wanted
to continue to deliver on Family’s mandate to provide access to as many viewers
The Next Step
series follows the lives of an elite group of dancers who train at The Next Step
dance studio. The first half of season three, which airs on Family Channel, saw
the dancers compete to secure a spot on the Internationals team. When new episodes
return later in 2015, fans will see the culmination of the Internationals competition.
THE NEXT STEP
LIVE – THE MOVIE is produced by Temple Street Productions in association with Family
Channel and is produced by Ivan Schneeberg and David Fortier (Orphan Black, X Company,
The Next Step).