May 6, 2015
W Network’s Biggest Prize Winners, Charlotte Fenton and Sean Duncan, Take Home the House They Renovated in the Season Finale of Game of Homes
(May 6, 2015
– Toronto, Ontario) The final episode of W Network’s Game of Homes aired last night
awarding Charlotte Fenton and Sean Duncan the ultimate prize: their renovated house
and a plot of land to put it on. With eight weeks to renovate four decrepit homes
room-by-room, four teams of amateur renovators battled small budgets, tight deadlines,
cramped quarters and each other for a chance to win their dream home. The competition
came to a close as Charlotte and Sean impressed the judges and the public with the
broad appeal of their West Coast-meets-modern-style home to beat out the other three
Each week, Game
of Homes host Cameron Mathison guided the teams as they competed for the biggest
prize of its kind. The season finale was a breathtaking race to the finish as teams
had only 24 hours to correct their renovation mistakes from previous challenges.
Throughout the series, judges Cheryl Torrenueva (Home to Go, Restaurant Makeover)
and Jeremy MacPherson (The Re-Inventors) assessed the design and workmanship of
each team’s room transformation with guest celebrity judges. Teams faced weekly
challenges that would prepare them for the final presentation. In the grand finale,
Cameron welcomed the public to view the finished houses and cast their vote on which
team achieved the most spectacular home renovation. The public vote, along with
the views of the judges, changed the lives of the winning team by awarding them
with the ultimate prize.
father and daughter duo, Ray and Crystal Moon; family-focused PJ (Pawan) and Nina
Johar; vibrant and confident couple, and recently engaged pair, Disa Ottosdottir
and Russell Schaper-Kotter.
guest judges have included Jillian Harris and Todd Talbot from W Network’s Love
It or List It Vancouver; Drew and Jonathan Scott from W Network’s Property Brothers;
Kortney and Dave Wilson from W Network’s Masters of Flip; Colin and Justin (Colin
and Justin’s Home Heist, I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here); Kelly Deck (Take
it Outside); and Dee Dee Eustace (Love By Design, Real Designing Women).
For more information,
to see the homes’ transformation from beginning to the final challenge, or to watch
past episodes, please visit: www.wnetwork.com/shows/game-homes
May 6, 2015
Fiction Meets Fact in the One-Hour Television Event Mind Control, May 12 on City
Turn on the TV,
operate machinery, even lift a truck… with only the power of your mind. What was
once science fiction is now reality in the one-hour television event Mind Control,
airing Tuesday, May 12 at 9 p.m. ET/PT (check local listings) on City.
between Rogers, United Artists Media Group, Highway Entertainment, and produced
by Good Human Productions, Mind Control combines cutting-edge EEG Technology, which
measures and translates brainwaves into action, with mental focus and strength.
Five teams of two will go head-to-head in a series of mental and physical challenges
– from controlling objects to harnessing enough mind power to lift another person
off of the ground – for a chance to take home the grand prize of $10,000 and the
ultimate title of “Mind Control Masters.”
is hosted by Matt Wells, who first found his roots in music before going on to become
a TV host and interviewer for Much and MuchMoreMusic. A stage, web-series, television,
and film actor, Wells has interviewed some of Hollywood’s biggest heavy-hitters,
including Quentin Tarantino, Samuel L. Jackson, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Reese Witherspoon.
Wells lives and breathes entertainment and is ready to bring audiences along for
the reality defying ride on Mind Control.
May 5, 2015
CRTC fosters sustainable competition, innovation and investment in the wireless services market
May 5, 2015 - Ottawa–Gatineau –Canadian Radio-television and
Telecommunications Commission -- The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications
Commission (CRTC) today announced measures to ensure that Canadians benefit from
sustainable competition among wireless service providers, as well as continued investments
in high-quality networks. In particular, the CRTC will regulate certain wholesale
rates that Bell Mobility, Rogers Communications and Telus charge other Canadian
To provide mobile wireless services to their customers, companies
enter into a wide variety of wholesale arrangements. The rates, terms and conditions
under which wireless companies, in particular smaller carriers, are able to obtain
wholesale services are critical to their ability to offer competitive retail services.
The CRTC has found that there is an insufficient level of competition
among the national wireless companies – Bell, Rogers and Telus – in the provision
of wholesale roaming services. These companies can maintain rates and impose terms
and conditions that would not prevail in a competitive market. Other Canadian wireless
companies need to obtain these services under reasonable rates, terms and conditions
in order to offer comparable broad or national wireless coverage to their own customers.
As such, the CRTC will regulate the rates that Bell, Rogers and
Telus charge other companies for wholesale wireless roaming services. The CRTC has
set interim rates for these services effective today, and is requiring the three
companies to file final proposed rates by November 4, 2015.
These regulated wholesale rates will facilitate sustainable competition
in the wireless market that will provide benefits to Canadians, such as reasonable
prices and innovative services. They will also ensure that the wireless carriers
continue to invest in high-quality networks.
In June 2014, Parliament amended the Telecommunications Act to
cap wholesale wireless roaming rates in Canada, while the CRTC conducted its public
consultation. In light of today’s decision, the CRTC recommends that Governor in
Council repeal this section of the legislation to allow the return to market forces
for the provision of all other wholesale roaming services as soon as possible.
The CRTC is also taking action to reduce barriers, such as removing
certain restrictions in wholesale roaming agreements, faced by mobile virtual network
operators to give them more flexibility in their commercial negotiations with wireless
companies. These operators can play a role
in increasing choice and value for Canadians in the marketplace.
Finally, the CRTC will use its current processes to deal with
issues related to the tower and site-sharing arrangements between wireless carriers.
Tower and site-sharing agreements enable wireless companies to install their own
equipment on another carrier’s tower or site and deploy their networks in a cost-effective
and efficient manner. These agreements also minimize the number of towers in Canadian
Today’s decision follows a public consultation, which included
a public hearing that was held from September 29 to October 3, 2014.
The CRTC has found that, under current market conditions, competition in the
wireless market is likely not sustainable.
The CRTC will regulate the rates of the national wireless companies, Bell, Rogers
and Telus for wholesale roaming services they provide to other carriers.
In light of the measures the CRTC is taking, it is recommending that the Government
repeal the legislated roaming caps that remain in place.
The CRTC is taking action to reduce certain barriers faced by mobile virtual network
The CRTC’s current processes are sufficient to address tower and site-sharing issues
related to the rates, terms, and conditions of agreements.
The CRTC is fostering sustainable competition, innovation and investment in the
wireless services market so Canadians can have access to increased choice.
“With more than 28 million subscribers, the wireless sector is of tremendous
importance to Canada’s economy. Innovation that leverages the use of wireless networks
now forms part of our daily life and the important role of wireless technology increases
each and every day. With microcomputers that fit in our palm, pocket or purses,
we can do our banking, check up on our kids or elderly parents, apply for jobs,
register for Government services or stay in contact with our friends, co-workers
or clients. The measures that we are putting in place today in the wireless market
will ensure that Canadians continue to have more choice as well as innovative high-quality
Jean-Pierre Blais, Chairman of the CRTC
Wholesale Wireless Decision
Telecom Regulatory Policy
CRTC 2015-177 - Regulatory framework for wholesale mobile wireless services
Telecom Notice of Consultation
CRTC 2014-76: Review of wholesale mobile wireless services
May 5, 2015
Stand-Up for Side-Splitting Saturday Nights! The Comedy Network Original Series JUST FOR LAUGHS: ALL ACCESS Season 3 Premieres June 6
5, 2015) – Comedy's elite take the stage in "La Belle Province" on Saturday,
June 6 at 10 p.m. ET/PT for the Season 3 premiere of original stand-up series JUST
FOR LAUGHS: ALL ACCESS, exclusively on Comedy. Produced by Just For Laughs Television
in association with The Comedy Network, and shot on location last July at Montréal’s
Just For Laughs Festival, each one-hour episode showcases the best Canadian and
international stand-up comedians around. The-13 episode third season features hosts
Hannibal Buress, Bill Burr, Gabriel
Iglesias, Nick Offerman, Andy Samberg, and also features Much's
BROAD CITY stars Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson, a special appearance
from Canadian comic Nathan Fielder,
announcement of the star-studded line up at this year’s Montréal’s Just For Laughs Festival, including headliner
and soon-to-be host of THE DAILY SHOW Trevor
Noah, The Comedy Network has also confirmed it will be on the ground to capture
the hottest acts at the festival as it orders a fourth season of JUST FOR LAUGHS:
ALL ACCESS. Filming on location July 8 - 28th in Montréal, The Comedy Network has
an all access pass to the marquee galas and gritty club shows at the festival to
produce an additional 13 one-hour episodes.
“The Just For
Laughs Festival continues to be one of the world’s most prestigious comedy festivals,
and The Comedy Network is thrilled to return to Montréal this July to capture the
action,” said Tracey Pearce, Senior Vice-President, Specialty & Pay, Bell Media.
“Our continued partnership with Just For Laughs illustrates our commitment to delivering
the most sought-after comics and very best stand-up to our viewers.”
In the Season
3 premiere of JUST FOR LAUGHS: ALL ACCESS, (Saturday, June 6 at 10p.m. ET/PT) Andy
Samberg hosts a gala at the majestic Place des Arts in downtown Montréal and includes
performances by SILICON VALLEY stars TJ Miller, and Kumail Nanjiani, comedians The Lucas Brothers, K Trevor Wilson, and a guest appearance
from Nathan Fielder. Full episodes
are available on TheComedyNetwork.ca
after their broadcast premiere. TheComedyNetwork.ca
is also the home web-exclusive extended sets from BROAD CITY’s Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson, Hannibal Buress, Bill Burr, Chris
D’Elia, Gabriel Iglesias, Paul F. Tompkins, and more. Click here
for detailed broadcast schedule.
JUST FOR LAUGHS:
ALL ACCESS is produced by Just For Laughs Television in association with The Comedy
Network. Executive Producers are Bruce Hills, Andy Nulman, and Gilbert Rozon. Sarah
Fowlie is Director, Independent Production, Comedy, Bell Media. Corrie Coe is Senior
Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. Tracey Pearce is Senior Vice-President,
Specialty & Pay, Bell Media. Phil King is President - CTV, Sports, and Entertainment
May 5, 2015
Hockey Wives Scores a Second Season on W Network
TORONTO, May 5, 2015
/CNW/ - Corus Entertainment is pleased
to announce that
W Network's newest hit original
series, Hockey Wives has been green lit for a second season. The docu-series from Bristow
Global Media Inc. will continue to explore the wives and girlfriends of some of
professional hockey's top players over the course of a season. Hockey Wives
is part of the slate of original
Property Brothers, the Love It or List It franchise,
and Say Yes to the Dress Canada that has made W Network the top-rated network amongst women's
networks in Canada.
thrilled to bring back
Hockey Wives for another season on W. The show is our #1 series this year,
with fans watching in record numbers, tweeting along with our cast, and joining
our Google Hangouts online. In addition, episodes of the series have ranked as the
#1 reality series on iTunes
Canada after they air," said John MacDonald,
Vice President, Television, Head of Women & Family, Corus Entertainment. "Next
season, promises even more excitement with new wives from across the league."
success of the first season the series will continue to have unmatched access to
the off-the-ice lives of the women who are the captains of their families, careers
The success of
the first season of Hockey Wives has extended beyond the linear airings. Fans have
engaged online with the no-holds-barred post-show Google Hangout, featuring the wives live talking with guests
hosts including TV host
Jessi Cruickshank, the edge's Josie Dye, sports reporter Monika Platek and more. The series has become a fan favourite with social media
a repeat trending topic acrossCanada; user generated shareable content including Buzzfeed
reviews and memes. The finale of season one airs Wednesday, May 6 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
Produced by Bristow Global Media Inc. in association
with W Network,
Hockey Wives airs on W Network. Executive Producers are Julie Bristow President & CEO
Bristow Global Media and
Claire Adams, Head of Content,
Bristow Global Media and
Megan Sanchez-Warner. John MacDonald is the Vice
President of Television and Head of Women's and Family Television for Corus Entertainment.
May 5, 2015
CTV Orders Up a Third Course of Hit Culinary Series MASTERCHEF CANADA for 2015/2016 Season - ### Casting is Now Open For Season 3 ###
5, 2015) – As the timer runs out on the final three episodes of Season 2, CTV announced
today an early Season 3 order for its hit culinary competition series MASTERCHEF CANADA for the for the 2015/2016
broadcast season. Casting for home cooks is open now at CTV.ca/MasterChefCanada, and production
is set to begin this fall in Toronto on a new 15-episode season from Proper Television.
Esteemed Canadian judges Michael Bonacini (O&B restaurant empire), Alvin Leung
(Bo Innovation in Hong Kong), and Claudio Aprile (Origin Restaurants) are set to
return for Season 3 to again mentor and challenge everyday Canadians to help elevate
their cooking and presentation to a professional level, as they cook to win a $100,000
cash prize and the title of MASTERCHEF CANADA.
Season 2 of MASTERCHEF
CANADA remains the #1 Canadian series among the key A18-49 and A25-54 demos for
the broadcast year to date, and has a season average of 1.6 million viewers. The
culinary competition is a Top 20 show with total viewers and a Top 15 show in all
key demos this spring.
have maintained a strong appetite for MASTERCHEF CANADA since it first debuted in
2014,” said Phil King, President – CTV, Sports, and Entertainment Programming.
“We look forward to working with our talented partners at Proper Television on the
third season of our homegrown version of the internationally recognized MASTERCHEF
format to help a new batch of home cooks follow their food dreams.”
is looking for passionate and talented home cooks who want to pursue their culinary
dream. Details on how to apply for MASTERCHEF CANADA Season 3 are available at CTV.ca/MasterChefCanada, and Canadian
home cooks have until 11:59 p.m. ET on July 19, 2015 to show their interest. Interviews
are slated to take place in June and July, and applicants are encouraged to apply
early to meet producers when they are in their region. Casting will come to an end
with an Open Casting Call in Toronto on July 18 and 19, with additional details
to be announced this summer.
In the next all-new
episode of MASTERCHEF CANADA, airing Sunday, May 10 at 7 p.m. (9 p.m. CT) on CTV
and CTV GO, the Season 2 Top 5 home cooks enter the kitchen and discover not one,
but two Mystery Box surprises. One box is filled with ingredients, and the other
huge box contains an inspiring, emotional message from their families back home.
Emotions run even higher for the remaining home cooks when it’s revealed that their
families are in the MASTERCHEF CANADA kitchen, ready to cheer them on. The winning
home cook gets to assign a piece of culinary equipment to each of their competitors
in a strategic, high-stakes Elimination Challenge.
Season 2 airs Sundays at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times).
Past episodes of MASTERCHEF CANADA stream on demand on CTV GO and CTV.ca, and episodes encore following
their broadcast premieres Fridays at 9 p.m. ET on M3, Saturdays at 7 p.m. ET/PT
on CTV Two, and Sundays at 5 p.m. ET/PT on CTV.
format is represented internationally by Endemol Shine Group, and is based on a
format originally created by Franc Roddam.
is produced by Proper Television in association with CTV. President of Proper Television,
Guy O'Sullivan is executive producer, along with Proper's Vice-President and Creative
Director, Cathie James. For Bell Media, Tina Apostolopoulos is Production Executive,
Factual and Reality, Independent Production. Robin Johnston is Director, Factual
and Reality, 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 5, 2015
CraveTV Now Streaming on Apple TV
5, 2015) – Bell Media announced today that CraveTVTM is now available directly on Apple TV. CraveTV
customers who are Apple TV users can now access and stream their favourite CraveTV
premium television programming in 1080p right from the Apple TV homescreen.
“Our push to
bring CraveTV to as many Canadians as possible continues through Apple TV,” said
Domenic Vivolo, Executive Vice-President, Content Sales, and Distribution Marketing,
Bell Media. “Apple TV delivers an amazing user experience with its clean interface
and famous user-friendly design, elevating the CraveTV experience for our subscribers.”
CraveTV on Apple
TV delivers easy access to CraveTV’s entire library. Customers simply log in to
Apple TV to browse premium programming such as HOMELAND, NURSE JACKIE, WEEDS, HAPPYISH,
BOSCH, THE WIRE, SEINFELD and more.
hit programs not found on any other streaming service,” said Mike Cosentino Senior
Vice-President, Programming, CTV Networks and CraveTV. “We deliver thousands of
hours of the mass-hit, episodic, serialized television that Canadians love and now
they can use Apple TV to access it. It’s one more way we can bring great programming
May 5, 2015
CTV’s THE AMAZING RACE CANADA Welcomes Season 3 Sponsorship Partners
TORONTO (May 5, 2015) – CTV announced today THE AMAZING RACE
CANADA’s Season 3 lead sponsors with returning and new brands joining the amazingly
good time. The advertising community has once again embraced the much-loved, crown
jewel series with premiere partners Air Canada and Chevrolet returning for their
third-straight season, joined by newcomer, BMO Financial Group. CTV also welcomed
back today Dairy Queen, Mentos, and Petro-CanadaTM, a Suncor business. All brands
will play an integral role in the adventure-filled series which premieres this summer
on CTV. Last summer, Season 2 of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA was once again the most-watched
television program in Canada, and remained the #1 Canadian series of the year.
“It says a lot
about a series when partners return year-after-year, and when new partners want
to get in on that action,” said Laird White, Director, Brand Partnerships, Bell
Media. “We can’t wait to collaborate once again with these iconic brands in new
and innovative ways. I have no doubt we are poised for our best season yet.”
CTV Brand Partnerships
is currently working with these brands on unique, custom activations, and original
branded content across multiple broadcast, digital, and social platforms that will
complement Season 3 of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA. Partners will be showcased organically
via innovative brand extensions and various in-show integrations throughout the
season, and with an online presence on CTV.ca/TheAmazingRaceCanada. Specific
details will be announced closer to broadcast.
Hosted by Olympic
champion Jon Montgomery (@jonmonty),
Season 2 of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA was once again the most-watched television program
in Canada last summer and the second most-watched program of the entire broadcast
year with an average audience of 2.8 million viewers. Anchoring CTV’s summer 2015
schedule, Season 3 returns with all-new teams, riveting challenges, and even more
action-packed adventure. Fans are encouraged to follow @AmazingRaceCDA and stay tuned to the
CTV Facebook page for updates.
by CTV, THE AMAZING RACE CANADA is produced by Insight Productions in association
with CTV and with the support of Profiles Television Productions.
May 4, 2015
TELETOON at Night Brings Back the Not-So-Super Hero Team The Awesomes May 14 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT
The adventures of the not-so super troop, The Awesomes, continue for a second season
starting Thursday, May 14 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT on TELETOON at Night. New additions
to the cast include Amy Poehler as Jaclyn Stone, Will Forte as Malocchio Jr., Maya
Rudolph as Lady Malocchio and Kate McKinnon as Lola Gold.
For sixty years
The Awesomes have been America’s favorite superteam. When founding hero Mr. Awesome
retires and all the strongest members quit the team, his son Prock (Seth Meyers)
is left in charge. In season two, Prock, must come to terms with the death of Hotwire
while also chasing a new superhero vigilante, Metal Fella. Meanwhile, Dr. Malocchio’s
son, Malocchio Jr. (Will Forte), follows in his father’s footsteps and tries to
destroy The Awesomes.
The adult animated
series made its North American television debut on TELETOON at Night this past September.
The Awesomes is executive produced by Seth Meyers, Mike Shoemaker, Broadway Video
and Bento Box. To voice the characters, the series assembles an A-list team that
includes notable Saturday Night Live cast and alumni Kenan Thompson,
Bill Hader, Cecily Strong, Taran Killam, Bobby Moynihan and more. The Awesomes is
a Hulu Original series.
May 4, 2015
102.1 the Edge Launches the 2015 Edge Next Big Thing
Following the success of last year’s inaugural artist search, 102.1 the
Edge is once again offering
emerging, independent acts the chance to showcase their musical talent with the
2015 Edge Next Big Thing. Beginning today through to June 21, 2015, artists can visit
edge.ca and upload their best material along with
photos and bios.
The Edge programming
team and a panel of music industry experts will then select the top 20 artists to
be featured on-air as part of a special series dedicated to emerging talent. Fans
will then have the opportunity to vote for their favourites through a digital portal
at edge.ca and catch performances, live at Bier
Markt locations across the city.
The top six will
be invited to a live showcase event in August where one artist will be crowned the
The winning artist
$25,000 in cash
$10,000 in band gear from Long and McQuade Musical Instruments
Studio time at the world-renowned Metalworks Studios, 16-time winner of Canada’s
Studio of the Year
Airplay on 102.1 the Edge, one of the most listened to modern radio stations in
25 hours of professional consulting from the award-winning A&R and promotion
team at Dine Alone Records (home to City and Colour, Alexisonfire, Monster Truck,
The Lumineers and many more)
The chance to open the 2015 Edge CASBY Music Awards in October
details are available now at www.edge.ca/contest/3299/enterContest.
Having seen success
since being chosen as the 2014 Edge Next Big
Thing winners, JJ and the
Pillars have performed non-stop since appearing at the 2014 CASBY’s. The band has
performed at KOI Fest, Indie Week and the Toronto Festival of Beer, and recently
at a sold out Live Nation booking at the Drake.
102.1 the Edge
has earned a reputation as a major force in Canadian talent development through
initiatives like the CASBY’s (Canadian Artists
Selected By You), Edgefest and the Edge’s Sugar Beach Sessions featuring exclusive artist performances and interviews.
The Edge has
also contributed to the commercial breakthrough of some of Canada’s most influential
artists, including Metric, USS, Arkells, Bedouin Soundclash, Billy Talent, The Tragically
Hip and many more.
May 4, 2015
DHX Media's Make It Pop Commissioned by Nickelodeon for Season Two
4, 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 been commissioned by Nickelodeon to produce a second season of
its hit live-action, tween series, Make It Pop. The 20-episode order will be filmed
at DHX's Epitome Studio, in Toronto, Canada. Make
It Pop season one will debut on Nickelodeon's international channels beginning this
Make It Pop is
Nickelodeon's #1 show with K6-11 and G6-11. The series ranks as the most-watched
long-form content on Nick.com and on the Nick App.
President and COO at DHX Media, said: "This early commitment of a second season
by Nickelodeon underscores that Make it Pop's energy and fun has clearly struck
a chord with its audience. We are already brimming with ideas for new storylines
which will take our fashionable and funny K pop-inspired band on many more music-based
Make It Pop is
co-created by Thomas W. Lynch and Nick Cannon and produced by DHX Media. Lynch and
Cannon also serve as executive producers with DHX Media's Steven DeNure and Anne
Loi. DHX Media also handles global distribution and brand management for Make It
Pop, as well as merchandising and licensing through appointed agency, Copyright
Promotions Licensing Group Ltd. (CPLG). Music supervision is by Peter Coquillard
and Pilar McCurry of Silva Music Publishing, and the show's band XO-IQ, is managed
by Bill Silva Entertainment.
The show is a
half-hour comedic, music-infused daily scripted series that follows three unique
girls – social-media maven Sun Hi (Megan Lee), bookish Corki (Erika Tham), and fashion-forward
Jodi (Louriza Tronco) – who come together with DJ hopeful Caleb (Dale Whibley) over
their love of music to form their own K-pop inspired band. Each episode features
original songs and performances with a K-pop twist and an EDM beat from the show's
Filled with new
songs, lots of laughs and heart, season two sees Sun Hi, Corki, Jodi and Caleb continue
their coming-of-age journey. After their
triumph with the school musical, the band XO-IQ is called upon to represent Mackendrick
Prep at a high stakes battle of bands and a new musical rival emerges.
May 4, 2015
Astral Out of Home Wins Indoor Advertising Contract for Halifax Stanfield International Airport
4, 2015) – Astral Out of Home, a division of Bell Media and one of Canada’s leading
out-of-home advertising companies, announced it is expanding its operations to Atlantic
Canada after having been awarded the indoor advertising contract for Halifax Stanfield
International Airport. The 10-year contract, effective May 1, is part of an ongoing,
cross-country development program for Astral’s airport network.
“We are absolutely
thrilled to become the exclusive partner of Halifax Stanfield International Airport
for its indoor advertising program,” said Luc Quétel, President, Astral Out of Home.
“The Halifax airport is a key venue that offers great opportunities for clients
in this market. We are looking forward to collaborating with other Bell companies,
including Bell Aliant and CTV, to bring travelers a unique airport experience while
also providing the best advertising platform for our clients."
“It is very exciting
to have the opportunity to work with the dynamic team at Halifax Stanfield International
Airport,” said Benjamin Mathieu, Director, Business Development, Transportation
& Technologies, Astral Out of Home. “We are committed to our investment in this
airport and will be offering an innovative line of digital advertising products
scheduled for completion this fall.”
Halifax International Airport Authority President & CEO added, “We are equally
delighted to enter into this new agreement with Astral Out of Home. The new technology
and innovation that Astral will bring to Halifax Stanfield aligns perfectly with
our efforts to continually enhance the overall experience of our passengers and
visitors. We believe this partnership is
truly win-win for the airport and its customers as well as Astral Out of Home.”
Serving 49 non-stop
destinations, Halifax Stanfield International Airport is the largest airport in
the Atlantic provinces, with passenger traffic of over 3.6 million in 2014. The
airport is a major player in the economy of Nova Scotia and Atlantic Canada, generating
more than 5,700 jobs and injecting some $1.3 billion into the region’s economy each
awarded to Astral Out of Home calls for a progressive increase in the number of
advertising faces, introduction of digital products, and a significant media creativity
initiative inside the airport terminal. Astral Out of Home will also introduce its
AeroTv concept to the Halifax Stanfield International Airport. AeroTv is a one-of-a-kind
digital network that broadcasts exclusive programming focused on entertainment and
relaxation, featuring news, sports, weather, fashion, comedy, movies, culture, and
more. AeroTv content for the airport will be created in partnership with CTV Atlantic.
May 4, 2015
Noel Gallagher Looks Back in Anger on the BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE Season as a Guest Analyst, Today at 2:30 p.m. ET on TSN5
4, 2015) – Rock icon, die-hard footy fan, and lifelong Manchester City supporter
Noel Gallagher steps offstage to join TSN’s BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE pre-game
show as a special guest analyst, airing today (Monday, May 4) at 2:30 p.m. ET
joins TSN’s acclaimed soccer panel of host Luke Wileman and analysts Jason deVos and Kristian Jack to break down the
biggest stories of the current BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE season. The live
broadcast leads into the BPL ON TSN
matchup featuring Arsenal vs. Hull City, airing today (Monday, May 4) at 3 p.m.
ET on TSN5.
to his appearance as a guest analyst on TSN’s BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE pre-game
show, the former Oasis bandleader sits down for a one-on-one interview on OFF THE RECORD,
airing today (Monday, May 4) at 5 p.m. ET on TSN. Gallagher joins host Michael
Landsberg for a wide-ranging conversation to discuss his life, career, and
passionate soccer fandom.
Gallagher’s appearances on TSN’s BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE pre-game show and OFF
THE RECORD will be available for streaming on TSN.ca.
for some of the most iconic rock anthems of the last 20 years, Gallagher has
returned to the stage this year for a worldwide concert tour in support of
Chasing Yesterday, the second album from his current solo project, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.
May 4, 2015
KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS: ABOUT BRUCE TWO-PART SPECIAL TO AIR ON E!
CA – May 4, 2015 – E! will present a new two-part special “Keeping Up with the Kardashians: About Bruce” that captures intimate conversations
and intensely emotional moments that Bruce Jenner has with his Kardashian family
as they discuss his transition. The special
will take an earnest look at the family’s struggle to process their own feelings
as they work through hearing from Bruce directly about finally living life as the
person he’s always known himself to be.
“Keeping Up with the Kardashians:
About Bruce” will premiere Sunday, May 17 at 9:00pm ET/PT, with part two
following on Monday, May 18 at 9:00pm ET/PT on E! The special will also air on the
E! channels internationally.
In the special
Kris, Kourtney, Kim, Khloé, Kendall, Kylie and Scott speak candidly with Bruce,
ask many questions and begin to understand the tough journey he’s been on his entire
life. Through difficult and direct conversations,
the family’s unfiltered reactions are surprising, thoughtful and ultimately compassionate
and supportive. Through sharing their own family’s story, the Kardashians are hoping
to help other families experiencing the same thing. The special also includes family home video footage
that reminds viewers and the family of the special times they spent with Bruce as
a father, husband and friend, and serves as inspiration for the memories they’ll
create as Bruce lives his “new normal.”
The special is
produced by Bunim/Murray Productions, a company that has documented LGBT stories
for more than 20 years, and by Ryan Seacrest Productions. Bruce Jenner serves as
Executive Producer, and Jonathan Murray, Gil Goldschein, Jeff Jenkins and Farnaz
Farjam serve as Executive Producers for Bunim/Murray Productions. Ryan Seacrest
serves as Executive Producer for Ryan Seacrest Productions. Kris Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian
West and Khloé Kardashian also serve as Executive Producers.
May 1, 2015
Dangerous, Fearless, and Bold – Discovery’s DEADLIEST CATCH Returns to Treacherous Waters with Special Two-Hour Premiere, May 5
1, 2015) – Just another day at the office?! Fearless seafaring captains are set
to return for another season on the Bering Sea’s unpredictable waters, risking
life and limb in one of the world’s most dangerous jobs – crab fishing. It’s
man vs. the sea as the 11th season of the 13-time Emmy Award-winning series DEADLIEST
CATCH shoves off with a two-hour special episode, Tuesday, May 5 at 10 p.m.
ET/PT on Discovery. As the battle for Bering Sea crab continues, the courageous
captains must lean on their brethren to survive. But just how far will they
push their crabbing brotherhood to the edge before things fall overboard?
anticipation of the 11th season, DAILY PLANET goes behind-the-scenes with the
crew of DEADLIEST CATCH during “Insane Jobs Week”, Tuesday, May 5 at 7 p.m. ET on
Discovery. In addition, viewers can catch missed episodes following their
television broadcast on discovery.ca.
two-hour Season 11 premiere of DEADLIEST CATCH, after years of keeping a lid on
Bairdi crab quota, new government regulations have increased the inventory by
400 percent. These changes mean the potential for huge paydays for captains and
crew. But it's first come, first serve on the Bairdi grounds, forcing everyone
to risk it all to grab their piece of the bounty.
Northwestern, the Bairdi bump won't just bring profit for the ever-controlling
Captain Sig Hansen, it brings opportunity and a bigger stake in the claim for
his brother Edgar. But will Sig loosen the reins on his aging crew? For
Deckhand Jake Anderson, this season is a fight to prove to the world – and
himself – his worth as a fisherman, father, and captain. Meanwhile on the
Cornelia Marie, Josh Harris is trying to step out of his father's shadow, the
late Captain Phil Harris, and earn the respect of his crew. But first, he needs
to get out of the dock since his boat's engine won't start.
fisherman returns to Dutch Harbor, Alaska with a renewed hope to prove they
belong among the brotherhood of the Bering Sea. For Wild Bill of the Cape
Caution, it's about accepting his son for who really he is. On the Time Bandit,
Johnathan Hillstrand must overcome his health and family issues, along with his
substantial boat repair bills to turn his business around with a new group of
young guns. On The Wizard, Captain Keith Colburn must re-examine his idea of
the ultimate deckhand as he goes through several crewmen. And for Elliott
Neese, it's the need to bridge the gap between his dreams of having a family
and a successful business. But will he be able to put his old demons to rest?
April 30, 2015
BCE announces election of directors
MONTRÉAL, April 30, 2015 /CNW Telbec/
- BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company, today announced
that shareholders voted in favour of all items of business put forth by BCE at the
company's Annual and General Shareholder Meeting today in Toronto, including the re-election of the Directors by a majority
of the votes cast by shareholders present or represented by proxy:
Barry K. Allen
Ronald A. Brenneman
Robert E. Brown
George A. Cope
David F. Denison
Robert P. Dexter
Gordon M. Nixon
Thomas C. O'Neill
(Chair of the
Robert C. Simmonds
Paul R. Weiss
biographies, please visit
BCE.ca. Information regarding all matters subject to a vote during
BCE's Annual and General Shareholder meeting is available on Sedar.com.
April 30, 2015
Réseau de transport de la Capitale Enters into Major Business Agreement With Astral Out of Home
(April 30, 2015) - The Réseau de transport de la Capitale (RTC) and Astral Out
of Home, a division of Bell Media, announced today a major, 10-year business
agreement for transit shelter and bus advertising space management and user
experience enhancement, effective July 1.
board of directors is thrilled by this agreement, as it aligns with our
objectives, namely to better serve the needs of our clientele and secure new
business income sources that will support the RTC’s future growth,” said Rémy
Normand, Chairman of the Board.
proud to have been selected by the RTC as part of a rigorous selection process
and look forward to leveraging our innovative vision, creativity, and extensive
experience to the benefit of its clients,” added Luc Quétel, President, Astral
Out of Home. This partnership will also enable us to create unique opportunities
for advertisers in the Québec City market, and reinforces Bell’s strong bond
with the city as an economic, media, technology, and cultural vector.”
Innovation serving clients
partnership between the private sector and a public transportation corporation
presents a new business model in Canada that benefits clients, taxpayers, and
BusFlash system in city buses and 20% of the transit shelters will provide
five-minute video news updates via smartphones
70 digital touch screens installed in bus shelters will provide useful
information to users
innovations will be made possible thanks to Bell's LTE wireless and fibre optic
Installation of a heating system in 10 bus shelters
Management of the advertising transit shelter maintenance program
this agreement, Québec City’s public transit experience will become a more
attractive option, at no cost to taxpayers,” concluded Mr. Normand. “The RTC’s
board of directors is very pleased with this agreement.”
April 30, 2015
Hockey Wives and Game of Homes Marathons Bring the Seasons to an End on W Network
2015 – Toronto, Canada) – W Network celebrates the season finale of two fan
favourite series, Game of Homes and Hockey Wives, with back-to-back episode
marathons beginning this weekend.
Catch up on
all the best moments from W Network’s biggest game show in network history with
the Game of Homes marathon on Saturday, May 2, with the first episode beginning
at 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. ET/PT. The season finale live reveal airs on Tuesday, May
5 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
also “win with Game of Homes” by entering an online contest
for their chance to win $500. The contest ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May
of the action off the ice? Catch up on Hockey Wives from the beginning on Wednesday,
May 6 starting at 3 p.m. ET/PT, with the season finale airing at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
marathon, fans will get a glimpse at the real stars of the series, the Dogs of Hockey
Wives. Follow the hash tag #hockeydogs on Twitter and Instagram to see photos
of the wives with their furry cast mates.
April 30, 2015
ORPHAN BLACK Season 3 Premiere Becomes Most-Watched Episode Ever with Nearly 700,000 Viewers
(April 30, 2015) – #HolyDoodle!
The multi-channel Season 3 premiere event of Space Canadian original series ORPHAN
BLACK on April 18 drew a combined audience of 697,000 viewers to Space, CTV,
Bravo, and MTV, making it the most-watched episode of the series ever, final
audience data from Numeris confirms. The combined premiere reached 1.9 million
viewers. ORPHAN BLACK was also the #1entertainment program of the day on
English Canadian television in the key A25-54 and A18-49 demos. Numeris also
confirms that 261,000 viewers tuned in to Space’s broadcast, making Space the
#1 specialty network in its Saturday 9 p.m. ET timeslot.
following the Season 3 premiere of ORPHAN BLACK, the series premiere of Space
insider program INNERSPACE: AFTER THE BLACK also made waves with 115,000
viewers tuning in to the all-new after-show. ORPHAN BLACK airs Saturdays at 9
p.m. ET, exclusively on Space. For those yet to get caught up on ORPHAN BLACK, Seasons
1 and 2 are available now on CraveTVTM.
On the next
episode of ORPHAN BLACK, “Formalized, Complex, and Costly” (Saturday, May 2 at
9 p.m. ET), Leda and Castor are both on the hunt for original clone DNA. Mark
and Gracie pursue new leads to find the samples that might set them free, while
Art and Sarah reunite to track them down. Meanwhile, Cosima and Scott try to
learn more about Castor’s biology, and Alison’s new money-making venture is
going gangbusters. A shocking revelation about the Castor-Leda connection
leaves the sisters reeling, just before Sarah witnesses a deadly Prolethean-Castor
face-off. For a sneak peek at next week’s episode, click here.
On the next
episode of INNERSPACE: AFTER THE BLACK (Saturday, May 2 at 10 p.m. ET), INNERSPACE
hosts Ajay Fry and Morgan Hoffman sit down with ORPHAN BLACK co-creators,
writer Graeme Manson and director John Fawcett, to dissect the events that
transpired in the third episode of Season 3, and to chat about what viewers can
expect from the remainder of the season. In the following week’s episode, Ajay
and Morgan get an insider look at how multiple clone scenes are made as they
chat with clone doubles Kathryn Alexandre and Nick Abraham.
is executive produced by Ivan Schneeberg and David Fortier (Being Erica, X
COMPANY), Graeme Manson (Cube, FLASHPOINT), and John Fawcett (SPARTACUS, Ginger
Snaps). The series is co-created by Manson and Fawcett, with Manson also
serving as writer and Fawcett as director. BBC Worldwide distributes the series
internationally, reaching more than 170 countries.
is produced by Temple Street Productions in association with Space and BBC
America. Production Executive is Gosia Kamela. Tom Hastings is Director, Drama,
Independent Production, Bell Media. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President,
Independent Production, Bell Media. Tracey Pearce is Senior Vice-President,
Specialty and Pay. Phil King is President, CTV, Sports, and Entertainment
April 30, 2015
Twenty More Producers to Receive Mentoring through CMPA Program
2015, Ottawa - The Canadian Media Production Association (CMPA) is pleased to
announce its continued collaboration with Employment and Social Development
Canada (ESDC) and the launch of the 2015-16 edition of the Screen-based Media
hands-on training program, which emphasizes both management and technical
skills in the ever evolving screen-based content production industry, will
offer twenty emerging producers the opportunity to gain long term full-time
work experience. The placements are funded by the Government of Canada’s Youth
“We have been offering hands-on training
programs in collaboration with the Government since 1995, with great success,”
says Susanne Vaas, VP of Corporate and International Affairs, CMPA. “This
program has been instrumental in launching many producers’ careers in our
industry and over 85% of our alumni continue to work in the field.”
The CMPA is currently
accepting applications until August 17, 2015 or until funding remains
available. For application details and eligibility, visit our website.