Nearly three years ago The Movie Network became the first Canadian broadcaster to integrate High Definition into their daily programming schedules. Today, they continue to be technology forerunners in Canadian broadcasting through both High Definition and the theatre-quality sound of Dolby Digital 5.1. The Movie Network broadcasts an average of 12 High Definition titles per month and an average of … Read More
TSN and CTV have signed a new four-year deal with the PGA TOUR, effective January 2003, providing extensive coverage of an unprecedented 270 hours of LIVE action from 41 PGA TOUR events this year.
Alliance Atlantis Broadcasting today announced that it has reached an agreement with Bell ExpressVu for carriage of BBC Kids. Launched by Alliance Atlantis Broadcasting in November 2001, BBC Kids will be added to Bell ExpressVu’s Fun Zone viewing package by January 20, 2003. Bell ExpressVu’s 1.2 million customers will also enjoy a three-month free view of the channel beginning in … Read More
Get ready! Here comes Canada. The country that gave John Kenneth Galbraith to the world is about to embark on a new economic challenge. It’s the United States versus Canada!
TSN’s live coverage of yesterday’s Canada vs. Russia gold medal game from the 2003 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship drew the largest audience in the network’s 19-year history with a national average minute audience of 3,446,000 viewers (2+). Audience levels peaked at 4,158,000 viewers during 9 p.m. – 9:30 pm. ET (the final 30 minutes of the game.) The gold … Read More
TSN relives the most memorable sports events and moments from 2002 with SportsCentre: Year in Review and Off The Record Year in Review, and also looks back at golf’s four Majors and the 34th Ryder Cup Matches.
Widespread theft of TV signals costs Canadian cable companies over $400 million each year in lost revenues a recent study has revealed. This represents a significant loss in revenue for the entire Canadian TV production, programming and distribution industry.
(An opinion piece by Steve Hatton, including interviews with past and present local station owners.) Have you noticed something slowly disappearing from the television schedule? In the midst of media convergence, hundreds of new digital channels, the upcoming arrival of high definition TV, it seems that there’s rarely a dull moment in the Canadian broadcasting industry. But who pays the … Read More
Bell ExpressVu, Canada’s leader in digital entertainment, announced today that it has created an enhanced service offering for the blind and visually impaired. Bell ExpressVu’s described video service provides its visually impaired customers with a channel that provides narrated program descriptions of key visual elements such as scene changes, action, character gestures and costumes. The overall goal is to enrich … Read More
A new Video on Demand (VOD) service has been launched by Cogeco Cable. The service is now available in the Ontario regions of Hamilton, Niagara and St Catharine’s and in the Quebec regions of Trois-Rivières, Shawinigan and Grand-Mère. Roll-out to all other customers will be done gradually: approximately 45% of customers by Christmas and 70% by the end of February.