Great programming in High Definition and Dolby Digital 5.1 continues in 2003 on The Movie Network

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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

Alliance Atlantis Broadcasting Announces Carriage Agreement with Bell ExpressVu for BBC Kids

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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

World Junior Gold Medal Game Attracts Biggest Audience In TSN History

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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

The death of Canada’s local TV affiliate

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(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 launches described video service – To Better Serve Blind and Visually Impaired Viewers

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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

Cogeco cable launches Video on Demand

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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.