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Canada’s Rogers Media cancels June Upfront

Canada’s Rogers Media, owner of Citytv and Sportsnet, has cancelled its Upfront event next month to focus on customised agency presentations. The business, which revealed its change of plans on Thursday (9 May), said pulling out of the 4 June event at Toronto’s Mattamy Athletic Centre was a “difficult, but fiscally responsible decision”. “The traditional […]

Scripted Hot Pick: The Murders

Distributor: APC Studios Producer: Muse Entertainment Broadcaster: NBCUniversal International Networks (Europe, Africa), Citytv (Canada) Logline: A female-led procedural starring Gotham’s Jessica Lucas The Murders is Muse Entertainment’s latest procedural drama focusing on homicide detective Kate Jameson, played by Gotham’s Jessica Lucas, and detective Mike Huntley, as they navigate the case of a mysterious killer who uses music for destructive […]

Canadian TV veteran Switzer dies aged 61

Canadian television legend Jay Switzer has died aged 61 after a short battle with brain cancer. The executive is known throughout the Canadian media business for leading former broadcasting giant Chum, which owned CityTV (now City), launching networks such as MuchMusic, and more recently founding and chairing channels group Hollywood Suite. Switzer passed away peacefully […]

CityTV bags Screenings goodies

Canadian broadcaster CityTV has acquired four new season US broadcast scripted series for its 2017/18 season line-up. The Rogers Media-owned network has taken Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution-sold comedies Ghosted, The Orville and LA to Vegas (pictured) and medical procedura; The Resident. It has also acquired 2016/17 season comedy Speechless, Sony Pictures Television-sold action procedural […]

Viceland orders first scripted series

Viceland’s Canadian feed has ordered its first scripted series. Nirvanna the Band the Show will comprise one of six new series from Canada that the network, which Vice operates locally with Rogers Media, has commissioned. The others are 16-part doc series Cyberwar, skateboard ten-partner Abandoned, eight-part Dead Set on Life, Indigenous community-themed RISE, and millennials-focused […]