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NBC buys Canadian drama ‘Transplant’ as Covid-19 coping strategies continue

NBC has become the latest US broadcaster to acquire existing scripted product to avoid the production hiatus by striking a deal for Canadian medical drama Transplant. The 13-part show, which debuted in February on Canuck network CTV, centers on Dr. Bashir ‘Bash’ Hamed, a Syrian doctor who flees the country’s war to set up life […]

Canada’s CTV, Netflix mark inaugural unscripted collaboration with ‘I Do, Redo’

Netflix has teamed with Canadian terrestrial broadcaster CTV on their first unscripted project, partnering on a wedding series from Insight Productions. The streaming giant has commissioned I Do, Redo, fronted by wedding expert and celebrity stylist Jessica Mulroney. The 10 x 30-minute series will see Mulroney – who is also a close friend of Duchess […]

CBS ‘Love Island’ reboot heads to Canada

Canadian broadcaster CTV has picked up rights to the US reboot of Love Island. The channel has acquired exclusive multi-platform Canadian rights to the forthcoming CBS show via a deal with ITV Studios Global Entertainment. The stripped dating competition is to anchor CTV’s summer schedule, building out its unscripted offerings, which include the likes of […]

CTV acquires Roseanne spin-off

Canada’s CTV has acquired the Roseanne spin-off series for this October. The Connors is an offshoot of the popular ABC show, Roseanne, which was cancelled earlier this year after controversial tweets were sent out by its lead star Roseanne Barr. The new series goes on without Barr, it features the family after a sudden turn […]

30 years of TBI: The TBI 20 (2003)

TBI turns 30 this year, and to celebrate we will be publishing a series of archive articles chronicling the evolving television and entertainment landscape since 1988. In 2003, TBI asked the industry to nominate the top 20 executives in the business at that point, and results brought together some of the biggest names in the […]

Cosentino rises as Bell reshuffles top team

Canadian media giant has placed Mike Cosentino in charge of English-language programming and SVOD service CraveTV as part of a wider reshuffle. Bell has promoted Cosentino (pictured), production chief Nanci MacLean and TSN president Stewart Johnston to new positions after Stuart Garvie moved to become CEO of GroupM Canada. The changes come six months after […]

Hulu snags eOne’s Cardinal and Gap Year

Hulu has inked a multi-series deal with Entertainment One and will take almost 250 hours of programming from the independent production and distribution group. The agreement gives Hulu exclusive US steaming rights to eOne series including Cardinal, and comedy drama Gap Year. The whole first season of Cardinal, which is on CTV in Canada, will […]

Netflix elects Designated Survivor

Netflix has acquired international rights to new season ABC political drama Designated Survivor. The deal was first mooted at the LA Screenings, where producer and distributor Entertainment One Television debuted it to global buyers. A Netflix rep today confirmed a deal had been struck to bring it to all of the territories in which the streaming […]

Warner Bros. ups Canuck sales exec

Warner Bros. International Television Distribution has promoted James Andrews to a sales director position in Canada. Andrews will continue to manage all aspects of sales and distribution to French-Canadian broadcasters and digital services, as well as English-language indie and specialty networks. He will also explore new areas of growth and sales opportunities in French and […]

Netflix, Bell board new Star Trek

Netflix has taken exclusive SVOD rights to the upcoming CBS All Access Star Trek drama series in 188 territories, while Bell Media has landed it in Canada. Additionally, Netflix has officially confirmed a deal with CBS Studios International to take all 727 existing Star Trek back catalogue episodes from series including Star Trek: The Original […]

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