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Reel One-backed Champlain Media hires CTV, Spin Master exec as COO

Reel One Entertainment-backed Champlain Media has appointed former CTV and Spin Master exec Linda Stregger as its COO. Stregger will be based in the company’s Toronto office and reports to CEO Tom Berry, who owns the company with Newen’s Reel One, which in turn handles international distribution of Champlain’s slate. She will oversee development, production […]

Bell Media’s content chief Mike Cosentino out amid streaming restructure

Canada’s Bell Media has restructured its senior management team with execs including content chief Mike Cosentino and SVP of original programming Corrie Coe departing. Tracey Pearce, president of distribution & pay, is also leaving, alongside Nanci MacLean, VP of Bell Media Studios, and VP of regulatory affairs Kevin Goldstein, according to Canadian reports. The exits […]

Show of the Week: Wynonna Earp

Wynonna Earp is that rather unique combination of Western and sci-fi, but this gun-slinging drama has also established itself as a show that offers a diverse range of characters like few others. Based on the IDW comic created by Beau Smith, Wynonna Earp was developed for TV by showrunner Emily Andras and tracks the life […]

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 […]

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