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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 […]

Canada’s Rogers Media drops Viceland with JV terminated

Rogers Media and Vice Media are terminating their joint venture, meaning linear network Viceland will cease broadcasting in Canada. As a result of the termination, Rogers Media has transferred its interest in Vice Studio Canada to Vice Canada, and Viceland will cease broadcasting on 31 March, 2018. Viceland content will continue to be available to […]

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 […]

Sons of Anarchy, Modern Family popular on Shomi

Sons of Anarchy and Modern Family are among the most-watched titles on one-year-old Canadian SVOD platform Shomi. The Rogers Media-owned service released data on its first birthday, which revealed its ten most popular titles, that it currently offers subscribers 17,698 episodes of programming, and that it had more than 143 million total video plays. Comedy, […]

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 […]

Rogers names veteran as media president

Canadian conglomerate Rogers Communications has hired broadcasting industry veteran Rick Brace as its new president of its media division. Brace is replacing Keith Pelley, who recently announced a move to become CEO and commissioner of golf’s European Tour after five years as president of Rogers Media. Brace is a 35-year veteran of Canada’s media business, […]

MIPTV News: Rive Gauche shifts 350 hours

LA-based sales house Rive Gauche Television has sold more than 350 hours to international broadcasters ahead of MIPTV Among the deals, Operation Repo has gone to TV5 in Finland, TV Norge in Norway, Seven Network in Australia and Rogers Media in Canada. Separately, My Strange Addiction has sold to DSMART in Turkey and Canal Vie […]