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Britbox officially launches in Canada

Media | 02/14/2018 4:30 pm EST

After hints Britbox was coming to Canada but with no specific date, the British television streaming service officially launched Wednesday. The contract-free, $9-per-month subscription service teased its availability in Canada when it suggested on its website that it was...

BBC-ITV streaming service coming to Canada

Media | 01/15/2018 5:12 pm EST

Britbox, a streaming service showcasing British television, will be “coming soon to Canada,” according to its website. The contract-less monthly subscription service, driven by the United Kingdom’s BBC and TV broadcaster ITV PLC, is currently available in the...

Avoid ISP tax, tweak CanCon rules, companies say in Heritage review

Media | 12/19/2016 6:10 pm EST

There isn’t much disagreement between some of the country’s biggest media and telecom service providers over whether foreign entities, such as over-the-top providers like Netflix...

Blue Ant partners on Canadian BBC Earth channel

Media | 12/06/2016 5:47 pm EST

Blue Ant Media Inc. and BBC will launch the BBC Earth channel in Canada in January, the companies said in a Tuesday press release. The channel, scheduled to begin broadcasting on Jan. 24,...

BBC to open Toronto bureau, Canadian version of website

Media | 06/30/2016 7:18 pm EDT

The BBC will launch a new Toronto bureau and a Canadian edition of BBC.com, the British public service broadcaster announced Thursday. The dedicated site will launch later this year, according to a...

DHX produces new kids TV show to air in Canada, U.K.

Media | 12/10/2015 2:57 pm EST

DHX Media Ltd. announced Thursday it has been commissioned by BBC’s children's broadcasting arm, CBBC, in the U.K. to produce two seasons of Airmageddon, a new TV show for kids that features competitive radio-controlled...

DHX signs deal with 7 international broadcasters

Media | 11/19/2015 4:18 pm EST

DHX Media Ltd. announced Thursday it has signed a distribution deal for one of its cartoon shows, called Endangered Species, with seven international broadcasters and video-on-demand (VOD) services. It said in the press release that the show will broadcast on BBC’s CBBC in the U.K., Turner Broadcasting System Inc.’s Cartoon Network and Boomerang channels in Latin America, Lagardère’s Gulli Russia on Universkids Channel, TRC “Studio 1+1.”’s Plus Plus Channel in Ukraine, Imagine Media Kids Ltd.’s ZOOM in Israel, Daeokyo Co. Ltd.’s Daekyo...

BBC to launch OTT service in North America

Media | 09/18/2015 4:48 pm EDT

The BBC says it is planning to launch an over-the-top (OTT) video subscription service in North America next year. “Next year, we’re launching a new OTT video service in America, offering BBC fans programs they...

DHX snags 6 broadcasters for new show

Media | 08/26/2015 1:49 pm EDT

DHX Media Inc. announced Wednesday it has signed six broadcasters globally to air a new BBC-commissioned TV show called Twirlywoos. DHX said in a press release that the new channels include Lagardère in France, which will...

DHX reaches U.S. deal for Teletubbies with Nickelodeon

Media | 06/11/2015 1:39 pm EDT

DHX Media Inc. announced Thursday it has licensed the new Teletubbies series exclusively to Viacom Inc’s Nickelodeon division in the U.S. The press release said the popular children’s...

DHX announces global publishing deal for Twirlywoos

Media | 05/20/2015 5:02 pm EDT

DHX Media Ltd. said Wednesday that it has reached a deal to license the global publishing rights to Twirlywoos, a TV show for preschoolers for which Halifax-based DHX produces, distributes and manages the marketing rights. The...

Sandra Mackechnie to head BBC Canadian digital ad sales

Media | 04/27/2015 6:00 pm EDT

BBC Worldwide North America announced Monday that it has appointed Sandra Mackechnie to the position of vice-president for digital ad sales at BBC.com’s Canadian office in Toronto. Mackechnie...

CBC to focus spending on content, Conway says

Media | 02/17/2015 9:27 pm EST

OTTAWA — CBC/Radio-Canada will emphasize "content over all other expenditures going forward," Heather Conway, the public broadcaster’s executive vice-president of English services, told the Senate's...

Senators going to U.K. as part of CBC review

Media | 02/03/2015 7:59 pm EST

Five Canadian senators are going to the United Kingdom this month on a "fact-finding mission" as part of a study on the difficulties faced by CBC/Radio Canada. The Senate's transport and communications standing...