August 2012

The Canadian Olympic audience for London 2012 is well up on that of Beijing in 2008.

Canada’s Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium is averaging 2.1 million viewers overall through the first four days of the games, with swimming proving the most popular.

The daily average audience is up 74 per cent on the average of Beijing four years ago, which screened on CBC.

The top five most-watched events have all come from the pool, with the women’s and men’s semi-finals and finals on July 29 topping the list with 2.2m. Continue reading »

The steamy hit series The Client List, starring and executive-produced by Golden Globe-nominated actress Jennifer Love Hewitt (Ghost Whisperer), makes its Canadian premiere on Sunday, September 2 at 10pm ET/PT exclusively on Lifetime.

Based on the Lifetime movie of the same name for which Hewitt garnered a Golden Globe nomination, The Client List also stars Golden Globe® -winning actress Cybill Shepherd, Colin Egglesfield (Something Borrowed, Melrose Place, All My Children), Emmy award-winning actress Loretta Devine (Grey’s Anatomy, Boston Public) and Rebecca Field (American Reunion, October Road). Continue reading »

Bell Media commented today on the awarding of the Canadian media rights for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games and the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

“Congratulations to CBC/Radio-Canada on their successful bid,” said Kevin Crull, President, Bell Media. “Broadcasting the Olympic Games has truly been an honour for our entire team. Our focus has always been about growing the Olympic movement and providing the broadest possible exposure on multiple platforms for our remarkable Canadian athletes. We are so proud of the dedication, talent, and commitment our team has demonstrated, as evidenced by record ratings and engagement of Canadians from coast-to-coast-to-coast for Vancouver 2010 and London 2012. Continue reading »

The first official image from the new season of Doctor Who has been released by the BBC.

The Doctor, played by Matt Smith, and his companion Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) feature in the pic that shows them surrounded by an army of Daleks.

An array of Daleks feature, including variations from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. Continue reading »

London 2012 Olympics – Thursday 2 August

Rowing: Women’s eight final

Canadian team

Gymnastics: Women’s individual all-around

Kristina Vaculik Continue reading »

Corus Entertainment Inc. announced today that it has joined the Canadian Premium Audience Exchange (CPAX), a new online, real-time bidding exchange service that provides advertisers and agencies with access to premium digital inventory.

Through CPAX, Corus has partnered with Shaw Media, Rogers Media and CBC/Radio-Canada to deliver targeted, best-in-class online advertising offerings to advertisers and users.

Corus’ participation in CPAX further enhances the service’s ability to provide the advertising community with an efficient and cost-effective means of reaching targeted audiences with premium inventory across leading Canadian brands. Continue reading »

Thrilling entertainment and adventure, action-packed drama and mouthwatering meals are filling Food Network Canada’s fall schedule with 25 new series and seasons beginning August 27th.

Food Network is bringing viewers three brand-new, behind-the-scenes series sure to entertain. In Food Factory, discover the ingredients, techniques and manufacturing processes that go into some of our favourite treats.

Meat Men takes viewers into the chaotic world of a family-run butchering business and SugarStars follows the zany antics of four friends-turned-business partners of Toronto’s Petite & Sweet event and lifestyle boutique. Continue reading »

It’s a new way of learning about science – everything from evolution and Einstein to engineering and chemistry.

Things You need To Know returns to Discovery Channel, premiering on the Discovery App (available for free in the Apple App Store) and at DiscoveryChannel.ca/things on Tuesday, August 14 followed by the broadcast premiere on Thursday, August 16 at 7 p.m. ET/11 p.m. PT.

Driven by cutting edge and humorous motion graphics, Things You need To Know is an authoritative but straightforward guide to all the things viewers have been meaning to read up on but haven’t had the time. Continue reading »

Vampires, superheroes and a time-travelling leading man were just some of the sights to be seen during the annual comic book and pop culture convention Comic-Con, and SPACE’s Innerspace was on the scene as thousands of genre fans converged in San Diego.

From panels, celebrities, and everything in-between, Canadian fans get an inside look at the infamous convention as Innerspace hosts Cynthia Loyst and Teddy Wilson recap all the action in a two-part original SPACE special, Innerspace: Comic-Con, airing Thursday, Aug. 2 and Friday, Aug. 3 at 6 p.m. ET.

Sharing their favourite moments from the convention, hosts Loyst and Wilson also give viewers the inside scoop on the latest and greatest in television and film. Continue reading »

London 2012 Olympics – Wednesday August 1

Rowing:

Men’s eight final

Cycling:

Women’s individual time trial

Clara Hughes Continue reading »