February 2013

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Finally the first full trailer for the upcoming third season of Game of Thrones has been released and among other things it tells us “”death is coming for everyone and everything”.

oscarsgifimageHere’s some of the best moments from the Academy Awards in GIF form. Continue reading »

AmericasNextTopModelAmerica’s Next Top Model will be changing things up next season to include male models

The long-running series will feature eight men and eight women in its 20th cycle later this year.

The cycle will be entitled America’s Next Top Model: Guys & Girls and the prize will be a $100,000 advertising campaign with Guess.

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An upcoming storyline on Law & Order: SVU bears a striking resemblance to the real-life events that surrounded Rihanna and Chris Brown’s relationship.

“A promising singer is brutally attacked by her boyfriend, a popular hip hop star,” reads the episode description.

“ADA Barba (guest star Raul Esparza) works to build a case, but the victim refuses to aid the prosecution and, despite Detective Benson’s (Mariska Hargitay) best efforts, continues to put herself in danger.” Continue reading »

toronto-blue-jays-logoSportsnet and FX Canada have announced further coverage of the Toronto Blue Jays this year.

Six further 2013 Spring Training telecasts have been added to the existing schedules.

FX Canada 2013 Spring Training Television Broadcast Schedule:

• Thursday, Feb. 28, Toronto @ New York Yankees, 1 p.m. ET
• Thursday, March 7, Toronto @ Baltimore, 1 p.m. ET
• Sunday, March 24, Toronto @ Minnesota, 1 p.m. ET
• Wednesday, March 27, Toronto @ Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. ET
• Thursday, March 28, Toronto @ Philadelphia, 1 p.m. ET Continue reading »

A recent study has found that 40% of young Canadians now mainly watch TV online.

“Television viewership is not yet dying in Canada. What is changing is how people use their TVs, with PVR usage continuing to grow and a strong move towards online TV,” says Joe Thacker, Chief Strategist of Toronto-based Fusion Retail Analytics, who conducted the study.

“Both of these trends come up frequently in conversations with our clients. The key is to keep monitoring media usage trends, understand the exact role and ROI of each media, and adjust your media mix each year accordingly. TV still has a huge role to play in the media mix, the key is to understand its role and to budget appropriately.” Continue reading »

PrimevalNewWorldThe Canadian spin-off of the UK series Primeval has been cancelled.

Space has announced that there will be no second season of the sci-fi drama, which failed to set the ratings alight.

The Sara Canning and Neil Matter-starring drama is still to air in the US on Syfy.

SETH MACFARLANECTV has announced its coverage for this weekend’s Academy Awards ceremony. Continue reading »

ETCanadalogoGlobal has announced the return of Entertainment Tonight Canada for March.

The Wednesday night show will feature a top-notch roster of Canadian guests including Academy Award nominee and Bomb Girls star Meg Tilly, award-winning actress and Top Chef host Lisa Ray, Holmes Makes It Right host Mike Holmes and Real Housewives of Vancouver star Jody Claman.

“Our first foray into the live-show format last fall was met with such excitement and enthusiasm from our fans that we knew we had to do it again,” said Tamara Simoneau, Sr. Executive Producer, ET Canada. “Jam-packed with the latest news, fiery debates, exclusive interviews with some of our favourite celebs and last-minute surprises, ET Canada Live promises to keep viewers on their toes! And for one lucky fan, it will be the experience of a lifetime as he or she joins us as a special correspondent.” Continue reading »

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A commercial featuring Veep actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus has been pulled from Israeli TV after offending overweight viewers.

The commercial showed the actress rubbing the stomach of an un-pregnant co-worker and congratulating her on the baby.

The spot, for local satellite TV provider Yes (which carries Veep), was referred to as an “evident and unjustified insult to a substantial majority of the people.” Continue reading »