Canada’s SVOD platform Club illico signs deal with Paramount

The Canadian French-language SVOD service, Club illico, has secured a Pay-One licensing deal with Paramount Global Content Distribution. The deal was signed by Quebecor Content and was made effective in December 2022. It sees Club illico become the exclusive French Language home for all new Paramount Pictures feature films following their theatrical release in Canada. […]

Viaplay announces US and Canada launch dates

Viaplay has revealed it will launch its streaming service streaming service on a direct-to-consumer basis in the US on 22 February and in Canada on 7 March. Viewers based in both countries will be able to stream more than 1,500 hours of premium European content through the Viaplay app when it’s launched, with at least one premiere […]

Pluto TV Canada provides platform for fast-growing DEI channels

Paramount’s FAST platform Pluto TV has unveiled a new partnership with Latino-owned multi-platform entertainment company Fuse Media, which is dedicated to empowering, celebrating, and amplifying young multicultural voices around the world. Under the terms of the alliance, Pluto TV Canada is to carry two Fuse-owned FAST channels on its platform, OUTtv Proud and Shades of […]

Viaplay Select enters Canada courtesy of Crave

Nordic media company Viaplay Group and Bell Media streamer Crave have agreed a partnership that will bring premium Nordic content to Canada via Viaplay Select. Starting today (18 January), Crave subscribers will be able to access Viaplay films and series, with a focus on Nordic noir, along with curated third-party productions. The agreement makes Canada […]

Canadian sports broadcaster TSN launches streaming service TSN+

Leading Canadian sports broadcaster TSN has launched a new streaming platform called TSN+. Details of the new service came as the Bell Canada Enterprises-owned business also announced that it is now Canada’s exclusive home to PGA Tour Live. All told, the deal with the golf event organiser will give English-language service TSN+ a total of […]

Canadian watchdog challenges Rogers-Shaw merger green light

Canada’s Competition Bureau is to challenge a Competition Tribunal ruling that dismissed its case against cable operator Rogers’ planned takeover of fellow cable operator Shaw. The government agency said that it had obtained a Federal Court temporary ruling suspending the earlier court judgement pending an application for an injunction. The bureau has said it intends […]

Pluto TV launches in Canada

Paramount’s FAST service Pluto TV has launched in Canada, streaming more than 20,000 hours of free programming. Pluto TV said the debut marked its most robust content at launch offering to-date, introducing a line-up of over 110 thematic and single-series channels curated from a library containing thousands of titles from Paramount and global media partners. […]

Canada’s Shaw uses Q4 results to urge regulator deal approval

Canadian telco Shaw Communications’ results for the year ended August 31, 2022 have shown a 1.1% year-over-year drop to $5.45bn. The company said 2022 results include “growth in Consumer Internet, Wireless service and Business revenue, offset by declines in Wireless equipment and Wireline Video, Satellite and Phone revenue”. Brad Shaw, Shaw executive chair & CEO, […]

Corus networks chief Daniel Eves steps down, replaced by Jennifer Abrams

Leading Canadia media company Corus Entertainment has announced that Daniel Eves, SVP, networks will step down on December 15, 2022 with Jennifer Abrams named as successor. Over his two-decade career, Eves has been a key architect of Corus’ streaming strategy as well as its strong presence in both specialty television and conventional television. He helped […]

Corus strikes defiant note ahead of Netflix ad tier launch in Canada

Leading Canadian broadcaster Corus Entertainment is the latest to see its revenues dented by the current economic downturn. For Q4 2022, the company saw a 6% decrease in revenues – compared to a 4% increase across the full year. “In Q4 we experienced meaningfully lower results given the impacts of an uncertain economic environment on […]

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