Advanced Television


Canada: Love Pets on The Roku Channel

International production studio, rights business and channel operator, Blue Ant Media, has announced the launch of its FAST channel, Love Pets, on The Roku Channel in Canada. Since the pet-themed channel debuted last year, it has rolled out in 27 countries across the US, Canada, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. “Launching Love Pets on […]

March 5, 2024

MDA: “In talks over $7bn of LEO business”

Canadian satellite and space tech company MDA says it is busy working on three satellite constellations for clients, and has active discussions with potential new customers for satellite-based broadband and IoT applications worth several billions of dollars. The company, famous for its Canadarm robotic device, reported a Q4 profit of C$13.5 million (€9.1m), up from […]

February 29, 2024By Chris Forrester

Canada: Vevo partners with TELUS

TELUS has announced a partnership with Vevo to become its direct ad sales representative, enabling Vevo to bring its music video content and enhanced advertising opportunities to the Canadian market. Leveraging TELUS’ reach, this collaboration enables Vevo to offer advertisers a vast library of premium music video content on major Connected TV (CTV) platforms and […]

February 28, 2024

Canada: FITE by Triller 24/7 on The Roku Channel

TrillerTV has announced that its FAST channel FITE by Triller 24/7 has been added to The Roku Channel in Canada. The 24-hour ad-supported channel is powered by a variety of combat sports and entertainment, refreshed every week. FITE by Triller 24/7 has been available on The Roku Channel in the US since November of 2022 […]

February 22, 2024

Starlink slashes fees for Canada

SpaceX’s Starlink broadband-by-satellite service has cut its fees for subscribers in Canada. At the end of 2023 SpaceX ran a Starlink promotion for Canadians, offering their hardware bundle of modem, dish and connector for C$499 (€340.42), a C$260 discount over the regular price of C$759. The deal was only for a limited period and set […]

January 11, 2024By Chris Forrester

Fenlon replaces Marjetti as CBC News GM

After almost 45 years in the media business including 35 years at CBC, Susan Marjetti has announced that she is retiring from her role as General Manager of CBC News. Effective immediately, Brodie Fenlon will lead CBC News, assuming the role of General Manager and Editor in Chief. Fenlon has been with CBC News since […]

January 2, 2024

Pluto TV marks 1 year in Canada

On December 1st, Pluto TV, the ad-supported streaming television, celebrated its one-year anniversary in Canada as the largest FAST platform in the country pacing at over 1 billion total viewing minutes (TVMs) monthly. Since entering the Canadian market, Pluto TV in Canada has added over 50 new full-time channels, is available across 11 distribution partners, […]

December 8, 2023

Ponniah named BBC News’ Head of Digital News US

Kevin Ponniah has been appointed BBC News’ Head of Digital News for North America. He will be responsible for all US and Canada digital news reporting across BBC platforms, leading on developing BBC News’ offering on and working closely with BBC Studios, the BBC’s commercial arm, on growing audiences, impact and revenue. The role […]

November 27, 2023

MDA working on mega-constellation

Canada-based satellite builder MDA Space is working on a low Earth orbiting constellation but is staying silent on the name of the client. What is known is that the initial value (Authorisation to Proceed/ATP) of the contract is C$180 million (€119.8m) and the full value of the complete constellation is placed at C$750 million. MDA […]

November 21, 2023By Chris Forrester

Wildling Pictures launches TV division

Toronto-based film and television production company, Wildling Pictures, has launched its new TV division featuring a varied slate of high-profile IP and scripted series. The production company has produced a range of original feature films including Young Werther starring Alison Pill, Douglas Booth, Iris Apatow, and the hit thriller See For Me starring Kim Coates […]

November 10, 2023