Advanced Television


Canada green lights Telesat broadband

The Canadian government is going ahead with its C$600 million (€391m) plan to ‘bridge the digital divide’ for its citizens. The scheme sees the cash going into satellite operator Telesat which says it will ensure affordable, high-speed broadband connectivity across all of Canada with Telesat’s forthcoming Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite constellation. There was a […]

November 10, 2020By Chris Forrester

Love Island reaches Canada

ITV Studios’ reality hit Love Island has been commissioned by Quebecor Content in Canada for a French spoken version. Following recently announced commissions in Spain, Nigeria and Italy, this will be the 19th local adaptation of the reality dating format. In Canada, the show will be co-produced by Productions Déferlantes and Zone 3, in collaboration […]

October 26, 2020

SpaceX gets Canadian licence

Canada’s Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) approved an application by SpaceX for a high-speed satellite-based service to and from Canada. SpaceX, founded by Elon Musk, applied for a Basic International Telecommunications Services (BITS) licence in May. The approval for the application was granted a week ago according to a letter to the company posted on […]

October 21, 2020By Chris Forrester

Canada: Olympic Channel TV on CBC Gem

CBC, Canada’s Olympic Network, and the Olympic Channel have announced that Olympic Channel TV has now launched in Canada on the free CBC Gem streaming service, one year out from next summer’s rescheduled Olympic Games and on the day Tokyo 2020 was set to begin. Olympic Channel TV offers access to Olympic sports and athletes […]

July 24, 2020

Canada: CBC selects Synamedia

Synamedia, the independent video software provider, has announced that the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)/Radio-Canada has chosen its video network portfolio and expertise to enable CBC’s transition from SDI to IP-based infrastructure amid its relocation to a new broadcast centre in Montreal. The software transition involves the company’s virtualised Digital Content Manager (DCM) in a SMPTE […]

July 9, 2020

M2A Media supports BritBox expansion in Canada

M2A Media, a specialist in cloud video solutions, has announced that its M2A VOD Workflow product has enabled the successful launch of BritBox on Amazon Prime Video in Canada. Having recently renewed its partnership with M2A Media, British SVoD streaming service, BritBox, uses M2A VOD Workflow to transcode, package and deliver VOD content with subtitles […]

June 29, 2020

Canada: Corus to air Peacock Originals

Corus Entertainment has announced an agreement with NBCUniversal to air marquee Peacock Original programming in Canada. The exclusive deal includes a selection of original scripted and unscripted content, along with movies and specials, produced for Peacock airing across Corus networks and platforms. “Corus is delighted to expand its offering with our long-time partner NBCUniversal to […]

June 24, 2020

Canada: Video entertainment to see rapid growth in 2021

Canadian’s spending on the video entertainment market is expected to shrink by 6 per cent this year, but will bounce back strongly in 2021, and is forecast to expand by 11 per cent to surpass the success of 2019, according to a new video insights report from Futuresource Consulting. This return to form will be […]

June 23, 2020

Canada: Dome selects Grass Valley infrastructure

Canada-based Dome Productions has chosen Grass Valley’s end-to-end open standards-based IP infrastructure and workflows for its latest outside broadcast (OB) truck, UHD5. Grass Valley’s IP solutions will enable the production facilities provider to seamlessly transition from SDI to IP, leveraging greater flexibility, efficiency and faster setups between events. The future-ready unit, which is slated to […]

June 19, 2020

BBC acquires Canada’s Drag Race for iPlayer

BBC Three will show the first-ever Canadian version of RuPaul’s Drag Race. From the makers of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, Canada’s Drag Race will be showcasing an array of vivacious and talented queens and BBC Three will be the only place to view it in the UK – exclusively on iPlayer. Twelve of the best […]

June 15, 2020