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    The Bachelor/Bachelorette Canada is on W Network (corus).

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    Quote Originally Posted by CDN Viewer View Post
    So you want another Canadian clone instead of the real thing?! Both Canadian retro channels suck and it should be clear by now that the broadcasters who own them, don't care about these channels which is why they have not done anything to improve the programming. Its the same old shows with the same group of episodes repeated over and over again- Three's Company has aired on Dejaview since the channel launched 16 years ago!!

    I would like to see Dejaview and Comedy Gold shut down and MeTV & Antenna added to the CRTC's approved list of channels, thus making them available for distribution in Canada.
    That's exactly why I emphasized "better management", which would also mean that DejaView needs to be sold to a company that can actually do a better job of running it. As for MeTV, it's already available in at least one part of Canada - namely Southwest BC, via KVOS (which is carried on both Shaw Cable in that part of the province, and Telus Optik in most parts of BC except for Kamloops and Prince George).

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoLocal View Post
    As for MeTV, it's already available in at least one part of Canada - namely Southwest BC, via KVOS
    Also :
    - Burlington-Plattsburgh-Montreal : WPTZ 5.3 MeTV
    - Buffalo WBBZ 67.1 & 67.3 MeTV
    - Buffalo WGRZ 2.3 AntennaTV

    Our canadian problem is money, broadcasting rights, cancon quotas and ratings.

    Bell and Corus have tons of money for program acquisition, but advertisement revenues are low and limited for a retro channel, and asking BDUs to increase subscription revenues ain't justifiable. Money-losing channels are shut down, so that's why DejaView runs on automatic pilot on a server in a closet, cheap expenses on programming, no effort whatsoever, makes pocket-change revenues for the company's bottom line. Sometimes, we, canadians, would prefer quality products and services.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoLocal View Post
    That's exactly why I emphasized "better management", which would also mean that DejaView needs to be sold to a company that can actually do a better job of running it. As for MeTV, it's already available in at least one part of Canada - namely Southwest BC, via KVOS (which is carried on both Shaw Cable in that part of the province, and Telus Optik in most parts of BC except for Kamloops and Prince George).
    It would be great if someone who has an interest in classic TV would come in and buy up Dejaview or Comedy Gold but unfortunately I don't see that happening. Simply put, I don't think a channel that airs programming from 30-40 years ago would be profitable- at least not for a conglomerate and they have all the power these days, owning most of the channels out there. The best retro channel IMO was Teletoon Retro, which was owned by a small indie broadcaster and which now no longer exists due to it being sold to a big conglomerate who destroyed it.

    In the USA, classic TV has moved OTA, there are currently 15 digital sub-channels that are devoted to airing classic TV, movies, cartoons and classic game shows. Here is the list of channels:

    Antenna
    Cozi TV
    Decades
    Family Channel
    GetTV
    Light TV
    MeTV
    Retro TV
    Movies!
    This
    Buzzr
    Charge!
    Comet
    Heroes & Icons
    Laff

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    Quote Originally Posted by CDN Viewer View Post
    The best retro channel IMO was Teletoon Retro, which was owned by a small indie broadcaster and which now no longer exists due to it being sold to a big conglomerate who destroyed it.
    In fact, the owner was Teletoon Canada Inc., 50% co-owned by Astral Media and Corus Entertainment. When Bell bought Astral, Corus bought the remaining 50% from Astral and became 100% owner. Following the Disney brand acquisition, taken away from DHX, Corus decided to swap Teletoon Retro for Cartoon Network, and swap the Cartoon licence for Disney Channel.

    Bell Media could use CTV's OTA transmitter and put Comedy Gold as a digital sub-subchannel (ex: CFTO-DT 9.2) as well as in markets not served with a CTV Two station (ex: CFCF-DT 12.2) where they could air CTV2 primetime shows on it. At least, the 10:30pm Seinfeld syndicated strip makes sense... But hey, it's Bell, they don't believe in over-the-air signals while they keep pushing their Fibe products 10 times per hour on their O&O stations.
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    CORUS ENTERTAINMENT INKS DEAL FOR EXCLUSIVE CANADIAN BROADCAST RIGHTS TO THE ICONIC COLLECTION OF STAR WARS FILMS

    Multi-Year Agreement with The Walt Disney Studios Brings Epic Star Wars Films to Corus Networks Including Canadian Broadcast Premieres of Upcoming Theatrical Releases

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    For Immediate Release


    TORONTO, June 8, 2017 – Corus Entertainment is set to take Canadians to a galaxy far, far away. Revealed moments ago during its 2017 Upfront presentation, Corus announced tonight a multi-year licensing agreement with The Walt Disney Studios for the broadcast rights to one of the most revered and astronomically successful movie franchises of all time – Star Wars. Beginning fall 2017, 11 films from the epic franchise, including original trilogy titles and yet-to-be-seen theatrical releases, will make their debuts on Corus’ empire of conventional and specialty networks, including Global, Showcase, W Network, ABC Spark, YTV, Disney Channel, Disney XD, and more.

    “Star Wars is undoubtedly a cultural phenomenon with versatile, imaginative, and character-rich storylines, and a prolific library of titles that continue to captivate audiences around the world,” said Barb Williams, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Corus Entertainment. “We’re thrilled to be expanding our relationship with Disney to connect Canadians with one of the most recognized and universally appealing brands.”

    The agreement with The Walt Disney Studios includes five of the six original classic Star Wars films, the Canadian network premieres of record-breaking blockbuster films Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, plus the highly-anticipated Star Wars: The Last Jedi slated for theatrical release in December 2017 and the yet-to-be-released standalone Han Solo Star Wars adventure. The installment that launched the enduring franchise, Star Wars: A New Hope, comes to
    Corus through a separate deal with 20th Century Fox. Broadcast details for all films will be announced at a later date.


    The deal strengthens Corus’ existing relationship with The Walt Disney Company, as the official home of all three Disney networks in Canada – Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior – along with millennial network ABC Spark (Freeform). The fourth and final season of the critically acclaimed animated series Star Wars Rebels returns to Disney XD this fall, as the Ghost crew completes their last mission, continuing the epic tradition of the legendary Star Wars saga with new action-packed adventures that draw the series closer to the events of Star Wars: A New Hope.


    Please see below for descriptions of the Star Wars films.


    Star Wars: The Phantom Menace
    (1999)

    Jedi Knights Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) and Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson) rescue Queen Amidala (Natalie Portman), ruler of a peaceful planet invaded by dark forces. On their escape, they discover nine-year-old Anakin Skywalker (Jake Lloyd), a child prodigy who is unusually strong in the Force.


    Star Wars: Attack of the Clones (2002)

    When Jedi apprentice Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) is assigned to protect Senator Padmé Amidala (Natalie Portman), he discovers his love for her…and his own darker side. Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) uncovers a secret clone army as the galaxy marches towards full-scale war.



    Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith (2005)

    The Clone Wars rage across the galaxy. The sinister Sith Lord Darth Sidious seizes control of the Republic and corrupts Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) to be his dark apprentice, Darth Vader. Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) must confront his fallen friend in an epic lightsaber duel.


    Star Wars: A New Hope (1977) (licensed from 20th Century Fox)

    Young farm boy Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) is thrust into a galaxy of adventure when he intercepts a distress call from the captive Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher). The event launches him on a daring mission to rescue her from the clutches of Darth Vader and the evil Empire.


    Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

    The Rebels scatter after the Empire attacks their base on the ice planet Hoth. Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) are pursued by Imperials, while Luke (Mark Hamill) trains with Jedi Master Yoda. Luke must battle Darth Vader and learns the shocking truth of his past.



    Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (1983)


    The Empire prepares to crush the Rebellion with a more powerful Death Star. The Rebel fleet counters with a massive attack on the space station. Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) confronts Darth Vader in a final climactic duel.



    Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)


    As Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and the sinister First Order rise from the ashes of the Empire, Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) is missing when the galaxy needs him most. It’s up to Rey (Daisy Ridley), a desert scavenger, and Finn (John Boyega), a defecting stormtrooper, to join forces with Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Chewbacca in a desperate search for the one hope of restoring peace to the galaxy.



    Star Wars: The Last Jedi (to be released theatrically in December 2017)


    Star Wars: Episode IX (to be released theatrically in 2019)

    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)


    The first of the Star Wars standalone films, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, recounts events just prior to those seen in Star Wars: A New Hope. The adventure follows a daring band of unlikely heroes on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things and, in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.

    Standalone Han Solo Star Wars Film (to be released theatrically in 2018)


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    About Corus Entertainment Inc.


    Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that creates and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. The company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompasses 45 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a global content business, digital assets, live events, children’s book publishing, animation software, technology and media services. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Canada, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic, Q107, CKNW, Fresh Radio, Disney Channel Canada, YTV, and Nickelodeon Canada. Visit Corus at www.corusent.com.


    About Lucasfilm Ltd.


    Lucasfilm Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is a global leader in film, television and digital entertainment production. In addition to its motion picture and television production, the company’s activities include visual effects and audio post-production, cutting-edge digital animation, interactive entertainment software, and the management of the global merchandising activities for its entertainment properties including the legendary Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises. Lucasfilm Ltd. is headquartered in northern California.

    About The Walt Disney Studios

    For over 90 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company was built. Today, the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under the following banners: Disney, including Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios; Disneynature; Marvel Studios; Lucasfilm; and Touchstone Pictures. The Disney Music Group encompasses the Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records labels, as well as Disney Music Publishing. The Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Disney on Broadway, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!.



    For more information, please contact:

    Ashley Applebaum
    Publicity Manager, Global Television
    Corus Entertainment
    416.860.4217
    ashley.applebaum@corusent.com

    Michelle McTeague
    Publicity Manager, General Entertainment and Kids Content
    Corus Entertainment
    416.966.7724
    michelle.mcteague@corusent.com

    Catrina Jaricot
    Publicity Manager, Women and Lifestyle Content
    Corus Entertainment
    416.479.6397
    catrina.jaricot@corusent.com

    Source: http://www.corusent.com/news/corus-e...ar-wars-films/

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    Quote Originally Posted by sherds View Post
    Why would Corus start with seasons 4 of both Transparent and Mozart in the Jungle? I haven't seen either of them but i would imagine starting at season 4 would leave large gaps for viewers like me.
    In preparation for season 4 of Transparent, Showcase will be running the first three seasons Fridays at 9:00pm beginning July 21.

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    I saw that and thanks for the posting . I hope they do the same for Mozart in the Jungle.

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    All of those, except for Cartoon Network should be shut down IMO. I did a comparison a while back and noticed that Cartoon Network Canada airs many of the new, current shows that are airing on Cartoon Network in the USA. Nickelodeon Canada, on the other hand, is full of older library content with the newer stuff airing on YTV.

    IFC & Movietime are a waste, airing the same edited movies over and over again. I think these skew more towards a male demo and as such would not fit with Corus' target audience which is women & children. I believe there was an article awhile back where the CEO of Corus said they were going to be evaluating their entire portfolio of channels and would be reducing the number of channels over the next several years. I suspect existing contracts with providers might be a reason why we have not see any channels shut down yet?! IFC USA has turned into something like what Bite was before it shut down- alternate & edgy comedy programming.
    If only Corus curb-stomped IFC Canada to the ground and the CRTC replaced it with the US IFC i will subscribe. As for Sundance Channel- this was supposed to be devoted to Art-House/Foreign movies- not much going on with Sundance tho. We need a REAL Art-House / Foreign film channel, and we need Channel Zero (yes i understand their financial problems) to throw in Silver Screen CLassics to the chopping block, that station is a waste, plus no HD and they still crop their films in 4:3. C'mon now i dont wanna watch Alfred Hitchcock's North By Northwest in 4:3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ParamountChris View Post
    If only Corus curb-stomped IFC Canada to the ground and the CRTC replaced it with the US IFC i will subscribe.
    It doesn't work that way. Any foreign channel must be "sponsored" to be added to the CRTC list of foreign satellite signals and an Call is posted on CRTC's website, so any canadian broadcaster opposing the request can speak out for maybe 3 to 9 months. The foreign channel must not compete against a canadian station and must clear the canadian rights to the shows, which explains why Spike will sometimes split the US and Canadian feed in two where a movie airs in the US and filler shows in Canada.

    Remember MSNBC Canada ? It launched Sept 7th 2001 by Rogers (33.3%), Shaw (33.3%) and NBCU (33.3%), but after 2 years, it became a PITA to operate live with cancon insertions, so they requested the CRTC in mid-december 2003 to add the channel to the list, it was approved mid-september 2004, the shutdown occured Dec 1st and most cable providers switched the feed.

    I just checked IFC US's schedule... Many old movies in rotation (edited down for time, ad insertions, nudity and language) just like AMC, and TMN Encore already does uncensored, The 70's Show marathons, and a few original shows which can be found scattered around such as Super Channel... The channel has low chances of approval, missing the "wow" effect.
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    SHOWCASE ANNOUNCES THRILLING FALL SCHEDULE WITH MUST-SEE DRAMAS, OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD BLOCKBUSTER FILMS, AND RETURNING SMASH-HIT SERIES

    Bold New Dramas The Sinner and Marvel’s Runaways Debut Along With the Season Four Premiere of Critically Acclaimed Series Transparent

    Epic Star Wars Movie Marathon Begins This Thanksgiving Weekend

    Original Hit Sci-Fi Drama Travelers, High-Flying Series Supergirl, Gripping Fan Favourite Mr. Robot and Terrifying Anthology Series Channel Zero All Return with New Seasons

    Toronto, Canada – Showcase announced today premiere dates for its show-stopping fall programming lineup featuring premium dramatic series helmed by award-winning casts and industry-leading creators. From beloved series franchises and movies that will take viewers to a galaxy far, far, away, to critically acclaimed series and compelling Canadian original storytelling, Showcase continues its momentum as the year’s #1 Entertainment Specialty station.* Aligned with its premium fall slate, Showcase will be available for a month-long National Free Preview from September 30 to October 31.

    Executive producer and star Jessica Biel kicks off the powerhouse schedule with thrilling new limited series The Sinner debuting Monday, August 21 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Based on the international bestselling novel of the same name, the eight-episode thriller follows a young mother (Jessica Biel) who, when overcome by an inexplicable fit of rage, commits a startling act of violence and to her horror has no idea why. The event launches an inverted and utterly surprising crime thriller whose driving force is not the “who” or the “what” – but the “why.” An investigator (Bill Pullman) finds himself obsessed with uncovering the woman’s buried motive. Together, they travel a harrowing journey into the depths of her psyche and the violent secrets hidden in her past.

    Also this fall, new buzzworthy series Marvel’s Runaways premieres Sunday, November 26 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The 10-episode series follows a group of six diverse teenagers who can barely stand each other but who must unite against a common foe – their parents. Based on the Marvel comic books, the action series explores the younger side of the Marvel Universe in a coming of age action tale starring Rhenzy Feliz, Lyrica Okano, Virginia Gardner, Ariela Barer, Gregg Sulkin, Allegra Acosta, Annie Wersching, Ryan Sands, Angel Parker, Ever Carradine, James Marsters, Kevin Weisman, Brigid Brannagh, James Yaegashi, Brittany Ishibashi, and Kip Pardue.

    Then, from acclaimed creator Jill Soloway comes the Canadian broadcast premiere of the fourth season of Amazon Studios’ Transparent, debuting Friday, September 29 at 9 p.m. ET/PT with two back-to-back episodes. The Golden Globe®-winning series follows the life of retired college professor and transgender woman Mort Pfefferman (Golden Globe-winner Jeffrey Tambor) who tells his family his lifelong secret that he will live openly as a woman named Maura. But as Maura starts anew, she can’t escape the messy lives of her three grown children and a larger-than-life ex-wife with challenges of her own. This season, the family embarks on a spiritual and political journey as they dig deep into their family’s history. Maura heads to Israel to speak at a conference and makes a startling discovery, but before long, the rest of the family joins her for an explosive adventure. Adrift in the desert, Maura, Ali (Gaby Hoffmann), Sarah (Amy Landecker), Josh (Jay Duplass) and Shelly (Judith Light) ultimately set off on their own paths to find acceptance, love, and truth. Fans can watch the first three seasons of Transparent Fridays at 9 p.m. ET on Showcase leading up to the season four premiere. Click HERE to watch the season four trailer.

    As previously announced, Corus secured the exclusive Canadian broadcast rights to one of the most celebrated and phenomenally successful movie franchises of all time – Star Wars. This Thanksgiving weekend (October 6-9), six films in the revered franchise will make their network debut during an astronomical movie marathon including Star Wars: A New Hope, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, and Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. Further broadcast details will be announced at a later date.

    The fall schedule continues with the season three premiere of Showcase’s #1 series***, Supergirl on Monday, October 9 at 8 p.m. ET. Born on the planet Krypton, Kara Zor-El (Melissa Benoist) escaped its destruction years ago. Since arriving on Earth, she’s been hiding the powers she shares with her famous cousin. Now at age 24, Kara Danvers decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be.

    Then, Showcase’s original time-travelling drama created by Brad Wright and #1 new specialty series last fall**, Travelers returns with the highly-anticipated season two premiere on Monday, October 16 at 9 p.m. ET. This season, FBI Special Agent Grant MacLaren (Eric McCormack) and his team of time-travelling specialists attempt to navigate their 21st century lives while tasked with the mission of saving the future from a dystopian existence. The Travelers will face their most difficult obstacles yet, including the Faction, a deadly virus, and a mysterious new Traveler (Enrico Colantoni), all while continuing to live the everyday lives of the present-day host bodies over which they’ve taken. Along with McCormack and Colantoni, Travelers features an all-star Canadian cast including MacKenzie Porter, Patrick Gilmore, Jared Abrahamson, Nesta Cooper, and Reilly Dolman. Click HERE to watch the season two teaser.

    Showcase’s slate of premium dramas continues this October with the season three premiere of critically-acclaimed hacker series, Mr. Robot. Starring Emmy®-winner Rami Malek and Golden Globe-winner Christian Slater, the edge-of-your-seat drama welcomes Emmy-winner Bobby Cannavale this season as Irving, a laconic, no-nonsense, used car salesman. BD Wong also returns as a series regular for his role as Whiterose, the leader of the Dark Army, a Chinese-based hacking organization.

    Rounding out the schedule is a chilling new installment of the critically-acclaimed anthology, Channel Zero. This fall, the series continues with another terrifying viral internet tale. Written and executive produced by Nick Antosca, Channel Zero: No-End House centres on Margot Sleator (Amy Forsyth), a young woman who visits an eerie house of horrors featuring a series of disturbing rooms, each more frightening than the last. Upon returning home, she discovers that everything has changed.

    Further broadcast details for Mr. Robot and Channel Zero will be announced at a later date. Please visit showcase.ca for show schedules, exclusive clips, interviews, and more.

    http://www.corusent.com/news/showcas...sh-hit-series/

    Recap...

    - The Sinner debuting Monday, August 21 at 10 p.m. (premiered Aug 2 on USA)
    - Transparent, season 4, debuting Friday, September 29 at 9 p.m. (premieres Sept 22 on Amazon Video)
    - Supergirl on Monday, October 9 at 8 p.m. (simulcast The CW)
    - Travelers season two premiere on Monday, October 16 at 9 p.m.
    - Marvel’s Runaways premieres Sunday, November 26 at 10 p.m. (premieres Nov 21 on Hulu)

    - USA Network just announced "october" for Mr. Robot S3. Edit: Oct 11 on USA
    - Syfy just announced "october" for Channel Zero S3.
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    Here are some additional links to fall programming announcements from the Corus specialty channels.

    HGTV
    http://www.corusent.com/news/home-ma...ramming-slate/


    Food Network Canada
    http://www.corusent.com/news/food-ne...er-fall-slate/


    In other related specialty news, CMT is dropping music video programming from its schedule effective this week starting on Monday.
    http://www.fyimusicnews.ca/articles/...-country-music

    In all honesty, it was only a matter of time. Just about nearly all of the original specialty channels that played music videos since launching on the air have resorted to generic reality and entertainment shows.

    Last but not least, it looks like Showcase is now adding sitcoms to their schedule, as they will now be running season 1 of the CBS sitcom Superior Donuts. Although it's not going to be airing in a regular timeslot that will be easy to find; it will be serving more as filler in between blockbuster movies and will be airing in random timeslots all throughout the week. The pilot episode makes its Showcase debut next Saturday morning (September 2) at 8:30am. Some episodes will also be presented at 5:30am.

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    W network finished showing season 1 of Mozart in the Jungle last week but i can't see season 2 on the schedule. Anyone know when it is returning?

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    CMT appears to be the new Canadian broadcaster for Jimmy Kimmel Live - their only new acquisition so far this fall.

    Bell Media has dropped the rights after three years where it aired on Comedy, along with next day encores on MUCH. Episodes begin airing on Monday, September 18 at 11:35pm in simulcast with ABC.

    Of the current American latenight talk shows, this is the only one that has been bounced around different Canadian networks since its debut in 2003. It started off on Citytv where it ran until 2009, then moved to independent broadcasters, starting with the former SUN TV channel for one year followed by CHCH (Channel Zero) and CHEK from 2010 to 2012. During that time, it also had second window runs on Blue Ant Media-owned former specialty channel Bite. Rogers then reacquired the broadcast rights for City and that lasted two years, before moving over to Comedy in 2014.

    Seems like Corus is trying to reposition CMT as an alternative to Comedy Network and Much, having scrapped all music video programming in favor of sitcom rerun marathons. The only problem is that it's essentially become a zombie channel, with no original or acquired, first run programming.

    Given Kimmel's ratings relative to the other talk shows, this serves as nothing more than cheap filler to supplement the rest of their schedule - it probably cost them very little to acquire the rights.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lostjon View Post
    Rogers then reacquired the broadcast rights for City and that lasted two years, before moving over to Comedy in 2014.
    Kimmel used to start at 0:05am, then mid-season, ABC swapped its timeslot with Nightline, Kimmel now starting at 11:35pm. Rogers decided to delay it to midnight, losing its simsub opportunity, instead of cutting down CityNews Toronto from 1 hour to 35 minutes. And yes, that idiotic decision also affected City Montreal, meaning we were stuck with Murdoch reruns 11pm to midnight. Little problem was their Cancon quota, they could have swap a 7pm or 7:30pm edition of Modern Family with any 30-mins cancon show, but never did. Kimmel was eventually dropped at the end of the contract.

    Quote Originally Posted by lostjon View Post
    The only problem is that it's essentially become a zombie channel, with no original or acquired, first run programming.
    According to CRTC financial data, CMT dropped from 9.9M subs in 2015 to 6.2M in 2016, and still managed to make $6.2M profits.
    As for W Network, subscribers number is freefalling and is down to 5.7M in 2016, but advertisers keeps paying $51-52M per year, which is not the case with CMT with $17M. I still think ABC/CMT's Nashville could have find a niche place on that channel, but the owners decided to turn it into a zombie channel instead... oh well... enjoy the few millions of dollars in effortless profits before cable providers decide to drop it.
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    So Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is now on W, Friday at 8pm for the new season.

 

 

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