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New channel launches in Canada

New channel launches in Canada | Media News in Canda | Scoop.it

PunchMuch is getting a revamp, and skewing a little younger. Bell Media announced Thursday that the former all-request music video channel has been renamed Juicebox, and offers videos aimed at the preteen set, and parents who want family-friendly content on the small screen.

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Castle First Look: Beckett Faces PTSD As a Sniper Rampages Through NYC

Castle First Look: Beckett Faces PTSD As a Sniper Rampages Through NYC | Media News in Canda | Scoop.it

Beckett will finally be forced to face her PTSD head-on in Monday's episode of Castle. When a sniper begins taking out New York City citizens at random, Beckett (Stana Katic) will begin to relive her own experience of being shot by a sniper in the Season 3 finale. As the case heats up, she'll become more unstable, forcing her to confront her "lost" memories after the shooting.

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Simon Cowell Picks Up Nearly 300K Twitter Followers in a Day

Simon Cowell Picks Up Nearly 300K Twitter Followers in a Day | Media News in Canda | Scoop.it

The "X Factor" judge, who joined the social networking site Wednesday afternoon, also has engaged in some friendly rivalry with Piers Morgan. A day after joining Twitter, Simon Cowell already has a huge following.

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Fear and loathing in land of television sports ratings

Fear and loathing in land of television sports ratings | Media News in Canda | Scoop.it

Looking to chill a room of happy broadcast-industry folk? Bring up the subject of the portable people meter (PPM), a pager-sized device that picks up encoded signals from nearby TVs and radios.

Specifically, ask them how they feel about the sample sizes used to produce Canadian broadcast ratings. Then, stand back.

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'Grey's Anatomy': Nia Vardalos and Peri Gilpin to Guest Star (Exclusive)

'Grey's Anatomy': Nia Vardalos and Peri Gilpin to Guest Star (Exclusive) | Media News in Canda | Scoop.it

A new pair of sisters will be joining Meredith and Lexie on Grey's Anatomy. My Big Fat Greek Wedding star Nia Vardalos and Frasier's Peri Gilpin will guest star on an episode of the ABC medical drama, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively.

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'The Big Bang Theory's' Female Evolution

'The Big Bang Theory's' Female Evolution | Media News in Canda | Scoop.it

The Big Bang Theory’s recent female infusion comes to a head Thursday when Amy goes on a date with Stuart, forcing Sheldon to explore what jealousy is and what it means when it comes to the nature of his relationship with his female counterpart.

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Bravo to the HFPA for Bringing Back Ricky Gervais as Golden Globes Host (Opinion)

Bravo to the HFPA for Bringing Back Ricky Gervais as Golden Globes Host (Opinion) | Media News in Canda | Scoop.it

Kudos to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for asking Ricky Gervais to host the Golden Globe Awards for a third consecutive year, even after he blisteringly insulted them and many of their guests at last year's ceremony. To be perfectly honest, I didn't think they had it in them.

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2012 Grey Cup crosses paths with 2011 Vanier Cup

2012 Grey Cup crosses paths with 2011 Vanier Cup | Media News in Canda | Scoop.it

A reception to celebrate the 100th Grey Cup festival, which will take place at the same time and in the same city as the 2011 Vanier Cup, may have caught CIS officials off-guard, but they say the timing won’t affect the biggest game in Canadian university football.

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Cartt.ca IN-DEPTH: Bell Media's Kevin Crull says he'd buy CTV all over again

Cartt.ca IN-DEPTH: Bell Media's Kevin Crull says he'd buy CTV all over again | Media News in Canda | Scoop.it

LAST YEAR AT THIS time, Kevin Crull was into week three of his transition from long-time telecom executive to the leader of the largest Canadian broadcasting company.

Now president of Bell Media, the company which owns the CTV and CTV2 conventional TV networks, 29 specialty channels including market leader TSN, 33 radio stations and the Sympatico.ca portal, Crull came over from Bell Canada’s telco side, having run Bell Residential Services for five years. For a decade prior to that he was a senior executive with AT&T and US West.

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Robin Williams talks drugs on Discovery’s ‘Curiosity’ — EXCLUSIVE OUTTAKES | EW.com

Robin Williams talks drugs on Discovery’s ‘Curiosity’ — EXCLUSIVE OUTTAKES | EW.com | Media News in Canda | Scoop.it

This Sunday, Discovery airs the season finale of Curiosity, and it may have saved the best for last with the episode “Your Body on Drugs.” Robin Williams narrates what the network calles"a candid, shocking and sometimes sobering journey into the psychophysiology of psychotropic drugs."

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'No More Kardashian' Petition Aims to Remove Family's Series From E!

'No More Kardashian' Petition Aims to Remove Family's Series From E! | Media News in Canda | Scoop.it

Apparently, Kim Kardashian has “blacktresses” mad with her over her part in Tyler Perry’s new movie, The Marriage Counselor. And plenty of detractors are accusing her of a disrespect for the sanctity of marriage or an alleged wedding hoax after she filed for divorce from her husband of 72 days, Kris Humphries, on Oct. 31.

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TSN: More than seven million viewers tune into CFL playoff contests

TSN: More than seven million viewers tune into CFL playoff contests | Media News in Canda | Scoop.it

The opening round of the CFL playoffs drew plenty of television interest Sunday.The Hamilton Tiger-Cats' 52-44 overtime win over the Montreal Alouettes in the East Division semifinal attracted an average audience exceeding 1.6-million viewers on TSN and RDS, according to overnight data from BBM Canada. That made the CFL contest the second-most watched television program on Sunday following The Amazing Race, which drew 2.3-million viewers on CTV.

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Kim Kardashian-Kris Humphries Breakup Boosts Entertainment News Show Ratings

Kim Kardashian-Kris Humphries Breakup Boosts Entertainment News Show Ratings | Media News in Canda | Scoop.it

Whether or not Kim Kardashian’s brief marriage to Kris Humphries was a publicity stunt to pump up her reality show ratings or the heartbreaker she claims, the break-up clearly served provided a ratings tonic for most of the high profile TV magazine shows.

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'W5' profiles baffling teen case

'W5' profiles baffling teen case | Media News in Canda | Scoop.it

The long-running W5, which airs Saturdays on CTV, takes a documentary-style look at the disappearance of Mariam Makhniashvili this weekend. The doc was produced with the full co-operation of Toronto police investigators, who remain determined to find out what happened.

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Roving idiot back in action

Roving idiot back in action | Media News in Canda | Scoop.it

The Twonk is back. Karl Pilkington, that is, the hapless global traveller of An Idiot Abroad fame and misfortune.In that rousingly funny - if politically incorrect - travel series, Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant sent their reluctant friend on an ill-fated odyssey to see the Seven Wonders of the World in a bid, as Gervais famously put it, "to see if in any way we can change his outlook on the world."

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'X Factor' Results: Stacy Francis Sings Goodbye (Video)

'X Factor' Results: Stacy Francis Sings Goodbye (Video) | Media News in Canda | Scoop.it

After throwing a rock-themed week in which very few of them actually rocked, the X Factor went into Thursday's results show to see who America would punish for not bringing it on Wednesday.

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'Dancing With the Stars': Ricki Lake and Derek Hough Prepare for 'Amicable Divorce'

'Dancing With the Stars': Ricki Lake and Derek Hough Prepare for 'Amicable Divorce' | Media News in Canda | Scoop.it

Ricki Lake was happy about making it to the finale backstage at Dancing With the Stars on Tuesday, but she won't be playing any tiny violins when her tenure on the series ends next week. "He's my husband," Lake said, clutching partner Derek Hough, "but we're about to go through an amicable divorce. It will all be OK."

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Why Regis Philbin Is Saying Farewell to 'Live!': Inside the Talk Show Host's Departure

Why Regis Philbin Is Saying Farewell to 'Live!': Inside the Talk Show Host's Departure | Media News in Canda | Scoop.it

Sources reveal to THR the reasons why Philbin is actually leaving his series after more than 20 years at the helm of the morning talker.

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New route, new floats and a special guest

New route, new floats and a special guest | Media News in Canda | Scoop.it

Spirits will be twice as bright this year as Mrs. Claus joins her husband for the first time in his annual parade through the heart of Toronto. St. Nick’s better half will have her very own float in the 107th annual parade, which will take a new route this Sunday, Nov. 20.

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Jerry Seinfeld Talks About Taking Over for Regis Philbin's on 'Live!' (Video)

Jerry Seinfeld Talks About Taking Over for Regis Philbin's on 'Live!' (Video) | Media News in Canda | Scoop.it

While a permanent host replacement for Live! to take over when Regis Philbin exits the show on Nov. 19 has not been announced, Kelly Ripa will not be alone.

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'American Pie's' Natasha Lyonne Earns Praise for Portrayal of Mental Patient on 'Law & Order: SVU' (Video)

'American Pie's' Natasha Lyonne Earns Praise for Portrayal of Mental Patient on 'Law & Order: SVU' (Video) | Media News in Canda | Scoop.it

American Pie star Natasha Lyonne hit the small screen Wednesday night in NBC's Law & Order: SVU. The actress -- who returns to the big screen in the fourth American Pie film, American Reunion, next year -- played an alleged rape victim who turned out to be a patient in a psychiatric hospital.

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'South Park' Renewed for Three More Seasons

'South Park' Renewed for Three More Seasons | Media News in Canda | Scoop.it

The Comedy Central series, from Trey Parker and Matt Stone, will remain on the air through 2016. The deal for three additional seasons, which would have cable's longest-running animated series hitting a 20th season, means Parker and Stone will continue on with the show, continuing to write, direct and edit every episode.

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Triumphant move to daytime TV

Triumphant move to daytime TV | Media News in Canda | Scoop.it

Nobody's ever going to confuse Anderson Cooper with Oprah. Even so, the veteran combat reporter and news anchor - five years with ABC, and another 10 with CNN - has pulled off the improbable, if not impossible.

Anderson, his eponymous syndicated daytime talk show that debuted on Sept. 12, the day after the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, is now one of daytime TV's most-watched talk shows, not just in the U.S., but here in Canada, where it's pulling in an average 469,000 viewers a day for CTV.

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2011 Media Players Shortlist: Bell Media | Marketing Magazine

After its acquisition of CTV, today Bell Media is a formidable player on the media scene

It officially came into existence on April 1, but Bell Media wasn’t fooling anybody. Everybody in media already knew that this “fledgling” company, housing a collection of some of the country’s leading broadcast assets (CTV, TSN, MuchMusic, Toronto’s CHUM-FM) and their attendant digital properties, and boasting unfettered access to the technological acumen of its parent company, would be a formidable force.

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Chelsea Handler Inks New Two-Year Deal With E!

Chelsea Handler Inks New Two-Year Deal With E! | Media News in Canda | Scoop.it

E! is staying in business with Chelsea Handler.

Under the new two-year deal, Handler will continue serving as host and executive producer of Chelsea Lately through 2014 as well as developing and producing shows via her Borderline Amazing Productions shingle

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