The entertainment website TMZ and Warner Bros. International Television, has struck a deal with Canadian broadcaster CTV to provide the network with multiplatform content, including exclusive TMZ-branded material to air on CTV’s Star! entertainment cable network and CTV.ca.
The deal is effective Sept. 10, the same day TMZ is launching in first-run syndication in the United States by Warner. CTV will air its own version called Scoop: TMZ.
This comes as CanWest Global is relaunching its CH over-the-air channels (including flagship CHCH-TV in Hamilton, Ontario – which is re-branded locally as CHCH News) as E! in a deal with Comcast’s E! networks, effective today.