Classic game show to get Canadian version. But I have news about James Holzhauer! (keep reading below; does contains spoilers.) Question: What American game show in getting its own version in another country? Show me Canada! Good answer. Fremantle Media and the CBC announced Wednesday it is launching a new prime-time version of Family Feud north of the border this […]
Also: New host of Check Please is a familiar name; Chicago radio still playing R. Kelly’s music; Peoria public radio in trouble; CBC cancels arts show who visited Chicago In a mind-numbing move, ABC announced Wednesday it was expanding Good Morning America to three hours. Only problem is… the extension is airing at Noon Chicago time, 1 p.m. Eastern time […]
Will Rogers bid on more U.S. shows? That’s the question many media watchers are asking now that Canadian cable giant Rogers Communications has bought the five CityTV stations from CTVglobemedia, thanks to a forced divestiture by the CRTC after CTV bought Chum, Ltd, the former owners of CityTV. Rogers is buying CityTV formatted stations in Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, and […]
Private Canadian broadcaster CTV has acquired the rights to air NFL games for a three-year term, beginning this fall. The Canadian NFL package was previously held by Global, another private-owned broadcaster. The deal includes the next three Super Bowls, all playoff games, and the weekly 1 p.m. regular season game, which usually features teams in American border cities (mainly the […]
Private Canadian broadcasters (CTV, Global) are drawing more viewers for American fare like American Idol, but it is costing more, and it’s hitting them in the pocketbook. Not surprisingly, Canadian broadcasting advocacy groups aren’t happy with the continuing influx of American shows.