May 4, 2015
Astral Out of Home Wins Indoor Advertising Contract for Halifax Stanfield International Airport
4, 2015) – Astral Out of Home, a division of Bell Media and one of Canada’s leading
out-of-home advertising companies, announced it is expanding its operations to Atlantic
Canada after having been awarded the indoor advertising contract for Halifax Stanfield
International Airport. The 10-year contract, effective May 1, is part of an ongoing,
cross-country development program for Astral’s airport network.
“We are absolutely
thrilled to become the exclusive partner of Halifax Stanfield International Airport
for its indoor advertising program,” said Luc Quétel, President, Astral Out of Home.
“The Halifax airport is a key venue that offers great opportunities for clients
in this market. We are looking forward to collaborating with other Bell companies,
including Bell Aliant and CTV, to bring travelers a unique airport experience while
also providing the best advertising platform for our clients."
“It is very exciting
to have the opportunity to work with the dynamic team at Halifax Stanfield International
Airport,” said Benjamin Mathieu, Director, Business Development, Transportation
& Technologies, Astral Out of Home. “We are committed to our investment in this
airport and will be offering an innovative line of digital advertising products
scheduled for completion this fall.”
Halifax International Airport Authority President & CEO added, “We are equally
delighted to enter into this new agreement with Astral Out of Home. The new technology
and innovation that Astral will bring to Halifax Stanfield aligns perfectly with
our efforts to continually enhance the overall experience of our passengers and
visitors. We believe this partnership is
truly win-win for the airport and its customers as well as Astral Out of Home.”
Serving 49 non-stop
destinations, Halifax Stanfield International Airport is the largest airport in
the Atlantic provinces, with passenger traffic of over 3.6 million in 2014. The
airport is a major player in the economy of Nova Scotia and Atlantic Canada, generating
more than 5,700 jobs and injecting some $1.3 billion into the region’s economy each
awarded to Astral Out of Home calls for a progressive increase in the number of
advertising faces, introduction of digital products, and a significant media creativity
initiative inside the airport terminal. Astral Out of Home will also introduce its
AeroTv concept to the Halifax Stanfield International Airport. AeroTv is a one-of-a-kind
digital network that broadcasts exclusive programming focused on entertainment and
relaxation, featuring news, sports, weather, fashion, comedy, movies, culture, and
more. AeroTv content for the airport will be created in partnership with CTV Atlantic.
May 4, 2015
Noel Gallagher Looks Back in Anger on the BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE Season as a Guest Analyst, Today at 2:30 p.m. ET on TSN5
4, 2015) – Rock icon, die-hard footy fan, and lifelong Manchester City supporter
Noel Gallagher steps offstage to join TSN’s BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE pre-game
show as a special guest analyst, airing today (Monday, May 4) at 2:30 p.m. ET
joins TSN’s acclaimed soccer panel of host Luke Wileman and analysts Jason deVos and Kristian Jack to break down the
biggest stories of the current BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE season. The live
broadcast leads into the BPL ON TSN
matchup featuring Arsenal vs. Hull City, airing today (Monday, May 4) at 3 p.m.
ET on TSN5.
to his appearance as a guest analyst on TSN’s BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE pre-game
show, the former Oasis bandleader sits down for a one-on-one interview on OFF THE RECORD,
airing today (Monday, May 4) at 5 p.m. ET on TSN. Gallagher joins host Michael
Landsberg for a wide-ranging conversation to discuss his life, career, and
passionate soccer fandom.
Gallagher’s appearances on TSN’s BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE pre-game show and OFF
THE RECORD will be available for streaming on TSN.ca.
for some of the most iconic rock anthems of the last 20 years, Gallagher has
returned to the stage this year for a worldwide concert tour in support of
Chasing Yesterday, the second album from his current solo project, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.
May 4, 2015
KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS: ABOUT BRUCE TWO-PART SPECIAL TO AIR ON E!
CA – May 4, 2015 – E! will present a new two-part special “Keeping Up with the Kardashians: About Bruce” that captures intimate conversations
and intensely emotional moments that Bruce Jenner has with his Kardashian family
as they discuss his transition. The special
will take an earnest look at the family’s struggle to process their own feelings
as they work through hearing from Bruce directly about finally living life as the
person he’s always known himself to be.
“Keeping Up with the Kardashians:
About Bruce” will premiere Sunday, May 17 at 9:00pm ET/PT, with part two
following on Monday, May 18 at 9:00pm ET/PT on E! The special will also air on the
E! channels internationally.
In the special
Kris, Kourtney, Kim, Khloé, Kendall, Kylie and Scott speak candidly with Bruce,
ask many questions and begin to understand the tough journey he’s been on his entire
life. Through difficult and direct conversations,
the family’s unfiltered reactions are surprising, thoughtful and ultimately compassionate
and supportive. Through sharing their own family’s story, the Kardashians are hoping
to help other families experiencing the same thing. The special also includes family home video footage
that reminds viewers and the family of the special times they spent with Bruce as
a father, husband and friend, and serves as inspiration for the memories they’ll
create as Bruce lives his “new normal.”
The special is
produced by Bunim/Murray Productions, a company that has documented LGBT stories
for more than 20 years, and by Ryan Seacrest Productions. Bruce Jenner serves as
Executive Producer, and Jonathan Murray, Gil Goldschein, Jeff Jenkins and Farnaz
Farjam serve as Executive Producers for Bunim/Murray Productions. Ryan Seacrest
serves as Executive Producer for Ryan Seacrest Productions. Kris Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian
West and Khloé Kardashian also serve as Executive Producers.
May 1, 2015
Dangerous, Fearless, and Bold – Discovery’s DEADLIEST CATCH Returns to Treacherous Waters with Special Two-Hour Premiere, May 5
1, 2015) – Just another day at the office?! Fearless seafaring captains are set
to return for another season on the Bering Sea’s unpredictable waters, risking
life and limb in one of the world’s most dangerous jobs – crab fishing. It’s
man vs. the sea as the 11th season of the 13-time Emmy Award-winning series DEADLIEST
CATCH shoves off with a two-hour special episode, Tuesday, May 5 at 10 p.m.
ET/PT on Discovery. As the battle for Bering Sea crab continues, the courageous
captains must lean on their brethren to survive. But just how far will they
push their crabbing brotherhood to the edge before things fall overboard?
anticipation of the 11th season, DAILY PLANET goes behind-the-scenes with the
crew of DEADLIEST CATCH during “Insane Jobs Week”, Tuesday, May 5 at 7 p.m. ET on
Discovery. In addition, viewers can catch missed episodes following their
television broadcast on discovery.ca.
two-hour Season 11 premiere of DEADLIEST CATCH, after years of keeping a lid on
Bairdi crab quota, new government regulations have increased the inventory by
400 percent. These changes mean the potential for huge paydays for captains and
crew. But it's first come, first serve on the Bairdi grounds, forcing everyone
to risk it all to grab their piece of the bounty.
Northwestern, the Bairdi bump won't just bring profit for the ever-controlling
Captain Sig Hansen, it brings opportunity and a bigger stake in the claim for
his brother Edgar. But will Sig loosen the reins on his aging crew? For
Deckhand Jake Anderson, this season is a fight to prove to the world – and
himself – his worth as a fisherman, father, and captain. Meanwhile on the
Cornelia Marie, Josh Harris is trying to step out of his father's shadow, the
late Captain Phil Harris, and earn the respect of his crew. But first, he needs
to get out of the dock since his boat's engine won't start.
fisherman returns to Dutch Harbor, Alaska with a renewed hope to prove they
belong among the brotherhood of the Bering Sea. For Wild Bill of the Cape
Caution, it's about accepting his son for who really he is. On the Time Bandit,
Johnathan Hillstrand must overcome his health and family issues, along with his
substantial boat repair bills to turn his business around with a new group of
young guns. On The Wizard, Captain Keith Colburn must re-examine his idea of
the ultimate deckhand as he goes through several crewmen. And for Elliott
Neese, it's the need to bridge the gap between his dreams of having a family
and a successful business. But will he be able to put his old demons to rest?
April 30, 2015
BCE announces election of directors
MONTRÉAL, April 30, 2015 /CNW Telbec/
- BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company, today announced
that shareholders voted in favour of all items of business put forth by BCE at the
company's Annual and General Shareholder Meeting today in Toronto, including the re-election of the Directors by a majority
of the votes cast by shareholders present or represented by proxy:
Barry K. Allen
Ronald A. Brenneman
Robert E. Brown
George A. Cope
David F. Denison
Robert P. Dexter
Gordon M. Nixon
Thomas C. O'Neill
(Chair of the
Robert C. Simmonds
Paul R. Weiss
biographies, please visit
BCE.ca. Information regarding all matters subject to a vote during
BCE's Annual and General Shareholder meeting is available on Sedar.com.
April 30, 2015
Réseau de transport de la Capitale Enters into Major Business Agreement With Astral Out of Home
(April 30, 2015) - The Réseau de transport de la Capitale (RTC) and Astral Out
of Home, a division of Bell Media, announced today a major, 10-year business
agreement for transit shelter and bus advertising space management and user
experience enhancement, effective July 1.
board of directors is thrilled by this agreement, as it aligns with our
objectives, namely to better serve the needs of our clientele and secure new
business income sources that will support the RTC’s future growth,” said Rémy
Normand, Chairman of the Board.
proud to have been selected by the RTC as part of a rigorous selection process
and look forward to leveraging our innovative vision, creativity, and extensive
experience to the benefit of its clients,” added Luc Quétel, President, Astral
Out of Home. This partnership will also enable us to create unique opportunities
for advertisers in the Québec City market, and reinforces Bell’s strong bond
with the city as an economic, media, technology, and cultural vector.”
Innovation serving clients
partnership between the private sector and a public transportation corporation
presents a new business model in Canada that benefits clients, taxpayers, and
BusFlash system in city buses and 20% of the transit shelters will provide
five-minute video news updates via smartphones
70 digital touch screens installed in bus shelters will provide useful
information to users
innovations will be made possible thanks to Bell's LTE wireless and fibre optic
Installation of a heating system in 10 bus shelters
Management of the advertising transit shelter maintenance program
this agreement, Québec City’s public transit experience will become a more
attractive option, at no cost to taxpayers,” concluded Mr. Normand. “The RTC’s
board of directors is very pleased with this agreement.”
April 30, 2015
Hockey Wives and Game of Homes Marathons Bring the Seasons to an End on W Network
2015 – Toronto, Canada) – W Network celebrates the season finale of two fan
favourite series, Game of Homes and Hockey Wives, with back-to-back episode
marathons beginning this weekend.
Catch up on
all the best moments from W Network’s biggest game show in network history with
the Game of Homes marathon on Saturday, May 2, with the first episode beginning
at 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. ET/PT. The season finale live reveal airs on Tuesday, May
5 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
also “win with Game of Homes” by entering an online contest
for their chance to win $500. The contest ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May
of the action off the ice? Catch up on Hockey Wives from the beginning on Wednesday,
May 6 starting at 3 p.m. ET/PT, with the season finale airing at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
marathon, fans will get a glimpse at the real stars of the series, the Dogs of Hockey
Wives. Follow the hash tag #hockeydogs on Twitter and Instagram to see photos
of the wives with their furry cast mates.
April 30, 2015
ORPHAN BLACK Season 3 Premiere Becomes Most-Watched Episode Ever with Nearly 700,000 Viewers
(April 30, 2015) – #HolyDoodle!
The multi-channel Season 3 premiere event of Space Canadian original series ORPHAN
BLACK on April 18 drew a combined audience of 697,000 viewers to Space, CTV,
Bravo, and MTV, making it the most-watched episode of the series ever, final
audience data from Numeris confirms. The combined premiere reached 1.9 million
viewers. ORPHAN BLACK was also the #1entertainment program of the day on
English Canadian television in the key A25-54 and A18-49 demos. Numeris also
confirms that 261,000 viewers tuned in to Space’s broadcast, making Space the
#1 specialty network in its Saturday 9 p.m. ET timeslot.
following the Season 3 premiere of ORPHAN BLACK, the series premiere of Space
insider program INNERSPACE: AFTER THE BLACK also made waves with 115,000
viewers tuning in to the all-new after-show. ORPHAN BLACK airs Saturdays at 9
p.m. ET, exclusively on Space. For those yet to get caught up on ORPHAN BLACK, Seasons
1 and 2 are available now on CraveTVTM.
On the next
episode of ORPHAN BLACK, “Formalized, Complex, and Costly” (Saturday, May 2 at
9 p.m. ET), Leda and Castor are both on the hunt for original clone DNA. Mark
and Gracie pursue new leads to find the samples that might set them free, while
Art and Sarah reunite to track them down. Meanwhile, Cosima and Scott try to
learn more about Castor’s biology, and Alison’s new money-making venture is
going gangbusters. A shocking revelation about the Castor-Leda connection
leaves the sisters reeling, just before Sarah witnesses a deadly Prolethean-Castor
face-off. For a sneak peek at next week’s episode, click here.
On the next
episode of INNERSPACE: AFTER THE BLACK (Saturday, May 2 at 10 p.m. ET), INNERSPACE
hosts Ajay Fry and Morgan Hoffman sit down with ORPHAN BLACK co-creators,
writer Graeme Manson and director John Fawcett, to dissect the events that
transpired in the third episode of Season 3, and to chat about what viewers can
expect from the remainder of the season. In the following week’s episode, Ajay
and Morgan get an insider look at how multiple clone scenes are made as they
chat with clone doubles Kathryn Alexandre and Nick Abraham.
is executive produced by Ivan Schneeberg and David Fortier (Being Erica, X
COMPANY), Graeme Manson (Cube, FLASHPOINT), and John Fawcett (SPARTACUS, Ginger
Snaps). The series is co-created by Manson and Fawcett, with Manson also
serving as writer and Fawcett as director. BBC Worldwide distributes the series
internationally, reaching more than 170 countries.
is produced by Temple Street Productions in association with Space and BBC
America. Production Executive is Gosia Kamela. Tom Hastings is Director, Drama,
Independent Production, Bell Media. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President,
Independent Production, Bell Media. Tracey Pearce is Senior Vice-President,
Specialty and Pay. Phil King is President, CTV, Sports, and Entertainment
April 30, 2015
Twenty More Producers to Receive Mentoring through CMPA Program
2015, Ottawa - The Canadian Media Production Association (CMPA) is pleased to
announce its continued collaboration with Employment and Social Development
Canada (ESDC) and the launch of the 2015-16 edition of the Screen-based Media
hands-on training program, which emphasizes both management and technical
skills in the ever evolving screen-based content production industry, will
offer twenty emerging producers the opportunity to gain long term full-time
work experience. The placements are funded by the Government of Canada’s Youth
“We have been offering hands-on training
programs in collaboration with the Government since 1995, with great success,”
says Susanne Vaas, VP of Corporate and International Affairs, CMPA. “This
program has been instrumental in launching many producers’ careers in our
industry and over 85% of our alumni continue to work in the field.”
The CMPA is currently
accepting applications until August 17, 2015 or until funding remains
available. For application details and eligibility, visit our website.
April 29, 2015
TSN Delivers Expanded Multi-Feed Coverage of the 2015 IIHF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP Beginning May 1 as Sidney Crosby Leads Team Canada Against the World
(April 29, 2015) – TSN is bringing Canadians more coverage of the IIHF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP than ever
before, broadcasting 58 tournament games from May 1-17, live from the Czech
Republic. More than doubling the number of games that were broadcast last year,
TSN’s coverage marks a record number of IIHF World Championship games to be
ever broadcast in Canada. Coverage begins with Canada vs. Latvia on Friday (May
1) at 10 a.m. ET on TSN and TSN GO (click here
or see below for complete broadcast schedule).
complements its live coverage with same-day encore presentations of all Team
Canada games in primetime. TSN subscribers can also access live streaming and on
demand coverage of the network’s exclusive live coverage of the IIHF World
Championship through TSN GO.
Olympic gold medallist Sidney Crosby leads a star-studded Team Canada forward group
that includes Tyler Seguin, Claude Giroux, Matt Duchene, Taylor Hall, Jordan
Eberle, and Nathan MacKinnon and defencemen Aaron Ekblad and Dan Hamhuis. They
take the ice against a slate of international superstars including Jaromir Jagr
returning home to play for Czech Republic, defending IIHF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
gold medallist Russia’s Evgeni Malkin and Vladimir Tarasenko, and USA’s young
star and projected top draft pick Jack Eichel.
acclaimed broadcast team of play-by-play commentator Gord Miller and analyst Ray Ferraro call all Team Canada
and Group A games from Prague. They are joined by Bryan Mudryk, who delivers rink-side
reporting throughout the tournament and daily reports for SPORTSCENTRE and TIM HORTONS
THAT’S HOCKEY, and former Swiss Team National coach Sean Simpson, who will
provide colour commentary for select Group A games. Play-by-play commentator
Dennis Beyak and analyst Shane Hnidy
call Group B games from the broadcast booth in Ostrava.
network’s coverage from the TSN Studio is Rod Black. He is joined throughout
the tournament by analysts Bob Errey and Dave Reid and TSN’s Director of
Scouting Craig Button.
also visit TSN.ca for news, extended
highlights, must-see clips, ‘TSN Rewind’ videos replaying some of Team Canada’s
memorable moments, SPORTSCENTRE features, exclusive interviews, and more. Fans can
tune in to TSN Radio for coverage of Team
Canada’s games throughout the tournament, as well as news, updates, and
analysis from TSN’s best-in-class team of Hockey Insiders.
April 29, 2015
E! Orders Season 2 of Original Canadian Series CELEBRITY STYLE STORY
(April 29, 2015) – E! announced today that it has ordered a second season of
original Canadian pop-culture series CELEBRITY STYLE STORY from Calgary-based
Pyramid Productions. The 40-episode, 30-minute series, which begins production
in Toronto, Calgary, and Los Angeles this week, follows the chronological style
story of today’s hottest stars, charting their path from humble beginnings to
the glitz and glam of their red carpet looks. This season, CELEBRITY STYLE
STORY features A-listers Jennifer Lawrence, Tilda Swinton, Jared Leto, Anna
Kendrick, Matthew McConaughey, and Kerry Washington, as well as new themed
episodes focusing on awards shows, famous families, and couples. The experts
weighing in on the celebrities’ style this season include E!’s Tyrone Edwards, YouTuber Gigi Gorgeous, stylist Lindsay Albanese, fashion
blogger Heather Cocks,
STYLE STORY is set to premiere this Fall on E!. Distributed internationally by Thunderbird,
it also airs in over 35 countries including the U.S., France, Japan, Germany,
Switzerland, and Australia. To view episodes from the first season of CELEBRITY
STYLE STORY, visit eonline.ca.
STYLE STORY hits the mark for viewers as a fun, engaging, informative, and
trendy pop-culture series,” said Corrie Coe, Senior Vice-President, Independent
Production, Bell Media. “There’s a myriad of stylish celebrities to feature,
and we are looking forward to once again teaming up with Pyramid Productions to
delve into these unique style stories.”
really excited about “fash”-forwarding to Season 2 on E!. Our go-to gurus are
ready to talk street style and haute couture as we show and tell celebrity
fashion at its best and worst," said Kirstie McLellan Day, Executive
STYLE STORY features a panel of expert fashion stylists, designers, comedians,
and fashion journalists who weigh in on the celebrity’s looks and
transformation from each stage of their red hot careers. Season 2 panellists include:
writer Amanda Brooke Perrin
Fashion blogger and photographer Ania B.
Comedian and writer Ann T. Donohue
Canadian television host Elissa Lansdell
Fashion YouTube personality Gigi Gorgeous
Fashion writer and blogger Heather
Designer of Bustle Clothing Shawn
Fashion blogger Stephen Dimmick
Fashion commentators and designers The Style
Style expert, stylist, host, and blogger Sydne
Host of E! Tyrone Edwards
STYLE STORY is produced by Pyramid Productions in association with Bell Media.
Sheila Rae is Showrunner. Kirstie McLellan Day is Executive Producer. Kara
Haflidson is Production Executive for Bell Media. Corrie Coe is Senior
Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. Tracey Pearce is, Senior
Vice-President Specialty and Pay, Bell Media. Phil King is President, CTV,
Sports, and Entertainment Programming.
April 29, 2015
The CRTC is pursuing its efforts to modernize the communication system for Canadians
2015 – Ottawa–Gatineau – The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today
published its Three-Year Plan, setting out the key activities it intends to
undertake from 2015 to 2018.
will help Canadians prepare for the CRTC's upcoming activities and their
participation in public consultations.
planned activities that will ensure that Canadians have access to a world-class
communication system, the Three-Year Plan 2015–2018 incorporates:
the introduction of the revised framework established with the Let's Talk TV
initiative, which includes the development of a draft code to help
consumers make informed choices about their TV service providers and to make
the service agreements easier to understand
the review of basic
telecommunications services to ensure that Canadians have access to
world-class telecommunications services that will allow them to participate
actively in the digital economy
an assessment of the accessibility of mobile wireless handsets for Canadians
a review of the reliability of the 9-1-1 network in Canada
and of the next generation of 9-1-1 services
continued joint efforts between the CRTC and its partners, both in Canada and
abroad, to protect Canadians from unsolicited communications by telephone and by email, and
the continued implementation of the Voter Contact Registry.
forward-looking Three-Year Plan 2015–2018 reflects the CRTC's commitment to
implementing sound management practices and fulfilling its mandate in a
transparent and responsible manner.
The CRTC has
unveiled its Three-Year Plan 2015–2018, which provides information on its
upcoming activities to ensure that Canadians have access to a world-class
This document is strategically based on the Create, Connect and Protect pillars
and reflects the CRTC's commitment to implement sound management practices.
Canadians are invited to participate in the public consultations and hearings
that the CRTC will hold throughout the year.
The consultation and hearing dates are announced on the CRTC website.
“The Three-Year Plan
is the Commission's commitment to Canadians to pursue its efforts to modernize
the communication system. We plan to undertake a number of activities to enable
Canadians to step into the digital future with confidence and to ensure that
the communication system protects their health and safety.”
Jean-Pierre Blais, Chairman of the CRTC
April 29, 2015
SINKING SHIP ENTERTAINMENT AND DHX TELEVISION BRING PUPPETS TO LIFE AS PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY BEGINS ON PLAYDATE
29, 2015 – Sinking Ship Entertainment , recent recipients of three Daytime Emmy®
Awards, and DHX Television are pleased to announce the start of principal photography
on the new preschool series Playdate. A mix of live-action and the skilled puppeteering
of Dina and Frank Meschkuleit, the series showcases the unexpected adventures Jacob
and his friends’ stuffed animals encounter when they leave them alone. Playdate’s
first season will see 13 half-hour episodes and is slated to premiere on DHX Television’s
preschool channel which will be rebranded to Family Junior in Fall 2015.
exploring new ways to connect with preschoolers and the notion that toys come to
life when children aren’t looking is an enchanting and relatable premise for our
audience,” said Michael Goldsmith, Director, Original Programming, DHX Television.
“With the ample experience that Frank and Dina bring and with our award-winning
production partners at Sinking Ship at the helm, we’re confident this series will
capture the hearts of our young viewers and their families as they join the toys’
on their exciting escapades.”
is always on the look out for an exciting new production challenge and in Playdate
we’ve definitely found one! Cutting edge puppets from the whiz team of Frank and
Dina, a ground breaking multi-level set care of Ron Stefaniuk, plus children and
animals are sure to keep the ship bobbing for many months to come!” said J.J. Johnson,
Executive Producer/Series Director, Sinking Ship Entertainment.
Every child believes
their toys come to life when they’re not around and on Playdate, they really do!
Meet Mac, Sammy, Priscilla and Buckie – the beloved stuffed animals of Jacob and
his friends who venture out on their own playtime adventures when the children are
away. They do their best to complete the kids’ playtime adventures but usually end
up causing some kind of mess or chaos along the way. Since the kids can never know
their toys come to life, Mac, Sammy, Priscilla and Buckie have to finish their escapades
before the kids come back and make sure they’re exactly where they started off.
Luckily, Norman, the family dog, makes the perfect fall guy for any of their hijinks.
Millie Davis (Odd Squad, Orphan Black) as Molly; Scarlett Dovey (This is Scarlett
and Isaiah) as Gwen; and newcomers Aidan Wojtak-Hissong as Jacob and Nirvaan Kwan
by DHX Television, Playdate was created by Dina and Frank Meschkuleit. Frank is
one of Canada’s premier puppeteers with a wealth of knowledge having worked on popular
kids programs including Fraggle Rock, Toopy and Binoo and The Mighty Jungle. The
series was developed by J.J. Johnson and Christin Simms and is produced by Sinking
Ship Entertainment. Sinking Ship recently won three Daytime Emmy® Awards for children’s
series including Outstanding Pre-School Series for Dino Dan: Trek’s Adventures.
April 29, 2015
FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP™ TROPHY TOUR by COCA-COLA Touches Down at Bell Media Headquarters on Thursday, April 30 and Friday, May 1
(April 29, 2015) – As the official Canadian media partner of this summer’s FIFA
WOMEN’S WORLD CUP CANADA 2015™, Bell Media is excited to host the Toronto stop
of the FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP™ TROPHY
TOUR by COCA-COLA, which is now making its epic journey across Canada and
touching down in 12 cities over two months.
makes its Toronto stop at Bell Media’s 299 Queen Street West headquarters on Thursday,
April 30 from 5 – 9 p.m. ET and Friday, May 1 from 12 – 8 p.m. ET.
The Fan Experience
event gives fans the opportunity to have their photo taken with the FIFA
Women’s World Cup™ trophy, take their best shot against the Ultimate Goalie,
and cap off their experience with a perfectly served, ice-cold Coca-Cola, Coke
Zero, or Diet Coke; each in a specially designed, limited edition, collectible
aluminum bottle. For more information, free reserved tickets, and exciting
updates on the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ Trophy Tour by Coca-Cola, visit coca-cola.ca/trophytour.
April 30 event will also include a free concert in the 299 Queen parking lot
headlined by Canadian pop-rockers Simple Plan beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET.
summer’s FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP CANADA 2015™ takes place right here in Canada.
Bell Media is the official Canadian media
partner of the tournament, with every game airing nationally on CTV or TSN
and RDS beginning June 6.
The FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP™ TROPHY TOUR by
COCA-COLA will continue to visit Canadian cities on the following dates:
May 8-10: Winnipeg, MB
May 16-18: Edmonton, AB
May 22-24: Calgary, AB
May 29-31: Vancouver, BC
WOMEN’S WORLD CUP CANADA 2015™
This summer, CTV,
TSN, and RDS deliver live broadcast coverage of all 52 games from the FIFA WOMEN’S
WORLD CUP CANADA 2015™. Currently ranked #8 in the world, Canada will face off
against #16-ranked China PR in the tournament’s opening match on Saturday, June
6 at 6 p.m. ET on CTV/RDS.
in six cities across Canada (Edmonton, Moncton, Montréal, Ottawa, Vancouver,
and Winnipeg), the FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP CANADA 2015™ culminates with the
Final on Sunday, July 5 at 7 p.m. ET on CTV/RDS at BC Place in Vancouver.
and RDS are official broadcasters of FIFA events from 2015 to 2026 including
the FIFA World Cup™ in 2018, 2022, and 2026, and FIFA Women’s World Cup™ in
2019 and 2023.
April 29, 2015
Newfoundland Capital Corporation Limited - First Quarter 2015 - Period Ended March 31 (unaudited)
April 29, 2015 /CNW/ - Newfoundland Capital Corporation Limited ("Company")
today announces its financial results for the first quarter ending March 31, 2015.
Revenue of $35.5 million was $7.0 million or 25% higher than last year. The increase
was primarily due to incremental revenue from the Toronto and Vancouver stations
which were acquired March 31, 2014.
Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ("EBITDA"(1))
of $7.1 million in the quarter were$2.6 million or 56% higher than last year. The majority of the EBITDA increase was derived
from the acquired stations.
Profit for the period was $2.5 million compared to last year's loss of $3.2 million. The loss last year was a result of recognizing
costs of $8.4 million in the first quarter of 2014 related to the business acquisition.
March 31, 2015
marked the first anniversary of the acquisition of stations in Toronto and Vancouver. For the last twelve months consolidated revenue
was $162 million and EBITDA was $44.2 million. Dividends aggregating $2.5 million
were paid during the first quarter of 2015.
pleased with the double-digit growth in revenue and EBITDA this quarter. While this is largely due to the financial results
from our business expansion, organically we have also posted positive EBITDA growth
which is an improvement over 2014", commented Rob Steele, President and Chief
Executive Officer. "This quarter started
out slow for most businesses in Canada, but beginning in February we began to see
positive trending in national revenue for the first time in many months and we are
hopeful this will be a trend for the rest of the year."
April 29, 2015
Ancient Creatures Surface in the Jurassic-Sized Special RIVER MONSTERS: PREHISTORIC TERROR, Premiering May 25 on Discovery
29, 2015) – He’s proven underwater monsters do exist. But, there remains a frontier
he has yet to explore. A boundary which, once crossed, proves packed with more monsters
than any nightmare...the past. Freshwater detective and biologist Jeremy Wade is
set to embark on a mission to uncover horrifying killers from the depths of history
in the Canadian co-produced two-hour special RIVER MONSTERS: PREHISTORIC TERROR,
airing Monday, May 25 at 8 p.m. ET/11 p.m. PT on Discovery. Featuring never-before-seen
footage, monster-sized catches, and one of the most horrifying creatures Wade has
ever has laid hands on, this Jurassic-sized special episode of the hit Discovery
series closes out the season of RIVER MONSTERS, which features the descendants of
these “dino fish” every Monday at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT.
PREHISTORIC TERROR features Wade and his brave team exploring fearsome prehistoric
beasts brought back to life by combining Wade’s unique understanding of modern-day
monsters with state-of-the-art, Canadian-produced CGI. Super-sized piranhas, fanged
swamp sharks, a fresh-water fish the size of a boxcar, and the nightmarish “buzz-saw
killer” are but a few of the real-life predators from long-lost worlds that Wade
encounters on his quest to unveil the most terrifying water-dwelling monsters ever
to have lived, including a prehistoric slitherer found off the Pacific coast of
But first, in
all-new episodes of RIVER MONSTERS, Wade and crew continue hunting for murderous
underwater beasts all over the world. Upcoming highlights include:
Monday, May 4 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT
Wade is in the Amazonian rainforest investigating the death of three people in three
different countries. He seeks the help of the Matia Tribe from the Brazilian countryside
to help solve the cases in Brazil, Colombia, and Peru.
Monday, May 11 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT
In the remote rivers of Guyana, Wade is on the hunt for a new candidate in the category
of largest freshwater fish in the world. Could there be some truth to the legend
of a predatory freshwater mermaid?
PREHISTORIC TERROR is an international co-production from Icon Films and Handel
Productions, jointly commissioned by Discovery Canada and Animal Planet in the United
States. Harry and Laura Marshall are the executive producers, and Andie Clare is
the series producer for Icon Films. Alan Handel is the executive producer for Handel
Productions. For Discovery Canada, Stan Lipsey is the executive producer. For Animal
Planet, Lisa Lucas is the executive producer, and Patrick Keegan is the producer.
RIVER MONSTERS was developed and created by Animal Planet’s Charlie Foley.
April 28, 2015
Shaw Communications and Its Employees Support Relief Efforts in Nepal
ALBERTA--(Marketwired - April 28, 2015) - Shaw Communications Inc. (TSX: SJR.B)
today announced it will match employee donations dollar-for-dollar to the
Canadian Red Cross up to a maximum of $100,000.
customers stay connected to their family and friends, all Shaw Phone customers
will be given complimentary long distance calling to Nepal until Monday, May
25. Shaw customers will also be given access to Indian-based English-language
news channel ATN NDTV 24/7 at no cost to access local coverage through to
Wednesday, May 6, 2015.
also match all employee donations to the Canadian Red Cross dollar-for-dollar
up to $100,000 to help provide critical supplies and aid in rescue and recovery
efforts. Aligning with the Federal Government's donation matching program,
every dollar donated by Shaw employees could be matched twice, resulting in
three dollars of aid to Nepal.
hearts go out to all those affected by the extraordinary impact of Saturday's
devastating earthquake in Nepal," says Brad Shaw, CEO, Shaw
Communications. "As relief efforts continue we are committed to supporting
the effort and doing everything we can to keep our customers connected."
April 28, 2015
CTV News Vancouver Spotlights BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre with “Hope Starts Here Week”, May 4-8
28, 2015) – Next week, from May 4-8, CTV
News Vancouver is on a mission to shine a spotlight on BC Women’s Hospital, with
“Hope Starts Here”, a
special initiative to raise funds for the hospital’s Newborn ICU. As part of its
dedicated coverage, CTV
AT NOON, CTV
FIVE, and CTV NEWS
AT SIX will be on location at BC Women’s Hospital &
Health Centre, ushering in the week-long awareness and fundraising campaign.
Editorial features and stories about the important work that happens on a daily
basis at the hospital will continue throughout the week.
Putting an exclamation
point on its week-long showcase, CTV Vancouver will host a special “Block Party
For Babies” event, taking place Friday, May
4-7 p.m. at Rocky
Point Park in Port Moody, B.C. (2800 Block Murray St.) Viewers from across Vancouver
are invited to attend this free, family-friendly event featuring children’s activities,
food, and a live performance by Dr. Strangelove.
CTV Vancouver will broadcast live from the event during its CTV NEWS
AT FIVEand CTV
An integral part
of BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre, the 60-bed NICU is one of Canada’s foremost
specialized newborn critical care centres, and a referral hub for British Columbia’s
most critically ill infants and newborns in need of advanced care.
find more details at BC.CTVNews.ca.
About the BC
Women’s Newborn ICU
When a baby is born too soon, too small or too sick to survive without help, BC
Women’s Newborn ICU is there to deliver the highest level of life-saving care. BC
Women’s Newborn ICU is the referral hub for BC’s most critically ill infants and
newborns in need of advanced care. An integral
part of BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre, the 60-bed NICU is one of Canada’s
foremost specialized newborn critical care centres. It is staffed by a unique concentration
of leading clinical specialists.
Healthy women. Healthy babies. Healthy families. This is the driving spirit behind every program,
every equipment purchase and every act of care at BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre.
To help make
a difference, donation can be made today by calling, toll free 1-844-677-HOPE or
April 28, 2015
shomi Movies for Any Mood: shomi and Entertainment One Announce Content Deal for More Than 175 Films
April 28, 2015 – A spy, a gnome, and a pair of head bangers meet at the end of
the world… wait, that’s not right. A comedian, a solider, and a hit man survive
a plane crash… or is it that they crash a wedding? Either way they’ll all be
hanging out on shomi™ soon thanks to a new deal with Entertainment One (eOne).
Beginning in May, shomi will add more than 175 movies including the drama Tinker
Tailor Solider Spy, family favourite Gnomeo & Juliet, Canadian cult-comedy Fubar,
and the romance Seeking a Friend for the End of the World. Comedy, drama,
action, sci-fi, romance, kids, and stand-up – shomi’s got something from eOne
for any streaming mood this summer.
summer lovin’? shomi offers movies featuring loners and legends looking for
love with Moonrise Kingdom and My Week With Marilyn, and will make your heart swell
with Beasts of the Southern Wild.
to the action with law breakers (Shoot ‘Em Up,), law upholders (Dredd),
special-ops agents (Killer Elite), and survivors (The Grey). Or head out of
this world with sci-fi flicks Pan Dorum and Pan’s Labyrinth. Just don’t forget
about award winning-dramas like Zero Dark Thirty, The Hurt Locker, and the
Tarantino classic Pulp Fiction.
stressful? Relax by the campfire with cult-classic Wet Hot American Summer, go
for a ride with Adventureland, and get front row access to one of today’s most
popular comedians with Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain. Or share the screen with the
rest of the family with the kid-approved Coraline and Hoodwinked.
“From classic to guilty pleasures, these new
eOne titles take our movie catalogue to the next level,” said Marni Shulman,
Head of Content and Programming, shomi. “This deal is a movie-lover’s dream.”
movies, there is TV too! This deal also includes exclusive Canadian streaming
rights to Showtime’s Emmy®-nominated Web Therapy with Lisa Kudrow, and BBC
Brit-comedy romp The Trip starting Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon. Parents and
kids will squeal (and maybe oink?) with delight with the addition of Peppa Pig.
shares our passion for entertainment and we are delighted to partner with them
to deliver such a great selection of films and series to their members,” said
Patrick Roy, President, Entertainment One Films Canada & Les Films Seville.
April 28, 2015
Movie Central and Encore Avenue Celebrate National Canadian Film Day on April 29 with an Evening of Canadian Films Starring Good Looking Hunks
(April 28, 2015) – In celebration of the second year of National Canadian Film
Day, Movie Central has put together a selection of films showcasing the top
Canadian films released this past year. Viewers can watch great Canadian films
and join the fun online using the social media hashtags #NCFD15 and #MovieCentralHunks.
Canadian titles airing Wednesday evening include Dr. Cabbie (2014) starring
Vinay Virmani and The Big Bang Theory’s Kunal Nayyar; The Grand Seduction (2014)
from director Don McKellar and staring Taylor Kitsch; and Movie Central
supported Pompeii (2014), starring Game of Thrones’ Kit
Below is the
full schedule. For more information visit moviecentral.ca
7 p.m. MT/ 8 p.m. PT
An Indian doctor immigrates to Canada in the hope of starting a new life, but
bureaucracy confines him to life as a taxi driver.
9 p.m. MT/ 10 p.m. PT
To survive, a dying Newfoundland fishing village must convince a young doctor
to take up residence by any means necessary.
11 p.m. MT/ midnight PT
A slave-turned-gladiator finds himself in a race against time to save his true
love, who has been betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator.
7 p.m. MT/ 8 p.m. PT
A man coping with the institutionalization of his wife because of Alzheimer's
disease faces an epiphany when she transfers her affections to another man, Aubrey,
a wheelchair-bound mute who also is a patient at the nursing home.
9 p.m. MT/ 10 p.m. PT
From Deepa Mehta, the film examines the plight of a group of widows forced into
poverty at a temple in the holy city of Varanasi.
11 p.m. MT/ midnight PT
The story of Zac, a young gay man dealing with homophobia while growing up with
four brothers and a conservative father in Quebec during the 1960s and 1970s.