The CRTC is seeking comments on Bell’s proposed acquisition of French-language television channels Historia and Séries+ from Corus. The proposed sale price is $202 million, with Bell requesting an exception to funnel 82.8 per cent of tangible benefits from the sale into its French-language production funds. The deadline for comment is Apr. 19.
The CRTC has approved the acquisition of GameTV by Remuda Media Inc. for $6.5 million. Anthem Sports & Entertainment, owned by former Canwest CEO Leonard Asper, purchased the channel in 2016.
CHCH-TV Hamilton will premiere new weekly half-hour program andPOP, starting Mar. 22. Based on Canadian video pop culture site andPOP.com, the show is produced by the creative team behind The Watchlist, led by producer Vithiya Murugadas and hosted by Brigitte Truong, host of the Cineplex VIP Pre Show. andPOP will cover the latest media and pop culture trends with episodes available online and on demand at andPOP.com.
The Canadian Society of Cinematographers (CSC) has released the list of nominees for the 61st Annual CSC Awards. Find this year’s nominees and special honourees here. The awards gala will take place Apr. 14 in Toronto.
CTV is airing special Songs & Stories: Jann Arden, in celebration of the release of the Canadian crooners latest album These Are The Days. Arden sits down with The Social’s Marci Ien for a personal one-on-one interview, airing Mar. 24 at 8 p.m. ET/MT on CTV, CTV.ca and CTV GO. An encore presentation of the special airs Mar. 27 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Bravo.