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  1. What's On Television?
    This thread will discuss the schedule updates for the Global TV broadcast network from Corus for the 2018-19 broadcast year. I post schedule updates, series premieres and specials based on press releases as well as series renewals and cancellations as they are announced. I don't usually post...
  2. Industry News
    Global Television owners, Shaw Media, announced today that it has filed an application with the Canadian Radio-Television Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) for a regional, Global BC-driven all-news specialty channel. If the application is approved, then British Columbia can expect its first...
  3. Industry News
    Recently released ratings data from the Bureau of Broadcast Measurement (BBM) Canada provides a snapshot of what Canadians were watching on television over the past 12 months, and Canada's national pastime ranks at the top. The Stanley Cup playoffs on CBC, along with last year's World Juniors...
  4. Industry News
    Worldwide consumer spending on video game hardware, software and online gaming is expected to top $74 billion in 2011, up 10.4% from 2010, according to a report out today by Gartner. The research firm predicts that by 2015 spending will reach $112 billion, up from $67 billion in 2010. The $74...
  5. Industry News
    Worldwide Sales of personal computers is expected reach 385 million units in 2011 according to updated forecast from the Gartner research firm. The firm projects sales will be up 9.3 percent for the year. This is slightly lower than Gartner's previous projection of 10.5 percent growth (387.8...
  6. Industry News
    In a finding that is unlikely to surprise many Digital Home readers, a recent DisplaySearch report confirmed the commonly-held assumption that households in richer countries own more TVs. Researchers found that households in developed countries own 28% more TVs on average than households in...
  7. Industry News
    The first major PGA Golf tournament of the year begins this week at the Augusta National Golf Club in the city of Augusta, Georgia. The Masters Tournament begins this Thursday April 6th and run through to Sunday April 10th with Phil Mickelson defending his green jacket against some of the top...
  8. Industry News
    Worldwide PC shipments totalled 350.9 million units in 2010 according to preliminary data released this month by Gartner. The numbers include desktop and mobile computers, including mini-notebooks but not media tablet such as the iPad. Sales were up 13.8% over the 308.3 million units shipped in...
  9. Industry News
    After receiving final approval from the CRTC last Friday, Shaw Communications today completed the purchase of the bankrupt Canwest Global television properties. Canwest entered creditor bankruptcy protection in late 2009, leading to the sale of the company's assets to Shaw in a deal announced...
  10. Industry News
    Halifax based EastLink Cable this week announced the addition of Global Television Network programming to its Video on demand (VOD) offerings. Some of the popular shows available on demand include: Survivor, Glee, Bones, Days of our Lives, The Young and the Restless, ET Canada, NCIS, Family...
  11. Industry News
    Despite hundreds of millions of dollars annually in government subsidies, Canadian made television shows failed to make a dent in last week’s primetime ratings. BBM Canada reports that the top fifteen shows in Canada during the first week of the fall television season were all produced in the...
  12. Industry News
    Global television sales are forecast to increase from sales of 211 million units in 2009 to sales of 242 million units in 2010, an increase of 15%, according to a recent report from DisplaySearch. The latest DisplaySearch estimate for 2010 sales is up substantially from its March estimate of...
  13. Industry News
    The 2009 / 2010 television season in Canada is now complete and BBM Nielsen Media Research reports that the top ten most watched primetime shows in Canada were produced in the United States and rebroadcast in Canada. With the exception of Hockey Night in Canada, which ranked 19th overall, none...
  14. Industry News
    Canwest Broadcasting announced this week it would be launching the Global Reality Channel on Rogers Cable on July 1st. No it's not a channel about the trials and tribulations of the Asper family but it is a station that will air nothing but reality programming from past and present seven days a...
  15. Industry News
    Worldwide personal computer shipments totaled 84.3 million units in the first quarter of 2010, a 27.4 percent increase from the first quarter of 2009, according to a preliminary report by Gartner, Inc. The numbers exceeded Gartner's earlier market outlook which had predicted growth of 22...
  16. Industry News
    The return of Tigers Woods to Augusta led to record audiences for TSN in rounds one and two of the Masters Golf tournament and record audiences for the Global Network in the final two rounds on Saturday and Sunday. TSN announced that its average audience for the first round was 742,000 viewers...
  17. Industry News
    The number of personal computers sold worldwide in 2101 is expected to increase 19.7 percent in 2010 to 366.1 million, from 305.8 million units shipped in 2009, according to a revised forecast from Gartner. Worldwide PC spending is forecast to increase 12.2 percent from 2009 to reach $245...
  18. Industry News
    By the end of 2009, two out of every three inhabitants on planet Earth (4.6 billion) had a mobile phone subscription, according to UN Report released today. The report by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) said it expects the number of mobile phone subscriptions to surpass 5...
  19. Industry News
    Global television sales were up 2% in 2009 to 211 million units according to the latest figures from DisplaySearch. Flat panel TV technologies like LCD enjoyed even better growth with sales up 34% from 2008. Unit sales of televisions in the final quarter of 2009 showed even stronger...
  20. Industry News
    Despite hundreds of millions of dollars annually in government subsidies and handouts, not one Canadian made television show made it into the top ten this past fall season. BBM Canada reported this week that the top ten shows in Canada among adults 18-49 during the Fall 2009 television season...
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