Canada Television

The Battle Between Tech and Entertainment

Frederic Guarino | Posted 04.15.2014 | Canada Business
Frederic Guarino

"It's ironic, then, that just as the Internet and TV have conspired to devastate the old business models of music and movies, they're also come together to create new business models to save them."

How To Go Wild With Cottage Chic

Colin & Justin | Posted 03.16.2014 | Canada
Colin & Justin

While the bedroom transformation was successful and went (for the most part) without too many hitches, the same can't be said for the rest of the cottage transformation. Indeed as work progressed in other zones, project drama truly escalated. Little did we know what lay in store. Exacerbated by a tiny design budget -- and an even smaller team -- something had to give. Jeesh.

Rogers Is Trying to Block You From Watching 'Hockey Night' Online

David Christopher | Posted 03.10.2014 | Canada Business
David Christopher

Rogers is gearing up to cut off millions of hockey fans from being able to watch Hockey Night in Canada online. Bell and Rogers are using their power and control over our media options to force Canadians into subscribing to what many now view as the outdated medium of TV.

So, I Can't Stream 'The Daily Show' Unless I Pay for Cable?

Steve E. Anderson | Posted 03.05.2014 | Canada Business
Steve E. Anderson

One night not long ago I was about to take in my daily dose of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart after work, when I was forced to deal with a new popup window on the CTV website -- CTV and other Bell Media websites are the only legal websites you can use to watch this and many other shows. But a popup appeared...

How To Be Relevant in an Hour a Week

Elan Divon | Posted 03.28.2014 | Canada Living
Elan Divon

The average Canadian spends a whopping four hours and 20 minutes a day watching TV (5 hours in the U.S. for comparison), and that doesn't include social media time. That's 30 hours a week or 1560 hours a year in which the average Canadian sits on a couch. So here's my challenge to you: Give up one sitcom, one iffy reality show to free up an hour of your time each week.

Add a Little Fire to Your Design With the Colour Red

Yanic Simard | Posted 03.10.2014 | Canada Style
Yanic Simard

A new year brings new inspirations, which always lead to new ideas. As an interior designer, I don't often utilize red in my designs, so for this January I challenged myself to look for cool ways to heat up a kitchen with a dose of this fiery colour.

The Face of Advertising is Changing (Or Is It?)

Larry Leach | Posted 02.27.2014 | Canada Business
Larry Leach

In 2013, one of the most common refrains I heard while selling print ads to small business owners was "We are concentrating on our online advertising". There is no doubt there is, and should be, an upward trend towards owning your online footprint. However, the idea of marketing exclusively online for a brick and mortar business is unwise to say the least. Conversely, an online business should not close their minds to traditional advertising.

Why I Hate the '80s Ninja Turtles

Vicki Murphy | Posted 02.01.2014 | Canada Living
Vicki Murphy

One day, I pressed play on the PVR and went about my bidness, Max on the couch pumped for some Turtle Power. A few minutes later, I heard this moaning and groaning coming from the television, with some bow-chicka-wow music in the background. What the. I ran to the TV and saw a commercial for a chat line, The Night Exchange.

SavvyMom Roundup: LumoBack, Daddle and More

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 12.30.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

Funny Ellen videos, standing tall, too much screen time, online shopping deals and a Daddle -- that's what caught my attention this week.

I Really Miss Walter White and His 2004 Pontiac Aztek

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 12.10.2013 | Canada TV
Kolby Solinsky

Last Sunday, I spent Jesus's apparent day -- for the first time in nine weeks -- without Breaking Bad. Without Walter White or any of his tics, tendencies, or tacky style. Unlike most who watched Bad, I liked Walter White all the way. I liked him at the beginning, I liked him at the end, and I liked him at his worst.

Breaking Bad's Place in TV History

Mike Gallay | Posted 11.27.2013 | Canada TV
Mike Gallay

I am going to go out on a limb to predict this Sunday's final episode of AMC's Breaking Bad will be the best in breed: the best final episode ever. The show lives at a fever pitch which is 98% insanely compelling.

Celebrate "Breaking Bad" Finale With This 'Blue Meth' Cocktail

Katherine Brodsky | Posted 11.27.2013 | Canada TV
Katherine Brodsky

The moment you've been both dreading and getting excited for is almost here. I'm referring, of course, to the series finale of Breaking Bad this Sunday. This "blue meth" inspired drink is lovingly nicknamed "The Heisenberg" and may just be the perfect drink to accompany your Breaking Bad viewing.

Be Bold, It's Sold: Keeping Yourself Informed Before an Auction

Robbie and Kathleen Baggio | Posted 10.20.2013 | Canada
Robbie and Kathleen Baggio

After fifteen years on the auction circuit, we know how to turn a single night of work into thousands of dollars in profit. In fact, we've bankrolled family vacations, our daughter's tuition, and a complete home Reno with auction earnings alone. And we just keep coming back for more.

Is Smart Marketing An Oxymoron?

Mitch Joel | Posted 10.20.2013 | Canada Business
Mitch Joel

Contrary to popular marketing ideology, we do not live in a multiple-screen world. My world is about one screen: whatever screen is in front of me. Too many brands continue to build digital ghettos where the Web, mobile, social and even e-commerce occupy and have their own, unique, strategies. This leads to brands that are wildly different across their platforms. To put it simply? These strategies are stupid. Here's why.

Talking Adventure Travel with Scott Wilson, Host of 'Departures'

Lisa Jackson | Posted 09.01.2013 | Canada Travel
Lisa Jackson

Is riding a reindeer across Siberia on your travel bucket list? How about visiting the last man living in the radioactive zone in Chernobyl? Canadian TV host and adventurer Scott Wilson (above) has done all these things and more on the television series, Departures.

What Media Companies Need to Learn About Selling to Millennials

Kyla Zanardi | Posted 08.21.2013 | Canada
Kyla Zanardi

Confession: we're bingers. You know what were talking about: wait for a full season of Game of Thrones to come out, block off a 'sick day,' and marathon all 10 episodes online. We've all been there. The way we watch and consume content is quickly evolving -- we're demanding more content, and we want it accessible and on-demand.

"Scandal": Talking and Not Talking About Race on TV

Yaa-Hemaa Obiri-Yeboah | Posted 06.01.2013 | Canada TV
Yaa-Hemaa Obiri-Yeboah

While the wheeling and dealing and fast-talking that are the staples of the show Scandal are fascinating in and of themselves, what's most striking about the show is how race is simultaneously discussed and not discussed at all.

The Next Media Gamechanger

Diane Francis | Posted 06.01.2013 | Canada Business
Diane Francis

The biggest heist in history was when newspapers and magazines allowed Google to "crawl" their content to readers, to pay nothing and to sell ads around their stories. Google became, in other words, the ubiquitous newspaper right under the noses of proprietors who should have charged.

Trey Anthony Dreams a Bigger Dream [VIDEO]

Shannon Skinner | Posted 05.31.2013 | Canada Impact
Shannon Skinner

Trey Anthony is the creator and star of the ground-breaking production, 'da Kink in My Hair, which had its start on the stage and later debuted in 2007 on Global Television -- and has touched many women's lives. She is the first Black woman to write and produce a television show on a prime time network in Canada -- and her trailblazing ways have not stopped there.

The Music of "Modern Family": An Interview With Gabriel Mann

Aviva Cohen | Posted 05.21.2013 | Canada TV
Aviva Cohen

Returning with a new episode next week after its mid season hiatus, ABC's Emmy award-winning comedy Modern Family is arguably one of the most popular shows on television. Here's my interview with Modern Family composer Gabriel Mann.

You May Say I'm a Dreamer. But Now I'm on TV

Shannon Skinner | Posted 03.08.2013 | Canada Living
Shannon Skinner

Dreaming has taken us to the moon and Mars. It has given us automobiles, movies, books, the iPhone and Facebook. Humans can live longer, healthier lives thanks to dreaming. It is the spirit of the dream that propels us forward. I confess: I am a dreamer myself.

Top 10 Retro TV Commercials & Jingles

Jenna Em | Posted 02.24.2013 | Canada Living
Jenna Em

When I was a child in the 1970s and 80s, there was a plenitude of catchy commercials and singable jingles! Many of these commercials had enough staying power to last a lifetime, and have been permanently imprinted on my memory. Here's a list of the best 10 commercials and jingles that I remember from my childhood, in no particular order.

'Bachelor Canada: After The Final Rose' Recap

Sheri H. | Posted 01.28.2013 | Canada TV
Sheri H.

Was this the longest week ever or what? Seriously, having to wait a full week after the finale to watch Whitney stumble her way out of Brad's cross-examination was a true test of human perseverance.

Medical Dramas Need to Lighten Up, STAT!

Danko Jones | Posted 01.22.2013 | Canada Music
Danko Jones

Why do people watch medical dramas? Who needs to spend what little free time they have sitting in front the television set watching, for example, a little kid be diagnosed with a terminal illness while his parents are in the midst of getting a divorce? Its real-life probability is still too high to simply suspend disbelief and enjoy it for the casual televised entertainment it's meant to be.

The Bachelor Canada: The Most Shocking Finale

Sheri H. | Posted 01.21.2013 | Canada TV
Sheri H.

The finale had all of the critical elements needed for a successful finale. And dare I say, with the outcome of last night's show, we may have actually successfully achieved the most shocking finale ever in Bachelor History! Check out more of my Bachelor-related recaps!