Episode 27: The Ottawa affair

At the 25th annual Prime Time in Ottawa conference, Adam Benzine spoke to attendees and gathered reactions to the publication of the landmark BTLR report, which proposed sweeping reforms for Canada's broadcasting, telecoms and VOD landscape.

Episode 26: Making a list, checking it twice

Adam Benzine sits down with media critics Tina Hassannia and Norm Wilner to discuss the greatest TV shows of the decade, and the prospects for Canadian television in 2020 and beyond.

Episode 25: The backstage conversation, vol. 2

Continuing the green-room roundtables recorded at our 2019 conference, Adam Benzine talks family co-viewing with execs from Marblemedia, Corus and the Shaw Rocket Fund, before examining the growth of niche streaming services with execs from Crunchyroll and Topic.

Episode 24: Backstage with the buyers

Adam Benzine sits down with Rogers Media’s Nataline Rodrigues and Bell Media’s Pat DiVittorio, as well international buyers and commissioners from A&E, Lifetime and Discovery Kids Latin America, to discuss the types of TV programming they’re looking for.

Episode 23: The Big N

Adam Benzine recaps the month’s big news, and showrunner Michael MacLennan interviews Netflix’s director of original series Lisa Hamilton Daly, to discuss the best ways for Canadian producers to work with the streamer.

Episode 22: The messenger

With the 20th annual ImagineNative festival starting next week, Adam Benzine sits down with Alanis Obomsawin, Canada’s foremost Indigenous filmmaker, to discuss the First Nations issues that have formed the backbone of her five-decade career.

Episode 21: Tait modern

Fifteen months into her tenure as president and CEO of Canada’s national public broadcaster, CBC head Catherine Tait talks to Adam Benzine about battling fake news, the upcoming general election, the need for international partnerships, and her beef with Netflix.

Episode 20: The diversification game

In the first instalment of our Spotlight series, recorded live at the 2019 Content Canada conference, Adam Benzine talks to Sean Cohan, president of Wheelhouse Entertainment, about the firm’s multi-tiered approach to content production.

Episode 19: The backstage conversation, vol. 1

In the first of our green-room roundtables, recorded at the 2019 Content Canada conference, Adam Benzine discusses building an international business with execs from eOne, Electus and Boat Rocker, before talking podcasts with creatives from Viacom, Propagate and Serial Box.