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The Launch will return for a second season

Bell Media has confirmed that its competition format The Launch will return for a second season.
Season one (6 x 60 minutes) premiered in January to an average 2+ audience of 1.14 million viewers (across CTV, CTV Two, Much, VRAK and Canal Vie) and was later picked up by Sony Pictures Television (SPT), which is distributing the format and the original Canadian series worldwide (excluding Canada). As well, SPT’s London, U.K.-based production company Electric Ray signed on to produce a local version of the format for the U.K. market.

Filming is scheduled to begin in Toronto in September, with new episodes premiering as part of CTV’s 2018/19 season. Casting is now OPEN!

Second City & Insight partner for Netflix special

Netflix has commissioned an original comedy special exploring the legacy of Canadian sketch show SCTV. To be directed by Academy Award-winner Martin Scorsese, the untitled special will reunite SCTV co-stars Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short and Dave Thomas.

The stars will come together in front of a live audience at Toronto’s Elgin Theatre on May 13 for An Afternoon with SCTV, moderated by Jimmy Kimmel.

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Insight takes home 10 Canadian Screen Awards

Insight is honoured to take home 10 Awards at The 2018 Canadian Screen Awards! We’d like to congratulate all of our production teams for their hard work, dedication and talent!

We also had the honour of producing the broadcast gala of The 2018 Canadian Screen Awards, and would like to congratulate all the nominees and winners.

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Sony Pictures Television has picked up global rights to The Launch

Sony Pictures Television has picked up global rights to music format The Launch from Canada’s Bell Media and Big Machine Label Group (BMLG), and will also produce a UK version of the show.

Based on a concept by music mogul Scott Borchetta, founder of record label BMLG, The Launch was created by Bell Media president Randy Lennox, Paul Franklin from US prodco Eureka (MasterChef) and Lindsay Cox of Insight Productions, along with Borchetta.

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Big Brother Canada Returns March 7!

Buckle up Big Brother Canada fans, your favourite Canadian reality TV show is coming back!
Big Brother Canada will return for its sixth season with a whole new cast and plenty of twists, challenges and drama Wednesday, March 7 on Global. It will air three nights a week, Wednesdays at 7 p.m., Thursdays at 8 p.m. and Mondays at 9 p.m.

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