Radio & Television

CTV locks up Idols for four more seasons

LAS VEGAS – CTV and FremantleMedia Wednesday announced the signing of a long-term agreement which means the Canadian broadcaster will continue to own the rights in Canada to the popular American Idol and Canadian Idol franchises for years to come. The announcement was made at this week’s North American Television Program Executives in Las Vegas by Cecile Frot-Coutaz, CEO of Idol-owner FremantleMedia North America, David Ellender, managing director, Fremantle International Distribution, together with Susanne Boyce, CTV president of programming and chair of the CTV Media Group. Brokered by Lisa Honig, vice-president sales, USA and Canada, Fremantle International Distribution through its...