Watching This Week #112
Listings for May 29 to June 4, 2023; Corus channels appear set to leave Eastlink.
News from mid-October 2022, including deals at Amazon and Sportsnet, a move for "Tooning Out the News", and more.
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Hi, and happy Thanksgiving. Welcome to the October 10, 2022, edition of Watching This Week, the weekly newsletter from Where Can I Watch – covering the latest news on where TV shows and movies will be available in Canada.
It's been a quiet week, but we do have a few minor programming updates, some new deals, and we discuss how the rebranding of U.S. pay service Epix as MGM+ might affect Canada. But first, as usual, here's what's ahead this week.
Compiled from our monthly listings and/or any subsequent updates we've come across. We strive for accuracy but schedules may change without notice. Some series/seasons may have weekly rollouts; we won't list new episodes every week (though we may note significant episodes such as series finales).
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Here's some of the reader questions we've received recently by email (email@example.com) or Twitter (@wherewatchtv). We welcome questions of general interest, and publish a few of them (and our answers) from time to time; messages may be edited for brevity and clarity.
E C: Just wondering where & when in Canada we can watch the latest season of Outlander, if ever?
WCIW: The most recent (sixth) season of Outlander aired on W Network / StackTV in Canada from March to May of this year, at the same time as Starz in the U.S. Unfortunately, W Network only has short-term streaming rights to each episode of Outlander for a few weeks after broadcast.
Now that that window has expired, you’ll have to either buy the season from a digital retailer like the Apple TV / iTunes Store, or wait for it to arrive on Netflix, which still has the past-season streaming rights in Canada.
However, it’s common in scenarios like these for the previous season to arrive on streaming just before the next season starts on W Network (compare with, for example, how past seasons of Grey's Anatomy or Better Call Saul would only be added days before the next one starts) – so it may be several more months before season 6 of Outlander is available on Netflix Canada.
Sylvain: Any plans of adding French content, in the near future, on Paramount+ Canada?
WCIW: Not that we've heard about. The English- and French-language programming rights markets in Canada are separate, so it's certainly possible there are some French-language rights that Paramount has sold (or can't yet reclaim), even if it has held onto or reclaimed the English-language rights.
Beyond that, Paramount+ will be launching in France later this year, so perhaps even if it has the necessary rights for French-speaking Canada, there may some technical dependency there.
Shortly after publishing our newsletter last week, which included a Mailbag question about availability of The Roku Channel in Canada, Roku provided a statement, essentially confirming what we already know, with no indication of pending changes: "Currently, The Roku Channel is only available to Canadian users with a Roku device."
We've updated our monthly guide for October a couple of times to add a few items we'd initially missed or overlooked, including Welcome to Wrexham (Oct. 13 on Disney+ after the season previously aired on FX – thanks Sylvain), Showtime docuseries The Lincoln Project (this past Friday on Crave), and season 52 of Sesame Street (this past Saturday on Crave).
We also added a new post ahead of this past weekend's American League Wild Card Series.
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