Super Channel execs Don McDonald and Jackie Pardy
Actors and actresses from When Calls the Heart have been among the most-listened to guests in the three years since brioux.tv: the podcast was launched. Clearly, "Hearties" are everywhere, and in Canada they subscribe to Super Channel.
The service has a fascinating history. Think of how the media landscape has lurched from one disruption to another this century. Super Channel nearly went under -- twice -- but CEO and president Donald McDonald can be credited with steering the Canadian-owned company to one of its best years ever in time to celebrate its 15th anniversary.
I'd like to think their recent success has to do with them being a brioux.tv sponsor. There are other factors however, and who better to point them out than my guests, McDonald and Chief Content Officer Jackie Pardy.
Among the topics discussed are the return of When Calls the Heart for a 10th season (probably early next year); the successful liaisons with the Canadian Film Festival and Blood in the Snow film festival; and plans to introduce, as both Netflix and Disney+ have announced, an ad-supported lower-priced Super streaming tier.
Listen right from the start when I call Don McDonald "Bob" several times. It's never a good move to blow the name of a sponsor on a podcast. Fortunately, Don is as good a sport as he is Super CEO.