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CraveTV to launch on four new carriers

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Access Communications is among the carriers set to add the homegrown streamer in the coming weeks.



Sun News Network shuts down, costing 100 jobs

Television

The 24/7 TV channel went off the air early Friday morning after failing to secure mandatory cable carriage in 2013 and, more recently, a new buyer.



Consumer groups challenge tied-selling of CraveTV, Shomi

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Two consumer groups have asked the CRTC to force Bell Media, Rogers Media and Shaw Media to unlink their streaming services from a TV or internet subscription.



BCE posts higher fourth quarter earnings

Television

The Bell Media division saw revenues fall due to higher sports rights costs and content investment in newly-launched CraveTV (pictured).



CTV/RDS scores with most-watched Super Bowl ever in Canada

Television

The network reports an average audience of 9.2 million Canadians for Sunday night’s telecast, while parent co Bell Media challenges the CRTC on its simsub decision.



CRTC shuts down Super Bowl simsub starting in 2017

Television

The regulator in its latest rulings following the Let’s Talk TV hearing also supported continuing to offer OTA signals to Canadian TV viewers, despite calls by broadcasters to shut down transmitters.



Rogers Q4 earnings drop, despite higher overall revenues

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Gains in revenue from NHL licensing deal and Sportsnet properties offset continuing softness in print and TV advertising.



CTV pulls Spun Out from post-Super Bowl slot after actor arrest

Television

The premiere of the second season of MasterChef Canada will take the post-game spot, following the arrest of Spun Out actor Jean Paul Manoux.



Cineplex unveils The Rec Room as latest arcade gaming foray

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The social destination will also feature live music, comedy acts and extensive food offerings.



BroadbandTV launches new YouTube channel Opposition

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The YouTube aggregator will retain ownership of the network, with hip hop artists providing content and receiving a split on the advertising revenue.