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Rogers Communications’ Phil Lind to exit as regulatory chief

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The long-time exec will advise the media giant for three years, while remaining on its board of directors.

Rogers Communications posts lower Q1 earnings


The media giant was hit by weakness in its wireless division and lower overall TV revenues.

Bell Media cooks up second season of MasterChef Canada


The renewal comes ahead of the rookie-season finale, with the three celeb judges returning for the sophomore run.

NHL will make Rogers top for sports


The media co told the CRTC in closing remarks during licence renewal hearings that it expects hockey to bump it to the top sports spot in Canada.

Global TV debuts Rookie Blue before ABC stateside


In a first-ever non-simulcast for the cop drama, Global will bring 15th division back on May 19, before ABC airs the fifth season premiere on June 19.

Shaw Communications records higher Q2 earnings


The profit jump came as the cable and broadcast giant noted a $49 million gain after selling a 50% stake in the French-language Historia and Series+ channels to Corus Entertainment.

CBC topper Hubert Lacroix on doing less with less


The pubcaster’s president and CEO broke down the cuts in a conference call, with 62 people losing jobs in sales and revenue.

Corus Entertainment posts higher Q2 earnings


The broadcaster showed the benefits of acquiring the former Astral Media assets Historia, Series+ and Teletoon as it unveiled its latest financial results.

CRTC denies local program averaging bid by Bell Media, CBC


The twin bids sought to allow the broadcasters to spread their weekly local programming requirements on a quarterly, rather than weekly, basis throughout the broadcast year.

Rogers Media paints dire picture of conventional TV


Rogers Media president Keith Pelley told CRTC regulators Tuesday that he wants “flexibility” to ensure the OMNI stations remain competitive in a fast-changing digital landscape.