Etan Vlessing

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Rogers Media unveils its NHL roster

Television

Hockey Night in Canada analysts like Kelly Hrudey, Glenn Healy and P.J. Stock are moving to Sportsnet to call the upcoming season.



Will the CRTC regulate Shomi?

DigitalTelevision

Never mind Netflix: the Canadian video portal is likely to be thrust into the muddy waters of whether or not the commission should regulate over-the-top services.



How Shomi aims to take on Netflix Canada

DigitalMobileTelevision

Top Rogers Media and Shaw Media execs on Tuesday outlined the benefits of content and curation for their new video portal to launch in November.



CRTC proposes $30 basic cable, US Super Bowl ads

Television

The regulator laid the table for upcoming Let’s Talk TV hearings in September with potential policy shifts that stand to gore Canadian TV’s fattest sacred cows.



Rogers Media acquires Sunnyside for City

Television

The new sketch comedy series will bow mid-season.



Tracey Pearce named Bell’s new SVP of specialty and pay

People Moves

The veteran broadcaster replaces Catherine MacLeod, who left Bell Media last week due to family reasons.



DHX Media shuffles management after Family Channel buy

People MovesTelevision

The Halifax-based company has launched a new business unit and announced executive moves following the closing of the deal with Family and Disney.



Rogers earns group-based licence renewals from CRTC

Television

But the broadcaster must apply for a separate TV licence to air hockey games on the CBC on Saturday nights.



Rogers’ second quarter earnings slide

DigitalRadioTelevision

Overall revenue at the wireless, cable and media giant was virtually unchanged.



CRTC approves DHX Media takeover of Family Channel

Television

Few strings were attached by the regulator as it gave the Teletubbies’ owner change of ownership approval for the $170 million deal with Bell Media.