Etan Vlessing

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BroadbandTV launches new YouTube channel Opposition

Digital

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



Rogers Comm. taps German phone exec to lead consumer business

People Moves

Former Deutsche Telekom sales and distribution head Dirk Woessner will join the company on April 5 as president of the consumer business division.



CTV plans ad-free encore broadcast for 19-2

Television

Bell Media is hoping to give its original Bravo drama an extra audience boost with a commercial-free encore on CTV.



Cirque du Soleil Media, 20th Century Fox TV ink development deal

Television

The pact will see Cirque du Soleil Media and Fox develop live-action primetime scripted TV projects.



Shaw posts earnings drop

DigitalTelevision

The cable giant saw lost video subscriptions and lower TV revenues in a soft ad market, while adding internet customers.



Corus’ John Cassaday: Not so fast, TV isn’t dying

Television

The media co’s president, who is preparing to retire, says viewership is growing.



John Cassaday to step down as Corus Entertainment head

People MovesRadioTelevision

The long-time head of the Canadian media group is to retire at the end of March 2015, to be replaced by Doug Murphy.



TSN, RDS break specialty channel record with World Juniors

Television

The gold medal game on Monday night pulled in an average 7.1 million viewers, an all-time specialty channel audience record.



CBC execs Chris Boyce, Todd Spencer take leave of absence

News

The moves come in the wake of the pubcaster’s Jian Ghomeshi affair.



CBC shortens news, talks job cuts, to save $15M

DigitalRadioTelevision

The pubcaster outlines its four-screen approach to local news as it goes from 90-minute shows to one-hour or half-hour formats in major TV markets.