Etan Vlessing

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NHL will make Rogers top for sports

Television

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

Television

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

Television

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

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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

Television

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

Television

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

Television

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.



Ottawa unveils new digital strategy, new investment

Digital

Industry minister James Moore said the Business Development Bank of Canada will invest $500 million in digital initiatives.



VMedia launches cloud PVR for Canadians

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The IPTV start-up unveiled its VCloudTV platform to allow subscribers to record and view their favourite TV shows without expensive hardware.



Bravo orders second season of 19-2 reboot

Television

The order for another 10 episodes comes ahead of the rookie season finale tonight.