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Rogers Communications sees Q1 earnings fall

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The media giant said more cable TV and phone subscribers headed to the exits due to the CRTC’s new contract cancellation notification policy.



Cirque du Soleil sells majority stake to foreign investors

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U.S.-based private investment firm TPG Capital will acquire a controlling stake in Cirque du Soleil, while China’s Fosun Capital Group and Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec will take minority stakes.



CBC Jian Ghomeshi inquiry calls for stronger management controls

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Introducing employee training, surveys and “spot audits” and launching a confidential workplace hotline were also recommended by internal workplace probe.



CBC issues 241 more job loss notices to unionized employees

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“From what we know so far, no part of the country is spared in the new cuts,” the Canadian Media Guild said in a statement, as a CBC spokesman confirmed new redundancy notices were issued.



TheScore posts Q2 loss but sees revenue up sharply

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The loss takes into account a $1.7 million one-time charge for the company’s Q2, alongside advertising revenue up 78% year-over-year.



Shaw Communications Q2 earnings fall on restructuring costs

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The slide in earnings came despite higher overall revenues.



Corus Entertainment swings to second quarter loss

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The broadcaster posted a non-cash radio impairment charge of $130 million, while lowering earnings guidance due to “further economic headwinds” impacting advertising market confidence.



Stephen Tapp headed to Stingray

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The veteran broadcaster joins the digital music provider as it looks to continue expanding internationally as Canada opts for cable unbundling.



Shaw Media orders fourth season of Vikings for History

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The History series will shoot an unspecified number of new episodes in spring 2015.



Canadian cord-cutting rose sharply in 2014: Report

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Major Canadian TV providers last year lost a record 65,000 TV subscribers, Boon Dog Professional Service’s latest research reveals.