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CRTC denies Bell Media’s request to suspend simsub ban

Despite the apparent overturn of the CRTC’s simsub ban in the trilateral USMCA pact, the commission declined to consider the matter while it is still before the Supreme Court.

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Former Rogers Media exec Leslie Sole dies

Sole oversaw the expansion of Citytv, OMNI and Rogers’ specialty portfolio during his 25 years with the company.

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Heather Conway to leave CBC

The pubcaster announced Monday morning that its EVP will step down in December.

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Bell Media realigns Discovery Networks under Mike Cosentino

The retirement of Discovery GM and VP Ken MacDonald sees a host of structural and executive changes for the suite of factual channels.

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Corus, Hallmark ink exclusive content deal

W Network has the exclusive Canadian licensing rights to all movies and scripted shows produced by Crown Media for Hallmark Channel.

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TV earnings steady for Corus this quarter

Profits for TV also saw a year-over-year increase.

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Super Bowl simsub ban reversed in USMCA

The new trade agreement states that Canada should rescind the CRTC’s contentious ban on simultaneous substitution of Canadian ads during the Super Bowl.

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Facebook rolls out Watch internationally

Tomorrow’s launch marks the fourth high-profile entrant to the VOD market in Canada this year after CBS All Access, BritBox and Hayu.

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CRTC renews nine broadcast licences

Channels including CHCH and Super Channel owner Allarco, have had their terms extended, some for as long as eight years.

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CBC ups Gave Lindo to exec director of OTT

Lindo will spearhead the pubcaster’s OTT content strategies and oversee its slate of original digital content for all platforms.

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CRTC renews broadcast licences for eight Blue Ant channels

Channels including Love Nature, Cottage Life and Makeful were renewed until August 2023.

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Habs’ playoffs absence may have dogged Quebecor’s media in Q2

Revenue for media fell by 6.5%, although TVA Network’s market share remained stable.

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Jeremy Clark named GM at Gusto Worldwide Media

The former CPAC director of network and programming operations joins as Gusto looks to expand its linear channel into new markets.

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Falling ad dollars lead to third straight decline for BDUs: CRTC

Overall BDU revenues fell to $8.54 billion in 2017, marking the third consecutive year of losses, according to the report.

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CRTC renews licences for Family Channel, others

The commission set PNI spending at 13% of the previous year’s revenues, mandating that half of that be independently produced.