Articles Tagged ‘Astral Media’

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Cartoon Network, Adult Swim help Teletoon compete, execs say

US brand extensions that launched Wednesday will include more Canadian-commissioned shows, says Teletoon VP of business ops Trent Locke.

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Viewers get an insider scoop from Cinemix

Film distributors are using the new multiplatform offering from Astral Mix to entice audiences with film reviews and interviews.

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Arbraska Treetop Trekking gets outside with Astral

The adventure zip-lining company has just opened up its eighth location and is celebrating by wrapping transit shelters in Toronto and Montreal.

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Family cranks up the heat with its Big Ticket Summer

The summer promotion includes the channel’s first-ever ticketed concert event, with sponsorship opps available.

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Carte Blanche winners announced

Creatives from BBDO won first place in the English section of the contest for their wall and roof-less shelter, with Lg2 taking home the prize for the French portion.

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Astral Media shareholders approve BCE takeover deal

Investors holding each of Astral Media’s three classes of shares voted over 99% in favour of the takeover deal during a meeting in Montreal.

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Revealed: Canada’s most profitable specialty channels

Shaw Media’s DIY Network pulled in the top revenue for 2011, according to the CRTC report.

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Media weigh-in: Cartoon Network in Canada

MiC asks Carol Cummings from Media Experts and Deborah Coyne from Maxus Canada to share their thoughts on what the new offerings provide media buyers.

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Astral unveils Carte Blanche finalists

The contest will see one team from the 19 English finalists and one team from the 10 French finalists win a trip for two to Cannes and a free transit campaign.

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Bell reports stronger net earnings in soft TV ad market

Parent company BCE credited its year-over-year period growth in part to the creation of Bell Media, formed when the company purchased CTV.

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Astral nets $38 million quarterly profits despite soft TV revenue growth

The company is also set to launch an app in the fall for its English-language premium pay-TV channel subscribers.

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Industry reacts swiftly to CBC plans for job and programming cuts

Astral Media: “CBC has to decide if it wants to continue being funded by Canadians and fulfill its mandate or if it wants to operate commercial radio stations.”

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Analyst predicts job cuts after BCE acquires Astral Media

UBS analyst Phillip Huang pointed to a major “overlap” between Bell Media and Astral Media, leading to likely head office cost savings.

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Spotted! HBO Canada tours the throne

Corus Entertainment and Astral are promoting season two of Game of Thrones with events across Canada.

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Media reaction to the Bell/Astral deal

Touche!PHD’s Alain Desormiers and Aegis Media’s Caroline Gianias weigh in on the deal, which makes the Canadian landscape a little smaller.