Etan Vlessing

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Rogers Q4 earnings drop, despite higher overall revenues

Gains in revenue from NHL licensing deal and Sportsnet properties offset continuing softness in print and TV advertising.

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CTV pulls Spun Out from post-Super Bowl slot after actor arrest

The premiere of the second season of MasterChef Canada will take the post-game spot, following the arrest of Spun Out actor Jean Paul Manoux.

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Cineplex unveils The Rec Room as latest arcade gaming foray

The social destination will also feature live music, comedy acts and extensive food offerings.

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BroadbandTV launches new YouTube channel Opposition

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

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Rogers Comm. taps German phone exec to lead consumer business

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

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CTV plans ad-free encore broadcast for 19-2

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

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

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

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Shaw posts earnings drop

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

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

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

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John Cassaday to step down as Corus Entertainment head

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

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TSN, RDS break specialty channel record with World Juniors

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

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CBC execs Chris Boyce, Todd Spencer take leave of absence

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

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

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.

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CraveTV to launch Dec. 11 for ‘price of a latte’

The TV streaming service is an add-on to Bell Media’s pay TV offerings and will also be available on Eastlink and Telus’ Optik TV.

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Big winners in Canadian fall 2014 TV season revealed

CTV has top-rated TV series in The Big Bang Theory returning to Thursday nights and Gotham as the most-watched new show.