Etan Vlessing

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Rogers Communications posts lower earnings

Cable revenue fell on continuing TV subscriber losses, partially offset by continued internet revenue growth.

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Corus gets rock history radio show on Flink startup

Past and new episodes of The Ongoing History of New Music radio show will stream on the digital storytelling platform.

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Bell Media pacts with Mark Burnett, Omnicom for TV formats

Phil King announced the joint venture, which includes MGM’s United Artists Media Group and Hearst Entertainment.

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US networks threaten to go online to avoid pick-and-pay cable

AMC and A&E Networks have submitted comments saying they are weighing OTT options should the CRTC move forward with unbundling.

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Shomi signs content deal with Starz Digital Media

The SVOD rights deal is the second in as many weeks as the upstart Canadian video portal girds for battle with Netflix Canada.

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Bell Media invests $5 million in social media startup Hubub

The broadcaster will market the digital startup and secure the exclusive rights to monetize Hubub in Canada.

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Study: Canadians watch most movies at home in VOD world

A study commissioned by Telefilm, SODEC and the CMF concluded Canadians increasingly prefer to watch TV series to feature films, with most film viewing done via the TV set.

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CRTC backs down in regulatory tussle with Netflix and Google

After Netflix and Google refused to provide the CRTC with business data, the regulator will write the US video portals out of the Let’s Talk TV proceedings.

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Shomi unveils content deal for FX, FXX series

The catalogue deal with 20th Century Fox gives the SVOD player exclusive streaming rights to past seasons of the network’s original shows. (The Strain pictured.)

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Netflix offers sneak peek at business in standoff with CRTC

It’s no tell-all, but Netflix provides partial answers to certain regulatory orders in a Sept. 22 letter. (Netflix’s Corie Wright pictured)

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Netflix rejects CRTC orders for proprietary business data

The US-based streamer said it is not subject to regulatory orders “under Canadian broadcasting law.”

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US TV stations pitch the CRTC on retransmission fees

“Why would we import just this fraction of your system,” regulatory chair Jean-Pierre Blais asked the Americans during the Let’s Talk TV hearing.

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CRTC clashes with stonewalling Netflix at Let’s Talk TV hearing

Regulatory chair Jean-Pierre Blais repeatedly ordered the US video streaming giant to confidentially provide key business data on its Canadian operations.

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Stingray Digital cries foul on CRTC’s proposed skinny basic

Company head Eric Boyko told the regulator during Thursday’s Let’s Talk TV hearing that its Galaxy audio service could sink if the new proposed package goes through.

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Groupe V Media completes takeover of music channels

New Quebec financial partners have boarded the media company as it completes its acquisition of MusiquePlus and MusiMax.