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Apr 16, 2014 — News Article

Why you should be deeply dreading the Comcast-Time Warner merger by Zaid Jilani

Columnist says Comcast and Time Warner's claim of "substantial public interest benefits" is untrue.

Mar 28, 2014 — News Release

2014 Dalton Camp Award winners announced

Randy Morse of Kaslo, British Columbia has won the $10,000 first prize in this year’s Dalton Camp Award for his essay on the dearth of news media in small town Canada and what can be done about it.

Mar 15, 2014 — News Article

Worries about the ‘Berlusconization’ of Quebec by Martin Scott

Columnist says that media baron Pierre Karl Péladeau’s leap into politics is not a first in Canadian history but wonders whether with media concentration as strong as it is today, can we dare to allow it now?

Feb 19, 2014 — News Article

Five things we learn about the Astral/BCE deal from the CRTC by Etan Vlessing

The CRTC has released a follow-up to the Astral-BCE transaction, which includes key revisions to commitments promised by the phone giant as part of a benefits package associated with a revised bid by the Bell Media parent to acquire Astral Media for $3.4 billion.

Jan 7, 2014 — News Article

Sirius XM, Liberty Media CEOs Defend Acquisition Plan by Paul Bond

Sirius' Jim Meyer and Liberty's Greg Maffei spoke in Las Vegas at the Citi Internet, Media and Telecommunications conference.

Jan 6, 2014 — News Article

NEWS RELEASE: Corus Entertainment Completes Purchase of Historia, Séries+ and TELETOON Canada Inc.

Corus Entertainment Inc. announces that the company closed its acquisition of the specialty television services Historia, Séries+ and the remaining 50% of TELETOON Canada Inc. on January 1, 2014.

Dec 26, 2013 — Blog Post

What a year!

Video looking back at a remarkable 2013 - the movement that we are building together has never been stronger and more needed. 

Dec 5, 2013 — News Article

Diversity of media ownership literally non-existent in Canada by Paul Fontaine

Columnist says the fewer the media outlets, the fewer choices Canadian journalists have in terms of full-time, part-time and freelance employment.

Nov 27, 2013 — News Article

DHX Media to acquire Family Channel for $170M

The Halifax-based company is noted for the creation, production and licensing of popular children's shows, such as Yo Gabba Gabba!, Caillou, Teletubbies and Inspector Gadget, but has never before owned a TV channel.

Nov 13, 2013 — News Article

Mobilicity wins court order to proceed with formal sales process by Rita Trichur

Mobilicity, which won court protection from creditors in late September, is assessing its alternatives after the federal government denied Telus Corp.’s second attempt to purchase the small carrier.

Sep 4, 2013 — News Article

Time Warner, CBS reach programming deal, ending month-long blackout

Inability to reach a deal had prevented several million households in major cities like New York and Dallas from viewing CBS television shows.

Aug 29, 2013 — News Article

Verizon-Vodafone deal casts doubt on Verizon’s Canadian entry by Steve Ladurantaye and Boyd Erman

Columnist says Verizon Communications Inc. could put its Canadian expansion plans on the shelf to focus on buying out its British partner and taking full control of its U.S. wireless business.

Aug 14, 2013 — News Article

Opinion: Canadians will win from competition by Pierre Karl Péladeau

Quebec Media Inc. chairman says that if the government is still committed to enabling the Canadian-controlled market entrants to establish themselves in the marketplace, it should give serious thought to changing the rules of the next auction and reserving a block of spectrum exclusively for them.

Jul 7, 2013 — News Article

What Can We Expect From The Next Decade of Technology? by Greg Satell

Columnist say that in the future, technology will cease to be something we turn on and off, and will become an inextricable part of not only our environment, but ourselves.

Jul 6, 2013 — News Article

Big telecoms in need of some real competition by Andrew Coyne

Columnist says the government's model provides an illusion that firms are competing, which may be great for the industry, but isn't for consumers.

Jul 5, 2013 — News Article

BCE finally closes Astral deal by Christine Dobby

BCE says it has acquired all of Astral’s Class A, Class B and special shares for total consideration of $3-billion, paid entirely in cash.

Jul 4, 2013 — News Article

Bell Media, Astral Media Name Post-Merger Leadership by Etan Vlessing

As André Bureau and Pierre Roy exit, Jacques Parisien is tapped to head up specialty, pay TV, radio and out-of-home ad units.

Jul 1, 2013 — News Article

Tribune to acquire 19 TV stations for $2.73 billion

Tribune Co. says it has reached a deal to buy Local TV Holdings LLC’s 19 TV stations for $2.73 billion (U.S.) in cash, significantly boosting its television business as it looks to sell its newspaper operations.

Jul 1, 2013 — News Article

Tribune to buy Local TV's 19 stations for $2.73 billion, to be nation's top local broadcaster by Ryan Nakashima

The acquisition makes the media conglomerate the nation's No. 1 local TV broadcaster and broadens its reach to nearly half the country, or more than 50 million households.

Jul 1, 2013 — News Article

Tribune buys 19 stations in $2.73-billion deal by Jennifer Saba and Greg Roumeliots

Tribune Co. says that it would acquire 19 television stations from Local TV Holdings LLC for $2.73-billion in cash, making it the largest TV broadcaster in the United States.