All Media Concentration Articles

May 25, 2016 — News Article

Technological Change and Its Implications for Regulating Canada's Television Broadcasting Sector by Steven Globerman

Writer says that as the TV broadcasting sector becomes increasingly competitive, it seems appropriate for the CRTC to largely refrain from intervening into the price negotiation process, as well as into other elements of bargaining between participants in the sector.

Apr 29, 2016 — News Article

Decline of Newspapers: Age drives views on the impacts of shrinking newsrooms

New study says Canadians are divided – mostly along generational lines – over whether the news vacuum left by shrinking papers is a serious problem for Canada, or one that will be resolved as new, online media outlets pick up the slack.

Mar 23, 2016 — News Article

CRTC Approves Acquisition Of Shaw Media By Corus Entertainment by Maria Madden

The deal, worth $2.65 billion will see Corus acquire the Global Television network and 19 specialty channels, including HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada and Showcase from Shaw Communications Ltd.

Mar 5, 2016 — News Article

Why consumers find it's hard to get skinny by Barrie McKenna

Columnist says that when you do the math, most people are better off with what they have - packages that viewers have complained to the CRTC are too big and expensive.

Mar 4, 2016 — News Article

Doigt d’honneur au CRTC by Danny Joncas

Pick and pay television allows cable providers to push their own products by charging extra to consumers for channels that belong to competition.

Mar 1, 2016 — News Article

Breakfast Buzz: Will you change your cable package? by Carly Robinson

The move is mandated by the CRTC, Canada’s broadcasting regulator, who ruled last year cable and telecom companies have to offer customers a bare bones package for just $25 a month.

Mar 1, 2016 — News Article

Canadian TV providers accused of giving cheap bundles cold shoulder by Alastair Sharp

Consumer advocates accuse Canadian telecom and cable companies of failing to adequately promote the launch on Tuesday of cheaper basic packages of television channels under sweeping new rules imposed by the country's broadcast regulator.

Feb 23, 2016 — News Article

As Canada's newsrooms shrink, concerns over coverage grow by Alastair Sharp

Canadian newsrooms are shrinking in increasing numbers as an oil shock rocks the economy and curtails the appetite of advertisers already distracted by digital outlets.

Jan 21, 2016 — News Article

Canada’s national fabric is paying price for depletion of journalistic resources by Chantel Hébert

Columnist says here must be a point when the steady disintegration of the country’s fifth estate’s news-gathering and news-getting functions becomes a public policy issue.

Jan 14, 2016 — News Article

Corus in ‘game-changing’ C$2.7bn Shaw deal by Jesse Whittock

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, as well as shareholders, need to give approval for a merger to go ahead.

Jan 14, 2016 — News Article

Purchase of Shaw Media Sets Stage for Closures, Consolidations --CAJ

The Canadian Association of Journalists is concerned a $2.6-billion sale of Shaw Media Inc. could lay the foundation for a series of negative changes to the broadcasting industry in Canada.

Jan 13, 2016 — News Article

Corus buys Shaw Media in $2.65B deal that puts Shaw's focus on wireless and cable by Pete Evans

The move shuffles ownership of 19 specialty TV channels including Global, Food Network Canada, HGTV Canada, HISTORY, Slice, National Geographic Channel and Showcase between two companies that are controlled by the Shaw family.

Jan 13, 2016 — News Article

Purchase of Shaw Media sets stage for closures, consolidations

The Canadian Association of Journalists is concerned a $2.6-billion sale of Shaw Media Inc. could lay the foundation for a series of negative changes to the broadcasting industry in Canada.

Jan 13, 2016 — News Article

Canadian TV Giant Corus to Acquire Rival Shaw Media for $2.65 Billion by Etan Vlessing

The merger of Corus and Shaw Media six years later aims to assure the future of both broadcast entities as they remain tied to a vertically integrated media group controlled by Shaw Communications.

Dec 16, 2015 — News Article

Shaw Communications buying Wind Mobile in deal valued at $1.6 billion

After forming 6 years ago, Wind has 940,000 subscribers across Ontario, B.C. and Alberta.

Sep 15, 2015 — News Article

Three Reasons to Invest in Media Companies by Sarah Cunningham-Scharf

Columnist says Canadian media companies need to manage the decline of television subscribers across the country, as well as their broadband capital spending and if they succeed, "their dividend growth models should continue for the next couple of years, keeping investors happy."

Aug 26, 2015 — News Article

How The Collapse Of The Cable Business Model Will Bring A New Era Of Television by Greg Satell

Columnist says that with the cable business model starting to unravel, we can expect an explosion of creative energy that will usher in a new golden age of TV.

Aug 14, 2015 — News Article

The bold, canny aesthete at the helm of a German media giant by Joanna Slater

Axel Springer SE Chief Executive believes that within a decade, printed newspapers will only exist "as a kind of nostalgic, vintage item," much like vinyl records.

May 5, 2015 — News Article

Netflix Warns Of Threat Posed By AT&T-DirecTV Merger by Wendy Davis

Netflix meets with the Federal Communications Commission to voice concerns about another large deal in the works -- AT&T's $48 billion merger with DirecTV.

Apr 24, 2015 — News Article

FCC Chairman Explains How Comcast-Time Warner Deal Threatened Online Video by Wendy Davis

Comcast's decision to walk away from the deal came soon after reports surfaced that regulators at the FCC and Department of Justice opposed the takeover, which would have left the company as the sole broadband provider for many U.S. residents.