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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.

Apr 1, 2015 — News Article

Time to reflect on media concentration by Dick Smyth

Letter to the editor states Canadians should reflect on the terrible folly of media consolidation and the vertical integration of Canadian broadcasting.

Dec 10, 2014 — News Article

Media mogul Moses Znaimer in talks to buy Sun News Network by James Bradshaw

According to a source familiar with the negotiations, Mr. Znaimer is eager to make a deal that would see ZoomerMedia Ltd., a company he controls, buy the news and opinion channel before the year is over.

Nov 8, 2014 — News Article

The Stock Market Is on Edge About a Cable Merger by Jeff Sommer

Columnist says the debate over net neutrality and cable company concentration has been rattling Wall Street.

Oct 8, 2014 — News Article

Don't Give Postmedia More Local Monopolies by Marc Edge

Columnist says that the Competition Bureau should actually promote competition.

Sep 30, 2014 — News Article

Children’s changing online experiences in a longitudinal perspective by Uwe Hasebrink

A report from EU Kids Online examining the conceptual and empirical work of the EU Kids Online network from a longitudinal perspective and asking "what can we say about changes in children’s online experiences?"

Sep 16, 2014 — News Article

TekSavvy could be looking into launching a cable service by Patrick O’Rourke

Columnist says that during the CRTC’s latest “Let’s Talk TV” discussions, third-party internet provider TekSavvy announced a new partnership with Hastings CableVision company, possibly signaling that the company has plans to move into providing cable services at some point in the future.

Sep 12, 2014 — News Article

CHCH would be doomed under proposed broadcast plan: Watchdog by Steve Arnold

FRIENDS warns small stations — including CHCH — would be forced to close if the regulator ends the practice of substituting Canadian TV signals for those of American border stations when they're showing the same programs.

Sep 8, 2014 — News Release

Bad for consumers and citizens

FRIENDS says proposed changes to broadcasting regulations up for discussion starting this morning would not be good for Canadian broadcasting and they won't do consumers any favours either.