Dec 5, 2013 — News Article: PRESS RELEASE: Cuts to ethnic programming by Rogers lead CRTC to call OMNI stations to early renewal hearing, raising concerns about lack of local programming
Unifor, the union representing staff at most of Canada's private television stations, applauds the decision by the CRTC to call the five OMNI TV stations licensed to Rogers Broadcasting Ltd to an early public hearing to account for deep cuts to OMNI's ethnic programming announced in late May 2013.
Columnist says the internet is disrupting video entertainment as we know it.
Dec 2, 2013 — News Article: Monumental deal shifts NHL to Rogers
Columnist says the Rogers' coup may not have happened had Bell and CBC's joint bid for Sochi 2014 and Rio 2016 Olympic rights not collapsed in June 2012.
Dec 2, 2013 — News Article: Rogers Doc & Cable Fund doles out $3.15M by Nick Krewen
In its latest round of funding, Rogers has announced that 11 projects will share $3,158,790 in equity investment via its Rogers Documentary and Cable Network Fund.
Nov 30, 2013 — News Article: How new CEO Guy Laurence plans to shake up the game at Rogers by Rita Trichur, Iain Marlow and Paul Waldie
Columnist says the telecom firm is experiencing slowing growth in its core businesses, while seeing its industry leading metrics, including customer retention, gradually eroded by competition.
Nov 30, 2013 — News Article: A rebrand, with a Cherry on top?
Marketers suggest Don Cherry’s special status makes it hard to reshape HNIC with him.
Nov 29, 2013 — News Article: CBC proposed $1.5B bid for NHL TV rights by Curtis Rush
Despite losing NHL broadcast rights to Rogers, the CBC still sees value in maintaining the Hockey Night in Canada brand.
Nov 29, 2013 — News Article: CBC, TSN iced in Rogers' $5.2-billion broadcast-rights deal with NHL by Brad Oswald
The broadcast and multimedia rights agreement, announced in Toronto by Rogers executives and top NHL brass, gives Rogers Communications the Canadian rights to all NHL games across all platforms in all languages.
Nov 29, 2013 — News Article: Rogers plays defence with its new investment in hockey by Barrie McKenna
Columnist says Rogers’ willingness to pay a record price for NHL rights comes down to protecting its core business – its 2.2 million cable subscribers, nearly 10 million wireless subscribers, its TV shows it produces and the lucrative revenue stream this represents.
Nov 28, 2013 — News Article: Bell Media sells four TV properties to DHX Media for $170M by Etan Vlessing
DHX Media has acquired Family Channel and three other properties from Bell Media after they went on the auction block earlier this year following BCE’s $3.38 billion purchase of Astral Media.
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 27, 2013 — News Article: CBC sent to penalty box over NHL revenues
Columnist says The National Hockey League and Rogers dealt a severe blow to the CBC, announcing a 12-year, $5.2-billion agreement that grants NHL broadcasting rights to Rogers.
Nov 26, 2013 — News Article: Rogers Communications and NHL Announce 12-Year National Broadcast and Multimedia Agreement
Rogers Communications and the National Hockey League announce a landmark 12-year broadcast and multimedia agreement that includes all national rights to NHL games on all platforms in all languages.
Nov 19, 2013 — News Article: PRESS RELEASE: American Station Owners Welcome Review of Canadian TV System and Bilateral U.S.-Canada Discussions on TV Retransmission Issues
A coalition of American over-the-air television stations expresses support for the CRTC’s review of the Canadian television system, and welcomes news of bilateral consultations between the United States and Canada on the retransmission of television broadcast signals.
Nov 19, 2013 — News Article: Rob Ford lies three times in first minutes of Peter Mansbridge interview by William Wolfe-Wylie
Columnist says it is not the responsibility of readers to pick apart the reported statements of their elected officials to find lies - that’s the job of media, and it’s time they started doing it.
Nov 14, 2013 — News Article: Incoming Rogers CEO expected to spark culture shift at cable giant by Rita Trichur
Columnist says there are high hopes at Rogers Communications Inc. that British telecom executive Guy Laurence has the expertise to solve the cable and wireless giant’s customer loyalty problems once he starts the top job later this year.
Nov 14, 2013 — News Article: Ottawa delivers warning to telecoms over Internet licences by LuAnn LaSalle
James Moore tells wireless giants to improve rural web access.
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.
Nov 7, 2013 — News Article: Crisis Lines, Part 3: Chasing a ‘great Canadian newspaper company’ by Theresa Tedesco
Part Three of an exclusive look at Leonard Asper’s losing battle to keep control of the Canwest family dynasty as revealed in his extensive business journals.
Nov 7, 2013 — News Article: Death of a contract: Wireless carriers feel pinch of new smartphone rules by Rita Trichur
Columnist says the introduction of new two-year cellphone contracts slowed subscriber growth for some of Canada’s biggest carriers during the back-to-school season, a sign that consumers are spurning those higher-priced plans even before they become the industry standard in December.