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Dec 1, 2014 — News Article

Craving attention – and profits: Bell enters streaming battle by Christine Dobby

With the launch of a new video-on-demand service dubbed Cravetv, Bell Media hopes to take on Internet streaming giants while still keeping one foot firmly planted on the side of its traditional television business.

Nov 26, 2014 — News Article

Coach In A Corner by Stephen LaRose

Columnist says Don Cherry was a cultural icon at the CBC but does not retain that status now that he is at Rogers.

Nov 24, 2014 — News Article

Currency Speculators Punishing Canadian NHL Teams by Mike Ozanian

Columnist says when that 12-year deal between Rogers and the NHL was signed a year ago, the exchange rate between the U.S. dollar and Canadian dollar was 95 U.S. cents per Canadian dollar. But since the deal was announced the loonie has dropped by 7% against the U.S. dollar.

Nov 15, 2014 — News Article

Netflix is Short on Subscriber Growth But Beats Earnings Estimates by Paul Bond

Netflix stock was tumbling 23 percent -- more than $100 a share -- after the company announces quarterly subscriber numbers that are far short of expectations, even though the company beat earnings estimates.

Nov 13, 2014 — News Article

Its outlook stormy, CBC turns to the Weather Network by Simon Houpt

CBC and The Weather Network strike an agreement that will see forecasts from the privately owned weather channel appear on the public broadcaster’s flagship evening newscast, The National, while CBC news reports will air on The Weather Network.

Nov 13, 2014 — News Article

Why the Press Is Less Free Today by George Packer

Columnist says  that in the worldwide movement away from democracy, perhaps the most vulnerable institution is the free press, and the most disposable people are journalists.

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.

Nov 7, 2014 — News Article

For Millennials, the End of the TV Viewing Party by Alex Williams

Just as the landline went from household staple to quaint anachronism seemingly overnight during the last decade, the television set has started to look at best like a luxury, if not an irrelevance, in the eyes of many members of the wired generation, who have moved past the “cord-cutter” stage, in which they get rid of cable, to getting rid of their TV sets entirely.

Nov 3, 2014 — News Article

Hey kids, Vice is nice, but it will cost you by John Doyle

The $100-million joint venture between Vice Media and Rogers Communications Inc., will include a Toronto-based Vice Canada Studio and Vice TV Network to begin operations in 2015.

Oct 30, 2014 — News Article

Rogers, Vice Media to partner on $100-million venture by Christine Dobby

Rogers Communications Inc. reveals plans to build a production studio in Toronto with Vice Media, the edgy digital media company recently valued at $2.5-billion (U.S.).

Oct 28, 2014 — News Article

Will Netflix and YouTube Kill TV? by Barry Kiefl

President of Canadian Media Research Inc. says TV networks worldwide are facing stalled ad revenues and the growth in TV is coming from premium, subscription channels that have less or no advertising.

Oct 28, 2014 — News Article

CBC wins broadcast rights to 2018, 2020 Olympics by Morgan Campbell

The CBC announces that it has partnered with Rogers and Bell to secure the rights to the 2018 and 2020 Olympic Games

Oct 28, 2014 — News Article

CBC wins Canada broadcast rights for 2018 and 2020 Olympics by Alastair Sharp

The Canadian Broadcasting Corp (CBC) said on Tuesday it will broadcast action from the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, and the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, in partnership with telecom and media companies Rogers Communications Inc and BCE Inc.

Oct 22, 2014 — News Article

What's Behind Big Media's Big TV Push Into Europe by Scott Roxborough & George Szalai

Viacom, Fox and Discovery swoop across the Atlantic for megadeals as regulation-laden China presents more "ongoing risk". 

Oct 20, 2014 — News Article

How foreign online streaming will upset Bell and Rogers apple carts

Some experts says that Canadians will inevitably have access to American content streamed online when online streaming becomes the norm and more and more people abandon their cable providers.

Oct 20, 2014 — News Article

Netflix Orders First Canadian Original Series (Exclusive) by Etan Vlessing

The homegrown drama will debut simultaneously on City, the Canadian TV network that developed the one-hour drama, and in all Netflix territories outside Canada.

Oct 16, 2014 — News Article

CBS Launches Digital Subscription Service by Lacey Rose

The $5.99-a-month service will offer a robust SVOD library plus live local broadcasts.

Oct 13, 2014 — News Article

Rogers’ first NHL weekend: Don Cherry in his glory; CBC’s misstep magnified by Scott Stinson

Columnist says Rogers needs the ability to piggyback on CBC’s widely distributed network if it wants to reach the most homes; without the public broadcaster on board it would have moved much of its Saturday night NHL lineup into the nether regions of premium cable.

Oct 11, 2014 — News Article

RTC orders Punjabi radio stations in Metro Vancouver to explain themselves by Peter O’Neil

Sher-E-Punjab, Radio Punjab Ltd. and Radio India (2003) have operated for years from studios in Metro but haven’t got Canadian broadcast licences and broadcast their signals from south of the border.

Oct 8, 2014 — News Article

Netflix-CRTC standoff is chance to open Canadian TV system, finds Fraser Institute report

A new Fraser Institute paper suggests that the recent stand-off between Netflix and the CRTC provides an opportunity for the government to dismantle barriers that prevent open competition in Canadian television broadcasting.