Cable & Telecom

Amazon seeking to snap up small TV channels

AMAZON IS SHOPPING for small, independent television channels to add to its Amazon Prime Video offering as it forges ahead with its plan to become a dominant video player.In the past few weeks, Amazon has started talks to buy “scores” of small television channels, in the U.S. and globally, according to a NBC News report. Many networks have channels like these, including Turner Broadcasting’s Adult Swim and Boomerang, or Viacom’s VH1 and CMT.“They are doubling down on the channels business,” said an unidentified industry programmer in the report.  “They’re interested in doing deals with smaller indie networks where they can get...

Our industry and COVID-19

We've gathered a number of links where Canadian cable, radio, television, telecom and wireless companies have posted their responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.