Radio & Television

Commission takes a hard line on Rogers’ SCN purchase; asks about giving purchase price away

TORONTO – SCN was a publicly-owned educational broadcaster which the Saskatchewan provincial government decided to shutter in 2010. After some local complaints, the politicians instead made the decision to try and sell it. After hearing mostly crickets, the only offer that didn’t include any ongoing government financial support came from Bluepoint Investments, a private company backed by a former advertising executive from Toronto, Bruce Claassen. Bluepoint’s $350,000 offer was accepted by the provincial government mere days before the plug was to be pulled on the broadcaster. Then, in approving the sale months later in early 2011, green-lighting the sale of...

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.