Radio & Television

iHeartRadio Canada plays on as U.S. parent files for bankruptcy

U.S. MEDIA COMPANY iHeartMedia has filed for bankruptcy in an effort to reduce its $20-billion debt.According to a Bloomberg report, iHeart filed for Chapter 11 protection Wednesday in Houston, a move that allows the company to keep operating its 850 radio stations worldwide while it tries to cement its turnaround plan. The deal still needs approval from the court and some creditors.In Canada, the free broadcast and internet radio platform iHeartRadio has recorded an average of 1.8 million listeners each month since its launch in October 2016 as part of a licensing deal with Bell Media, continues the report.  A spokesperson for parent...
 

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.