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ANALYSIS: Why Guy is gone
FROM AN OUTSIDER’S point of view, Guy Laurence was a breath of fresh air for Rogers Communications. From the inside, however, it may have seemed more like a tornado. Read more

TFO’s French educational content headed to 1.8 million U.S. teachers, students
TORONTO - Groupe Média TFO will see its French educational content distributed across the U.S. Read more

Shomi wind down eats in to Q3 profits at Rogers
TORONTO – Rogers Communications saw its third quarter profits tumble 53% due to the wind down of its jointly owned shomi streaming service, the company said Monday, releasing its financial report three days earlier than planned. Read more

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UPDATED: Laurence out as Rogers CEO, Joe Natale to to take the reins
Shocker after less than three years at the helm TORONTO - Rogers Communications announced this morning that president and CEO Guy Laurence will step down, effective immediately. Read more

Stingray stocks up on classical music film content; extends distribution deal with Shaw
MONTREAL – Stingray Digital Group has added to its classical music offering after acquiring hundreds of exclusive pre-2013 concerts and documentaries from Berlin-based EuroArts. Read more

Four Canadians among the 20 most powerful women in global television
TORONTO – Canada Media Fund president and CEO Valerie Creighton (pictured); Bell Media president Mary Ann Turcke; Corus Entertainment EVP and COO Barbara Williams; and BroadbandTV founder and CEO Shahrzad Rafati are among this year's most Read more

Canadian/UK co-pro seeks the truth of Pearl Harbor
TORONTO – Bell Media’s The Movie Network and Channel 4 (UK) have commissioned a new political thriller to mark the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor. Read more

Quebecor Content scoops up new lifestyle content from Scripps Networks
MONTREAL – Quebecor Content continued its buying spree ahead of MIPCOM, adding new lifestyle shows from Scripps Networks. Read more

Global News adds Oshawa’s Channel 12 Durham
TORONTO – Oshawa-based local television station Channel 12 Durham is joining the Global News family later this month. Read more

CBC, Comedy Central team up on new “raccoon whisperer” comedy
TORONTO – CBC and Comedy Central in the U.S. Read more

New HGTV Canada series puts two Holmes under one roof
TORONTO – Celebrity contractor Mike Holmes will be teaming up with his son Mike Holmes Jr. Read more

CRTC vetoes new radio station for Sudbury
OTTAWA - Sudbury, ON won’t have a new radio station anytime soon after the CRTC determined that the market cannot sustain any additional new commercial radio stations at this time. Read more

CTAM Canada Broadcaster’s Forum set for December 1
TORONTO - Save the date for the fourth annual CTAM Canada Broadcaster’s Forum. Read more

CRTC clarifies what makes content Canadian
OTTAWA – In seeming response to backlash over its revised policy framework for Certified Independent Production Read more

Complaint over CFB Edmonton dog policy reports barking up wrong tree: CBSC
OTTAWA – Two news reports that used the terms “service dog” and “veteran” did not breach any broadcast codes, says the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council (CBSC). Read more

Twitter will live-stream BuzzFeed's U.S. election night coverage
NEW YORK – Twitter will stream a live special from BuzzFeed's New York City offices on November 8, the date of the U.S. Read more

Cogeco Peer 1 extends Microsoft’s ExpressRoute to Canadian businesses
TORONTO – Cogeco Peer 1 is offering cloud connect for ExpressRoute, a secure and high performance connectivity solution for Canadian Microsoft Cloud customers. Read more

CraveTV launches on Apple TV
TORONTO - Bell Media's streaming service CraveTV is now available for in-app purchase on Apple TV. Read more

Blue Ant Media opens UK-based production studio
TORONTO - Blue Ant Media has named Jago Lee as creative director for the company’s newly launched UK-based production studio Antenna Pictures. Read more

Access brings its home phone service to 19th market
REGINA – Access Communications is forging ahead with the rollout of its home phone service AccessPhone across Saskatchewan. Read more


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