Radio & Television

OPINION: Corus Entertainment’s OWN application shows our often-goofy system needs a reboot

“ONLY IN CANADA” were the three words I couldn’t get out of my head while reading Corus Entertainment’s application to the CRTC to change the Nature of Service (NOS) for its specialty channel OWN. Stateside, OWN (the Oprah Winfrey Network) has a pretty straightforward history. Daytime talk TV queen Oprah wanted to do something new – start her own cable channel and then step down from her popular TV show. So, she partnered with Discovery Communications and together they rebranded Discovery Health as OWN. The channel has not been the runaway success in the ratings most assumed it would be...

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.