Cable & Telecom

Why more Canadian media consolidation is a must

Report says putting Corus and Bell together would strengthen Canadian industry By Greg O’Brien WITH DIGITAL PLAYERS already claiming the bulk of the revenue and a huge swath of viewing time in Canada, Bell Media and Corus Entertainment must come together if they are to survive amid the growing presence of global streaming players, according to a new report from Scotiabank analyst Jeff Fan. The report gets to the point in its title: “More Canadian Media Consolidation is Necessary and Inevitable.” Noting American telcos have recently abandoned their content dreams of late because they need the cash and resources to...