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Lionsgate Closes Starz Acquisition

December 9, 2021  Lionsgate and Starz  announced the closing of the transaction under which Lionsgate has acquired Starz for approximately $4.4 billion in cash and stock.  The deal creates a vertically integrated global content platform that includes one of the largest independent television…
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OBITUARY — JOHN BADHAM

December 9, 2021 Veteran sports Broadcaster John Badham has died, in Peterborough, Ontario, following a short battle with cancer.  He was 79. Badham was born and raised in Saskatchewan.   After high school, Badham worked at the Weyburn Mental Hospital where he met his…
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Numeris Overview: New PPM Ratings

December 8, 2021 by David Bray   As we brace for the winter cold, get ready for something hot off the presses… the  release of the latest radio ratings.  The new PPM release from Numeris (formerly BBM) completes the thirteen week period covering August 29th to…
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BCAB Registration Opens for 2021 Conference

December 7, 2021 Registration & Housing is now open for BCAB 2021 (May 16-18, 2021) Dear broadcasters & friends, Registration & Housing is now live and ready for you to register for the 70th Annual Conference, May 16-18, 2021, at the beautiful Watermark Beach Resort, in Osoyoos,…
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CBC Announces ‘Canada 150’ Programming Line-up

December 7, 2021 With only 25 days until 2021, CBC/Radio-Canada announced today a line-up of special Canada 150 programs. The public broadcaster will be at the heart of Canada’s anniversary year, sharing Canadian stories to celebrate the past, the present and the future,…
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WAB Announces Speakers for 2021 Conference

December 7, 2021   The Western Association of Broadcasters Conference has announced their lineup of speakers for their 83rd Annual Conference in Banff,  Alberta, taking place June 7-8, 2021. Their strong speaker program includes award-winning journalist, Amanda Lang with Bloomberg TV Canada speaking on…
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Sony Expands FS Series with New FS7 II Camcorder

December 6, 2021   FS7 II     Sony is expanding its FS Series Super 35mm professional family with the addition of the new FS7 II camcorder. The new model builds on the original FS7’s strengths by adding advanced features including Electronic Variable…
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Videotron Adds Napster and Tidal to Music Streaming Service

December 6, 2021 A few days after announcing the addition of another music streaming service to its catalogue, Videotron’s Unlimited Music service has announced two more additions, Napster and global music and entertainment platform, Tidal, bringing the total number of supported apps to…
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Viceland Series to Premiere at 2021 Sundance Festival

December 6, 2021 Rogers Media announced today that its upcoming original Viceland series, Rise, produced in partnership with Vice Studio Canada and APTN, will debut three episodes in the Short-Form Episodic Series in the Special Events category at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. Additional…
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CMPA Announces Keynote Speaker at Prime Time in Ottawa

December 6, 2021   The Canadian Media Producers Association today announced that Sandra Stern, President of the Lionsgate Television Group, will deliver the opening keynote at the 22nd edition of Prime Time in Ottawa which will take place February 1-3, 2021, at The…