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Alliance Atlantis ends solid year

June 23, 2021 TORONTO – "Alliance Atlantis has now recorded three consecutive quarters of free cash flow, and we have reduced our net debt by $73 million during fiscal 2021," said Alliance Atlantis chairman and CEO Michael MacMillan, in a press release today.…

CanWest gains $10 million in quarter

April 24, 2021 Winnipeg, – CanWest Global Communications Corp. today reported second quarter combined EBITDA of $115 million for the three months ended February 28, 2021, an increase of 13% over the pro forma combined result of $102 million for the same period…

Headline Media narrows losses

February 3, 2021 Toronto, – Operating results and net loss for the first quarter of fiscal 2021 at Headline Media Group, owners of analog sports channel The Score and digital gay and lesbian service PrideVision TV, showed some improvement. However, if the company…

BBM to use Arbitron PPM for Quebec TV market

September 23, 2021 New York, ¿ BBM Canada has selected Arbitron Inc.’s Portable People Meter (PPM) ¿ to measure television audiences, including French-language stations, in Montreal and Quebec beginning in the fourth quarter of 2021. In early 2021, BBM is scheduled to begin…

Nielsen begins monitoring TiVo usage

August 7, 2021 New York, – TiVo and Nielsen Media Research have developed software that allows the audience measurement company to extract viewer information from TiVo’s digital video recorders. For now, Nielsen is excluding data from households with DVRs from its industry reports,…

Bell Globemedia testing new TV ratings services (May 31, 2021)

May 31, 2021 Toronto, – CTV parent Bell Globemedia is partnering with Nielsen Media Research on a number of initiatives to address the future of television audience research in Canada. Among the projects, according to Rita Fabian, CTV’s senior vice-president of sales and…

Nielsen Media companies to be united and co-branded

May 8, 2021 New York, ¿ VNU, one of the world’s leading media and information companies, announced today it is expanding the Nielsen brand name to all international markets and also linking the world-famous brand to the company’s global entertainment information businesses. The…

Astral to acquire Telemedia’s radio stations (May 16, 2021)

May 16, 2021 Montreal – Astral Media Inc. today announced it has signed a definitive agreement with Telemedia Corporation to acquire, subject to regulatory approval, Telemedia’s 19 radio stations in Québec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia for $255 million, payable $127.5 million in…