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    Lionsgate Closes Starz Acquisition

    December 9, 2023  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…


    December 9, 2023 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…

    SCTE Foundation Launches New Campaign to Fund Education Programs

    December 8, 2023 The SCTE Foundation today announced the launch of a new campaign that is intended to build a fund of $10 million or more—money that can be used to sustain educational, training, and diversity initiatives for the cable telecommunications workforce indefinitely…

    Numeris Overview: New PPM Ratings

    December 8, 2023 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…

    BCAB Registration Opens for 2023 Conference

    December 7, 2023 Registration & Housing is now open for BCAB 2023 (May 16-18, 2023) Dear broadcasters & friends, Registration & Housing is now live and ready for you to register for the 70th Annual Conference, May 16-18, 2023, at the beautiful Watermark Beach Resort, in Osoyoos,…

    CBC Announces ‘Canada 150’ Programming Line-up

    December 7, 2023 With only 25 days until 2023, 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,…

    WAB Announces Speakers for 2023 Conference

    December 7, 2023   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, 2023. Their strong speaker program includes award-winning journalist, Amanda Lang with Bloomberg TV Canada speaking on…

    Videotron Adds Napster and Tidal to Music Streaming Service

    December 6, 2023 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…

    Viceland Series to Premiere at 2023 Sundance Festival

    December 6, 2023 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 2023 Sundance Film Festival. Additional…

    CMPA Announces Keynote Speaker at Prime Time in Ottawa

    December 6, 2023   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, 2023, at The…