Bell Media, whose websites include CTV, Discovery Channel, Bravo, CP24 and MTV, was one of the biggest properties in the Canadian online landscape in 2011 according to recent research by comScore.
The company was second only to YouTube (Google Sites) in Canada for total Video Views, third in total time spent viewing video, and was fifth overall among all properties online in Canada, following Google, Microsoft, Facebook and Yahoo!
Shaw Communications Inc., the country’s largest cable television provider, today announced its financial results for the first fiscal quarter ending November 30, 2011.
The company reported revenue for the three month period was $1.28 billion, up 19% over the same period last year. Operating income before amortization for the September to November time frame was $566 million, up 18% over the same period a year earlier.
The medical thriller “Contagion” was the top selling movie in North America last week, while “Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes,” now out for four weeks, took top spot on the rental charts according to figures published today by Rentrak.
Contagion, whose ensemble cast includes Marion Cotillard, Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Kate Winslet, follows the rapid progress of a lethal indirect contact transmission virus that kills within days.
Telus this week added a new application to their Optik service which their IPTV customers the ability to learn more about what is playing on their Galaxie music channels.
The new app can be launched from the Optik main menu with a click of the remote. Once running, customers can find out what’s playing on all the music channels, look at playlists, and view album art.
Rogers Communications today launched Sportsnews, a free barker channel which provides Rogers digital cable customers with up-to-date sports scores and promos for its sports services and content available on Rogers Cable.
The SportsNews screen will consist of a sports scoreboard which includes scores, pre and post-game notes and other stats along with a Twitter feed from Sportsnet personalities and a headline zone featuring breaking news.
Global Television owners, Shaw Media, announced today that it has filed an application with the Canadian Radio-Television Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) for a regional, Global BC-driven all-news specialty channel.
If the application is approved, then British Columbia can expect its first all-news channel by this summer.
Canada’s number two Direct to Home (DTH) satellite broadcaster today announced that it is now offering the NBA League Pass programming package which offers basketball fans up to 100 NBA games each month.
The package will cost current Shaw Direct subscribers an additional $5.06 per month for both high-definition (HD) and standard-definition (SD) channels.
Shaw Cable, Canada’s largest cable television provider, said this week that it has added fifteen new Galaxie music channels to its digital cable line-up.
The new channels, which are available now, have a focus on cultural music, with stations ranging from Bollywood Hits, to Arabic, to Guangdong. Three channels, appealing to young adults – Canadian Indie, Headbangers and Hip Hop – have also been added.