Love Canadian Content? Rogers Unveils World-Class Canadian Production Studio, Nine New Series and New Specialty Channel

Rogers unveils world-class Canadian production studio, nine new series and new specialty channel.

Rogers Going After MLB Network Channel in Canada

Canadian baseball fans could possibly be watching the MLB Network baseball channel starting next April, if Rogers gets its way. The owners of the Toronto Blue Jays have already filled out the application to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to bring the channel to Canada. The new channel would complement the games already […]

Canadian Media Giants Team Up on Digital Advertising

Three Canadian media heavyweights have joined forces to create their own online digital advertising platform. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), Rogers Media and Shaw Media will be forming the Canadian Premium Audience Exchange (CPAX) to provide potential clients a private real-time bidding platform for digital advertising inventory. Scheduled to launch May 16, CPAX will offer […]

Rogers buys SCN and will launch CityTV Saskatchewan

Rogers Communications this week announced its intent to acquire a 100 per cent stake in Saskatchewan Communications Network (SCN) and launch CityTV Saskatchewan.

Originally created by the Saskatchewan government as a commercial free educational channel, the station was bought last year by private concerns who aired Commercial-free educational and cultural programming between 6 a.m. and 3 p.m. local time and commercial programming from the mid-afternoon on.

Rogers Cable launches Sportsnews barker channel

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.

Rogers and Bell announce deal to buy 75% of MLSE

Bell Canada and Rogers Communications announced today they have agreed to purchase a 75% ownership position in Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE) from Ontario Teachers Pension Plan. Each company will own a 37.5% equity interest.

MLSE is Canada’s largest sports and entertainment company and owners of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors, Toronto Marlies and Toronto FC.

Rogers Media secures Canadian broadcast rights to The Ulimate Fighter

Rogers Media has secured the Canadian rights to The Ultimate Fighter (TUF), an American reality television series and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition.

The show, which follows unknown, professional MMA fighters as they train and compete against each other in order to secure a contract with the UFC, will air Friday nights on FX Canada beginning next March.

Profits for Canadian television broadcasters up 40% in 2010

Operating revenues in the Canadian television broadcasting sector reached $7.1 billion in 2010, up 8.0% from 2009 according to a report out today by StatsCan. This was the largest annual increase since 2003.

Profits before interest and expenses was $841.4 million, up a massive 40% from the $600.8 million earned in 2009.

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