CRTC Approves Corus Entertainment’s Acquisition of Shaw Media

The CRTC has approved Corus Entertainment’s acquisition of Shaw Media.

Shaw Media Partners With Twitter Amplify

Shaw Media has partnered with Twitter Amplify becoming the first Canadian media company to do so. Twitter Amplify, launched in late May, allows marketers to show TV clips and promote these on the social media website. Whenever the spots are aired, advertisers can monitor the response. Several US media companies already participate in the program, […]

CBS Interactive & Shaw Media Expand Canadian Partnership

By expanding an exclusive relationship with CBS Interactive on May 7th, Shaw Media will now increase its online reach to over 10 million unique visitors each month. Shaw is helping advertisers target a wider audience with a more diverse network of online broadcast inventory. Joining CBS.com and TV.com, the Shaw Premium Audience Network (S.P.A.N.) portfolio […]

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 […]

Shaw Deploys Dalet’s MAM Platform

Shaw Media has announced it has begun deployment of Dalet’s Media Asset Management (MAM) to help control production, playout, and the distribution system at its Toronto facility. There are numerous tasks in the production process including editing, promo creation, captioning, version management, broadcast, archiving, and delivery to VOD, web, and other platforms. The Dalet MAM […]

Shaw Media Teams With Social Network Firm, GetGlue

Shaw Media said it has formed an exclusive partnership with GetGlue, a leading social networking platform for entertainment in North America. Canadians will now be able to “check-in” to their favourite TV shows, including the season premiere of Top Chef Canada on Monday March 12th at 10 PM ET/PT. Chris Harris, Head of Online Content […]

TVA sells interest in Mystery TV and The Cave to Shaw Media

Just before Christmas, the TVA Group announced plans to sell its half interest in the “Mystery TV” specialty channel and its 51% interest in “The Cave” specialty TV channel to Shaw Media.

Financial terms of the proposed transaction, which is pending CRTC approval, were not disclosed. If the licence transfer is approved by the federal regulator, the deal could be finalized in the spring of 2012.

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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