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  1. Industry News
    You forgot to mention that Shaw is now abusing it's power as a large mega conglormorate and is performing simsubs of American networks in areas it normally should not with Global because of its purchase of Canwest Global.
  2. Industry News
    CTV and Comcast International Media Group (CIMG) announced this week that it will replace Star! Television with a new Canadian E! television Channel beginning on November 29th. Previously E! Canada had operated in Canada from 2001 to 2009 under the ownership of Canwest but was forced to shut...
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    After receiving final approval from the CRTC last Friday, Shaw Communications today completed the purchase of the bankrupt Canwest Global television properties. Canwest entered creditor bankruptcy protection in late 2009, leading to the sale of the company's assets to Shaw in a deal announced...
  4. Television Industry / Channels and Providers
    CRTC is not releasing its daily announcements until after 4 pm est on Friday. It is expected that the decision on the Shaw purchase of Global/Canwest will be announced alongwith a number of conditions to permit the acquisition. Must be a good one if they are waiting until the stock...
  5. Industry News
    Canwest Media has announced it will be replacing the Discovery Health digital specialty channel on November 1st with Twist TV. The broadcaster says the new reality channel is about real life with a twist such as capturing the experiences of parents dealing with out of control kids and life...
  6. Industry News
    Halifax based EastLink Cable this week announced the addition of Global Television Network programming to its Video on demand (VOD) offerings. Some of the popular shows available on demand include: Survivor, Glee, Bones, Days of our Lives, The Young and the Restless, ET Canada, NCIS, Family...
  7. Industry News
    The Competition Bureau of Canada announced today that it will not challenge Shaw Communications Inc.'s proposed acquisition of the over-the-air and specialty television businesses of Canwest Global Communications Corp. The federal agency said that following a significant review, it had...
  8. Industry News
    Shaw Communications said today that it has entered into a deal to acquire 100% of the over-the-air and specialty television businesses of Canwest Global Communications Corp. for approximately $2.0 billion,. CanWest's broadcasting assets include the Global Television Network and eighteen...
  9. Industry News
    Canwest Broadcasting announced this week it would be launching the Global Reality Channel on Rogers Cable on July 1st. No it's not a channel about the trials and tribulations of the Asper family but it is a station that will air nothing but reality programming from past and present seven days a...
  10. Industry News
    The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today released statistical and financial summaries for the Canadian specialty, pay, pay-per-view television and video-on-demand (VOD) services industry in 2009. Despite lousy economic conditions last year, the federal...
  11. Industry News
    Canwest announced today that it will launch a high definition version of its English language specialty movie channel Movietime on Friday, March 12th. At launch, MovieTime HD will only be available on Rogers digital cable in Ontario but the company hopes to launch with other cable and satellite...
  12. Industry News
    Last Friday, the Superior Court of Ontario approved a bid by Shaw Communications take control of the broadcasting assets of Canwest Global Communications Corporation. Shaw had bid $95 million to acquire a 20% equity interest and 80% voting interest of CanWest's broadcasting assets which...
  13. Industry News
    A second bid for the broadcast division of a restructured Canwest Gobal Communications has emerged today. The bid comes one week after Shaw Communications made a $65 million dollar for 20 per cent of the company and 80 per cent of the voting shares. The second bid comes from a group led by...
  14. Industry News
    The concentration of media ownership in Canada is getting a little stronger today after Shaw Communications announced this morning that it seeking to acquire a minimum 20% equity interest and 80% voting interest, which includes effective control, of a restructured Canwest Gobal Communications...
  15. Industry News
    Canwest Broadcasting announced today that History Television HD and MovieTime in standard definition are now available on Rogers Digital Cable. MovieTime SD is available on channel 86 while History Television HD airs on channel 561. According to CanWest, History Television HD airs over 100...
  16. Industry News
    In a broadcasting decision handed down today, the CRTC has approved the sale of CanWest's money losing CHEK-TV for $2. CHEK-TV (channel 6) is a television station based in Victoria, British Columbia which broadcasts to all of southwestern BC (including Vancouver). The station has been...
  17. Industry News
    The DIY network, a new Canadian digital specialty channel offering home improvement tips and shows for Do-it-yourselfers, was launched today by Canwest. Established in the United States in 1999, DIY Network reaches 50 million households in the U.S. and is expected to reach about 2 million...
  18. Industry News
    Canwest Broadcasting announced today that History Television HD will launch this Thursday, October 8th, exclusively on Shaw digital Cable. History Television will be Canwest's third specialty channel to air in high definition. The others are Showcase and the National Geographic Channel. The...
  19. Industry News
    Buried under approximately four billion dollars of debt, Canwest Global Communications Corp., owners of the Global Television Network, specialty channels - MovieTime, DejaView and Fox Sports World - and the National Post newspaper, has successfully filed for bankruptcy protection. The filing...
  20. Television Industry / Channels and Providers
    Debt-strapped Canwest Global Communications Corp. has raised a little cash by selling part of its stake in sports broadcaster The Score for $6.62 million. So it looks like Canwest is getting out of the The Score completely. It obviously needs the money elsewhere.
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