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

    Industry News
    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...
  2. Torstar acquires interest in Blue Ant Media

    Industry News
    Torstar, best known as the publishers of the Toronto Star, announced that it has acquired a 25 per cent stake in Blue Ant Media Inc., a privately held television broadcaster led by TV industry veteran Michael MacMillan. Blue Ant also has a controlling interest in GlassBox Television, which...
  3. Profits for Canadian television broadcasters up 40% in 2010

    Television Industry / Channels and Providers
    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...
  4. Popular Indian News Channel coming to Canada

    Industry News
    Ethnic Channels Group, a multi-ethnic provider of over non-English language digital TV channels, says it will begin offering "Aaj Tak" in Canada next month on Rogers Cable and Bell TV. Aaj Tak is a 24-hour Hindi news television channel which can be loosely translated as "Till Today" or "Up to...
  5. Swords: Life on the Line returns to Discovery HD

    Industry News
    Swords: Life on the Line returns for a second season on Discovery World HD this Wednesday February 16 at 8 p.m. ET. The ten part documentary unveils the life of New England’s long line fishermen who potentially risk their lives battling violent storms around the Grand Banks of Newfoundland and...
  6. Canadian specialty TV stations earn record profits

    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...