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Wow Unlimited names new EVP, CFO

John Vandervelde joins the corporation, taking over for interim CFO Christine Read.

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Bell Media shuffles senior leadership team

With the departure of Stuart Garvie, the media co has promoted several to take on new programming and media sales roles.

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Blue Ant launches global networks division

Former Discovery and Fox exec Ward Platt joins the Toronto company to head up the new department.

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Meridian Artists adds below-the-line division

The Toronto film and TV agency has appointed Courtenay Bainbridge to lead the new department.

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Hamilton heads to Colombia on trade mission

Pipeline Studios will participate in the eight-day trip that aims to bring investment to local industries, including the media sector.

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TVA Sports carries media growth at Quebecor

The Q2 results show broadcast was responsible for the media segment’s triple-digit increase in adjusted operating income.

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Bell Media revenue up slightly in Q3

Advertising and subscription revenues were up in the quarter, helping to offset increased operating costs.

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Conventional CPE, revenues down in 2016: CRTC report

Meanwhile, CBC saw revenues and Canadian programming expenditures increase, according to the latest financial summaries.

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Legend 3D to add 270 jobs in Toronto

The Ontario government is investing $3.1 million to help expand the Canadian operations of the L.A.-based VR and VFX house.

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Vice Canada cuts jobs

A $450 million investment has led the global company to divert its resources towards scripted programming, resulting in around 10 layoffs in Canada.

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Keslow Camera acquires Clairmont Camera

The deal marks the L.A.-based film equipment company’s expansion into Canada.

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Sports lead to revenue gains and profit drops at Rogers

Media revenue saw a 4% year-over-year lift, driven by a heavy appetite for sports – but Blue Jays’ salaries and the print-to-digital shift contributed to a drop in profits for Q2.