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TVA Group posts net loss for Q1

But the Montreal communications company saw gains in its broadcasting and production segment.

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Rogers closes more local TV stations

More than 20 employees have been laid off following the closure of the company’s Mississauga and Richmond Hill stations.

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Beaulieu to lead newly formed Attraction Studios

The Quebec-based media company is uniting its content production and distribution divisions under the new banner.

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Shaw to close three community TV stations, 70 jobs affected

A new funding model will see Shaw reallocate $10 million annually to Global News to support local news coverage in Western Canada.

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New OTT product coming from BCE

The new offering was announced on Bell’s Q1 call, where the company also revealed the financial impact of the simsub rule changes.

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Radical Sheep adds development and production exec

Shaleen Sangha joins the kids and family division of Boat Rocker Studios from DHX Media.

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Netflix beefs up int’l focus as subscriber growth falls short

The global SVOD is still expected to hit 100 million subs by the end of the week.

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Quebecor Media sees revenues decline slightly in Q4

The company’s overall revenues increased 3.2%, driven by growth in the telecom business.

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Playback’s 2017 Hall of Fame: Ann Medina

The broadcast journalist turned Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television chair worked to raise the profile of local TV.

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Blue Ant International adds to sales team

Former Tricon exec Nick Solowski joins as director of international sales and acquisitions.

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Cinesite Studios acquires Nitrogen Studios

The Vancouver full-service animation studio behind Trollhunters will be incorporated under the U.K. brand.

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Bell Media elevates execs following Turcke’s exit

Randy Lennox’s former responsibilities as president of broadcast and content have been divvied up.