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Corus, Bell Media cancel deal for French-language specialty channels

The termination of the purchase agreement comes less than a week after the Competition Bureau blocked the transaction.

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Competition Bureau blocks Historia, Series+ sale

Bell Media’s bid for the Corus properties is still to be reviewed by the CRTC.

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Bell Media to acquire Historia and Series+ from Corus

The total cost of the transaction, which is still subject to approval from the CRTC and the Competition Bureau, is pegged at around $200 million.

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Corus Entertainment swings to third quarter loss

One-time items dented the broadcaster’s bottom line, despite overall revenues rising 14%.

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Shaw Communications records higher Q2 earnings

The profit jump came as the cable and broadcast giant noted a $49 million gain after selling a 50% stake in the French-language Historia and Series+ channels to Corus Entertainment.

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Corus Entertainment posts higher Q2 earnings

The broadcaster showed the benefits of acquiring the former Astral Media assets Historia, Series + and Teletoon as it unveiled its latest financial results.

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DEC 23 – The announcement comes days after the CRTC approved Corus’ purchase of the remaining 50% stake in the channel it did not own.

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CRTC approves Corus purchase of Teletoon, Historia and Series+

While okaying the takeover of the former Astral Media assets from Bell Media, the regulator imposed key anti-competitive measures given ownership ties between Corus and Shaw Communications.

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BuzzTaxi sells a raft of Canadian shows to Quebec broadcasters

The distribution deals includes a slew of shows from Cream Productions, including Historia taking the Treasure Trader (pictured) series and SRC/Explora acquiring How Machines Work.