Rogers Media

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Jordan Banks tapped as president of Rogers Media

The former Facebook exec will take the place of outgoing president Rick Brace, who is set to retire at the end of 2019.

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Upfronts ’19: Citytv adds Dead Still, Vagrant Queen to midseason

Rogers Media also renewed Shaftesbury’s Hudson and Rex, while there were a number of significant changes to its roster of international acquisitions.

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CRTC renews OMNI Regional’s must-carry status

After examining eight applications for a national multi-ethnic service, the commission said the Rogers-owned service best met its criteria.

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Rogers Media cancels 2019 Upfront

The company called the decision a “difficult, but fiscally responsible” one, as it shifts its focus to customized agency presentations.

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Rogers Media acquires branded podcast studio

Pacific Content has already landed some high-profile global clients, including Facebook.

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How Shaftesbury got Hudson & Rex off the ground after 12 years

Christina Jennings discusses the show’s journey to greenlight, adapting scripted formats and getting back into business with Rogers Media.

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CTV, Citytv partner on Michael Buble music special

The special will also air simultaneously on NBC in the U.S.

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Bart Yabsley to lead Sportsnet as president

The appointment comes five months after former Sportsnet president Scott Moore left the role.

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Canadian broadcasters prep for an SVOD invasion

Broadcast execs discuss how they’re honing their streaming offerings as another wave of deep-pocketed OTT players head toward Canada.

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Ottawa hosts ‘Christmas’ in March

Muse Entertainment’s Christmas Jars is now in production ahead of its premiere on Citytv during the 2019 holiday schedule.

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In brief: Tova re-elected as ACTRA Toronto president

Plus: Schitt’s Creek wins a pair of Dorians, Anthropocene joins the Berlin festival lineup, and more.

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Mandatory carriage by no means a given: Scott

As the hearing for a multi-lingual TV service got underway, CRTC chair Ian Scott emphasized that the commission is not compelled to licence any of the applicants’ proposed services.