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David Purdy moves to Stingray

The former Vice Media exec will serve as CRO as the company aims to diversify its revenues and bolster its mobile and OTT content strategies.

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Vice Media confirms layoffs

The Canadian Media Guild estimates that just over 20 positions will be affected.

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Upfronts ’18: CityTV unveils 11 new shows, classic reboots

Canadian scripted dramas The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco and Bad Blood are among the series on the network’s 2018/19 schedule.

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Rogers Media launches City, FX streamers

The new ad-supported services promise to give viewers more archived and behind-the-scenes content than its previous video app.

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Media revenue up 12% for Rogers in Q1

While advertising played its part, the main driver in the revenue increase was higher distribution to the Blue Jays.

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CRTC sets date for public hearing on multi-ethnic TV

The commission will look at eight proposals for channels that could potentially replace Rogers’ OMNI Regional.

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CRTC dismisses Unifor complaint against Rogers Media

The commission found that Rogers is not in violation of its license agreement by subcontracting production of its Chinese-language OMNI Regional news broadcast.

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City renews Bad Blood for season two

The mob drama has been given an expanded, eight-episode order and will return to City in the fall.

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Jobs cuts hit Viceland, Vice Studios Canada

Less than a week after Rogers Media ended its Canadian partnership with the millennial-focused media co, a number of staffers have been let go.

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Rogers revenues, profit up in Q4

On the media side, revenues decreased to $526 million from $550 million a year ago, largely due to lower Blue Jays revenues.

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Rogers and Vice end Canadian partnership

Vice Canada takes over full control of its TV operations and studio, and has pledged to find a new partner for its linear channel.

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City extends Grammys deal to 2021

The annual event, which last year garnered an audience of nearly 2.6 million, will air exclusively on the Rogers Media-owned channel in Canada.