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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.

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Rogers Media, CBC extend NHL deal

The newly inked seven-year agreement will keep Hockey Night in Canada and the Stanley Cup playoffs on the pubcaster until 2026.

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Vice Canada, CTV partner on opioid docs

The millennial-focused company deepens its relationship with Bell Media as industry watchers wait for news on Viceland’s fate.

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City unveils mid-season lineup

Season one of Versailles joins the schedule, on top of new series LA to Vegas and The Resident.

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Broadcasters submit amended group licence renewal recommendations

On the English-language side, Bell Media and Corus both said they would be prepared to increase the baseline for PNI spending to 6%, but with a caveat.