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Rogers Media makes its case for OMNI Regional: CRTC hearings

The media co also defended the shomi closure and discussed its approach to content ownership.

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Blais tells media cos to look ahead, not back

In a speech delivered Wednesday, the chair of the CRTC challenged critics and the industry to embrace the disruptive nature of digital.

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Shomi to cease operations in November

The Shaw/Rogers-owned streamer is closing due to the changing online video marketplace and business climate, according to the company.

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Do Canadians know if they’re watching online TV?

MTM has amended its viewership stats after finding that not all respondents thought OTT services counted as online TV watching.

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Corus sends Nickelodeon series to streaming service shomi

shomi has secured a licensing deal with Corus Entertainment for a slate of Nickelodeon content, which encompasses 700 half-hour eps, as well as the exclusive rights to six series.

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Shomi premieres new horror series on Facebook

The streaming service is showing part one of the eOne-distributed The Enfield Haunting on the social network.

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Shaw Media revenue steady in Q3

However, a soft ad market and the sale of two channels to Corus last year contributed to a drop in revenue year-over-year for the nine months ending May 31.

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Shomi goes out of beta and into OTT

Rogers and Shaw announce the untethering of Shomi to cable and internet subs starts this summer.

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David Asch named SVP, GM of Shomi

The former Redbox SVP of content will oversee day-to-day management of Shomi, as well as business and growth strategy for the steamer.

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Deals: Pyramid, Peace Point, eOne, Proper

Peace Point Rights sells Keasha’s Perfect Dress (pictured) to TV One in the U.S., and more deals from the week.

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Industry, fans get behind Canadian Film Day

Events linked to the Reel Canada initiative will be taking place in over 75 communities across the country.

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Unbundling: The CRTC’s expected ruling and industry impact

The appeal of unraveling the pay TV bundle for consumers is clear: you pay less for what you want, and you’re done. For the industry, cable unbundling will not be that easy, or cheap, to offer.