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  1. Radio Vet Bob Laine to Be Inducted Posthumously Into Canadian Broadcast Hall of Fame

    February 09, 2012 7:00 AM EST Broadcast veteran Bob Laine, who passed away last August at age 72, will be posthumously inducted into the Canadian Broadcast Industry Hall of Fame on March 23 in Toronto. Laine's career will be honored with the Allan Waters Broadcast Lifetim ...

  2. Beverley McKee Stepping Down as Executive Director of Canada's MuchFACT

    September 27, 2011 12:08 PM EDT After overseeing the production of more than 3,700 music videos and new media projects, MuchFACT executive director Beverley McKee is leaving the music business to concentrate on a career in fitness. Her last day at the company will be October 29. ...

  3. Canadian Music Television Stations Denied Request To Play Less Music

    August 10, 2011 4:10 PM EDT Canada's leading music television stations have been denied their request to broadcast less music programming, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), the public organization that regulates Canada's broadc ...

  4. David Kines Appointed New MuchFACT Chairman

    March 07, 2011 3:41 PM EST Former Much MTV Group senior vice-president David Kines has been appointed chairman of CTV's MuchFACT, the Canadian music-video funding organization created in 1984 in tandem with the nation's first music video station, MuchMusic. In add ...

  5. Bernie Finkelstein Resigns As MuchFACT Chair

    January 18, 2011 12:00 AM EST After 27 years, Toronto's Bernie Finkelstein has resigned as chair of MuchFACT (formerly known as VideoFACT), the Canadian music-video-funding organization he co-founded with Moses Znaimer and launched in tandem with Canada's first music ...

  6. MuchMusic Still Hoping For Programming Approval From CRTC

    December 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST Canada's specialty music TV station MuchMusic may still get the programming changes it seeks from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), including a reduction in the number of music videos it's required t ...

  7. MuchMusic Loses Bid To Cut Music Videos

    November 26, 2010 12:00 AM EST MuchMusic, Canada's specialty music TV station, has been denied its request to play fewer music videos, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission announced Nov. 25. The station launched in 1984 as "the nation's ...

  8. Jonas Brothers To Present MuchMusic Awards

    April 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Music television station MuchMusic has announced its annual video awards will be co-hosted by the Jonas Brothers. "We're thrilled to bring the most popular band in the world to the most fan-accessible award show on the planet," said ...

  9. Kines Steps Down At Canada's Much MTV Group

    October 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT David Kines, senior VP in charge of Canada's Much MTV Group, has confirmed his resignation. Kines, who was based in Toronto, said he will step down effective Oct. 3. Kines took over both MuchMusic and MTV Canada following CTVglobemedia Inc.&# ...

  10. CRTC To Review Broadcast Diversity

    March 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), the Canadian government broadcast regulator, intends that the growing rate of media concentration in Canada merits public debate. The CRTC announced on Tuesday (March 13) that ...

  11. CHUM Partners With Joost

    March 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST Canadian broadcaster CHUM Television will partner with Dutch TV distributor Joost, to provide programming to audiences over the Web using peer-to-peer TV technology. The majority of CHUM content on Joost will come from its music entertainment chan ...

  12. Canada's Astral Media To Buy Standard Broadcasting

    February 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST After months of talks, Montreal-based Astral Media Inc. has reached an agreement to purchase Standard Broadcasting Corp., Canada's largest privately owned broadcaster. The purchase price was not disclosed but it could be worth more than $1.1 ...

  13. MuchMusic Launches User-Generated Video Contest

    November 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Canadian video outlet MuchMusic has come up with a promotional twist to encourage young film-makers. It is inviting fans of Canadian pop rockers Hedley to submit their own versions of the band's new video, "Street Fight," to its onl ...

  14. MuchMusic Launches User-Generated Video Contest

    November 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Winning submissions to be broadcast Dec. 4. Canadian video outlet MuchMusic has come up with a promotional twist to encourage young film-makers. It is inviting fans of Canadian pop rockers Hedley to submit their own versions of the band's new ...

  15. MuchMusic Launches Digital Download Store

    October 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A first for a Canadian broadcaster. Toronto-based MuchMusic has partnered with download service provider Puretracks, to launch a digital download store ( shop.muchmusic.com ). The online service, which is a first for a Canadian broadcaster, went l ...

  16. Bell Globemedia Takeover A Success

    September 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Nearly all CHUM shares tendered. Canada's Bell Globemedia Inc. has succeeded in its $1.4 billion (Canadian) takeover of Toronto-based broadcaster CHUM Ltd. announced last month. CHUM Ltd. is operator of stations including CHUM-AM and CHUM-FM ...

  17. Bell Globemedia To Buy CHUM?

    July 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Trading in stock of Canadian entertainment conglomerate CHUM Ltd. was halted yesterday (July 12) on the Toronto Stock Exchange amid speculation that the Toronto-base firm is about to be purchased by B Trading in stock of Canadian entertainment con ...

  18. MTV Heads Back To Canada

    March 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST New joint venture channel to launch March 21. MTV will return to Canadian television March 21 via a joint venture with Canadian broadcaster CTV Inc. The channel will be offered on basic cable in 4.4 million households and will replace CTV's t ...

  19. MTV Heads Back To Canada

    March 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST New joint venture channel to launch March 21. MTV will return to Canadian television March 21 via a joint venture with Canadian broadcaster CTV Inc. The channel will be offered on basic cable in 4.4 million households and will replace CTV's t ...

  20. Canadian Music TV Vet Martin Dies

    February 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST John Martin, widely regarded as Canada's father of music video programming, died Thursday morning (Feb. 23) in his sleep at Toronto's East General Hospital following a lengthy battle with cancer. He w John Martin, widely regarded as Cana ...

  21. Canadian Music TV Vet Martin Dies

    February 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST John Martin, widely regarded as Canada's father of music video programming, died Thursday morning (Feb. 23) in his sleep at Toronto's East General Hospital following a lengthy battle with cancer. He w John Martin, widely regarded as Cana ...

  22. CHUM Appoints Donlon To Board

    December 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Toronto-based broadcaster CHUM Limited in Toronto yesterday (Dec. 14) elected Denise Donlon to its board of directors. Toronto-based broadcaster CHUM Limited in Toronto yesterday (Dec. 14) elected Denise Donlon to its board of directors. Donlon wa ...

  23. Canadian Broadcast Pioneer Dies At 84

    December 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Allan Waters passed away Dec. 3. Canadian broadcast pioneer Allan Waters passed away in hospital Toronto on Saturday (Dec. 3). He was 84. Over five decades Waters built one of Canada's largest media empires consisting of 33 radio stations, 12 ...

  24. MTV Returns To Canada

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Brand re-introduced via venture with CTV. Canadian media group CTV Inc. and MTV Networks have announced a strategic co-venture to re-introduce the MTV brand in Canada. MTV has been unavailable in Canada since June 30 of this year. The co-venture i ...

  25. CTV Partners With MTV In Canada

    September 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Brand to be re-introduced. CTV and MTV Networks revealed a strategic co-venture to re-introduce the MTV brand in Canada today (Sept. 28). The co-venture, unveiled by Bell Globemedia president/CEO and CTV CEO Ivan Fecan and MTV Networks vice chairm ...

  26. CHUM Debuts Razer, PunchMuch

    June 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Lifestyle channels replace MTV, MTV2 in Canada. Canadian broadcaster CHUM Television in Toronto has re-branded its youth lifestyle and pop music video channels as Razer and PunchMuch. Starting June 30, Canadian cable subscribers will receive Razer ...

  27. MTV2 Ups Stellato

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Lou Stellato has been promoted to VP of production for MTV2. Based in New York, he will report to MTV2 programming senior VP Carol Eng. Lou Stellato has been promoted to VP of production for MTV2. Based in New York, he will report to MTV2 programm ...

  28. MTV Canada Off The Air In June

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Broadcaster ended agreement with Craig Media. In the wake its acquisition by Toronto-based CHUM Ltd. earlier this year, MTV Networks International has exercised its right today (May 10) to end its agreement with Canadian broadcaster Craig Media In ...

  29. MTV2 Taps Eng For Senior VP Post

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT MTV2 has appointed Carol Eng to the new position of senior VP of programming and development. She was senior VP of original programming at MTV. MTV2 has appointed Carol Eng to the new position of senior VP of programming and development. She was s ...

  30. Fuse President Juris Exits Channel

    August 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fuse president Marc Juris has resigned to become GM at Court TV. His last day at Fuse will be Oct. 1, and he will officially join Court TV Oct. 4. Fuse president Marc Juris has resigned to become GM at Court TV. His last day at Fuse will be Oct. 1 ...

  31. Fuse President Juris Exits Channel

    August 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fuse president Marc Juris has resigned to become GM at Court TV. His last day at Fuse will be Oct. 1, and he will officially join Court TV Oct. 4. Fuse president Marc Juris has resigned to become GM at Court TV. His last day at Fuse will be Oct. 1 ...

  32. Canada's CHUM To Acquire Broadcaster Craig Media

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Deal includes digital MTV, MTV2 channels. Deal includes digital MTV, MTV2 channels. News ...

  33. Canada's CHUM To Acquire Broadcaster Craig Media

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Canadian media company CHUM Limited announced today (April 12) that it has signed an agreement to purchase Calgary-based TV broadcaster Craig Media Inc. for Canadian $265 million ($197.8 million) in c Canadian media company CHUM Limited announced ...