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  1. Bell Canada Enterprises Buys Astral Media for $3.4 Billion

    March 16, 2012 1:25 PM EDT Bell Canada Enterprises (BCE), Canada's biggest telecommunications company, just got even bigger. The company will buy Quebec-based Astral Media Inc. for $3.38 billion cdn (about $3.4 billion U.S.). The deal includes net debt of $380 million, ...

  2. The Union Acquires REMG Entertainment

    March 14, 2010 12:00 AM EST Calgary-based concert promoter the Union Ltd. has announced the acquisition of REMG Entertainment Corp. and the opening of a Toronto office. Terms of the acquisition were not announced, but the deal makes the Union Canada's largest independen ...

  3. Live Nation In Partnership With Scene

    October 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The entertainment rewards program created by Canadian bank Scotiabank and movie giant Cineplex Entertainment today announced a strategic partnership with concert producer Live Nation. The program, called Scene, will allow members to redeem loyalty ...

  4. RIM Outlook Disappoints

    June 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Research In Motion offered investors an outlook that fell short of some expectations, sending the BlackBerry maker's stock sliding 5% even as the company reported a higher quarterly profit that topped forecasts. The share price's drop ma ...

  5. BlackBerry-Maker RIM Sees Earnings At Low End Of Forecast

    February 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST Research In Motion said its fourth-quarter earnings and gross margin would be at the low end of its previous forecast range, even as subscriber additions topped expectations, sending shares down 8%. The BlackBerry device maker said on Wednesday th ...

  6. Malaysian Biz Set For Digital Revenue Boost

    December 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Recording Industry Association of Malaysia (RIM) forecasts digital revenue to grow from 20 million Malaysian ringgits ($5.5 million) this year to 30 million ringgits ($8.29 million) in 2009. It follows the signing of a historic memorandum of u ...

  7. Canadian Music Week Kicks Off

    March 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST The opening day of Canadian Music Week saw heated discussion on who should pay for losses incurred by record companies due to piracy, with many suggesting Internet service providers are central to a solution. A standing-room only crowd watched a g ...

  8. Canada's Standard Eyeing Up IPO?

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Canadian media conglomerate Standard Broadcasting Corp. has hired investment banks to advise it on a potential initial public offering that could value the company, sources say, at C$1 billion ($870,0 Canadian media conglomerate Standard Broadcast ...

  9. Bell Canada Launches Mobile Music Store

    December 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Carrier charging $2.58 per full-song download. Bell Canada has introduced a full-song download mobile music store, becoming the second Canadian operator to do so this year. Groove Mobile, the same provider behind the recently launched Sprint mobil ...

  10. Malaysia To Set One-Stop Licensing Shop

    October 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Aims to simplify process for content providers. Malaysian labels plan to simplify digital distribution of music by setting up a "one-stop" digital licensing center. Recording Industry Association of Malaysia (RIM) chairman Sandy Monteiro ...

  11. CEO Caparro Latest To Step Down At Atari

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Videogame company Atari said June 7 that CEO Jim Caparro, who joined the company late last year after an illustrious career in the music industry, has resigned. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Videogame company Atari said June 7 that CEO Jim Caparro, ...

  12. Canadian Cabler Shaw Launches Phone Service

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Canadian cablecaster Shaw Communications on Feb. 14 launched a phone service in Calgary using Internet technology, becoming the latest cablecaster here to fend off competition from dominant phone gian TORONTO (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Canadian c ...

  13. Universal Malaysia's Monteiro To Chair RIM

    October 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music (Malaysia) managing director Sandy Monteiro has been elected chairman of local labels body the Recording Industry of Malaysia (RIM) for a two-year term. Monteiro replaces Darren Choy, Universal Music (Malaysia) managing director Sa ...

  14. Canadian ISPs Asked To Disclose File-Sharer Identities

    February 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Canadian Recording Industry Assn. (CRIA) has filed motions in the Federal Court of Canada to require five Canadian Internet service providers to disclose the identities of large-scale pirates who TORONTO--The Canadian Recording Industry Assn. ...