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  1. Canadian Regulators Deny BCE's $3.4 Billion Bid To Purchase Astral Media

    October 19, 2012 6:30 AM EDT The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) gave its decision late yesterday afternoon (Oct. 18) to deny BCE's bid to purchase Astral Media for $3.4 billion (U.S. $3.45 billion). The CRTC, a public organization that ...

  2. Social Media, YouTube, Television Key to International Success, Say Billboard Country Summit Panel

    June 06, 2012 11:15 AM EDT (L-R): AristoMedia CEO Jeff Walker; Ted Ellis, VP, Head of Kids & Family Programming, Corus Entertainment, Board Chair, Canadian Country Music Association; Tim Holland, A&R/ Label Manager, ABC Records Australia; John Lomax III, President, ...

  3. 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, ...

  4. Billboard's 2011 Women In Music Hub

    December 02, 2011 12:45 PM EST BILLBOARD'S WOMEN IN MUSIC HONOREES INDEX: Our 2011 Top 40 Women in Music list reads like a roster of the top people in the music business who happen to be women. The range of their achievements-at labels or publishing companies, in touring o ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Corus Stations Segue With iTunes

    May 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Toronto-based radio giant Corus Entertainment has announced that 11 of its radio stations will integrate iTunes into their Web sites. Stations including 102.1 the Edge and Q107 in Toronto, and 99.3 the Fox in Vancouver will integrate Apple Compute ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. Musicrypt Inc Rebrands, Widens Scope

    July 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Digital media distributor Musicrypt Inc. has been renamed Yangaroo Inc. and is widening its scope beyond the music industry. "Our new brand is the result of increasing demand for our solutions in many areas beyond the music industry," sa ...

  12. Canadian Wireless Operator Preps Download Service

    July 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Canadian wireless operator MTS Allstream is launching a full-song music download service with technology provider Groove Mobile, the same company behind the Sprint Music Store. The Allstream service includes the IODA Free Track Chart, which offers ...

  13. Canada's Astral Strikes Standard Radio Deal

    April 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT At a Toronto news conference held Thursday (April 12) to announce Astral Media's formal agreement to buy most of the assets of Standard Radio, Astral CEO Ian Greenberg hailed the purchase as "the birth of a new national leader in Canadia ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. Ticketmaster Expands Into Turkey

    November 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Acquires Biletix. Acquires Biletix. News ...

  16. AOL, XM, AEG End Network Live Deal

    September 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Kevin Wall acquires company, renaming it Control Room. Kevin Wall acquires company, renaming it Control Room. News Kevin Wall ...

  17. Voss Takes Exec Role At Universal

    August 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Most recently served as executive VP/GM of WEA. Alan Voss has been named executive VP of sales and marketing for Universal Music Distribution. He will be based in Universal City, Calif. Most recently, Voss served as executive VP/GM of WEA Corp. wh ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. Univision Promotes Stone To President/COO

    February 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Exec was previously senior VP and COO. Exec was previously senior VP and COO. News ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. Faxon Elected To ASCAP Board

    June 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT -year industry vet is EMI Music Pub COO/pres. EMI Music Publishing COO/president Roger Faxon has been elected to the ASCAP board of directors. Faxon is an entertainment industry veteran who has held executive posts with film, television and musi ...

  23. MTV Latin Ups McBride To Exec VP/COO

    June 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Miami-based exec previously just COO. Miami-based exec previously just COO. News ...

  24. Musicrypt Completes Stock Sale

    April 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Media distributor goes for $0.40 a share. Canadian media distributor Musicrypt Inc. completed a stock sale today (April 21) of 7.5 million units at a price of $0.40 per unit (Canadian) for gross proceeds of $3 million. Each unit is comprised of on ...

  25. Movie Gallery Buying Canada's VHQ

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Movie Gallery, through its Canadian subsidiary, has made a takeover bid to buy all outstanding shares of VHQ's common stock for $1.15 (Canadian) per share. VHQ owns and operates 61 stores in Alberta, LOS ANGELES -- Movie Gallery, through its ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. MTV Latin Vet Zel Shifting To Telemundo

    September 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Miami-based exec named executive VP. Miami-based exec named executive VP. News ...

  29. Navarre Promotes Three

    February 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Minneapolis-based distributor Navarre Corp. has made several key promotions. Minneapolis-based distributor Navarre Corp. has made several key promotions. Brian Burke has been upped from senior VP/GM to COO of Navarre Distribution Services. Cary De ...