Television in Canada

  1. CBC's Digital Music Service Attacked by Canadian Media Companies

    April 13, 2012 1:41 PM EDT Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's (CBC) recent launch of a free digital music service ( music.cbc.ca ) has come under fire from some of the country's biggest private media companies who claim it infringes on their ability to make money ...

  2. Stingray Digital Partners With EMI Music In Digital Worldwide Rights Deal

    January 13, 2012 1:44 PM EST Montreal-headquartered Stingray Digital, a digital content provider and operator of Galaxie music service, The Karaoke Channel, and video-on-demand Concert TV, has signed a content agreement with EMI Music. The deal will give Stingray Digital worl ...

  3. 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. ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Alan Cross To Host AUX Show

    January 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST Former 102.1 the Edge program director Alan Cross is to host a show on start-up Internet video channel AUX. Cross left the Toronto alt-rock station last June to become senior program director at parent company Corus Entertainment's Splice Int ...

  10. 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.&# ...

  11. Police, Smokey Light Up Costello's 'Spectacle'

    July 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Police will appear on an episode of "Spectacle: Elvis Costello with...," Canadian television network CTV said today. The episode will be taped in New York next month. The timing of the taping will coincide with the end of the veteran ...

  12. Offishal, Hedley, Simple Plan Set For MuchMusic Awards

    May 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Emerging hip-hop star Kardinal Offishal with Akon, rock band Hedley and Simple Plan will be among the acts to play live at the 2008 MuchMusic Video Awards. International acts playing the show include Rihanna, Girlicious and Sean Kingston. The awar ...

  13. Ole To Administer Studio B

    March 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Vancouver-based Studio B Productions has signed a worldwide television music administration agreement with Canada's ole. Studio B's current properties include George of the Jungle (Cartoon Network U.S. and Teletoon); Ricky Sprocket - Sho ...

  14. CIRPA: Report Shows 'Deep-Rooted' Problem With Airplay

    February 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST A Canadian government study of the amount of airplay given to new musicians by Canadian radio demonstrates a deep-rooted problem, the head of the Canadian Independent Record Production Association says. "The situation is even worse than we ex ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. 'Hockey Theme' Goes Digital

    April 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Beginning Tuesday, "The Hockey Theme" one of the longest running theme songs in Canadian broadcasting history, will be made digitally available from Warner Music Canada to all major Canadian digital music stores as a download, and mobile ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. Webster Upped At S.L. Feldman

    November 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sarah Webster has been named national VP of the music supervision services department at S.L. Feldman & Associates in Vancouver. Webster had previously served as director of the western division for the past four years. Webster will now be res ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. Webster Upped At S.L. Feldman

    November 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sarah Webster has been named national VP of the music supervision services department at S.L. Feldman & Associates in Vancouver. Webster had previously served as director of the western division f Sarah Webster has been named national VP o ...

  24. Canada's 'Godfather Of Celtic Music' Cameron Dies

    November 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Canadian "godfather of Celtic music," singer/guitarist/songwriter John Allan Cameron, died on Wed. (Nov. 22) following a five-year battle with cancer. He was 67. The Canadian "godfather of Celtic music," singer/guitarist/so ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. DRA Finds Italian Partner

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Digital Rights Agency pacts with Tabloid Group. San Francisco, CA-based digital music distributor the Digital Rights Agency has struck an Italian representation deal with Tuscany-based independent record company the Tabloid Group. The partnership ...

  34. DRA Finds Italian Partner

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Digital distr. links with Italy's Tabloid Group. San Francisco, CA-based digital music distributor the Digital Rights Agency has struck an Italian representation deal with Tuscany-based independent record company the Tabloid Group. The partne ...

  35. CAB Requests Radio Review Delay

    October 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Commission cites sector's vast changes. The Canadian Assn. of Broadcasters (CAB) has asked the Canadian Radio/Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to postpone a planned five-year review of radio scheduled for early 2006. Repres ...

  36. Canadian Media's Lockout Coming To An End

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Details of proposal being ironed out. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and the Canadian Media Guild are now hammering out details of a proposal to get workers back on the job this week after a seven-week lockout. The two sides met briefly wit ...

  37. MTV Returns To Canada

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Brand re-introduced via venture with CTV. Brand re-introduced via venture with CTV. News ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. K-os, Jully Black Lead Canadian Urban Noms

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Artists grab five nods each. With five nominations each, rapper k-os and R&B chanteuse Jully Black lead the list of nominees for the 2005 Canadian Urban Music Awards. The event, organized by the Urban Music Association of Canada, will take pla ...

  41. Nelvana, Ole Partner For Distrib Deal

    September 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Leading Canadian film distributor and production house Nelvana has formed a strategic partnership with Toronto-based music publisher ole. Under the six-year deal, ole will administer music from Nelvan Leading Canadian film distributor and producti ...

  42. Mediation Set For CBC dispute

    August 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Canadian federal government is appointing a special mediator to restart negotiations between the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. and its locked-out unionized workers, union officials said Aug. 24. TORONTO (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The Canadian f ...

  43. 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 ...

  44. Yaffe Tapped For Alliance Atlantis CEO Post

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Michael MacMillan, co-founder and chairman of Alliance Atlantis Communications, on June 1 made way for Phyllis Yaffe to succeed him as CEO of the Canadian specialty channel broadcaster and co-producer TORONTO (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Michael Ma ...

  45. 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 ...

  46. 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 ...

  47. 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 ...

  48. 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 ...