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Kurt Eby joins Pelmorex

Media | 02/14/2017 7:35 pm EST

Kurt Eby, former director of regulatory and government affairs for the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA), has taken a new role with Pelmorex Media Inc. According to his LinkedIn account, Eby left the CWTA after nearly five years for the Toronto-based position as Pelmorex’s director of regulatory and government relations in January. Prior to joining the CWTA, Eby was a senior manager in Nordicity’s Ottawa office. Long-time director of communications Marc Choma also left the CWTA in January. He has been replaced by Sophie Paluck, who was previously a senior communications advisor with the Competition Bureau, according to her LinkedIn account, as well as owner of her own communications consulting company, Consonance. In an email, Paluck confirmed that Eby’s role has not yet been filled....

Broadcasters advised to ‘pick their winners’ as pick-and-pay approaches

Media | 11/27/2015 9:58 pm EST

As the Canadian TV industry approaches an era where customers have more choice over the channels they subscribe to, large broadcasters should “pick their winners” and consolidate into a smaller number of channels, a new report from RBC Capital Markets says.   “Today, many if not most specialty channels benefit from being included in large BDU packages — particularly outside of Quebec," the report released Thursday said. "For years, BDUs have been...

Pelmorex sells Weather Network commercial division

Media | 10/02/2015 2:48 pm EDT

Pelmorex Media Inc. has sold its Weather Network commercial services division to European weather forecasting company MeteoGroup, the companies said in a press release. The division has provided weather information “to many...

Weather Network app launched for Apple Watch

Media | 06/25/2015 2:03 pm EDT

Pelmorex Media Inc. announced Thursday the launch of a new Weather Network app for Apple Inc.’s Apple Watch. “The Apple Watch is one of the must-have tech accessories this year and as Canada’s leading weather...

National alert system gets underway

Media | 03/31/2015 3:46 pm EDT

A national emergency alert system became operational on Tuesday, according to officials speaking on behalf of the company that will operate the infrastructure behind it. A spokesperson for public relations company High Road,...

CBC, Weather Network agree on content sharing

Media | 11/10/2014 6:52 pm EST

CBC/Radio Canada and The Weather Network announced a content-sharing agreement on Monday. CBC and Pelmorex Media Inc.'s Weather Network said in a press release that, starting Dec. 8, national weather forecasts on CBC News...

Weather Network to expand to U.K.

Media | 02/05/2014 8:42 pm EST

Pelmorex Media Inc. said Wednesday it is expanding its Weather Network brand into the United Kingdom. The Oakville, Ont.-based company said in a release that establishing the Weather Network U.K. marks the second phase of its international expansion strategy that started with last’s year acquisition of Eltiemp.es, a Spanish weather service on multiple platforms. "We believe there is an opportunity for a focused company with deep weather expertise to establish a strong presence in the U.K.," Pelmorex CEO Ron Close said in the release. He said the immediate focus in the U.K. is to localize web and mobile applications for that market. Becky Brescacin, a spokeswoman for High Road Communications, representing Pelmorex, said in an email the company has no immediate plans for TV service in the U.K. Pelmorex said its near-term...