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Gary Finnegan joins DHX Media

Media | 10/24/2017 3:56 pm EDT

DHX Media Ltd. has appointed Gary Finnegan as vice-president of programming strategy, it said in a press release Monday. Finnegan, who will work out of the Toronto office, will “provide direction and guidance on DHX Television’s core business of creating and acquiring content that will be universally popular and drive viewer engagement for DHX Television,” the release said. He moves to the company from Time Warner Inc.’s Turner International, where he most recently “oversaw content strategy for Turner...

Time Warner programming heading to Snapchat

Media | 06/21/2017 12:38 pm EDT

Snap Inc. has teamed up with Time Warner Inc. to develop programming for the picture- and video-sharing app Snapchat, Time Warner said Monday. In a blog post, Time Warner announced a new “global partnership” that will see it “make a significant commitment to develop and produce shows for Snapchat from across its networks and entertainment companies” over a two-year span. According to the post, Snapchat already airs one show daily, and expects to air three shows per day by the end of this year. “As a company that has driven the evolution of media, this is an exciting and...

AT&T, Time Warner deal shows VI trending in opposite directions: analyst

Media | 10/24/2016 9:18 pm EDT

A potential merger between AT&T Inc. and Time Warner Cable Inc. highlights a move by United States-based companies toward vertical integration, just as developments in Canada...

Charter-Time Warner deal gets FCC approval

telecom | 05/09/2016 7:21 pm EDT

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has granted its approval to the merger of Charter Communications Inc., Time Warner Cable Inc. and Bright House Networks LLC, the regulator said in a press...

HBO deal bolsters CraveTV against Shomi, Netflix: experts

Media | 11/20/2015 10:15 pm EST

BCE Inc.’s move to acquire exclusive rights to HBO programming on all platforms and become the sole operator of HBO Canada will make its CraveTV over-the-top (OTT) service more competitive...

CBC sued for using U.S. YouTube video of storm: report

Media | 08/18/2015 7:37 pm EDT

CBC/Radio-Canada is being sued by a resident of Buffalo, N.Y., for allegedly using a video he posted on YouTube without his permission, according to a report from the Canadian Press. An article...

Vertical integration helps Canadian TV sector transition: analyst

Media | 08/18/2015 7:28 pm EDT

The tendency of major players in Canada's television industry to be involved in both content and distribution is helping the sector deal better with issues such as cord cutting and a declining advertising market, according to an investment analyst. Jeff Fan, a telecom analyst with Scotia Capital, in a research note issued this week contrasted the Canadian industry with the situation in the United States, where just one major TV-service provider, Comcast Corp., also owns TV stations. In...

Credential sharing could help, or harm, OTT services

Media | 07/17/2015 7:47 pm EDT

The practice of sharing passwords so that more than one person or household can access a streaming service has financial ramifications for the industry, according to a new report, though it could also provide new services with a...

Canada on the verge of ‘new era’ of online TV

Media | 10/30/2014 8:40 pm EDT

Several new options for online television are about to become available in Canada. On Thursday BCE Inc. announced a new streaming service it's currently code-naming "Project Latte." The service, operated by the Bell Media division, will be available to TV service providers across the country, pending...

HBO offering standalone OTT service in 2015

Media | 10/15/2014 3:18 pm EDT

Home Box Office (HBO) Inc. will offer an over-the-top service that does not require a paid TV subscription in 2015, CEO Richard Plepler reportedly said on Wednesday. Multiple media outlets reported that Plepler, speaking at an...

21st Century Fox offered to buy Time Warner: report

Media | 07/16/2014 3:40 pm EDT

Time Warner Inc. turned down an acquisition offer from 21st Century Fox Inc., Reuters reported Wednesday. Citing anonymous sources, the news service said the bid was worth around $80 billion US, with 60 per cent in stock and 40...

HBO signs first online-only streaming deal with Amazon

Media | 04/23/2014 4:59 pm EDT

Time Warner Inc.'s HBO pay-TV service has signed a multi-year licensing deal with online retailer Amazon.com Inc. to bring its back catalog of shows, including critically acclaimed hits such as...