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CBC hires Torstar’s Claude Galipeau

Media | 12/18/2018 3:32 pm EST

Canada’s public broadcaster has hired Torstar Corp.’s Claude Galipeau as its executive vice-president of corporate development. The chief revenue officer of Torstar will join CBC/Radio-Canada on Jan. 7, 2019, the broadcaster said Tuesday. In 2002, he was the CBC’s executive director of digital programming and business development, according to his LinkedIn profile, and has since held digital media roles at BCE Inc.-owned Astral Media between 2008 and 2009 and...

Quebec commits $36m for newspapers’ move to digital

Media | 12/05/2017 2:53 pm EST

In a release on Monday, the Quebec government announced $36.4 million over five years in new investments supporting the province’s print media moving to digital. Announcing the funding over a Facebook Inc. livestream, Quebec Culture Minister Marie Montpetit outlined how $19.2 million was committed to a program helping outlets convert to a digital platform, with an additional $5.2 million dedicated to help community newspapers. As well, $12 million would be provided to print outlets to help with recycling costs. The move comes after Torstar Corp. and Postmedia swapped 41 local...

Competition Bureau reviewing Postmedia, Torstar deal

Media | 11/28/2017 5:53 pm EST

The Competition Bureau has confirmed in an email they will review a recent deal between Torstar Corp. and Postmedia, which saw the exchange of 41 commuter, local or community newspapers between the two Canadian media organizations...

Rory Capern hired at Pelmorex

Media | 10/25/2017 4:39 pm EDT

In a press release on Wednesday, Pelmorex Corp. announced that Rory Capern will join the company as...

Rory Capern leaves Twitter Canada

Media | 08/23/2017 2:24 pm EDT

The managing director of Twitter Inc.’s Canada division has stepped down, a Twitter Canada spokesman...

Finney gets VP role at Bell Media, among other changes

Media | 09/09/2015 6:17 pm EDT

BCE Inc.'s Bell Media division announced Wednesday it has appointed Mark Finney to the newly created position of vice-president of strategic sales, and several other changes in the executive ranks...