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CRTC OKs Shalom World despite opposition from ZoomerMedia

Media | 05/01/2018 12:52 pm EDT

A new specialty channel focusing on Catholic programming won’t compete with ZoomerMedia Ltd.’s multi-faith channel VisionTV, the CRTC said Tuesday in approving Shalom World for distribution in Canada. ZoomerMedia had argued the U.S. channel would be competitive with...

Monique Lafontaine appointed Ontario commissioner for CRTC

Media | 11/29/2017 1:36 pm EST

Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly has appointed Monique Lafontaine as the CRTC’s new commissioner of Ontario, according to a government release. She will begin the five-year term on Jan. 2. Lafontaine will replace former Ontario commissioner Raj Shoan, who was dismissed...

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...

Sun News employees expect shutdown Friday: report

Media | 02/12/2015 3:39 pm EST

Employees of Quebecor Inc.'s Sun News Network expect the channel to shut down operations Friday due to a failure to strike a deal to sell the service to Moses Znaimer's ZoomerMedia Ltd., according to a report Thursday on...

Sun News Network close to closing: report

Media | 01/26/2015 10:00 pm EST

Quebecor Inc.'s Sun News Network is close to shutting down, a report on the news website Canadaland said Monday. The report cited unnamed sources as saying negotiations for its acquisition by Moses Znaimer's ZoomerMedia...

ZoomerMedia in talks to buy Sun News: report

Media | 12/09/2014 2:59 pm EST

ZoomerMedia Ltd., the media company led by Moses Znaimer and that caters to the 45-years-and-older age group, is in talks to buy Quebecor Inc.'s Sun News Network, according to a report. Website Cartt reported Tuesday that...

ZoomerMedia profits, revenues, rise in Q3

Media | 05/29/2013 10:01 pm EDT

ZoomerMedia Ltd. reported a rise in profits and revenues for its third quarter. In a release Wednesday for the company’s financial results for the three-month period that ended March 31, 2013, Zoomer reported third-quarter revenues of $13.1 million, up from $12.8 million in the same quarter last year. Zoomer’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization were $1.5 million during the quarter, up from $700,000 in the same period of 2012....