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Barbara Williams joins CBC

Media | 02/06/2019 4:46 pm EST

Corus Entertainment Inc.’s former chief operating officer, Barbara Williams, will be CBC/Radio-Canada’s new executive vice-president of CBC. Williams, who retired from Corus last year, will start the Toronto-based job on May 1, CBC said in a press release Wednesday. Michel Bissonnette, who has been in the role on an interim basis since Heather Conway left the public broadcaster in December, will continue as interim VP until May, CBC president Catherine Tait said in an internal message to staff Wednesday. “A visionary leader, Barbara brings with her a wealth of experience with respect to developing future revenue streams and overall content strategies that have consistently resulted in audience growth,”...

Corus to sell cookie data to advertisers

Media | 03/06/2017 10:11 pm EST

Corus Entertainment Inc. is now selling to advertisers users’ cookie data to better target audience members, the company announced Monday. In a press release, Corus said it’s the “first major Canadian broadcast publisher to offer first-party data to advertisers,” allowing buyers to “target audiences based on anonymous cookie data.” The data sets are available through Corus’ digital programmatic — or automatic ad-buying — platforms, the company said. “Corus allows us to target specific audiences against any media...

Mandatory carriage for OMNI only option, Rogers tells CRTC panel

Media | 11/28/2016 10:54 pm EST

GATINEAU, Que. — Rogers Communications Inc. said it understands the irony of asking for mandatory carriage for its proposed new regional OMNI service, but that it’s the only way...

Corus closes Shaw Media deal, announces new exec slate

Media | 04/01/2016 5:14 pm EDT

Corus Entertainment Inc. has closed its $2.65-billion acquisition of Shaw Communications Inc.’s media division and appointed a team of executive vice-presidents for the combined company....

TV advertising needs better metrics, execs say

Media | 02/04/2016 10:21 pm EST

While advertising will remain a key part of the TV ecosystem, the television industry will have to provide better audience data in order to keep up with digital competition, said Barbara Williams, president of Shaw Communications...

Shaw promotes Barbara Williams

Media | 09/16/2014 2:40 pm EDT

Shaw Communications Inc. on Tuesday announced it is promoting Barbara Williams and giving her two new titles. The company said in a press release that Williams is now president of Shaw Media and executive vice-president of...

Rogers VP predicts end of TV broadcasting, as we know it

Media | 09/11/2014 11:09 pm EDT

GATINEAU, Que. — You can’t assume that young people who have never had subscription-TV service will eventually get it, Ken Engelhart, Rogers Communications Inc.’s vice-president of regulatory affairs, told the CRTC on Thursday. In the past, the number of subscribers increased at the same rate as the number of homes passed, though for the last four or five years, it has stayed flat and has now started declining, he said during Rogers’ appearance during the commission’s two-week Let’s Talk TV hearing into the future of television. “When digital...

Rogers-Shaw OTT product’s effect on cord-cutting up for debate

Media | 08/26/2014 1:32 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc. officials say they’re confident the launch of their Shomi over-the-top video service will not eat into their cable business, though industry experts are less convinced. The companies on Tuesday announced they would launch a streaming service containing TV shows...