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Corus gets CTV content for Ontario TV stations

Media | 05/21/2015 2:48 pm EDT

Corus Entertainment Inc. said Wednesday it has reached a deal with BCE Inc. to receive CTV programming for three TV stations in Ontario. It said in a press release CKWS-TV in Kingston, CHEX-TV in Peterborough and Channel 12 in Oshawa will start to get a slate of CTV programming on Aug. 31. Included are shows such as The Amazing Race Canada, MasterChef Canada and CTV National News with Lisa LaFlamme, Corus said. Corus said more details would be announced closer to when the deal takes effect....

Blais makes statement on alleged CTV news interference

Media | 03/25/2015 2:10 pm EDT

CRTC Chairman Jean-Pierre Blais on Wednesday issued a statement warning about the seriousness of "manipulating news coverage" in the wake of a report that a prominent BCE Inc. executive did just that last week. The Globe and Mail reported Wednesday that Bell Media president Kevin Crull directed staff at its CTV News operation not to show footage of Blais following the commission's decision Thursday on TV-channel unbundling. The story said Blais had an interview on BNN, also owned by Bell Media, shortly after the afternoon announcement on Thursday, which said TV service...