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Former Telus employee can continue working at Rogers: B.C. court

Media | 10/24/2018 3:58 pm EDT

The Supreme Court of British Columbia has ruled that Telus Corp. can’t stop a former employee from immediately joining Rogers Communications Inc. despite signing a contract that forbids him from jumping ship within a year. The contract Daniel Golberg signed when he joined Telus as vice-president in 2005 included a stipulation that restricted his ability to work in a senior management capacity for a competitor -- in this case, Rogers’ Media division -- in certain provinces within a year of leaving the company, which he did in August. It’s a standard agreement in employment contracts...

Rogers, CBC ink 7-year deal for HNIC NHL broadcast

Media | 12/19/2017 6:31 pm EST

Rogers, CBC ink 7-year deal for HNIC NHL broadcastRogers Communications Inc. and CBC/Radio-Canada signed a seven-year sub-licensing deal for the broadcasting rights of Hockey Night in Canada’s Saturday night hockey game and the Stanley Cup playoffs, Rogers said in a press release on Tuesday. This follows the one-year...

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...

Rogers makes cuts to magazine division

Media | 09/30/2016 4:37 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. is downsizing its print division, reducing the publication schedules of three magazines and eliminating the print runs of four publications entirely, the company announced Friday. “We...

Steve Maich appointed SVP of digital content, publishing at Rogers Media

Media | 09/19/2016 8:28 pm EDT

Steve Maich’s role within Rogers Communications Inc.’s media division has been expanded, as he becomes the company’s senior vice-president of digital content and publishing, the...

Viceland to bring online ad strategies to broadcast TV

Media | 02/29/2016 10:05 pm EST

Viceland, the TV channel from Vice Media LLC and Rogers Communications Inc. that launched Monday, plans to bring a branded content advertising model that has been more common online to traditional...

News fund ‘distant second-best solution’ to local TV problem: Rogers

Media | 01/28/2016 11:41 pm EST

GATINEAU — Rogers Communications Inc. said on the fourth day of the CRTC’s hearing into local and community TV that it doesn’t think the creation of a fund for local news is the best way to address the problems facing local television, though if the CRTC does establish a fund, it should be half the size suggested by BCE Inc. Rogers suggested cable and IPTV distributors continue to contribute five per cent of their revenues to Canadian programming, 0.5 per cent of which would...

Rogers, Bell step up activity in 4K

Media | 01/18/2016 11:22 pm EST

TORONTO — Rogers Communications Inc. on Monday told a group of about 15 invited journalists that it sees a bright future in 4K television, while BCE Inc. announced that it was making a 4K set-top box available to customers of its Fibe TV service. Rogers, last week, began its involvement of 4K broadcasting with an NBA basketball game between the...

Rick Brace to replace Keith Pelley at Rogers

Media | 07/07/2015 8:57 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. said Tuesday that Rick Brace will become president of its media division later this summer, replacing outgoing media president Keith Pelley. Rogers said in a press release that Brace will assume the new...

Bell Media makes two VP appointments

Media | 01/16/2014 10:13 pm EST

BCE Inc.’s Bell Media division on Thursday announced Nanci MacLean as the new vice-president of production and Justin Stockman as the vice-president of specialty channels. The company said in a press release the...

Bell’s Rick Brace retiring

Media | 11/19/2013 8:19 pm EST

Rick Brace, the president of specialty channels and CTV production at BCE Inc.’s media division, will retire at the end of the year, the company said. Bell said in a release that Brace will retire after a “nearly...