Radio ratings: The Beat, Virgin, TSN 690 all falter during pandemic

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Numeris released its summer 2020 ratings this week, and combined with the ratings from the spring, we see the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic as fewer people tune in. The Beat 92.5 saw the most noticeable drop in terms of raw audience numbers, going from an average of 10,000 anglophone listeners a minute down to […]


OMNI adds Arabic, Filipino national newscasts as new licence term begins

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As of Sept. 1, the OMNI television channels have entered into a new CRTC licence term, which means a higher wholesale per-subscriber fee ($0.19 per month, up from $0.12) and some new obligations, including more news. OMNI made good on that last part last week by launching OMNI News in Arabic and Filipino (Tagalog). Like […]


Paul Karwatsky leaves CTV Montreal to devote himself to autism awareness

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After taking a leave from his job long enough to have people wondering about his status, Paul Karwatsky has decided to leave his job as anchor at CTV Montreal to focus on autism awareness, a subject close to his family. The news was announced to staff on Friday morning, leading to a story in the […]


Rogers offers to buy Cogeco — what it means

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Today, we learned Canada’s already concentrated telecom/media industry could soon become even more concentrated: Rogers has teamed up with American cable company Altice USA to make an unsolicited $10.3-billion offer for all of Cogeco’s assets. As part of the deal, Altice would take over Cogeco’s U.S. assets (Atlantic Broadband) and Rogers would take over the […]