Archive for March, 2006
Reinforcing its global leadership in digital cinema, Thomson (Euronext 18453; NYSE: TMS) has announced that its Technicolor Digital Cinema business, part of the Services division of Thomson, has selected Barco’s D-Cine Premiere DP100 digital projector model for deployment in the company’s upcoming North American beta test of end-to-end digital cinema services and equipment. The announcement was […]
Canadian artists will not only rock Halifax this weekend, but the world as well. CTV announced today that, for the first time ever, The 2006 JUNO Awards will be broadcast in the United States and around the world to an audience of almost one quarter of a billion households on five continents. Canada’s Music Awards […]
Astral Media has announced a $1 million commitment in air-time and advertising space to promote its philanthropic partner, Dr Clown with a new ad campaign created by Bos. Announced during the Infopresse Créa Awards gala on Friday, March 24, the ad campaign is the winning submission by Bos to the Créa contest, which was sponsored […]
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) approves the application by Shaw Pay-Per-View Ltd. for amendments to the licence for its general interest direct-to-home (DTH) pay-per-view programming undertaking.
With these amendments, the service, originally authorized as a regional service for distribution by licensed DTH satellite broadcasting distribution undertakings in western Canada, becomes a national service offering […]
Banff World Television Festival Confirms Best-Selling Author Steven Johnson As The CBC/Radio-Canada Opening Keynote Speaker30 March 2006
Pushing the envelope with a stimulating line-up of speakers, Banff World Television Festival announced renowned author Steven Berlin Johnson as this year’s CBC/Radio-Canada Opening Keynote Speaker. A brilliant cross-disciplinary thinker, Mr. Johnson has authored several popular books on the intersection of science, technology and personal experience. His latest best-selling work, Everything Bad Is Good For […]
Proposed changes to B.C.’s securities legislation will improve investor protection and make it easier for companies to raise capital across Canada, said Attorney General Wally Oppal as he introduced Bill 20, the Securities Amendment Act, 2006, in the house today.
“The changes introduced today will allow us to push further in developing the regulatory passport system […]
The Province of British Columbia will provide enhanced funding and a new delivery structure for B.C.’s regional film commissions in 2006/07, Tourism, Sport and the Arts Minister Olga Ilich announced today.
Through the BC Film Commission, the government will provide $275,000 to the Regional Film Commission Assistance program, an increase of $75,000 above 2005/06 funding levels. […]
The Hon. Madeleine Meilleur, Minister of Culture, announced to the Board and senior management of the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) yesterday that the Government of Ontario has made a one-time award of $23 million to the OMDC. These monies are in addition to the recent budget announcement of $7.5-million over three years for a […]
Private broadcasters continue to spend more on U.S. programming at the expense of Canadian drama, according to the CRTC Television, Statistical and Financial Summaries 2001-2005 released today.
“Last year we were shocked that so-called Canadian private broadcasters spent four times more on U.S. programming than they did on original Canadian drama. Now we’re appalled to learn […]
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) released its annual report with statistical and financial data on conventional Canadian private television stations for 2001-2005. Overall, these stations remain profitable, and posted increased revenues and profits over this period.
From 2004 to 2005, total revenue and profit before interest and taxes (PBIT) for private television stations rose […]