Bell Media signs new long-term broadcast agreement with Vice Media

Bell Media signs new long-term broadcast agreement with Vice Media
TORONTO — Bell Media has signed a new long-term agreement that will see it become the exclusive Canadian broadcaster for new programming from Vice Media’s U.S. network Viceland. The shows will debut on multiple Bell Media platforms, including CraveTV, in the fall, the companies said. They say new Vice shows will exclusively air on television on Bell Media channels, while it... Read More

AP Exclusive: Google tracks your movements, like it or not

AP Exclusive: Google tracks your movements, like it or not
SAN FRANCISCO — Google wants to know where you go so badly that it records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to. An Associated Press investigation found that many Google services on Android devices and iPhones store your location data even if you’ve used privacy settings that say they will prevent it from doing so. Computer-science researchers... Read More

Cineplex profit jumps on higher Q2 attendance, more spending per person

Cineplex profit jumps on higher Q2 attendance, more spending per person
TORONTO — Cineplex Inc. had $24.4 million of net income in the second quarter, beating analyst profit estimates, as total revenue increased by 12.4 per cent from last year and the company made progress on its cost-reduction efforts. The Toronto-based cinema and entertainment company says revenue for the three-months ended June 30 was $409 million, a record high for the... Read More

Quebecor’s Q2 revenue flat as telecom growth offset by media decline

Quebecor’s Q2 revenue flat as telecom growth offset by media decline
MONTREAL — Quebecor Inc.’s revenue in the second quarter was $1.04 billion, up a slight 0.5 per cent from the same time last year as growth at its telecommunications arm was largely offset by a decline in media revenue. Growth at Quebecor’s Videotron cable, internet and wireless business boosted revenue from telecommunications to $847.2 million, from $826.6 million last year. Revenue... Read More

Aimia to launch Aeroplan charter airline after end of Air Canada partnership

Aimia to launch Aeroplan charter airline after end of Air Canada partnership
MONTREAL — Aeroplan aims to get into the airline business by offering charter flights to its most popular destinations as the loyalty program prepares for the end of its exclusive partnership with Air Canada in 2020. “We have routes where we have enough redemption demand today that we can fly a daily charter throughout the year on some particular routes,” Jeremy Rabe said in... Read More

Rogers CEO sees new Ignite TV service as part of a ‘connected home’ revolution

Rogers CEO sees new Ignite TV service as part of a ‘connected home’ revolution
TORONTO — Rogers Communications Inc. expects to ramp up marketing for its new Ignite TV service through the second half of this year as its “connected home” strategy builds momentum, chief executive Joe Natale said Thursday. “Don’t look at Ignite as sort of a big bang or one-day wonder. It’s really meant to be a rolling campaign that will build over time,” Natale told analysts... Read More