Lion King and Spider-Man help boost quarterly results at Cineplex

Lion King and Spider-Man help boost quarterly results at Cineplex
Cineplex Inc. shares rose about five per cent after the company reported record high revenue for its third quarter and outperformed analyst expectations, helped by a strong film slate including “The Lion King” and “Spider-Man: Far From Home.” Shares in the movie theatre chain rose $1.14 or 4.94 per cent to $24.24 in early afternoon trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange.... Read More

Looking for the cheap seats: 8 ways to get a deal on concert tickets

Looking for the cheap seats: 8 ways to get a deal on concert tickets
TORONTO — Anyone who’s been to a concert recently is well aware that there’s no such thing as cheap seats anymore. Thanks in part to the digital disruption of the music industry, the cost of an average North American concert ticket has climbed from US$25.81 in 1996 to US$100.54 in 2019, according to a recent analysis by concert trade publication Pollstar. But, music... Read More

Disney Plus service arrives in Canada with a few technical hurdles

Disney Plus service arrives in Canada with a few technical hurdles
TORONTO — Disney Plus has arrived in Canada, becoming the newest player in the growing menu of TV options, but some users say they’ve encountered technical problems trying to access the streaming platform. A number of Canadians took to social media on Tuesday complaining they were unable to sign up for the service, which debuted a few hours earlier. Some posted screenshots of error messages that included characters... Read More

Drake launches cannabis brand More Life Growth in partnership with Canopy Growth

Drake launches cannabis brand More Life Growth in partnership with Canopy Growth
TORONTO — Drake rapped about starting from the bottom, but his new venture in the cannabis industry is certainly a higher business. The Toronto-raised performer has signed an investment partnership to launch More Life Growth Co., a licensed cannabis producer that’ll be based in his hometown. The deal, struck with Canopy Growth Corp., gives Drake a 60-per-cent stake in the More Life... Read More

Sony shutting down online-cable service PlayStation Vue

Sony shutting down online-cable service PlayStation Vue
Sony is shutting down its pioneering online-cable alternative, PlayStation Vue, citing the high cost of content and the difficulty of reaching deals with networks. It launched Vue in early 2015 as a skinnier, cheaper version of cable or satellite TV delivered via the internet. It was a test case for a TV alternative alongside Dish’s Sling TV, and, later, a... Read More

Shaw Q4 profit down from year ago but Freedom Mobile’s growth gains momentum

Shaw Q4 profit down from year ago but Freedom Mobile’s growth gains momentum
TORONTO — Shaw Communications Inc.’s Freedom Mobile wireless business gained growth momentum during the summer months, with a record number of new customers in the fourth quarter that exceeded analyst estimates. During the quarter ended Aug. 31, Freedom added 90,700 customers to bring its total to nearly 1.7 million subscribers in three provinces — making it the largest of Canada’s regional wireless... Read More

Corus Entertainment reports $22.9M Q4 profit down from $33.7M a year ago

Corus Entertainment reports $22.9M Q4 profit down from $33.7M a year ago
TORONTO — Corus Entertainment Inc. says it earned $22.9 million in its latest quarter, down from nearly $33.7 million in the same quarter a year ago, as its revenue edged lower. The parent company of Global Television, specialty TV channels and radio stations says the profit amounted to 11 cents per diluted share for the quarter ended Aug. 31, down... Read More

‘Joker’ tops box office again beats ‘Addams Family’

‘Joker’ tops box office again beats ‘Addams Family’
LOS ANGELES — “Joker” kept winning at the box office. The R-rated comic book villain origin story had a phenomenal second weekend box office, topping the charts once more over newcomers like the animated “The Addams Family” and the Will Smith action pic “Gemini Man.” Studios on Sunday estimate that “Joker” added $55 million from North American theatres, down only... Read More