Media News Digest: Four anchors for The National, Bell tries again for Super Bowl ads, Brooksy moves to Toronto

After a week off that we’ll pretend was planned all along, here’s what the media has been up to since the last time.

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  • Some Bell Media Radio stations have been made available again on the TuneIn app, including CJAD, TSN 690 and CHOM. My random selection of various Bell Media stations suggests that the only ones that are still unavailable are the Virgin Radio stations. It’s still unclear what the issue it. Bell had earlier said that it didn’t ask TuneIn to pull the stations from its app.
  • Sportsnet 650 Vancouver has announced more hirings: Scott Rintoul and Andrew Walker host the drive show. The station, which has acquired Vancouver Canucks broadcast rights, launches Sept. 4.

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3 thoughts on “Media News Digest: Four anchors for The National, Bell tries again for Super Bowl ads, Brooksy moves to Toronto

  1. Kevin

    Absolutely bonkers that Montreal is considered market number 8.
    One can only assume that Neilson has no clue that Montreal the island and suburbs is not Montreal the city.
    Look at the census for the Montreal CMA:
    286,720 speak English only. 2,242,675 speak English and French.

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    1. Fagstein Post author

      One can only assume that Neilson has no clue that Montreal the island and suburbs is not Montreal the city.

      The extended market includes the greater Montreal area.

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  2. dilbert

    I always find the big media companies reporting losses to the CRTC to be something that appears not to add up:

    https://www.telegeography.com/products/commsupdate/articles/2017/02/03/bell-canadas-profits-jump-14-6-in-2016/

    “Canada’s largest telecoms group, Bell Canada Enterprises (BCE), has reported that its total revenues grew 1.0% to CAD21.719 billion (USD16.686 billion) in full-year 2016, whilst adjusted EBITDA rose 2.8% to CAD8.788 billion and net income attributable to common shareholders jumped 14.6% to CAD2.894 billion.”

    Bell quite literally isn’t suffering. But shaving a couple of hundred thousand off the operating budgets of the local TV station by gutting the sports department certainly will pay for a nice refurbishment of the executive dining room at head office. Steak all around!

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