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7 thoughts on “Media News Digest: Stingray buys Newcap, TC sells Métro, National Magazine Awards noms

  1. David Leonardo

    The aftermath of the TC-Media sale of 30 French-language newspapers to Michael Raffoul will be interesting to follow considering the purchaser has never published a newspaper in Montreal, or perhaps elsewhere. His connection to newspapers is that, his former company founded by him, delivers the Gazette and other publications.

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  2. Anonymous

    Glad to see that OANN (One America News Network) is now available in Canada. It is a pro-centre right news service, and pro-trump in most cases.I don’t think I need to read the Washington Post link you have placed. The Washington Post itself has been accused of a lot of things as well. And as a Anti-Trump newspaper.

    OANN does have a website. I would better suggest that people judge for themselves by going to the OANN website.

    http://www.oann.com

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  3. Brett

    I have seen One America News when visiting family in the US. I can tell you, they air more Trump news then any US network I seen. They don’t produce their own videos for reports. Most come from EuroNews. I like that they air more news stories then anyone else, but I feel they need to cut back on the political Trump stories. More stories about state news needs to be added not federal . It would be a good network if they didn’t favor Trump. All I can say is I won’t be watching.

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  4. gds

    NCC has no stations in Quebec. Is there any chance Stingraw wants to build a national network and will be looking to pick up stations in its home province?

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    1. Fagstein Post author

      NCC has no stations in Quebec. Is there any chance Stingraw wants to build a national network and will be looking to pick up stations in its home province?

      Anything is possible. But Newcap’s radio network isn’t the same as Bell or Corus — most of its stations are in small or medium-sized markets and until it picked up stations in the Bell-Astral deal it had nothing in Toronto or Vancouver. It still doesn’t own any stations in Manitoba or Saskatchewan and operates in only three markets in Ontario.

      There are acquisition possibilities for station groups in Quebec — RNC Media, Attraction Radio, Groupe Radio Simard — but Newcap doesn’t need to build a network in Quebec, and may not be ready to start a new French-language division.

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  5. Richard G

    I am always suspicious when corporations make decisions that they tout as being good for the community , the consumer, the environment . This seems to be the case with The Globe and Mail’s decision to bring back comments to its website, but only for paid subscribers. Obviously it will reduce trolls as the amount of comments will be greatly reduced .Not coincidentally this action increases the benefits of a paid subscription which is the real motive .
    It may be a smart decision .Just like grocery stores that now charge for plastic bags to “save the environment “.Good business move .

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