Media ownership chart

From this blog post, updated with subsequent transactions.

Shaw/Corus* Quebecor Bell Rogers Major independents
Conventional TV network
  • Global (12 stations, 2 affiliates)
  • CJBN-TV Kenora
  • 3 stations carrying CTV programming
  • TVA (6 stations, 4 affiliates)
  • CTV (22 stations, 2 affiliates, 4 other stations carrying programming)
  • CTV Two (7 stations, 2 regional cable channels)
  • City (6 stations, 1 regional cable channel, 3 affiliates)
  • OMNI (5 stations)
  • CBC (14 stations)
  • Radio-Canada (13 stations, 2 affiliates)
  • V (5 stations, 4 affiliates)
  • Pattison (3 stations)
  • Yes TV (3 stations)
  • ZoomerMedia (2 stations)
  • RNC Media (5 stations)
  • Télé Inter-Rives (4 stations)
  • Newcap (2 stations)
  • TVO
  • TFO
  • Télé-Québec (17 transmitters)
  • Independent stations CHCH, CHEK, CJON
TV provider
  • Shaw Cable
  • Shaw Direct
  • Videotron cable/Illico
  • Bell TV
  • Bell Fibe TV
  • Bell Aliant, Cablevision du nord (managing partner)
  • Northwestel
  • Rogers Cable
  • Mountain Cablevision
  • Source Cable
  • (32.5% of Cogeco Connexion)
  • Telus Optik
  • Cogeco Connexion
  • Eastlink
  • SaskTel
  • MTS
  • Zazeen
  • V Media
Internet
  • Shaw Cable
  • Videotron cable
  • Bell Internet
  • Bell Fibe
  • Bell Aliant, Cablevision du nord (managing partner)
  • Northwestel
  • Télébec
  • Rogers Cable
  • Mountain Cablevision
  • Source Cable
  • (32.5% of Cogeco Connexion)
  • Telus Optik
  • Cogeco Connexion
  • Eastlink
  • SaskTel
  • MTS
  • TekSavvy, Distributel, etc.
Wireless
  • Wind Mobile
  • Videotron Mobile
  • Bell Mobility
  • Virgin Mobile Canada
  • Solo Mobile
  • Bell Aliant
  • Northwestel
  • Rogers Wireless
  • Fido
  • Chatr
  • Mobilicity
Telus Communications:

  • Telus
  • Koodo
  • Public Mobile

Other providers:

  • SaskTel
  • MTS
  • Eastlink
  • Independents using other networks
Home phone
  • Shaw cable VOIP
  • Videotron cable VOIP
  • Bell Canada
  • Bell Aliant
  • Northwestel
  • Rogers home phone
  • Telus
  • SaskTel
  • MTS
  • Eastlink
  • TekSavvy, Distributel, etc.
Business data services
  • Calgary Data Centre
  • 4Degrees Colocation
  • Fibrenoire
    • Bell Hosting
    • Bell Virtual Data Services
    • Bell Business Cloud
    • (35.4% of Q9 Networks)
  • Rogers Data Centre and Cloud
  • Internetworking Atlantic Inc.
  • Cogeco Peer 1
  • Telus Data Centres
Newspapers None
  • Journal de Montréal
  • Journal de Québec
  • 24H Montreal
None None
  • Postmedia (National Post and 37 other daily newspapers, plus dozens of community newspapers in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario)
  • Gesca (La Presse)
  • Groupe Capitales Médias (six daily newspapers)
  • Torstar (Toronto Star, 3 other dailies, 113 community newspapers, Metro outside Quebec)
  • Transcontinental (Métro Montreal, 150+ community newspapers)
  • Globe and Mail
  • Glacier Media (Victoria Times Colonist and 72 other newspapers)
  • Brunswick News (3 dailies, 21 weeklies)
  • Black Press (104 newspapers)
  • FP Newspapers (Winnipeg Free Press and 3 other newspapers)
  • Halifax Chronicle Herald
  • Le Devoir
Major magazines and other print
  • Kids Can Press
    • 7 jours
    • Canadian Gardening
    • Canadian Living
    • Clin d’oeil
    • Coup de pouce
    • Échos vedettes
    • Elle Canada (51%)
    • Elle Québec (51%)
    • Good Times (50%)
    • The Hockey News
    • La Semaine
    • Star inc.
    • Star Système
    • Style at Home
    • TV Hebdo
    • Quebecor Media Book Group
    • Groupe Librex (Libre Expression, Trécarré, Stanké, Logiques, Publistar)
None
  • l’Actualité
  • Maclean’s
  • Chatelaine
  • Canadian Business
  • Hello!
  • Lou Lou
  • Sportsnet magazine
  • Key Publishers Co. Ltd.
  • (14.1% of Texture)
Transcontinental:

  • Les Affaires

Independent:

  • Reader’s Digest
  • Canadian Geographic
Specialty TV: News
  • Global News BC1
  • (23.68% of CPAC)
  • LCN
  • (21.81% of CPAC)
  • CTV News Channel
  • CP24
  • Business News Network
  • (41.58% of CPAC)
CBC/Radio-Canada:

  • CBC News Network
  • RDI

Pelmorex:

  • The Weather Network/MétéoMédia

Channel Zero:

  • Bloomberg TV Canada

Others:

  • 12.93% of CPAC
Specialty TV: Sports and gaming
  • EuroWorld Sport (50.5%)
  • TVA Sports (2 feeds)
  • TSN (5 feeds) (80%)
  • RDS (80%)
  • RDS2 (80%)
  • RDS Info (80%)
  • ESPN Classic (80%)
  • NBA TV (37.5%)
  • Leafs TV (37.5%)
  • Sportsnet regional channels (4 feeds)
  • Sportsnet One (4 feeds)
  • Sportsnet World
  • Sportsnet 360
  • OLN
  • NBA TV (37.5%)
  • Leafs TV (37.5%)
Dieter Kohler:

  • Wild TV

Insight Sports (80.1%):

  • World Fishing Network

Anthem Sports & Entertainment:

  • Fight Network
  • FNTSY Sports Network
  • GameTV
Specialty TV: Reality/lifestyle
  • DIY Network (80.2%)
  • Food Network (80.2%)
  • FYI Canada
  • HGTV (80.2%)
  • IFC
  • National Geographic Channel (64%)
  • NatGeo Wild (64%)
  • Slice
  • CASA
  • Animal Planet (64%)
  • Canal D
  • Canal D/Investigation
  • Canal Vie
  • Discovery Channel (64%)
  • Discovery Science (64%)
  • Discovery World HD (64%)
  • E!
  • FashionTelevision
  • Gusto
  • Investigation Discovery
  • G4 Canada
  • The Shopping Channel
  • Viceland (70.1%)
  • (33% of TV Hamilton Ltd.)
CBC/Radio-Canada:

  • ARTV
  • Documentary (82%)
  • Explora

Groupe Serdy:

  • Évasion
  • Zeste

Blue Ant Media:

  • Cottage Life
  • Love Nature
  • Makeful
  • radX
  • travel + escape
  • Smithsonian Channel Canada

ZoomerMedia:

  • ONE
  • Vision TV

Knowledge West Communications:

  • Knowledge Network
Specialty/pay TV: Movies
  • MovieTime
  • W Movies
  • Sundance
  • The Movie Network (five channels, including HBO Canada)
  • TMN Encore (2 channels)
  • Super Écran
  • Cinépop
Channel Zero:

  • AOV
  • Rewind
  • Silver Screen Classics

Hollywood Suite:

  • 70s movies
  • 80s movies
  • 90s movies
  • 00s movies

Stuart Duncan:

  • Hustler
  • Red Light District
  • Penthouse
  • PlaymenTV

Allarco:

  • SuperChannel (4 channels)
Specialty/pay TV: Children/youth
  • Cartoon Network
  • Nickelodeon
  • Teletoon (English and French)
  • DisneyChannel (English and French)
  • Disney Jr.
  • Disney XD
  • Treehouse
  • YTV
  • Yoopa
  • MTV
  • MTV2
  • VRAK.tv
Knowledge West Communications:

  • BBC Kids

DHX Media:

  • Family
  • Family Jr.
  • Family CHRGD
  • Télémagino
Specialty/pay TV: Music
  • CMT (90%)
  • Much
Blue Ant Media:

  • AUX

V Média:

  • MusiquePlus
  • MAX

Stingray:

  • Stingray audio channels
  • Stingray Loud
  • Stingray Retro
  • Stingray Vibe
  • Stingray Juicebox
Specialty TV: Entertainment
  • ABC Spark (51%)
  • BBC Canada (80%)
  • Cosmo TV (67%)
  • DejaView
  • Historia
  • History Television
  • H2
  • Lifetime
  • Mystery TV
  • OWN
  • Séries+
  • Showcase
  • Action
  • Sundance
  • Telelatino (50.5%)
  • TVtropolis
  • W Network
  • addiktv
  • Moi & Cie
  • Prise 2
  • BookTelevision
  • Bravo!
  • Comedy Network
  • Comedy Gold
  • Space
  • Z
  • FX Canada (66.6%)
  • FXX Canada (66.6%)
Blue Ant Media:

  • HIFI

TV5:

  • TV5 Quebec Canada
  • Unis

Ronald N. Stern:

  • OUTtv
Video streaming
  • Illico Club Unlimited
  • Crave TV
  • Netflix (U.S.)
Radio stations 39 stations in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba and Ontario None 107 stations in eight provinces, including Virgin Radio, TSN Radio, Énergie, Rouge FM and Boom FM brands 51 stations in five provinces, including The Fan brand
  • CBC/Radio-Canada:
    • Radio One
    • Radio Two
    • Première
    • ICI Musique
  • Newcap (70 stations)**
  • Vista Radio (50 stations)
  • Jim Pattison Broadcast Group (43 stations)
  • Golden West Broadcasting/Hildebrand (40 stations)
  • Evanov Communications (18 stations)
  • My Broadcasting Corp. (18 stations)
  • RNC Média (15 stations)
  • Acadia Broadcasting (14 stations)
  • Cogeco Diffusion (13 stations)
  • Harvard Broadcasting (13 stations)
  • Attraction Radio (13 stations)
  • Rawlco (7 stations)
  • Allarco/Touch Canada (5 stations)
  • Dougall family (Thunder Bay, 4 stations)
  • Durham (5 stations)
Production companies and resources
    • Nelvana
    • ToonBoom Animation
    • TACTIC Studio
  • TVA Films
  • MELS Studios (formerly Vision Globale)
  • Agincourt Productions
  • Exploration Production
  • Dome Productions (50%)
  • RMI Productions Inc.
  • Dome Productions (50%)
(Many)
Online-only
  • hubub.com
  • sympatico.ca
  • theloop.ca
12 assets, including sweetspot.ca (Many, including websites connected to newspapers and TV and radio stations mentioned above)
Outdoor advertising
  • Quebecor Media Out of Home
    • Astral out-of-home (30,000 faces)
    • Strategic Outdoor
    • Métromédia CMR Plus
  • CBS Outdoor
  • Clear Channel Outdoor
  • Lamar
  • Newad
  • Pattison Outdoor
  • Titan
  • Zoom Media
Retail (excluding branded wireless stores)
  • Super Club Videotron
  • The Source
  • Glentel (50%)
  • Glentel (50%) 
(Many)
Sports franchises and arenas None
  • Quebec Remparts (QMJHL)
  • Blainville-Boisbriand Armada (QMJHL) (70%)
  • Management agreement and naming rights for Quebec City arena (with strong interest in bringing an NHL team there)
  • Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment (37.5%)***
  • Toronto Argonauts (50%)
  • (18% stake in Montreal Canadiens)
  • Naming rights to Montreal’s Bell Centre
  • Toronto Blue Jays
  • Rogers Centre (Toronto)
  • Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (37.5%)***
  • Naming rights to Rogers Arena (Vancouver), Rogers Place (Edmonton)
(Professional sports teams outside of Toronto are mainly owned by non-media companies)
Other
  • Shaw Broadcast Services
  • Shaw Tracking
  • Distribution Select
  • Musicor
  • 39.9% of Cogeco Inc.
N/A

Unapproved/unclosed transactions:

Coming changes:

Latest changes:

* Shaw and Corus are separate companies, but since both are controlled by the Shaw family, the CRTC treats them as under common ownership. I do the same here.

** Includes a tourist information station that is exempt from CRTC licensing. Does not include about 25 retransmitters.

*** Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment owns the Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Marlies, Toronto FC, Toronto Raptors, Air Canada Centre, and TV channels Leafs TV and NBA TV Canada. Bell’s ownership in this company is divided between itself and its pension fund.

Note: I’ve excluded most third-language specialty channels from the above charts for simplicity. I’ve also excluded most cases where a licence has been issued for a channel that hasn’t launched.

I’m sure there are some errors in the chart above. So if you spot one, let me know.

2 thoughts on “Media ownership chart

  1. Shawn Colley

    Bell Media has signed a deal with Corus/Shaw to flip their three private CBC affiliates (CHEX-DT Peterborough, CHEX-TV-2 Oshawa, and CKWS-DT Kingston) to CTV affiliates starting August 31, 2015.

    Corus also signed a deal with The Walt Disney company that would let them launch The Disney Channel (Canada) on September 1st. DHX Media has said they’ll be re-branding Disney Jr. and Disney XD as Family Junior and Family XTRM, respectively (since Corus will be launching new channels with those names, as part of the agreement with Disney).

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