Media ownership chart

From this blog post, updated with subsequent transactions.

Shaw/Corus* Quebecor BelL Rogers Major independents
Ownership Two publicly traded companies with separate boards, both controlled by JR Shaw and family Publicly traded company controlled by Pierre Karl Péladeau Publicly traded company with no controlling shareholder Publicly traded company controlled by a family trust set up by founder Ted Rogers Telus: Publicly traded company

Cogeco: Two publicly traded companies controlled by the Audet family

Eastlink: Private company owned by John Louis Bragg

Conventional TV network
  • Global (15 stations, 3 affiliates)
  • TVA (6 stations, 4 affiliates)
  • (45% of Télé Inter-Rives)
  • CTV (22 stations, 2 affiliates)
  • 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, 1 affiliate)
  • V (5 stations, 4 affiliates)
  • Pattison (3 stations)
  • Crossroads Christian Communications (Yes TV, 3 stations)
  • ZoomerMedia (2 stations)
  • RNC Media (4 stations)
  • Télé Inter-Rives (4 stations)
  • Newcap (2 stations)
  • TVO
  • TFO
  • Télé-Québec (17 transmitters)
  • Independent stations CHCH, CHEK, CJON (NTV)
TV provider
  • Shaw Cable
  • Shaw Direct (satellite)
  • Videotron Illico
  • Bell TV (satellite)
  • Bell Fibe TV
  • Bell Aliant, Cablevision du nord (managing partner)
  • Northwestel
  • Bell MTS
  • Rogers Cable
  • Mountain Cablevision
  • Source Cable
  • (32.5% of Cogeco Connexion)
  • Telus Optik
  • Cogeco Connexion
  • Eastlink
  • SaskTel
  • Zazeen
  • V Media
Internet
  • Shaw Cable
  • Videotron
  • Bell Internet
  • Bell Fibe
  • Bell Aliant, Cablevision du nord (managing partner)
  • Northwestel
  • Télébec
  • Bell MTS
  • Rogers Cable
  • Mountain Cablevision
  • Source Cable
  • (32.5% of Cogeco Connexion)
  • Telus Optik
  • Cogeco Connexion
  • Eastlink
  • SaskTel
  • TekSavvy, Distributel, etc.
Wireless
  • Freedom Mobile (formerly Wind Mobile)
  • Videotron Mobile
  • Bell Mobility
  • Virgin Mobile Canada
  • Lucky Mobile
  • Bell Aliant
  • Northwestel
  • Bell MTS
  • Rogers Wireless
  • Fido
  • Chatr
  • Mobilicity
Telus Communications:

  • Telus
  • Koodo
  • Public Mobile

Other providers:

  • SaskTel
  • Eastlink
  • Independents using other networks
Home phone
  • Shaw cable
  • Videotron
  • Bell Canada
  • Bell Aliant
  • Northwestel
  • Bell MTS
  • Rogers home phone
  • Telus
  • SaskTel
  • Eastlink
  • TekSavvy, Distributel, etc.
Business data services
  • Calgary Data Centre
  • 4Degrees Colocation
  • Fibrenoire
  • Bell Hosting
  • Bell Virtual Data Services
  • Bell Business Cloud
  • Axia NetMedia
  • (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, ~100 community newspapers, Metro outside Quebec)
  • Globe and Mail
  • Glacier Media (Victoria Times Colonist and 72 other newspapers)
  • Halifax Chronicle Herald (34 newspapers in Atlantic Canada)
  • Brunswick News (3 dailies, 21 weeklies)
  • Black Press (104 newspapers)
  • Métro Montreal
  • FP Newspapers (Winnipeg Free Press and 3 other newspapers)
  • 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%)
    • Le Guide de l’auto
    • La Semaine
    • Star inc.
    • Star Système
    • Style at Home
    • TV Hebdo
    • Quebecor Media Book Group
    • Groupe Librex (Libre Expression, Trécarré, Stanké, Logiques, Publistar)
    • Messageries ADP
    • Messageries Dynamiques
    • Mirabel Printing
None
  • Maclean’s
  • Chatelaine
  • Hello!
  • Key Publishers Co. Ltd.
Transcontinental:

  • Les Affaires

Alexandre Taillefer:

  • Voir
  • L’Actualité

Independent:

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

  • CBC News Network
  • RDI

Pelmorex:

  • The Weather Network/MétéoMédia

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%)
Ethnic Channels Group:

  • beIN Sports Canada

Dieter Kohler:

  • Wild TV

Keywest Marketing:

    • World Fishing Network (80.1%)

Anthem Sports & Entertainment:

  • Fight Network
  • FNTSY Sports Network

Remuda Media:

  • GameTV
Specialty TV: Reality/lifestyle
  • Cooking Channel
  • 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
  • The Shopping Channel
  • (33% of TV Hamilton Ltd.)
CBC/Radio-Canada:

  • ARTV
  • Documentary (82%)
  • Explora

Groupe Serdy:

  • Évasion
  • Zeste

Blue Ant Media:

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

ZoomerMedia:

  • ONE
  • Vision TV

Knowledge West Communications:

  • Knowledge Network
Specialty/pay TV: Movies
  • MovieTime
  • 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)

Sylvain Gagné:

  • Frissons TV
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
Knowledge West Communications:

  • BBC Kids

DHX Media:

  • Family
  • Family Jr.
  • Family CHRGD
  • Télémagino
Specialty/pay TV: Music Blue Ant Media:

  • A.Side

Stingray:

  • Stingray audio channels
  • Stingray Ambiance
  • Stingray Hits
  • Stingray LiteTV
  • Stingray Loud
  • Stingray Retro
  • Stingray Vibe
  • Stingray Juicebox
  • PalmarèsADISQ
Specialty TV: Entertainment
  • ABC Spark (51%)
  • BBC Canada (80%)
  • CMT (90%)
  • Cosmo TV (67%)
  • DejaView
  • Historia
  • History
  • H2
  • Lifetime
  • Mystery TV
  • OWN
  • Séries+
  • Showcase
  • Action
  • Telelatino (50.5%)
  • TVtropolis
  • W Network
  • addiktv
  • Moi & Cie
  • Prise 2
  • BookTelevision
  • Bravo!
  • Comedy Network
  • Comedy Gold
  • Much
  • Space
  • Z
  • FX Canada (66.6%)
  • FXX Canada (66.6%)
Blue Ant Media:

  • HIFI

V Média:

  • MusiquePlus
  • MAX

TV5:

  • TV5 Québec Canada
  • Unis

Ronald N. Stern:

  • OUTtv

WOW! Unlimited Networks:

  • Comedy Gold
Subscription video streaming
  • Illico Club Unlimited
  • Crave TV
  • Amazon Prime Video (U.S.)
  • CBS All Access (U.S.)
  • Netflix (U.S.)
Radio stations 39 stations in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba and Ontario, including Global News Radio brand None 109 stations in eight provinces, including Virgin Radio, TSN Radio, Énergie and Rouge FM brands 55 stations in five provinces, including The Fan brand
  • CBC/Radio-Canada:
    • Radio One
    • Radio Two
    • Première
    • ICI Musique
  • Sirius XM
  • Newcap (72 stations)**
  • Vista Radio (49 stations)
  • Jim Pattison Broadcast Group (43 stations)
  • Golden West Broadcasting/Hildebrand (41 stations)
  • Evanov Communications (19 stations)
  • My Broadcasting Corp. (18 stations)
  • RNC Média (15 stations)
  • Acadia Broadcasting (14 stations)
  • Attraction Radio (14 stations)
  • Cogeco Diffusion (13 stations)
  • Harvard Broadcasting 13 stations)
  • Blackburn Radio (13 stations)
  • Rawlco (7 stations)
  • Allarco/Touch Canada (5 stations)
  • Durham (5 stations)
  • Dougall family (Thunder Bay, 4 stations)
Production companies and resources
  • Nelvana
  • ToonBoom Animation
  • TACTIC Studio
  • TVA Films
  • MELS Studios (formerly Vision Globale)
  • Sette post-production (84.53%)
  • Agincourt Productions
  • Exploration Production
  • Pinewood Toronto Studios
  • Dome Productions (50%)
  • RMI Productions Inc.
  • Dome Productions (50%)
(Many)
Online-only
  • autofocus.ca
  • envedette.ca
  • lookdujour.ca
  • sympatico.ca
  • theloop.ca
  • muramur.ca
  • Fraîchement Pressé
  • voyagevoyage.ca
  • Canadian Business
  • Flare
  • MoneySense
Outdoor advertising
  • Quebecor Media Out of Home
  • Astral out-of-home (30,000 faces)
  • Strategic Outdoor
  • Métromédia CMR Plus
  • Outfront Media (formerly CBS Outdoor)
  • Clear Channel Outdoor
  • Lamar
  • Newad
  • Pattison Outdoor
  • Zoom Media
Retail (excluding branded wireless stores)
  • Superclub Videotron
  • The Source
  • Glentel (50%)
  • Glentel (50%)
Sports franchises and arenas None
  • Quebec Remparts (QMJHL)
  • Blainville-Boisbriand Armada (QMJHL) (70%)
  • Management agreement and naming rights for Quebec City arena
  • 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
  • Canadian Broadcast Sales (50%)
  • Shaw Broadcast Services
  • Shaw Tracking
  • Distribution Select
  • Musicor
  • Bell Smart Home (formerly AlarmForce in Eastern Canada)
  • Stake in Just For Laughs festival (undisclosed amount)
  • Canadian Broadcast Sales (50%)
  • 39.9% of Cogeco Inc.

Unapproved/unclosed transactions:

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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