Media ownership chart

From this blog post, updated with subsequent transactions.

Corus

 

Quebecor

 

BelL

Rogers

Major independents
Ownership A publicly traded company controlled by the family of JR Shaw 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)
  • Noovo (5 stations, 3 affiliates)
  • Citytv (6 stations, 1 regional cable channel, 3 affiliates)
  • OMNI (5 stations)
  • CBC (14 stations)
  • Radio-Canada (13 stations)
  • Pattison (3 stations)
  • Crossroads Christian Communications (Yes TV, 3 stations)
  • ZoomerMedia (2 stations)
  • RNC Media (4 stations)
  • Télé Inter-Rives (4 stations)
  • Stingray (2 stations)
  • TVO
  • TFO
  • Télé-Québec (17 transmitters)
  • Independent stations CHCH, CHEK, CJON (NTV)
Wireline (internet, TV and home phone) telecom services None
  • Videotron Illico/Helix
  • Cable Amos
  • Cablovision Warwick
  • V Media
  • Bell TV (satellite)
  • Bell Fibe TV
  • Bell Aliant
  • Cablevision du nord (managing partner)
  • Northwestel
  • Télébec
  • Bell MTS
  • EBOX
  • Distributel/Primus
  • Rogers Cable
  • Shaw Cable
  • Shaw Direct
  • Cable Cable
  • Clearcable
  • Cross Country TV
  • KWIC Internet
  • Ruralwave
  • Seaside Communications
  • Source Cable
  • Telus
  • Cogeco Connexion
  • Eastlink
  • SaskTel
  • Zazeen
  • TekSavvy
Wireless None
  • Videotron Mobile
  • Freedom Mobile
  • Fizz
  • Bell Mobility
  • Virgin Mobile Canada
  • Lucky Mobile
  • Bell Aliant
  • Northwestel
  • Bell MTS
  • Rogers Wireless
  • Fido
  • Chatr
  • Shaw Mobile
  • Cityfone
Telus Communications:

  • Telus
  • Koodo
  • Public Mobile

Other providers:

  • SaskTel
  • Eastlink
  • Ice Wireless
  • Xplore
  • Independents using other networks
Business data services None
  • 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.
  • Telus Data Centres
Newspapers None
  • Journal de Montréal
  • Journal de Québec
None None
  • Postmedia (National Post and 37 other daily newspapers, plus dozens of community newspapers in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and New Brunswick)
  • Coopérative nationale de l’information indépendante (six weekly newspapers in Quebec)
  • Torstar (Toronto Star, 5 other daily newspapers, and community news websites)
  • Globe and Mail
  • Glacier Media (Victoria Times Colonist, Prince George Citizen and other community publications)
  • Saltwire Network (Halifax Chronicle Herald and 18 other newspapers in Atlantic Canada)
  • Black Press (135 publications)
  • FP Newspapers (Winnipeg Free Press and 3 other newspapers)
  • Le Devoir
Major magazines and other print
  • Kids Can Press
  • 7 jours
  • Canadian Living
  • Clin d’oeil
  • Coup de pouce
  • Échos vedettes
  • Good Times (50%)
  • La Semaine
  • 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 None Contex Group:

  • Les Affaires

Alexandre Taillefer:

  • L’Actualité

St. Joseph Communications:

  • Maclean’s
  • Chatelaine
  • Hello! Canada
  • Today’s Parent
  • Toronto Life
  • FASHION Magazine
  • Weddingbells
  • MARIAGE Québec
  • Ottawa Magazine
  • Quill & Quire

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
  • ICI RDI

Pelmorex:

  • The Weather Network/MétéoMédia

Others:

  • 12.93% of CPAC
Specialty TV: Sports and gaming None
  • TVA Sports (2 feeds)
  • TSN (5 feeds) (80%)
  • RDS (80%)
  • RDS2 (80%)
  • RDS Info (80%)
  • ESPN Classic (80%)
  • NBA TV Canada (37.5%)
  • Sportsnet regional channels (4 feeds)
  • Sportsnet One (4 feeds)
  • Sportsnet World
  • Sportsnet 360
  • NBA TV Canada (37.5%)
Ethnic Channels Group:

  • beIN Sports Canada

Dieter Kohler:

  • Wild TV

Keywest Marketing:

  • Sportsman Channel (80.1%)

Anthem Sports & Entertainment:

  • Fight Network
  • GameTV
  • Game+

TLN Media Group:

  • EuroWorld Sport

Woodbine Entertainment Group:

  • HPItv
Specialty TV: Reality/lifestyle
  • Cooking Channel
  • Crime+Investigation
  • Food Network (80.2%)
  • HGTV (80.2%)
  • Magnolia Network (80.2%)
  • National Geographic Channel (64%)
  • NatGeo Wild (64%)
  • Slice
  • CASA
  • Évasion
  • Zeste
  • Animal Planet (64%)
  • Canal D
  • Canal Vie
  • CTV Life
  • Discovery Channel (64%)
  • Discovery Science (64%)
  • Discovery Velocity (64%)
  • E!
  • Investigation
  • Investigation Discovery
  • OLN
  • TSC
  • (33% of TV Hamilton Ltd.)
CBC/Radio-Canada:

  • ICI ARTV
  • Documentary (82%)
  • ICI Explora

Blue Ant Media:

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

ZoomerMedia:

  • OneTV
  • Vision TV

Knowledge West Communications:

  • Knowledge Network
Specialty/pay TV: Movies
  • MovieTime
  • Crave (five channels, including HBO Canada)
  • Starz (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
  • Boomerang
  • Nickelodeon
  • Télétoon
  • DisneyChannel (English and French)
  • Disney Jr.
  • Disney XD
  • Treehouse
  • YTV
  • Yoopa
  • MTV
  • MTV2
  • VRAK
WildBrain (formerly DHX Media):

  • Family
  • Family Jr.
  • WildBrainTV
  • Télémagino
Specialty/pay TV: Music Stingray:

  • Stingray audio channels
  • Stingray Ambiance
  • Stingray Country
  • Stingray Hits
  • Stingray LiteTV
  • Stingray Loud
  • Stingray Retro
  • Stingray Vibe
  • Stingray Juicebox
  • PalmarèsADISQ
Specialty TV: Entertainment
  • ABC Spark (51%)
  • Adult Swim
  • BBC Canada (80%)
  • CMT (90%)
  • DejaView
  • DTour
  • Historia
  • History
  • H2
  • Lifetime
  • OWN
  • Séries+
  • Showcase
  • W Network
  • addiktv
  • Moi & Cie
  • Prise 2
  • CTV Drama
  • CTV Comedy
  • CTV Sci-Fi
  • Much
  • Z
  • FX Canada (66.6%)
  • FXX Canada (66.6%)
Blue Ant Media:

  • BBC First

Remstar Média:

  • Elle Fictions (formerly MusiquePlus)
  • MAX

TV5:

  • TV5 Québec Canada
  • Unis

Ronald N. Stern:

  • OUTtv
Subscription video streaming
  • StackTV
  • Teletoon+
  • Club Illico
  • Vrai
  • Crave
  • Citytv+
  • Amazon Prime Video
  • Apple TV+
  • APTN Lumi
  • Britbox
  • DAZN
  • Discovery+
  • Disney+
  • Fubo TV
  • Hayu (NBC)
  • Netflix
  • Paramount+
  • Pluto TV
  • Shudder
  • Tou.tv (Radio-Canada)
Radio stations 39 stations in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba and Ontario, including the following brands:

  • Fresh Radio
None 103 stations in eight provinces (pending sale of 45 stations), including the following brands:

  • Virgin Radio
  • Pure Country
  • Move
  • Bounce
  • EZ Rock
  • TSN Radio
  • Énergie
  • Rouge
55 stations in five provinces, including  the following brands:

  • Sportsnet
  • CityNews
  • Kiss
  • Jack
  • CBC/Radio-Canada:
    • Radio One
    • Radio Two
    • Première
    • ICI Musique
  • Sirius XM
  • Stingray (74 stations)**
  • Jim Pattison Broadcast Group (50 stations)
  • Vista Radio (49 stations)
  • Golden West Broadcasting/Hildebrand (40 stations)
  • Cogeco Media (21 stations)
  • Acadia Broadcasting (18 stations)
  • Arsenal Media (18 stations)
  • My Broadcasting Corp. (14 stations)
  • Evanov Radio (14 stations)
  • Harvard Broadcasting 13 stations)
  • Blackburn Radio (13 stations)
  • Groupe Radio Simard (9 stations)
  • RNC Média (5 stations)
Podcasting and digital audio
  • CuriousCast
  • QUB Radio
  • iHeartRadio Canada Podcast Network
  • Frequency Podcast Network
  • Pacific Content
(Many)
Production companies, marketing and resources
  • Aircraft Pictures
  • Corus Studios
  • Cynch
  • Kin Community Canada
  • Nelvana
  • so.da
  • Waterside Studios
  • TVA Films
  • TVA Productions
  • MELS Studios
  • Sette post-production (84.53%)
  • Musicor
  • Ste-4 Musique
  • MP3 Disques
  • Incendo
  • Agincourt Productions
  • Exploration Production
  • Pinewood Toronto Studios
  • Dome Productions (50%)
  • RMI Productions Inc.
  • Dome Productions (50%)
(Many)
Online-only
  • noovomoi.ca
  • The Beaverton
  • La Presse

St. Joseph Communications:

  • Canadian Business
Outdoor advertising
  • Quebecor Media Out of Home
  • Astral out-of-home
  • Outfront Media (formerly CBS Outdoor)
  • Clear Channel Outdoor
  • Lamar
  • Pattison Outdoor
Retail (excluding branded wireless stores)
  • The Source
  • Glentel (WirelessWave and Tbooth, 50%)
  • Glentel (WirelessWave and Tbooth, 50%)
Sports franchises and arenas None
  • Montreal Alouettes*
  • Quebec Remparts (QMJHL)
  • Blainville-Boisbriand Armada (QMJHL) (70%)
  • Management of Centre Vidéotron
  • Octane Racing Group (Canadian Grand Prix)
  • 37.5% of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment***
  • 18.4% stake in Montreal Canadiens
  • Toronto Blue Jays
  • Rogers Centre (Toronto)
  • 37.5% of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment***
(Professional sports teams outside of Toronto are mainly owned by non-media companies)
Venue naming rights
  • Centre Vidéotron (Quebec City hockey arena)
  • Centre Québecor (Sherbrooke theatre)
  • Bell Centre (Montreal Canadiens)
  • Rogers Centre (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • Rogers Arena (Vancouver Canucks)
  • Rogers Place (Edmonton Oilers)
  • Shaw Centre (Ottawa convention centre)
  • Shaw Centre (Salmon Arm, B.C.)
  • Canadian Tire Centre (Ottawa Senators)
  • Scotiabank Arena (Toronto Maple Leafs/Raptors)
  • Scotiabank Saddledome (Calgary Flames)
  • Canada Life Centre (Winnipeg Jets)
Other
  • Canadian Broadcast Sales (50%)
  • Distribution Select
  • Minority stake in ComediHa festival
  • Minority stake in Multicolore (Igloofest)
  • Bell Smart Home (formerly AlarmForce in Eastern Canada)
  • 25% stake in Just For Laughs festival
  • Minority stake in OverActive Media
  • Canadian Broadcast Sales (50%)
  • Shaw Broadcast Services
  • Shaw Tracking
  • 12.85% of Cogeco Inc. and 5.66% of Cogeco Communications Inc. (as measured by voting rights)
Telus: ADT Security Services Canada

*The Alouettes are owned directly by Quebecor’s controlling shareholder Pierre Karl Péladeau.

** 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 Argonauts, Toronto FC, Toronto Raptors, Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena, 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.

Unapproved/unclosed transactions:

Latest changes:

3 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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  2. Ray Pascoal

    This chart is a clear illustration of how much control the cable company’s have on media information in our country. It is not beneficial for the well being of our country or any democracy to grant this much media control to a small group of regulated cable company’s.
    We underestimate the power and control these media company’s have on this nation as a whole.. .

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