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Come Feb. 21, Bell Media will shut down two specialty channels: Book Television and Fashion Television. The channels were holdovers from Bell Media’s 2006 acquasition of CHUM Limited. Consumer migration to streaming services was likely a factor in the decision. Certain specialty channels have limped along in this era of cord cutting, but fringe brands

I took a chance and emailed Mike Cosentino late Tuesday night after hearing he was out as president, content and programming, at Bell Media. The following reply bounced back immediately: “Hello and thank you for your email. Please be advised that Michael Cosentino is no longer with the company. Please re-direct any inquiries to Justin

And that’s what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown. It looks like AppleTV+ listened when cries went up that viewers would have to subscribe to their service this year in order to see their favourite, 50-year-old Peanuts specials. Both A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving and A Charlie Brown Christmas will now be available to watch on

God knows Canada needs a new Broadcasting Act. The first clue: they’re still calling it the Broadcasting Act. Network heads and studio executives have been lobbying hard for years to have the Canadian government step in and, as they see it, level the playing field by mandating that streaming services operating in Canada contribute to