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Canadian cable mogul Jim Shaw dies aged 60

The vice chairman and former CEO of Canadian broadcasting giant Shaw Communications, Jim Shaw, has passed away aged 60. The company confirmed his passing yesterday after a short illness. “As a family, our hearts are heavy with sadness,” said his younger Brad Shaw, who has been Shaw CEO after replacing Jim in 2011. “I have […]

Corus in ‘game-changing’ C$2.7bn Shaw deal

Toronto-listed Corus Entertainment is to pay C$2.65 billion (US$1.86 billion) to buy rival Shaw Media. This marks the latest round of top-level consolidation in the Canadian television and telecommunications market, coming under three years after Corus rival Bell Media bought Astral Media for C$3.4billion and during the emergence of DHX Media as a new major […]

Shaw Media appoints new president

Shaw Media has appointed Barbara Williams as its president following the passing of Paul Robertson earlier this month. Williams has also been named executive VP, broadcasting by Shaw Communications, the parent company of Canadian networks group Shaw Media. She was previously senior VP, content at Shaw Media, a role that saw her responsible for creating […]

Shaw takes control of cable channel TVtropolis

Rogers Wireless has entered into an agreement to exchange assets with one of the country’s largest broadcast firms, Shaw Communications, in a deal that will give Shaw full control of cable channel TVtropolis. Under the terms of an agreement between Shaw and Rogers, the former will transfer spectrum licenses for advanced wireless service to Rogers […]