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Corus guts websites as Shaw reportedly mulls sale

The company’s Toronto headquarters, Corus Quay. Image via Valley Metal Finishing.

The Canadian media landscape may look significantly different if a report from The Globe and Mail happens.

On Tuesday, the newspaper stated that Shaw Communications has enlisted investment bank TD Securities to find a buyer for its 38% stake in broadcast giant Corus Entertainment. Worth about $540 million, their ownership in the company is being shopped around to “dozens of potential buyers, with a focus on private equity funds and other deep-pocketed investors that don’t currently own a national media business in Canada.” The majority of Shaw Communications’ ownership in the company came as a result of the sale of its Shaw Media division to Corus in 2016. A stipulation of that agreement requiring Shaw to maintain its Corus ownership expired earlier this year. Continue reading

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Canadian Theatrical News: Maquia – When the Promised Flower Blooms

Eleven Arts have partnered up with Cineplex to bring Mari Okada and P.A. Works’ original film Maquia – When the Promised Flower Blooms to theatres in Canada this July. The movie opened in Japan on February 28th of this year with U.S. screenings also taking place in July. Continue reading

Odds & Ends: ReBoot: TGC next week, Attack on Titan/Maquia in Canadian cinemas, YTV teases 30th anniversary merch store

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ReBoot: The Guardian Code premieres Monday on YTV
Attack on Titan Season 3 World Premiere Event, Mari Okada’s Maquia head to Canadian theatres
Beyblade Burst Evolution premeires return to Teletoon
YTV teases KeepItWeird.ca as 30th Anniversary looms
Tobot, Vanguard dubs debut on YouTube

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Odds & Ends: Corus at Anime North, Teletoon tosses Turning Mecard, Dragon Ball Tour in Toronto

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YTV and Nelvana attend Anime North 2018 (Updated 5/23/2018)
Dragon Ball Tour stops in Toronto (Updated 5/21/2018)
Teletoon pulls Turning Mecard off the schedule
Teletoon promotes “1000th” episode of Pokémon
DHX sells share of Peanuts to Sony Music Entertainment
Super Neptunia RPG launches in the west this fall

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Odds & Ends XL: Mega Man: Fully Charged for the fall, Mecard sued, Bushiroad dubs

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Mega Man: Full Charged launches this fall
Spin Master brings Mattel to court over Mecard
Monster Hunter film co-produced by Toronto company
Bushiroad Dub News
Quebec City-based studio takes on Neptunia
TV Update
Mind Game in Vancouver
Blog Housekeeping

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Canadian Theatrical News: Lu Over The Wall

In the wake of Devilman Crybaby’s success, GKIDS has been mining the Masaaki Yuasa catalogue. Following the continued limited release of Mind Game, the distribution company is now in the midst of launching Lu Over The Wall. The film opened in Japan last May and will hit both Canada and the United States this month. Continue reading

Canadian Theatrical News: Haikara-San: Here Comes Miss Modern – Part 1

Eleven Arts are teaming up with Cineplex to release the first of two Haikara-San: Here Comes Miss Modern films in Canada this June. Adapted by Nippon Animation from Waki Yamato’s 1975-1977 manga series Here Comes Miss Modern, the first film opened in Japan last November, with the second set for sometime this year. The Canadian release is timed to coincide with its launch in the United States. Continue reading

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