Posts Tagged ‘ Bell Media ’

CRTC approves sale of Comedy Gold to Wow! Unlimited Media

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has approved the sale of Bell Media’s Comedy Gold TV channel to Wow! Unlimited Media. The decision came today as the result of a public hearing held in Gatineau on May 31st. The cost of the transaction will be $6.8 million, with Bell Media gaining a 12% ownership stake in Wow! Unlimited. The deal to launch a “strategic partnership in kids and youth entertainment” was first announced in June 2017.

The commission felt the sale would be “in the public interest and will increase the variety of children’s and youth programming available to Canadians.” The new channel, tentatively known as Wow TV, has had its license renewed until August 31, 2023. That said, the CRTC did have some concerns to address: Continue reading

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Odds & Ends: Comedy Gold goes to Wow! Unlimited; Beyblade Burst Evolution next month

We finally know which of Bell Media’s broadcast licenses will be relaunched as Wow! Unlimited’s new cable channel. In an interview with Canadian media industry publication Cartt.ca, Bell Media’s president Randy Lennox has revealed the company “horse-traded” Comedy Gold to the Canadian animation company. The channel came up in a discussion about the future of linear television in Canada. Continue reading

Wow! Unlimited buys Bell cable channel in “strategic partnership in kids and youth entertainment”


Wow! Unlimited, the amalgamation of Rainmaker, Frederator, and Ezrin Hirsh Entertainment, teased acquisitions during the company’s announcement last fall and the first big one has been revealed. Yesterday afternoon, Wow! Unlimited struck a “strategic partnership in kids and youth entertainment” that will see the animation company purchase a cable channel from Bell Media. The new channel is tentatively titled Wow. The companies will also collaborate on various other initiatives, including providing content for Bell’s streaming services. Continue reading

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