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Jam! was a Canadian website which covers entertainment news. It was part of the Canoe.com online portal, formerly owned and operated by Quebecor through its Sun Media division, and now owned by Postmedia Network.
Canoe.com is an English-language Canadian portal site and website network, and is a subsidiary of Postmedia Network. The French-language version continues to use the former name for both sites, Canoe.ca, and is owned by Quebecor Media. The phrase Canadian Online Explorer appears in the header of the English version of the site; the name is also evidently a play on words on canoe. Canoe's head office is in Toronto at 333 King Street East.
Quebecor Inc. is a communications company based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It was spelled Quebecor in both English and French until May 2012, when shareholders voted to add the acute accent, Québecor, in French only.
Sun Media Corporation was the owner of several tabloid and broadsheet newspapers in Canada and the 49 percent owner of the now defunct Sun News Network. It was a subsidiary of Quebecor Media.
Jam! was the only media outlet that published a comprehensive collection of the official Canadian record charts as compiled by Nielsen SoundScan and Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems.
Nielsen ratings are the audience measurement systems operated by Nielsen Media Research that seek to determine the audience size and composition of television programming in the United States using a rating system.
Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems, better known as BDS, is a service that tracks monitored radio, television and internet airplay of songs based on the number of spins and detections. The service, which is a subsidiary of Nielsen Corporation provides the basis for Nielsen Media publication Billboard in the United States, while in Canada, BDS helps determine the Canadian BDS Airplay Chart and the Canadian Hot 100 chart, which is published by Jam! and in the website for Canadian Music Network, in determining their radio airplay music charts and determines the chart movement in Billboard's Hot 100 chart when combined with single sales from Nielsen SoundScan. From August 2006 to its final June 2009 publication, BDS also provided chart data for R&R after Nielsen acquired the trade. On September 10, 2009, the website Radio-Info.com struck a partnership with Nielsen BDS to provide radio airplay charts and related data for over 20 formats.
CKXT-TV, Sun Media's television station in Toronto, aired a nightly entertainment magazine series, Inside Jam!. However, due to low ratings the program's airtime was reduced substantially. Effective March 24, 2006, the show went from a daily program to a weekend only show,before later being removed from the schedule altogether. One of the hosts of the show, Chris Van Vliet, announced on the programme in February 2010 that he would be leaving the show to join the CBS affiliate in Cleveland as their entertainment reporter. His co-host Tara Slone re-located in August 2010 to Calgary to become co-host of Breakfast Television on CityTV Calgary.
Toronto is the provincial capital of Ontario and the most populous city in Canada, with a population of 2,731,571 in 2016. Current to 2016, the Toronto census metropolitan area (CMA), of which the majority is within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), held a population of 5,928,040, making it Canada's most populous CMA. The city is the anchor of the Golden Horseshoe, an urban agglomeration of 9,245,438 people surrounding the western end of Lake Ontario. Toronto is an international centre of business, finance, arts, and culture, and is recognized as one of the most multicultural and cosmopolitan cities in the world.
Christopher Van Vliet is a Canadian television/radio personality, YouTuber, professional film critic, and entrepreneur currently living and working in Miami, Florida.
CBS is an American English language commercial broadcast television and radio network that is a flagship property of CBS Corporation. The company is headquartered at the CBS Building in New York City with major production facilities and operations in New York City and Los Angeles.
TVA is a Canadian French-language free-to-air television network, owned by Groupe TVA, a publicly traded subsidiary of Quebecor Media. TVA is believed to be short for Téléviseurs associés or Télédiffuseurs associés, depending on the source. The name reflects TVA's roots as a cooperative network owned by its affiliates, though this era ended in 1992.
CKXT-DT was a broadcast television station based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada that broadcast to much of southern and eastern Ontario. It was owned by Quebecor Media through its Groupe TVA unit. At the time of the station's closure on November 1, 2011, the station was serving as an over-the-air simulcast of Quebecor's cable news channel, Sun News Network. The station transmitted on channel 52 in Toronto.
CP24 is a Canadian English language discretionary service news channel that is owned by Bell Media, a subsidiary of BCE Inc., the channel focuses on local news from the Greater Toronto Area and Southern Ontario, while also covering national and international news. It is distributed through cable in Southern Ontario and direct broadcast satellite nationally.
CKEM-DT, virtual channel 51, is a Citytv owned-and-operated television station located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The station is owned by the Rogers Media division of Rogers Communications, as part of a twinstick with Omni Television outlet CJEO-DT. The two stations share studios with Rogers' local radio stations on Gateway Boulevard. CKEM's transmitter is located near Yellowhead Highway/Highway 16A; CKEM also operates a rebroadcast transmitter in Red Deer on VHF channel 4.
Breakfast Television (BT) is the branding used for morning shows broadcast by stations of Rogers Media's television network Citytv. As of September 2019, versions of BT are broadcast in Toronto, Vancouver, and Calgary); versions used to be broadcast in Winnipeg, Edmonton as well as Montreal but have been cancelled and replaced with alternative programming. The version broadcast by the Atlantic Satellite Network continued to use the brand under licence from Rogers until 2011, when it was re-launched as CTV Morning Live upon its re-branding as CTV Two Atlantic.
CityNews is the title of news and current affairs programming on the Citytv network in Canada. It is a standalone local newscast on the network's Toronto, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Calgary, Montreal and Vancouver stations, while on the remaining City stations it airs as the news headlines segment during each station's Breakfast Television morning show.
24 Hours is a French-language free daily newspaper published in Montreal, Quebec, Canada by Quebecor Media. It was previously part of a chain of free papers which also included a French-language paper published in Gatineau and English-language papers published in Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa, Toronto, and Vancouver. The Gatineau edition was discontinued in 2008 and the Calgary, Edmonton, and Ottawa editions ceased publication in 2013. The Toronto and Vancouver editions were sold to Postmedia Network as part of Quebecor's divestment of English-language news, and they were later acquired by Torstar in an asset swap on November 27, 2017 and immediately shut down in favour of the Torstar-owned Metro papers in those cities.
The Edmonton Sun is a daily newspaper and news website published in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It is owned by Postmedia following its 2015 acquisition of Sun Media from Quebecor.
Tara Slone is a Canadian rock vocalist, actress and television personality.
This is a list of media outlets in the city of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Alex Pierson is a Canadian broadcaster.
In 2007, significant ownership changes occurred in Canada's broadcast television industry, involving nearly every network and television system. In addition to the shuffling of network affiliations and mergers involving various networks, several new television stations and rebroadcast transmitters also signed on the air.
Jill Belland is a Canadian TV personality based in Calgary, Alberta. She serves as a producer at City Calgary, where she is the former "On Location Host" of Breakfast Television.
Sun News Network was a Canadian English language Category C news channel owned by Québecor Média through a partnership between two of its subsidiaries, TVA Group and Sun Media Corporation. The channel was launched on April 18, 2011 in standard and high definition and shut down February 13, 2015. It operated under a Category 2 licence granted by the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) in November 2010, after the network aborted a highly publicized attempt for a Category 1 licence that would have given it mandatory access on digital cable and satellite providers across Canada.
Postmedia Network Canada Corporation is a Canadian media company consisting of the publishing properties of the former Canwest, with primary operations in newspaper publishing, news gathering and Internet operations.
Andrea Slobodian was a Canadian television reporter. In October 2012, she became the late night anchor for CTV News in Winnipeg. Previously she was a reporter and commentator for The Roundtable on Sun News Network. She now currently works for the Manitoba Legislature in the Communications and Stakeholder Relations department.
Media in Alberta includes published, broadcast, and digital media originating in the Canadian province of Alberta.