Last updated
Type of site
Online magazine
Available inEnglish
Website jam.canoe.com
Current statusDefunct

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. [1]

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.

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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, [2] 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. [3]

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  2. Zerbisias, Antonia (2006-03-23). "Sun down". Toronto Star. Archived from the original (Blog) on 2008-11-18. Retrieved 2010-03-14.
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