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  ckal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
CKAL is a television station owned by Craig Media Inc and based in Calgary, Alberta.
Nine employees working at CKAL were laid off on May 19, 2004 in addition to a 28-employee layoff at Craig Media's Toronto 1 station.
Craig Media said the cuts were made to "further rationalize its operations and control costs".
www.yourencyclopedia.net /ckal.html   (165 words)

  
 Craig Media Inc. - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Craig Media Inc. was a Canadian television broadcasting company.
Craig Media was the owner of the original A-Channel system; CKX, a CBC affiliate, in Brandon, Manitoba; and three digital television specialty channels: MTV Canada (now Razer), MTV2 (now PunchMuch) and TV Land Canada.
Craig Media continues to own an interest in Skyweb, a subsidiary which offers broadband communications, including digital cable and high-speed Internet services, in Manitoba, British Columbia, California, and Hawaii.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Craig_Media_Inc.   (268 words)

  
 CKXT - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sun TV is currently owned by TVA and Sun Media, both subsidiaries of Quebecor, and bought as part of the takeover of Craig Media Inc. by CHUM Limited.
Craig Media Inc. was awarded a license for Toronto 1 by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission on April 8, 2002 in a non-unanimous and somewhat controversial decision.
On May 19, 2004, Craig announced that 28 Toronto 1 employees, in addition to 9 employees working at CKAL in Calgary, Alberta, were being laid off.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Toronto_One   (676 words)

  
 CKX - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Owned by Craig Media Inc., it is the first privately-owned television station in Manitoba.
The station was founded by John Craig and went on the air on January 28, 1955, a day which marked Craig Media's start in television broadcasting.
For nearly half a century, the station remained under the ownership of the family-owned Craig Media.
open-encyclopedia.com /CKX   (200 words)

  
 Craig Media Inc. - Definition, explanation
Founded in 1948 by John Craig in Brandon, Manitoba, the company began its foray in television broadcasting in 1955 with the launch of CKX-TV.
Craig Media is the owner of the A-Channel system; CKX, a CBC affiliate, in Brandon, Manitoba; and three digital television specialty channels: MTV Canada, MTV2 and TV Land Canada.
Craig Media continues to own an interest in Skyweb, a subsidiary which offers broadband communications, including digital cable and high-speed Internet services, in Manitoba, British Columbia, California and Hawaii.
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/c/cr/craig_media_inc_.php   (259 words)

  
 CRAFT-Torstar-Craig   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
TORONTO (CP) - The Toronto Star and the new Craig Media Inc. television station to be launched in the city later this month have formed a programming and marketing alliance.
Craig's Toronto 1 station is scheduled to launch on Sept. 19.
Craig Media is Canada's largest privately held television broadcaster.
www.cp.org /english/online/full/media/030904/X090416AU.html   (279 words)

  
 Ottawa Business Journal - News Story
Craig Media Inc., Canada's largest privately-held television broadcaster, is being put on the block by its owners with the price estimated at $200 million to $400 million.
Craig Media owns A-Channel Calgary, A-Channel Edmonton, A-Channel Manitoba, CKX-TV in Brandon and Toronto 1, which took to the air in September to challenge CHUM's CityTV.
Quebecor Media Inc., owned by Quebecor Inc. of Montreal, is considered to be one potential bidder for Craig Media.
www.ottawabusinessjournal.com /350142932533053.php   (311 words)

  
 Reclaim the Media - reclaimthemedia.org
CHUM's widely anticipated takeover of Craig is portrayed by analysts and industry executives as a relatively small deal for a company that was always the natural buyer for financially troubled Craig.
The Craig assets in Alberta and Manitoba are essentially being "tucked into" the larger network, says one senior executive with a rival company, pointing out that CHUM had no choice after losing recent applications for new Alberta TV licences.
Quebecor's media unit is going through its own upheaval, with a new CEO, and it has a shortage of senior executives with experience in the English-language TV market.
www.reclaimthemedia.org /stories.php?story=04/04/13/0934744   (1082 words)

  
 Globeinvestor.com: Craig Media Cuts 37 Jobs at Two TV Stations
TORONTO (Reuters) - Craig Media Inc., which is in the process of being bought by CHUM Ltd.
Calgary, Alberta-based Craig, Canada's biggest privately held television broadcaster, said the cuts were made to control costs and "ensure the stations remain competitive".
Craig started looking for a buyer in January after its recently launched Toronto 1 station foundered in the ratings and lost more cash than expected.
www.globeinvestor.com /servlet/ArticleNews/print/ROC/20040518/2004-05-18T180859Z_01_N1889806_RTRIDST_0_BUSINESS-MEDIA-CRAIG-COL   (208 words)

  
 CHUM Limited - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
On December 1, 2004, CHUM purchased Craig Media Inc., which owned five local TV stations, mainly in the Prairies, and three digital specialty services, for $265 million.
Due to competition concerns, CHUM sold Craig's CKXT (known as "Toronto 1") to TVA and Sun Media, in exchange for $46 million in cash and Sun's 29.9% share in the Toronto news service CablePulse24, which is now wholly owned by CHUM, effective December 2.
Current members of the board of directors of CHUM Limited are: Gordon Craig, Lawrence Lamb, John Mattenley, Fred Sherratt, Robert Sutherland, Jay Switzer, Catherine Tait, Allan Waters, James Waters (chairman), Marjorie Waters, and Ron Waters.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/CHUM_Limited   (527 words)

  
 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Craig Media Inc. was awarded a licence for Toronto 1 (originally rendered "Toronto One") by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) on April 8, 2002 in a non-unanimous and somewhat controversial decision regarding five competing applications for new Toronto-area TV stations.
This also marked the first time that Craig Media had been granted a licence to compete directly with a station owned by CHUM Limited, which meant that CHUM lost sales revenues from the broadcast rights it had contracted to Craig's A-Channel stations.
On May 19, 2004, Craig announced that 28 Toronto 1 employees and nine employees working at CKAL in Calgary were being laid off.
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=CKXT-TV   (1119 words)

  
 January 28, 2004 - Craig sale to start round of media mergers by Paul Brent
Craig, which will attract interest from the likes of Quebecor Inc. and CHUM Ltd., is up for sale at a time when most media companies have recovered from over-priced acquisitions of a few years ago and have cleaned up their balance sheets.
Craig Media was granted a licence two years ago for Toronto 1 from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, besting competitors like Torstar and Alliance Atlantis.
BCE Inc. is understood to be preparing to sell some or all of its 68.5% control in its Bell Globemedia television and newspaper company this year, sources say.
www.friends.ca /News/Friends_News/archives/articles01280405.asp   (1084 words)

  
 NASCAR.com - Craig Media signs two-year broadcast deal - September 10, 2003
Craig Media will broadcast the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series in the provinces of Ontario, Alberta, and Manitoba.
Craig Media Vice President Programming Michael Taylor added: "NASCAR is the No. 1 rated motorsport in Canada, so we are pleased to add the NBC network telecasts including the Daytona 500 to our already high profile lineup of U.S. network simulcast sports programming, which includes ABC's Monday Night Football and The World Series on FOX."
Holdings of Craig Media Inc. include A-Channel Edmonton, A-Channel Calgary, A-Channel Manitoba, CKX TV Brandon, TORONTO 1 and specialty channels MTV Canada, MTV2, TV Land and Stampede.
www.nascar.com /2003/races/ontv/headlines/09/10/craig_broadcast   (356 words)

  
 ckx   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
CKX is a television station in Brandon, Manitoba affiliated with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
On April 12, 2004, CHUM Limited announced a deal, subject to CRTC approval, to purchase Craig Media's television broadcasting assets, including CKX, for $265 million.
Craig Media was planning on getting a license for a new television station in Brandon, which would make CKX a full repeater of Winnipeg's CBWT, but it is unknown whether any further developments will be made, especially because of the station's sale to CHUM.
www.yourencyclopedia.net /ckx.html   (224 words)

  
 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal
The company was based in Brandon, Manitoba, then later in Calgary, Alberta with Drew Craig, the grandson of John Craig, as its CEO.
Craig Media was the owner of the original A-Channel system; CKX, a CBC affiliate, in Brandon, Manitoba; Toronto One, local television station in located in Toronto; and three digital television specialty channels: MTV Canada (now Razer), MTV2 (now PunchMuch) and TV Land Canada.
In January 2004, it was announced that Craig Media's assets were up for sale.
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Craig_Media_Inc.   (273 words)

  
 Broadcasting - Commission Letter - Craig Media Inc.
In response to complaints filed by CHUM Television, a division of CHUM Limited and MusiquePlus Inc. in January 2002, to the effect that MTV Canada was operating in violation of its conditions of licence and in contravention of the digital licensing framework, the Commission undertook a review of the programming on MTV Canada.
Craig also indicated that it codes all programs internally — including individual episodes — according to whether or not they are music related.
Taking into account the information provided by Craig in response to questions from Commission staff, the Commission is now satisfied that Craig is providing a range of educational programming consistent with its original commitments.
www.crtc.gc.ca /archive/ENG/Letters/2004/lb040406.htm   (1438 words)

  
 Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation
The CTF research on traditional media combined with MNet's Young Canadians In A Wired World (YCWW) research begin, for the first time, to give a clear picture of how Canadian children are using media.
Media Awareness Network (MNet) is a non-profit Canadian organization whose mission is to support and encourage media education, and its widest possible integration into Canadian schools, homes and communities.
Our aim is to help people, particularly children and youth, to develop an informed and critical understanding of the nature of the media, the techniques used in creating media products, and the media's role and influence within society.
www.stf.sk.ca /this_and_that/kids_and_media/ctf_media_study.htm   (442 words)

  
 Craig Media Inc. -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Founded in 1948 by John Craig in (Click link for more info and facts about Brandon, Manitoba) Brandon, Manitoba, the company began its foray in television broadcasting in 1955 with the launch of (Click link for more info and facts about CKX) CKX-TV.
Today, the company is based in (Click link for more info and facts about Calgary, Alberta) Calgary, Alberta with Drew Craig, the grandson of John Craig, as its (The corporate executive responsible for the operations of the firm; reports to a board of directors; may appoint other managers (including a president)) CEO.
The sale was approved by the (Click link for more info and facts about Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission) Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission on November 19, 2004, and was completed on December 1 of that year.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/c/cr/craig_media_inc.htm   (363 words)

  
 Craig Media partnering with Toronto Star daily paper
TORONTO -- Canadian broadcaster Craig Media Inc. said in a statement Friday that it has formed a strategic alliance for its new Toronto TV station with the Toronto Star daily newspaper, the city's largest.
The alliance is notable because Craig last year beat out Torstar, the publisher of the Toronto Star, for the right to operate a new free, over-the-air TV station in Toronto, Canada's largest TV market.
Craig, which will launch Toronto One on Sept. 19, will now work with the Toronto Star on news gathering and programming.
www.hollywoodreporter.com /thr/international/brief_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1970273   (227 words)

  
 NFL Canada: Craig Media Inc. named exclusive Canadian broadcaster of NFL Monday Night Football   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Toronto -- The National Football League (NFL) today announced that Craig Media Inc., Canada's largest privately held television broadcaster, will have exclusive rights to English language Monday Night Football broadcasts in Canada for the 2003 and 2004 seasons.
Craig Media Inc. is Canada's largest privately held television broadcasting company with a history of more than 50 years in the Canadian broadcast industry.
Holdings of Craig Media Inc. include torontoone, A-Channel Edmonton, A-Channel Calgary, A-Channel Manitoba, CKX TV Brandon, Specialty channels MTV Canada, MTV2, TVLand and Stampede.
www.canoe.ca /NFLCanada/News/2004/09/02/pf-613351.html   (449 words)

  
 Quebecor Inc.
TVA and Sun Media have agreed to file an application for the transfer of ownership and control of Toronto 1 with the CRTC by September 2, 2004.
Sun Media Corporation is the second largest newspaper publishing company in Canada, publishing 15 paid daily newspapers and serving 8 of the top 10 urban markets in Canada.
Quebecor Media Inc., a subsidiary of Quebecor Inc. (TSX: QBR.a, QBR.b), operates in Canada, the United States, France, Italy and the UK.
www.quebecor.com /NewsCenter/PressReleasesDetails.aspx?Culture=en&PostingName=20082004   (364 words)

  
 CHANNEL CANADA
CHUM Limited committed to the divestiture of Toronto 1 as part of its purchase of Craig Media Inc., as announced on April 12, 2004.
Both CHUM's purchase of Craig Media Inc. and the sale of Toronto 1 are subject to Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) and other approvals and closing conditions customary for this type of transaction.
TVA Group Inc. and Sun Media Corporation have agreed to file an application for the transfer of ownership and control of Toronto 1 with the CRTC by September
channelcanada.com /print.php?sid=536&POSTNUKESID=f3eeac55f82da3ef556...   (239 words)

  
 CKXT   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Toronto 1 is currently owned by TVA and Sun Media, bought as part of a takeover deal of Craig Media Inc. by CHUM Limited.
CHUM was ordered by the CRTC to divest itself of the station due to its already strong presence in the Toronto television market.
The station was purchased by Quebecor, through its TVA and Sun Media divisions, on December 2, 2004, for $46 million (CAD) and Sun Media's 29.9% share in CablePulse24.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/C/CKXT.htm   (475 words)

  
 Micro Persuasion: Wikis
Media directories are a costly, yet necessary purchase for PR professionals.
Information is often inaccurate, updates are slow and they have struggled to keep up with the exploding universe of bloggers and podcasters, despite their best attempts.
But quietly, wikis have changed the definition of open source media by enabling Web sites that can be edited by any user at any time, not just those who have been authorized.
www.micropersuasion.com /wikis/index.html   (7443 words)

  
 Forbes.com: Craig Media cuts 37 jobs at two TV stations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
TORONTO, May 18 (Reuters) - Craig Media Inc., which is in the process of being bought by CHUM Ltd. , said on Tuesday it has cut 37 production, sales and marketing jobs at its television stations in Toronto and Calgary.
Calgary, Alberta-based Craig, Canada's biggest privately held television broadcaster, said the cuts were made to control costs and "ensure the stations remain competitive".
Craig started looking for a buyer in January after its recently launched Toronto 1 station foundered in the ratings and lost more cash than expected.
www.forbes.com /work/newswire/2004/05/18/rtr1375892.html   (417 words)

  
 Bloomberg.com: Canada
Craig had been seeking bids of about C$400 million, the Globe and Mail reported in January.
Craig Chief Executive Drew Craig said his company was hurt by lack of advertising at its newest station, Toronto1.
The company's earlier attempt to expand in Alberta was stymied in February when the national media regulator rejected a plan to open stations out of concern it would hurt local competitors.
quote.bloomberg.com /apps/news?pid=10000082&sid=adA9wZn6qlQs&refer=canada   (641 words)

  
 BUILDING MEDIA INC. AND SC EASLEY & ASSOCIATES ANNOUNCE MERGER
CHICAGO, IL -- Building Media, Inc. and SC Easley & Associates, two prominent building science education companies, have formalized a long-standing relationship by announcing a merger of the two companies.
The merger of Building Media, Inc. — a leader in providing online training and distance learning to the construction industry, with SC Easley & Associates — an internationally recognized building science consulting firm — will strengthen the presence of both organizations by joining the resources of their industry-recognized educational specialists.
Craig was an editor at The Journal of Light Construction Magazine, and the Director of the JLC LIVE Training shows.
www.buildingonline.com /news/viewnews.pl?id=3163&subcategory=36   (463 words)

  
 Lexpert: Deal
On March 20, 2003, Craig Media Inc., a privately-held television broadcasting company, completed a $145 million equity and debt financing.
Providence Equity Partners Inc., a private equity firm based in Providence, Rhode Island, provided $110 million by way of a preferred share and subordinated debt investment in Craig Media.
Craig Broadcast Alberta Inc. changed its name to Craig Media Inc. (the successor to Craig Broadcast Alberta Inc.), and continued federally.
www.lexpert.ca /deal.php?id=1024   (252 words)

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