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Nov 26, 2013

Rogers scores 12-yr deal to broadcast NHL games in Canada

TORONTO, Nov 26 (Reuters) – Rogers Communications Inc has signed a C$5.2 billion ($4.9 billion) deal to broadcast National Hockey League games in Canada for the next 12 years, elbowing out telecom rival BCE Inc for rights to the country’s most popular sport.

The landmark deal, announced on Tuesday, will give Rogers, Canada’s largest wireless phone company and a major cable television operator, national rights to NHL games. That includes playoffs games and the Stanley Cup finals, guaranteeing it a trove of popular content it can broadcast across all its platforms.

Nov 25, 2013

Rogers says Canadian TV industry must offer viewers more choice

TORONTO (Reuters) – Rogers Communications Inc, one of Canada’s biggest cable companies, said on Monday the entire industry must be willing to offer viewers more choice when selling television packages even if that means some channels ultimately fail.

The Toronto-based company, whose television service is centered in Ontario but also serves the Atlantic provinces, said it believes most Canadians want bulk packages but those that don’t have a hearty TV appetite shouldn’t have to upsize their order.

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Nov 14, 2013

Obamacare software contractor CGI posts profit

TORONTO, Nov 14 (Reuters) – CGI Group Inc, the
main contractor for the flawed website of President Barack
Obama’s healthcare program, said its pipeline of orders was
strong despite the negative publicity from the project.

Shares in the Canadian software company jumped 7 percent
after CGI posted a better-than-expected adjusted quarterly
profit on Thursday.

Nov 8, 2013

C$ at two-month low after strong U.S. jobs data

TORONTO, Nov 8 (Reuters) – The Canadian dollar touched a
two-month low against its U.S. counterpart on Friday after data
showed robust U.S. jobs growth in October despite a government
shutdown.

The U.S. report fanned expectations the Federal Reserve
could move sooner to scale back its monetary stimulus.

Nov 8, 2013

Canada’s Telus reports 10 pct profit rise on wireless, TV growth

TORONTO (Reuters) – Telus Corp (T.TO: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz), one of Canada’s biggest telecom companies, posted a 10 percent rise in third-quarter profit on Friday, helped by strong growth in its wireless unit as well as steady customer additions for television and Internet service.

Its shares gained more than 2 percent, hitting a five-month high, as the company upped its dividend payout and said it was investing aggressively in building out its networks in order to maintain its growth profile over the longer term.

Nov 7, 2013
    • About Alastair

      "Canada tech, media and telecoms reporter based in Toronto, with emphasis on Research In Motion and including coverage of Rogers, Bell Canada, Telus, the new mobile entrants and the tech companies filling in the gaps. Previously spent two years in Cairo bureau chasing Orascom Telecom's Naguib Sawiris. Prior to that, spent a year learning the ropes in London."
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      Melbourne, Australia
      Joined Reuters:
      2007
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      English, Arabic
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