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Canadian cable and TV leader Jim Shaw dies, aged 60

Jim Shaw, vice-chairman and former CEO of Canada’s Shaw Communications, has died after a short illness, aged 60. Shaw, the son of the company’s founder JR Shaw, served as the second CEO of Shaw Communications from 1998 to 2010. Under Shaw’s leadership, the company reinforced its leadership position in Western Canada by concluding an asset […]

Children’s network KidsCo set to close

The shareholders of international kids channel KidsCo are closing down the joint venture following NBCUniversal’s move this week to buy all of preschool network Sprout. The decision has been made to stop broadcasting the channel due to the “challenging” nature of the crowded kids TV channels business and problems “growing” the net. “As a result, […]

Syfy Kids heads for CEE

KidsCo is set to launch its joint Syfy Kids programming block in Central and Eastern Europe in June 2013. The NBC Universal and Corus Entertainment co-owned children’s channel will air the block of shows – through a partnership with NBCU-owned science fiction channel Syfy – at peak times and fully dubbed. The partnership, which was […]