A year since the end of Teletoon Retro: what’s the current status of Teletoon, Family, and their sister channels?

Corus building

A year ago, Canada saw a major upheaval among its kids/animation related cable TV channels, with Disney starting a Canadian version of the Disney Channe and Teletoon Retro shutting down. I thought I’d try to take a look at how things currently stand.

Why isn’t renting or buying digital videos catching on like streaming services?

Google Play Movies screenshot

While streaming video’s ubiquitous, actually buying or renting digital video’s not so much. A recent survey by research firm GfK showed 46% of respondents had never purchased or rented a digital movie or TV show. This contrasted to 86% of the people surveyed having bought or rented a DVD/Blu-ray in the past.

Gawker bought by Univision for $135 million

Univision building in Houston

On Tuesday, Univision won the right (at a bankruptcy auction) to buy Gawker and its related sites (including Gizmodo and Lifehacker) for $135 million.

While Univision’s mainly famous as the US’ dominant Spanish-language broadcast TV network, it’s been on a big buying spree lately. Univision wants to expand its reach into English-language media; as such, it owns the online site Fusion, as well as its recent purchases of The Onion and The Root.