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Simon Houpt

Senior Media Writer

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TV industry’s turmoil leaves big show production on the sidelines

It’s been an unusual upfront this year, with two of the three commercial Canadian broadcasters opting not to produce a big show, but rather host a series of meetings, fireside chats and dinners with separate constituencies in order to deliver tailored messages about the effectiveness of their offerings

Jun 05, 2015

Rogers resists government pressure to reinstate ethnic newscasts

Rogers Media is resisting pressure from the Harper government to reinstate ethnic newscasts on its OMNI TV channel, after a member of Parliament called for company executives to justify recent cuts to Italian-language programming at the station

Jun 03, 2015

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Simon Houpt is the Globe and Mail's senior media writer, charged with covering the industry's transformation. He began his career with The Globe in 1999 as the paper's New York arts correspondent, covering the cultural life of that city through Canadian eyes. After 10 years on the beat, including six as a weekly columnist, he returned to the Globe's Toronto news room in the summer of 2009 to join the Report on Business as its advertising and marketing reporter. Prior to The Globe, Houpt worked on the CBC-TV new media current affairs show Undercurrents. He is the author of Museum of the Missing: A History of Art Theft.


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