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Here are the top reads on deals and financial services over the last 24 hours,

Media consolidation: Television networks such as Global and CTV used to be a media equivalent of beach-front homes, irreplaceable properties that commanded premium prices. These waterfront estates are being swept away by digital storms, as demonstrated by the disappointing quarterly financial results this week by Global owner Corus Entertainment Inc. The board and management team at Corus started the process that saw investment bank TD Securities Inc. hired to scour the landscape for buyers of the Shaw stake, according to sources familiar with the process. Column (Andrew Willis, for subscribers)

Media sector: The “strategic review” of DHX Media Ltd.’s options, including a sale of all or part of the company, has been extended beyond the company’s June 30 target date. Story (Tim Shufelt)

Mining sector: Paulson & Co., one of the world’s most influential precious-metals investors, is considering forcing a shareholder vote to replace Detour Gold Corp.’s existing board of directors, after the junior gold producer said its best option is pushing ahead with a controversial mine expansion, rather than putting the company up for sale. Story (Niall McGee, for subscribers)

Tim Hortons takeover: Despite complaints from dissident franchisees, Ottawa has decided that Restaurant Brands International Inc. has honoured the commitments it made to gain federal approval to acquire Tim Hortons. Unhappy franchisees had asked the federal government to investigate alleged breaches of promises that Tim Hortons’s owner had made to get approval for the takeover. Story (Marina Strauss, for subscribers)


Insider trading charges: A former Equifax Inc software development manager was charged on Thursday with insider trading before the credit reporting company disclosed a cyber attack that exposed the personal data of about 148 million people last year. Story


Online retailing: Inc said on Thursday it would buy small online pharmacy PillPack, a move that will put the world’s biggest online retailer in direct competition with drugstore chains, drug distributors and pharmacy benefit managers. Story (for subscribers)

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