Postmedia Network

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Postmedia Network Canada Corporation
Type Public
Traded as TSXPNC.A
TSXPNC.B
Industry Newspaper publishing
Predecessors Canwest Global Communications Corporation
Founded 2010
Headquarters Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Key people Paul Godfrey - President
Products Newspapers
Revenue Decrease CAD$751.5 million (2013)[1]
Employees 3,291[2]
Subsidiaries Postmedia News
Website Postmedia Network

The Postmedia Network Canada Corporation (TSXPNC.APNC.B) is a Canadian media company headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, consisting of the publishing properties of the former Canwest, with primary operations in newspaper publishing, news gathering and Internet operations.

The ownership group was assembled by National Post CEO Paul Godfrey in 2010 to bid for the chain of newspapers being sold by the financially troubled Canwest (the company's broadcasting assets were sold separately to Shaw Communications). Godfrey secured financial backing from U.S. private-equity firm Golden Tree Asset Management as well as other investors. The group completed a $1.1 billion transaction to acquire the chain from Canwest on July 13, 2010. The company has over 3,200 employees.[3] The company's shares were listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange in 2011.[4]

The company's strategy has seen its publications invest greater resources in digital news gathering and distribution, including expanded websites and digital news apps for smartphones and tablets.[5] This began with a revamp and redesign of the Ottawa Citizen, which debuted in 2014.[5]

In October 2014, Postmedia announced a deal to acquire the English language properties of the Sun Media chain.[6] The purchase still requires regulatory approval from the federal Competition Bureau, but if approved will see the company manage competitive papers in several Canadian cities; while the Sun Media chain owns numerous other papers, four of its five Sun-branded tabloids operate in markets where Postmedia already publishes a broadsheet competitor.[6] Board chair Rod Phillips has cited the Vancouver market — in which the two main daily newspapers, the Vancouver Sun and The Province — have had common ownership for over 30 years as evidence that the deal would not be anticompetitive.[6] The purchase will not, however, include Sun Media's Sun News Network.[6]

Assets[edit]

Advertising[edit]

  • The Flyer Force
  • Go!Local

Publishing[edit]

Newspapers[edit]

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Online[edit]

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Other media groups in Canada include:

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