Telemedia Inc.
Industry Media
Founded 1968
Founder Philippe de Gaspé Beaubien
Defunct 2006
Headquarters 1 Place Ville-Marie, Suite 3333, Montreal, Canada
Key people
Philippe de Gaspé Beaubien, CEO
Owner Philippe de Gaspé Beaubien
Divisions radio broadcasting, magazine publishing

Telemedia was a Canadian media company, which had holdings in radio, television and magazine publishing.

The company was launched in 1968 by Philippe de Gaspé Beaubien, when he purchased CKAC in Montreal from Power Corporation of Canada. CKAC remained the company's radio flagship for its entire existence.

Telemedia was held privately until it became publicly traded in the late 1980s.

Telemedia's magazine assets, including Canadian Living, Harrowsmith, Homemakers and the Canadian editions of TV Guide and Elle, were sold to Transcontinental Media in 2000. Standard Broadcasting subsequently acquired Telemedia's broadcasting assets in 2002, and sold some of them in turn to Rogers Communications and Newcap Broadcasting.

Stations acquired by Standard

Through later transactions, almost all of these stations are now owned by Bell Media.


British Columbia


Stations acquired by Rogers

All of the stations that were acquired by Rogers are located in Ontario. Two of the stations have since been sold to other companies.

Former stations

Stations formerly owned by Rogers have now since been sold to other companies:

Stations acquired by Newcap

Although Newcap acquired the majority interest in these stations, all of which are in Alberta, Standard Broadcasting retained a 23.66% share. All are now wholly owned by Newcap.

NOTES: 1 Telemedia held the license for this station, which had not yet launched at the time of its acquisition.

Stations in Quebec

All Telemedia stations in Quebec were acquired by Astral Media, although the Radiomédia network of mainly AM stations became a 50/50 joint venture between Astral Media and Standard Broadcasting. Corus Entertainment acquired Radiomédia by 2005 in exchange for Corus's smaller FM stations in Quebec. Astral re-entered the AM business in Quebec by 2007, when Standard Broadcasting exited the terrestrial broadcasting business as Astral acquired the stations.

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